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Breath Test Could Sniff Out Infections in Minutes

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Bacteria hiding in the lungs might not be able to hide much longer. Although traditional tests can take days or weeks to culture to determine the presence of certain harmful bacteria—such as those that cause tuberculosis—a much more rapid technique for detecting lung infections might be on the horizon. Researchers have developed a test that [...]

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Common lung disease–even when asymptomatic–can decrease heart’s performance

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About one in five U.S. adults over the age of 45 has a lung condition that—even in its mildest forms—can have a negative impact on the heart, researchers announced today. This common disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is also the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and includes ailments in which lung [...]

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