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New research explores fungi in the lungs of patients and non-patients

Aspergillus fumigatus picture

A new study by researchers in Manchester and Salford is the first to investigate all types of fungal growth in the lungs of patients and non-patients.


Researchers looked at people with different kinds of aspergillosis or asthma, alongside people with no lung conditions. The study did not include people with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis.


How to avoid infections when you have a weak immune system

The most common known cases of moulds in foods causing health problems  are cases of mycotoxin poisoning (aflatoxicosis) caused by eating foods contaminated with fungi such as Aspergillus are well known, and are particularly associated with improperly-stored maize and peanuts in regions where infrastructure is lacking. Outbreaks can kill hundreds of people or animals.

Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT) can Support Lung Function in Middle-Aged Women.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, a major conference for the study of lung health.


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