Particle size matters

A number of devices available with medications in powder form. The quality of inhalation devices is generally high and active

10 reasons why you should stop smoking

1. That all-pervasive smell of tobacco that permeates your clothes, hair and fingers. 2. It’s associated with the onset of

Quit smoking, for your sake and for others’

“Smoking is the worst thing that you can do, not only for your lung health but also for your overall health.

How to manage asthma

The goal of asthma treatment is to achieve good asthma control: To minimise symptoms and exacerbations. Anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator treatments

Treating a productive cough

South Africans spend an estimated R500 million on cough medicine every year. Apart from the huge financial burden associated with

Tobacco control saves lives

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched new guidance on the role tobacco product regulation can play to reduce tobacco

New approach cures MDR-TB

New approaches to the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the conflict-affected region of the Democratic Republic of Congo have

Stop smoking without packing on the pounds

As a patient re-invent themselves as a non-smoker, registered dietitian Liz Weinandy suggests three ways to combat weight gain and keep them distracted while coming off that smoking habit.

ISAAC says: Asthma is increasing in SA

Asthma death rates in South Africa remain among the highest in the world, according to the 2018 Global Asthma Report. Globally, an estimated 339 million people are affected.

Ambient air pollution stunts airway growth in children

A new study has highlighted the relationship between environmental air pollutants and stunted airway growth in children under the age of 16.

Vaping: the medical debate

E-cigarettes and their health impact continue to be a contentious debate dividing healthcare professionals not just in SA but across the world.

Smoking cessation: what are the options?

Smoking is a deadly habit and most smokers in SA are fully aware of the dangers associated with smoking. This