Respiratory Health

Sore throat: what you need to know

Sore throat is very common and is usually caused by infection with any one of a large number of viruses


Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses that surround the nose (paranasal sinuses), and is usually accompanied by rhinitis – inflammation

Man flu – fact or fiction?

We’ve all heard men at one time or another complain of being afflicted with the elusive “man flu” – a

Cough: productive or ‘wet’ cough treatments

A productive (‘wet’ or chesty) cough is a cough that produces mucus or phlegm. When you have a productive cough,

Colds: commonsense not antibiotics

We all get colds from time to time, and most of us get better after a few days. Commonsense self-care

Pulmonary hypertension

What is pulmonary hypertension? Pulmonary hypertension is a condition where the blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries (the vessels that

Habit cough in children

A habit cough is a repetitive cough that occurs in the absence of any underlying disease. Habit cough (also called

Hiccups: why do we hiccup?

Most of us have experienced hiccups, an uncomfortable, sometimes embarrassing, but usually short-lived experience. But sometimes hiccups persist for a

Cough: productive or ‘wet’ cough

A productive (‘wet’ or chesty) cough is when you have a cough that produces mucus or phlegm (sputum). You may

Common cold

The common cold is an infection, mainly of the nose and throat, which is caused by a virus. It usually

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