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InterMune takes smaller 1Q loss, denies sale talks

Lung disease drug maker InterMune Inc. reported a smaller first-quarter loss Thursday as its research and development costs decreased. Full story

SAfrican miners dying as suit wends through courts

Miners are dying as they await the resolution of a suit seeking to hold Anglo American's South African managers responsible for their lung disease, lawyers said Wednesday. Full story

Human virus linked to mountain gorilla deaths

A virus that causes respiratory disease in humans has been linked to the deaths of critically endangered mountain gorillas in east Africa, a U.S. veterinary research group said Wednesday. Full story

Study: Human virus threatens mountain gorillas

A group of researchers said Wednesday they have found that a virus causing deadly respiratory diseases in humans can be passed on to mountain gorillas in Central Africa. Full story

People with emphysema at higher shingles risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with emphysema or chronic bronchitis may be at higher than average risk for a painful rash known as shingles, a study published Tuesday suggests. Full story

Many with asthma, emphysema may misuse inhalers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many people with asthma or emphysema could be taking their inhaled medicines incorrectly, researchers say. Full story

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  Hong Kong learns lessons of SARS

April 30: Six years after the respiratory disease brought the city to its knees, Hong Kong is ramping up its pandemic preparation. NBC’s Ian Williams reports.

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