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# Lung disease

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Ireland faces lung disease crisis as a result of Covid-19, expert group warns
The group has called for additional resources for the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with respiratory conditions
Five people now believed to have died from vaping-related illnesses in the US
100s of other have reportedly become ill with a number of teenagers in induced comas as a result.
New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications
About 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD, but half of them likely do not know they have the condition.
'I'm living proof it works': Patients with severe lung condition call for access to 'life-changing' drug
People are set to lose access to Respreeza at the end of the month.
'You could have lung disease, but won't notice if your only exercise is shopping'
Most people are unable to spot the warning signs of the disease.
Hundreds of Irish soldiers were exposed to asbestos while serving overseas
However, the Defence Forces were unaware for almost ten years.
Column: Why is lung disease so prevalent in Ireland?
Ireland has one of the highest death rates from lung disease in Western Europe – only Belgium, Moldova, Hungary and Kyrgyzstan have higher mortality levels. Dr Edward McKone examines why.
'Alarming' results show women starting to smoke younger - research
New research describes the global use of tobacco an “epidemic” – with women increasingly starting to smoke at younger ages and early half of adult men in developing countries still using tobacco products.
Irish scientists find potential new treatment for smoking-related diseases
The new approach could help save patients with conditions often associated with long-term smoking.