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Cystic fibrosis (CF)

Trusted information describing cystic fibrosis, symptoms and how it is diagnosed (CF), as well as links to additional resources and care practices.

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Obstructive lung diseases

People with obstructive lung disease, such as COPD, asthma or CF, experience shortness of breath. Learn more about obstructive lung diseases.

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What causes pancreatitis?

Trusted information about what causes pancreatitis on this page.

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What causes pneumonia?

Pneumonia is caused by an infection of the lung. Most infections are due either to bacteria or viruses.

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Folate test

Folate is an important nutrient for making normal red blood cells and for repairing nerve tissue in the body. The folate test checks whether you have enough folate in your blood.

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Pancreas

The pancreas is a vital organ that helps the body to digest food and control blood sugar levels. Read about the role of the pancreas and how to keep it healthy.

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is important for your health and is gained from what you eat and drink each day. Learn about the sources of vitamin A and its recommended intake and vitamin A deficiency.

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Colds and flu diagnosis

Trusted information on cold and flu diagnosis and links to trusted resources.

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Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax (also known as collapsed lung) is a reasonably common condition caused by air leaking into the space between the lung and chest wall. Find out more about the causes and treatments of pneumothorax on our trusted partner pages.

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What causes diarrhoea?

Trusted information on the causes of short term and chronic diarrhoea (diarrhea in American English), and links to trusted resources

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Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis damages the airways in the lungs, causing them to become permanently widened. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent further lung damage.

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