Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Can you really be allergic to alcohol? > Health-in-Motion 06 October 2016 Do you play the flute, the trumpet or the saxophone? Do you play the flute, the trumpet or the saxophone? Well, you’d better clean your instrument regularly. That’s the important lesson for wind instrument players following the recent death of a British bagpipe player, who succumbed to hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a chronic inflammation of the lungs normally caused by regular inhalation of foreign bodies from the environment. In his case, the culprits were likely to have been various moulds and fungi doctors found inside the bag and neck of his instrument, as well as the reed protector around the mouthpiece. 0 More: Daily Dose: Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news News You won't believe what Viagra was used for before ED Mental health Quick survey: Would you tell your boss about your mental illness? Medical 5 ways to protect yourself against fungal infections this summer News SEE: 7 gripping facts on surgery Fitness Are women naturally fitter than men? Medical Shhhh! Patients are sleeping From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.