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Respiratory conditions

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Your Lungs - St Vincent's Lung Health

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COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - St Vincent's Lung Health

Learn about Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD) its causes, symptoms, possible tests and treatments.

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What is Silica? | Lung Foundation

Silica is found in many materials common on construction sites, including soil, sand, concrete, masonry, rock, granite, and landscaping materials.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease | National Centre for Farmer Health

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and respiratory illness is a major cause of death in Australia and is more common in farming communities. Read more...

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Respiratory Viruses - St Vincent's Lung Health

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Respiratory distress syndrome in babies | Raising Children Network

Respiratory distress syndrome (hyaline membrane disease) is a breathing difficulty in premature babies. Babies who have it need special treatment in NICUs.

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ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) - St Vincent's Lung Health

Learn about Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), its causes and possible tests and treatments.

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Asthma, Respiratory diseases - Lab Tests Online AU

Asthma is a chronic inflammation and narrowing of airways. It is characterised by wheeze, shortness of breath, cough or chest tightness.

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Lung conditions - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - Better Health Channel

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the collective term for a number of lung diseases that prevent proper breathing.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for the lung diseases emphysema, chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis.

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