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Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection

Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection

The animals are the Typhoid Mary of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, infectious disease expert says......[Read More]
Mysterious Killer Pneumonia Spreads

Mysterious Killer Pneumonia Spreads

Description: A mysterious pneumonia-like illness has spread from Southeast Asia to Canada, leaving seven dead in its wake and investigators grasping for answers.......[Read More]
What Does Aspiration Mean in Connection With Your Lungs?

What Does Aspiration Mean in Connection With Your Lungs?

Aspiration simply means that foreign material such as vomit, food or liquid is inhaled or blown into the trachea or lungs. Aspiration can cause a person to have aspiration pneumonia as well as other respiratory problems such as asthma and chronic cough.......[Read More]
Inhalers

Inhalers

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of inhalers, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

WebMD looks at pulmonary hypertension and explains its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.......[Read More]
Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs) and Dry Powder Inhalers (DPI) for COPD

Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs) and Dry Powder Inhalers (DPI) for COPD

Metered dose inhalers (MDI) and dry powder inhalers (DPI) help you get the right amount of COPD medication when and where you need it. Get the tips you need from WebMD to use inhalers the right way.......[Read More]
How Long Is a Pneumonia Shot Good For?

How Long Is a Pneumonia Shot Good For?

Pneumonia is the most common vaccine-preventable disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vaccine provides protection against the bacterial strains responsible for causing the majority of pneumonia cases. It is safe to administer to children and ......[Read More]
MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials

MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials

Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes......[Read More]
Use of a Nebuliser

Use of a Nebuliser

Having the option to use a nebulizer should your child be unable to coordinate her actions with a metered dose inhaler means you need to develop good use and cleaning habits. Teaching your child proper use of a nebulizer is important for effective treatment of her asthma.......[Read More]
How to Use a Hudson Incentive Spirometer

How to Use a Hudson Incentive Spirometer

Incentive spirometers are devices used within the health care industry to assess respiratory disorders. Incentive spirometers measure patients' airflow or lung capacity by volume in a controlled exercise. Hudson RCI incentive spirometers use a flow tube connected to a volume measuring canister from ......[Read More]
The Importance of Deep Breathing for Health

The Importance of Deep Breathing for Health

Diaphragmatic breathing, often called deep breathing, is the healthiest way to breathe. Even though it may feel unnatural at first, deep breathing has many benefits, physical, mental and emotional.......[Read More]
Sexsomnia: Clinical Analysis of an Underdiagnosed Parasomnia

Sexsomnia: Clinical Analysis of an Underdiagnosed Parasomnia

This clinical analysis looks at the diagnosis and treatment, as well as the legal consequences, of the sleep disorder known as sexsomnia.......[Read More]
How the Lungs and Respiratory System Work

How the Lungs and Respiratory System Work

WebMD explains how your lungs and respiratory system work by taking in air, removing oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide.......[Read More]
Causes of Nodules in Lungs

Causes of Nodules in Lungs

Most of the time, a nodule that develops within the lining of the lungs isn't a cause for alarm. These small protrusions are typically noncancerous in nature and produce no real issues for the individual. However, their presence could be an indication of other medical conditions that affect the lung......[Read More]
An Update on Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Metabolic Syndrome

An Update on Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Metabolic Syndrome

Is there a relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and metabolic syndrome?......[Read More]
Benign Lung Tumors and Nodules

Benign Lung Tumors and Nodules

WebMD explains what causes benign lung tumors and nodules and what your doctor may suggest for treatment.......[Read More]
Common Cold Virus Suspected in SARS Mystery Pneumonia

Common Cold Virus Suspected in SARS Mystery Pneumonia

A new form of the virus that causes the common cold may be behind the rapidly emerging outbreak of a mysterious pneumonia illness known as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome.......[Read More]
First SARS Case of 2004

First SARS Case of 2004

News of the first confirmed case of severe acute respiratory disease in China has prompted drastic actions by Chinese officials, including the extermination of thousands of wild animals thought to carry the virus.......[Read More]
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

WebMD looks at pulmonary hypertension and explains its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.......[Read More]
Compartmentalization in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Compartmentalization in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Learn more about compartmentalization of SP-A and SP-D in the vasculature and lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.......[Read More]