A study of mice shows that exposing unborn offspring to secondhand smoke causes changes in lung function and structure that persevere into adulthood.
People with a history of asthma may be at greater risk of left ventricular hypertrophy, the thickening of the heart's main blood-pumping chamber.
Pneumothorax occurs when air gets in between the lung and the chest wall, causing the lung to collapse. Learn more about its diagnosis and outlook.
Sarcoidosis is a chronic inflammatory condition which causes persistent granulomas. It can affect any organ, but most often affects the lungs.
Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection with a variety of flu-like symptoms. Although it is not contagious, it can cause chronic complications. Learn more.
Researchers urge gardeners to be cautious when handing compost; inhaling or ingesting it could raise the risk of Legionnaires' disease.
Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled.
Pleural effusion may be caused by many disorders, but what is it? Learn about the symptoms of pleural effusion, the diagnosis, and the outlook.
Australian researchers have developed a world first test to identify which influenza patients will need urgent, life-saving, medical treatment.
The number of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases is rising globally. But a newly discovered natural antibiotic - produced by bacteria from the lung infection in a cystic fibrosis patient - could...