News in Brief: Emphysema procedure shows promise against lung cancer lesions; Where have all the respiratory viruses gone? Trial to test new sleep apnoea treatments

Procedure used for severe emphysema shows promise in lung cancer patients  Researchers in Australia and international collaborators have used bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation (BTVA) to ablate and resect tumours in six patients with lung cancer. The 12-minute procedure, which uses heated water to scar damaged lung tissue that then shrinks over a period of days ...

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