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First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta

16 September, 2018

Paris, France: Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time,…
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Children with asthma are less likely to finish school and to work in non-manual occupations

16 September, 2018

Paris, France: People who suffer with persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to…
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People with asthma at higher risk of becoming obese

15 September, 2018

Paris, France: Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma…
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Bacteria passed on in the womb is linked to premature birth and breathing difficulties but could be safely treated with antibiotics

15 September, 2018

Paris, France: Babies born very prematurely are more likely to harbour Ureaplasma bacteria, according to new research to be presented on Sunday…
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New guidelines for diagnosis of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

5 September, 2018

A new international guideline has been developed to help physicians diagnose Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare and often fatal lung…
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Register now for Sleep and Breathing 2019

4 September, 2018

Registration is now open to attend the Sleep and Breathing 2019 conference, taking place in Marseille, France on 11–13 April. Early-bird…
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Submit an abstract for the ERS Lung Science Conference 2019

30 August, 2018

Abstract submission is now open for the Lung Science Conference (LSC) 2019: ‘Mechanisms of Acute Exacerbation of Respiratory Disease’, taking…
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Key baseline factors can aid in identifying patients with severe eosinophilic asthma who may respond to benralizumab

29 August, 2018

Baseline clinical factors and blood eosinophil counts can help identify asthmatic patients who may be responsive to benralizumab, according to…
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Collective action to put a spotlight on lung health

29 August, 2018

As members of an international respiratory community, we are all concerned with reducing the burden of lung health across the globe. Raising…
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August 2018: Worldwide respiratory news

29 August, 2018

FIRS call for a unified voice on World Lung Day 2018…
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Submit an abstract for Sleep and Breathing 2019: the largest pan-European meeting of its kind

23 August, 2018

We are now accepting abstract submissions for the Sleep and Breathing 2019 conference, taking place in Marseille, France on 11–13 April. The…
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CME Online: Difficult airway management

23 August, 2018

In the latest CME Online module, Dr Christian Bruells and Professor Cesare Gregoretti look at a case of difficult intubation in the intensive…
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Primary care at the ERS Congress

20 August, 2018

Primary care is at the cornerstone of any health system – and primary care practitioners play a key role in the delivery of respiratory care.…
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Access the ERS International Congress online with Live@ERS and Live@ERS Plus

15 August, 2018

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has announced online resources designed to make the ERS International Congress accessible to those who…
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Physical activity reduces OSA incidence and protects against cardiometabolic diseases

15 August, 2018

Being active reduces the risk of developing obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and is associated with a better cardiometabolic profile, according to…
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Dyspnoea is common in patients receiving NIV and is associated with poorer outcomes

13 August, 2018

Dyspnoea is frequent and often intense in patients receiving noninvasive ventilation (NIV), and is associated with higher short-term and…
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Thoracic oncology at Congress 2018

13 August, 2018

Respiratory tumours are a major part of daily practice for many respiratory physicians and lung cancer remains to be the biggest cancer killer in…
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ERS Respiratory Updates 2018: join us online or in person for the latest clinical updates

13 August, 2018

On 2 November we are heading to London, U.K. to present the ERS Respiratory Updates 2018; an opportunity stay at the cutting edge of respiratory…
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Member benefits at the ERS International Congress 2018

10 August, 2018

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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Paediatric respiratory diseases at Congress

2 August, 2018

Respiratory morbidity is one of the most common reasons for consulting a general practitioner in paediatric care.
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New editor announced for the European Respiratory Review

31 July, 2018

ERS is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new editor for the European Respiratory Review.
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New ERS/EACTS statement on the management of malignant pleural effusions

31 July, 2018

A multi-disciplinary Task Force of respiratory experts has published a new statement document to guide best practice in the management of…
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Paris is calling: Early career members talk to the ERS President about the upcoming Congress

30 July, 2018

Interview with ERS President Prof. Mina Gaga about her views on the ERS International Congress…
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World Lung Cancer Day, 2018

30 July, 2018

On World Lung Cancer Day (1 August), the European Respiratory Society, alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies…
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Submit a proposal for Clinical Research Collaboration funding

30 July, 2018

A call for proposals to apply for Clinical Research Collaboration (CRC) funding is now open. It will close on 15 October, 2018 at 23:59 (CET).
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