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Just 1 cigarette a day can be deadly

According to a new study there's no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke and stopping smoking benefits all smokers, regardless of how few cigarettes they smoke.

10 famous people living with asthma

Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases in the world today. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with 250,000 annual deaths attributed to the disease.

What is an asthma exacerbation?

Things become especially difficult when you have an asthma exacerbation – also known as an asthma attack. Know the triggers and how to control the symptoms.

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Professor Keertan Dheda has received of several prestigious awards including the 2014 Oppenheimer Award, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and holds 3 patents related to new TB diagnostic or infection control technologies. He serves on the editorial board of the journals PLoS One, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Diseases and Nature Scientific Reports, amongst others.Read his full biography at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute

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