Traveling across more than five time zones may cause athletes to pick up illnesses.
Oxygen goes in, carbon dioxide goes out. Sounds simple enough, but your respiratory system — composed of your lungs, trachea, sinuses, and sundry microscopic helpers — works a grueling 24/7 job just to keep your blood oxygenated, and your body alive. Learn all about the air you breath (and the respiratory organs that make it possible) here.
A new treatment for the feeling of suffocation that accompanies a panic attack focuses on getting patients to breathe less.
Life on Earth expanded rapidly about three billion years ago, about the time the chemical process behind photosynthesis and respiration evolved, study says.
Rats on a road trip have underscored what scientists have long suspected about highway drivingâ€”car and truck exhaust is just as bad for your heart as it is for your lungs.
Beaked whiles are found to dive deeper than any other air-breathing creature. Yet oddly, only during shallow dives do they get the bends.
In tests of lung function, men deemed more angry and hostile couldn't blow as much air out as others.