Respiratory Conditions

Respiratory conditions impact the lungs and the ability to breath. In this section, find out about the symptoms and treatment of apnea, orthopnea and more.

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Can vitamin C help treat respiratory congestion?

Vitamin C has proven to be effective in treating respiratory congestion. Learn whether vitamin C can help treat respiratory congestion in this article.


Removing Brands From Cigarette Packs Encourages Smokers to Quit

The branding on cigarette boxes steers smokers who pick up the packs. But without it, smokers aren't as keen on taking a drag.

Daily TV Binge Watching Could Dramatically Shorten Your Life

We know that a sedentary lifestyle is not healthy. A new study finds specific pulmonary embolism risks in watching more than 2.5 hours of TV in a day.

Viking Toilet Worm Investigation Finds Genetic Clues to Emphysema's Origins

Genetic mutations in ancient Vikings protected them from parasites, but contribute to our modern susceptibility to lung diseases COPD and emphysema.

Two New Studies Find Potential Harmful Effects of E-Cigarettes

Studies presented at the 2016 AAAS meeting find an impact on immune system genes and on the potential for artherosclerosis.

If your dad has cystic fibrosis does it mean you will?

The chance of having cystic fibrosis depends on both your father and mother's genetics. Learn more about inheriting cystic fibrosis from this article.

If your mom has cystic fibrosis does it mean you will?

The chance of having cystic fibrosis depends on both your father and mother's genetics. Learn more about inheriting cystic fibrosis from this article.

What is the best way to stop hiccups?

Hiccups are the result of a spasm in your diaphragm. Learn about the best way to stop hiccups in this article.

What is the cost of a cystic fibrosis test?

A cystic fibrosis newborn screening test is relatively inexpensive. Learn more about the cost of a cystic fibrosis test from this article.

What is the fastest way to cure heavy congestion?

Try home remedies or pharmaceutical medications for quick relief from heavy congestion. Find out about the fastest way to cure heavy congestion from this article.

What is the life expectancy for someone with emphysema?

The life expectancy for someone with emphysema depends on many factors, including the severity of the condition. Learn more about the life expectancy for someone with emphysema from this article.