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Global coalition of respiratory health organisations issues recommendations to improve lung health

25 September, 2017

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) has today (25 September, 2017) coordinated the first World Lung Day, which asserts that…
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Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler raises the risk of hard-to-treat infections

21 September, 2017

Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer particular bacterial…
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Join us live at the ERS Congress: Watch online for free

8 September, 2017

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Adaptive servo ventilation use may increase cardiovascular risk in sleep apnoea patients

5 September, 2017

Researchers have found that sleep apnoea patients with heart failure who use adaptive servo ventilation (ASV) may be at a greater risk of…
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A pre-Congress note from ERS President Professor Guy Joos

5 September, 2017

“The 2017 ERS International Congress is just a few days away and I am looking forward to seeing many of you in the wonderful city of Milan for…
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Asthma symptoms can be improved by diet and exercise in non-obese patients

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Non-obese people with asthma could reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life through diet and exercise, according to…
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HRT can slow decline in lung function for middle-aged women

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Milan, Italy: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new…
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Children with asthma are being prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics even though there is no evidence that they need them any more…
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Most common e-cig refills contain respiratory irritants, and people who smoke and use e-cigs are more likely to experience respiratory symptoms

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Two new studies presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress highlight the risks associated with using…
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Nurses’ regular use of disinfectants is associated with developing COPD

25 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to…
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E-cigarettes linked to increased arterial stiffness, blood pressure and heart rate in humans

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: New research has shown for the first time that e-cigarettes with nicotine cause a stiffening of the arteries in humans. This has…
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Respiratory tract infections in young children linked to asthma and worse lung function in later life

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Respiratory tract infections in young children are linked to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life,…
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Number of Europeans exposed to second-hand smoke at work rising to more than one in four

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: More than one in four of people who work indoors are being exposed to second-hand smoke at work, according to new research to be…
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City kids with asthma suffer less if they live near a park

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Children with asthma who live in the city may have fewer days with symptoms the closer they live to parks and green spaces,…
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Six successful RESPIRE3 fellowship recipients announced alongside a second call for applicants

4 September, 2017

The European Respiratory Society is pleased to announce that six researchers have been awarded the ERS/EU RESPIRE3 Marie SkƗodowska-Curie…
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New guidelines for the use of noninvasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure

31 August, 2017

A multi-disciplinary task force of respiratory experts has published comprehensive new guidelines on the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in…
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New CME Online module: Efficient inhalation therapy for your asthma and COPD patients

25 August, 2017

The latest CME module ‘Efficient inhalation therapy for your asthma and COPD patients’, led by Professors Johann Christian Virchow and…
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New phase II study finds fevipiprant significantly improves asthma patients’ forced expiratory volumes

24 August, 2017

A new phase II study of the oral DP₂ receptor antagonist, fevipiprant, has found a statistically significant improvement in pre-dose forced…
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Member benefits at the ERS International Congress 2017

23 August, 2017

In addition to the discounted registration fee, we are pleased to offer our members a number of exclusive benefits at this year’s Congress:
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Delivering the most effective medical education

23 August, 2017

“The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is committed to delivering high quality, effective and desirable continued professional development…
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Montelukast treatment increases risk of neuropsychiatric adverse drug reactions

18 August, 2017

A new study published in the ERJ has found that asthmatic children treated with montelukast are more likely to experience neuropsychiatric…
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Burning coal may produce previously undiscovered harmful airborne nanoparticles, FIRS warns

11 August, 2017

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) warns of a newly discovered and potentially harmful nanoparticle called Magnéli phases,…
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Healthy Lungs for Life

9 August, 2017

The Healthy Lungs for Life campaign is a joint project undertaken by ERS and the European Lung Foundation (ELF). It is one of the largest lung…
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CPAP may reduce blood pressure in women with sleep apnoea

11 August, 2017

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment has been found to reduce the blood pressure of women with moderate-to-severe obstructive…
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