Haemophilus influenzae

Haemophilus influenzae is a type of bacterium that grows in the upper airways of adults and children, normally without causing

Legionnaires’ disease

What is Legionnaires’ disease? Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. There are approximately 40 different

COPD: treatment and management

While there is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are treatments that can relieve your symptoms and

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term (chronic) condition that affects the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Often


Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. The tonsils are 2 small glands on either side of the throat. When a


Bronchitis is a term that means inflammation of the bronchi in the lungs. The bronchi are air passages that connect

Sleep apnoea being misdiagnosed by CPAP manufacturers – concerns

Leading sleep doctors are warning that patients are being incorrectly diagnosed with sleep apnoea by companies selling CPAP (continuous positive

Home oxygen precautions

The normal air we all breathe is made up mainly of nitrogen gas, with only 20 per cent being oxygen.

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