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Urban Training in COPD increases physical activity after 12 months

22 October, 2018

‘Urban Training’, which combines behavioural strategies and unsupervised outdoor walking, is efficacious in increasing physical activity…
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Watch sessions from the ERS Congress 2018 in full

12 October, 2018

Our Live@ERS plus replay service makes it possible for anyone to watch any Congress session in full at a convenient time for them.
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New fellowship opportunity in public health: apply now

11 October, 2018

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) and The Union are collaborating on a new fellowship opportunity with a focus on public health.…
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Physical activity reduces cardiometabolic risk in obstructive sleep apnoea

11 October, 2018

Physical activity is a protective factor against type 2 diabetes in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and being active reduces the…
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Pneumonia-causing bacteria can be spread by nose picking and rubbing

11 October, 2018

Pneumonia-causing bacteria can be spread through picking and rubbing the nose, according to new research published in the European Respiratory…
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ERS supports the decision of Parliament to adopt HTA legislation

10 October, 2018

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) and European Society of Cardiology (ESC) have issued a joint statement commending Members of European…
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ERS makes improvements to its membership structure

4 October, 2018

ERS has introduced changes to its membership structure as part of recent improvements. The changes mean that options for assembly/group…
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Game Zone: now available online!

3 October, 2018

We introduced a new interactive feature at the ERS International Congress 2018 called the ‘Game Zone’. Following the event and the Zone’s…
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A statement from the new ERS President Prof. Tobias Welte

26 September, 2018

“I would like to take the opportunity to make a statement following a highly successful Congress in Paris and the start of my official role as…
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Registration is open for the ERS Lung Science Conference 2019

26 September, 2018

On 7–10 March we will return to Estoril, Portugal for the 17th ERS Lung Science Conference: ‘Mechanisms of Acute Exacerbation of Respiratory…
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ERS welcomes the positive results of NELSON trial

25 September, 2018

Lung cancer is more successfully treated when diagnosed at an early stage. The goal of lung cancer screening is to detect lung cancer at a very…
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Results of 2018-2019 ERS Leadership Elections announced

18 September, 2018

The results of the latest round of ERS Leadership Elections were announced today during the 2018 General Assembly meeting, which was attended by…
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Green space near home during childhood is linked to fewer respiratory problems in adulthood

19 September, 2018

Paris, France: Children who have access to green spaces close to their homes have fewer respiratory problems, such as asthma and wheezing, in…
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Artificial intelligence improves doctors’ ability to correctly interpret tests and diagnose lung disease

19 September, 2018

Paris, France: Artificial intelligence (AI) can be an invaluable aid to help lung doctors interpret respiratory symptoms accurately and make a…
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Exposure to organochlorine pesticides in the womb linked to poorer lung function in childhood

18 September, 2018

Paris, France: Babies exposed to higher levels of organochlorine compounds in the womb go on to have worse lung function in childhood, according…
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COPD patients suffer fewer respiratory-related problems when treated with Targeted Lung Denervation

18 September, 2018

Paris, France: First results from a clinical trial of a procedure to open obstructed airways in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary…
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Quick and easy test for viral infections reduces hospital admissions and antibiotic use

17 September, 2018

Paris, France: A quick and easy test for viral infections can reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and hospital admissions, according to new…
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Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers

17 September, 2018

Paris, France: Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18,…
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First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta

16 September, 2018

Paris, France: Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time,…
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Children with asthma are less likely to finish school and to work in non-manual occupations

16 September, 2018

Paris, France: People who suffer with persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to…
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People with asthma at higher risk of becoming obese

15 September, 2018

Paris, France: Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma…
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Bacteria passed on in the womb is linked to premature birth and breathing difficulties but could be safely treated with antibiotics

15 September, 2018

Paris, France: Babies born very prematurely are more likely to harbour Ureaplasma bacteria, according to new research to be presented on Sunday…
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New guidelines for diagnosis of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

5 September, 2018

A new international guideline has been developed to help physicians diagnose Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare and often fatal lung…
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Register now or submit an abstract for Sleep and Breathing 2019

4 September, 2018

Registration is now open to attend the Sleep and Breathing 2019 conference, taking place in Marseille, France on 11–13 April. Early-bird…
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Submit an abstract for the ERS Lung Science Conference 2019

30 August, 2018

Abstract submission is now open for the Lung Science Conference (LSC) 2019: ‘Mechanisms of Acute Exacerbation of Respiratory Disease’, taking…
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