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Asthma linked to infertility but not among women taking regular asthma preventers

15 February, 2018

Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, but women with asthma who use…
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ERS pledges not to work with the tobacco industry funded ‘Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’

14 February, 2018

On 12 February, ERS President Mina Gaga and ERS Secretary General Carlos Robalo Cordeiro made an official statement to all members pledging that…
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“We have not learned:” ERS leaders respond to BMJ article on the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation

14 February, 2018

ERS leaders have reacted strongly to a paper supporting the use of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool published in the British Medical…
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Submit your clinical cases for the ERS International Congress 2018, Paris

12 February, 2018

ERS is providing an opportunity to submit interesting clinical cases, so that they can be presented at the ERS International Congress, and…
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Apply now for the 2018 Short-Term Research and Clinical Training Fellowships

9 February, 2018

ERS is currently inviting investigators and clinicians in the early stages of their career to apply for a Short-Term Research Fellowship (STRF)…
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Two industry fellowships announced for early-career Life Sciences PhD holders, or MDs

8 February, 2018

We are pleased to announce that two 12-month ERS Fellowships in Industry are now open for applications. The deadline to apply is 28 March, 2018.
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Research suggests vapers are vulnerable to pneumonia

8 February, 2018

The vapour from e-cigarettes may help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to the cells that line the airways, increasing the risk of infection,…
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Register now for this year’s ERS HERMES exams and test yourself against European standards

6 February, 2018

Registration for the 2018 ERS HERMES examinations in adult or paediatric respiratory medicine is now open – marking the 10th year since the…
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World Cancer Day 2018

2 February, 2018

Each year on 4 February the global community observes World Cancer Day. The event aims to unify international efforts in the fight against cancer…
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CME Online: How to diagnose primary ciliary dyskinesia

2 February, 2018

Professors Jane Lucas and Claudia Kuehni lead the latest CME Online module, which looks at how to diagnose primary ciliary dyskinesia according…
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Fitness in childhood linked to healthy lungs in adulthood

1 February, 2018

Children who are fitter and whose fitness improves during childhood and adolescence have better lung function as young adults, according to a…
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New handbook on the use of digital technology in TB cases

30 January, 2018

The Global TB Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently released a Handbook for the use of digital technologies to support…
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RESPIRE 1 and 2 trials offer hope for bronchiectasis treatment

26 January, 2018

Researchers have observed a trend towards clinical benefits in bronchiectasis patients treated with twice-daily 32.5 mg ciprofloxacin dry powder…
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ERS supports calls to improve employment opportunities for people with chronic diseases in Europe

23 January, 2018

ERS, as a member of the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), supported the ECDA’s recent call to action upon the EU Commission, the…
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January: Worldwide respiratory news

15 January, 2018

In memory of Professor Türkan Akyol
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Congratulations to the newly-elected ERS leaders

15 January, 2018

Following the 2018 elections, which enabled ERS members to vote for their preferred candidates for a number of official ERS positions such as…
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€50,000 ERS Gold Medal Award: apply or nominate now

8 January, 2018

We are pleased to announce that you can now apply or nominate colleagues for the 2018 ERS Gold Medal Awards until 28 February, 2018.
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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis mortality is increasing across the EU, report says

5 January, 2018

Reported idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) mortality is increasing in the majority of European Union (EU) countries, and rates among men are…
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Empty-handed

4 January, 2018

I am sitting next to her on my knees. She just managed to make a few steps out of her bed and is sitting on a chair, trying to catch her breath.…
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Age, PVOI and antiphospholipid antibodies are independent predictors of recurrent venous thromboembolism

4 January, 2018

Among patients who have had a first episode of unprovoked pulmonary embolism (PE), age, pulmonary vascular obstruction index (PVOI) and presence…
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A New Year message from ERS President Professor Mina Gaga

2 January, 2018

“I would like to begin by wishing you all a very happy new year and a positive start to 2018.
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Eating more fruits and tomatoes may slow lung function decline in ex-smokers

21 December, 2017

Former smokers who consume more fruits, tomatoes, herbal tea and vitamin C may benefit from a slower decline in both forced expiratory volume in…
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Right ventricular dilatation assessed by MDCT is not associated with worse prognosis in PE

14 December, 2017

Right ventricular dilatation (RVD), as assessed by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), is not associated with worse prognosis in patients…
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Access the latest CME module: IPF early diagnosis and management

13 December, 2017

The latest CME online module, ‘IPF early diagnosis and management’ is now available.
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Submit your abstract for the ERS International Congress 2018 - deadline extended to 20 February

13 December, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the deadline to submit abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2018 in Paris has been extended for five…
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