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# lungs - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Five people now believed to have died from vaping-related illnesses in the US

100s of other have reportedly become ill with a number of teenagers in induced comas as a result.

# lungs - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Children born today will die 20 months sooner than expected because of air pollution

The new research shows that air pollution now rivals smoking as a fact in life expectancy reduction.

# lungs - Sunday 9 September, 2018

'With palliative care, my dad was able to choose how he died - in his family's arms'

Lilian Bell writes about her father, Donal Bell, on the eve of Palliative Care Week 2018.

# lungs - Sunday 8 April, 2018

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

# lungs - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Meet the people who are on-call 24-7 to make sure organ transplants happen

“A death has occurred, but a life is also saved and enhanced.”

# lungs - Saturday 14 November, 2015

The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about

“My first instinct was ‘Oh my god, I’m going to die.’”

# lungs - Monday 23 March, 2015

Poll: Should organ donation be opt-out? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should organ donation be opt-out?

Or should people still have to explicitly say they are willing to donate their organs?

# lungs - Monday 1 December, 2014

'Helen didn't get lungs ... but we’ll make sure other people get them because of her'

“She wanted to live with every fibre of her being.”

# lungs - Monday 24 November, 2014

"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"

“I hold my hands up, smoking was a big factor for me.”

# lungs - Sunday 23 November, 2014

‘Luke’s Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs’

Helen Taylor, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, has been on the organ transplant waiting list for almost a year.

# lungs - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

76-year-old woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is Ireland's oldest ever case

The woman is the oldest ever first presentation of the condition in Ireland.

# lungs - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

# lungs - Monday 24 March, 2014

TB hasn't gone away - it's a silent killer

The disease affects 9 million people around the world every year.

# lungs - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Ireland is at the bottom of European lung health table

Only four countries in Europe have a higher lung mortality rate than Ireland, a European study has found.

# lungs - Monday 11 June, 2012

Link established between autoimmune diseases and nanoparticles in polluted air

TCD researchers have established a link between serious autoimmune diseases and the exposure to nanoparticles found in polluted air and smoke.

# lungs - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

50 asthma deaths a year 'is too high'

The Asthma Society of Ireland is urging people to learn about how to handle an asthma emergency.

# lungs - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

'Taste buds' discovered in lungs could help treat asthma

Manipulating the taste receptors in lungs may lead to new drugs being developed that help open the airways.