Lung images of twins with asthma add to understanding of the disease

Two lung imaging studies from Western University, including one performed in non-identical twin patients with life-long asthma, have shown that airway defects in the lungs of asthmatic patients are like thumbprints – they have a unique pattern and maintain that pattern over time. These studies deepen our understanding of asthma and also open up opportunities for … Read more

Days of haze caused by climate change a burning health risk

As smoke haze hangs over Sydney, a leading environmental health expert warns toxic air from extreme bushfires, exacerbated by very dry conditions due to climate change, is a growing public health emergency. Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis, from The Australian National University (ANU), says breathing in fine particles from bushfires has serious health effects. He also says … Read more