Tag: lung disease

  • George Michael Battled Secret Lung Problem Since 2011

    George Michael Battled Secret Lung Problem Since 2011

    Singer and songwriter George Michael apparently suffered secret lung problems since he contracted pneumonia in 2011. Friends who were close to the singer say that the illness left him unconscious for 15 days, and doctors were forced to perform a tracheotomy on him. They added that his bout of pneumonia left him to suffer lasting […]

  • Pneumonia Cases to Surge During Christmas Period

    Pneumonia Cases to Surge During Christmas Period

    Pneumonia cases are expected to surge during the Christmas period due to cold weather. Health analytics company, Dr Foster, has urged hospitals to prepare for the rise in cases. ┬áData compiled from all NHS admissions last year showed a drastic increase in Pneumonia cases between Christmas and New Year. On Dec 29th last year, 1,141 […]

  • COPD is 10th Leading Cause of Death in Singapore

    COPD is 10th Leading Cause of Death in Singapore

    According to the Ministry of Health, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 10th leading cause of death in Singapore. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a respiratory disease that can limit airflow in the lungs and cause breathing difficulties. COPD is an umbrella term that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, said Adjunct Assistant Professor Tan […]

  • Man With Terminal Lung Disease Finishes Marathon

    Man With Terminal Lung Disease Finishes Marathon

    Evans Wilson completed the Seattle Marathon in 10 hours and 55 minutes. Wilson walked the entire 26.2 mile course while towing his oxygen tank behind him. The former competitive runner said he expected to finish the race in about 14 hours, a long haul away from the time he used to be able to run […]