breath \ 'breth\ n [ME breth]
a. the air taken into or expelled from the lungs. (I was gasping for breath.) b. an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs. (She drew in a quick breath.) c. (archaic) the power of breathing; life. d. SPIRIT, ANIMATION— synonyms: life, life force; in one breath : almost simultaneously

Monthly archive September, 2015
Insult, Injury, Rejection and Death

Insult, Injury, Rejection and Death

New research shows that living on or near busy roads with high levels of air pollution raises the risk that a lung transplant recipient will experience organ rejection and death. Based on data gathered  from lung transplant patients in 10 European countries between 1987 and 2013, researchers determined that those recipients who lived in areas with...
Circular Breathing ...and All That Jazz

Circular Breathing …and All That Jazz

Is it possible to inhale and exhale at the same time? Both singers and musicians have long practiced something called circular breathing to complete a long note without the interruption that breathing requires. Hardly an easy technique to master, the  singer or musician must breathe air in through the nose at the same time as...
A Breath to Remember

A Breath to Remember

This year on September 11, 2015, Natalia Malchanova, who died while freediving in August, will be remembered with a worldwide one minute breath hold. The memorial will take place during the opening ceremonies for the 2015 AIDA Individual World Championships. AIDA, the Worldwide Federation for breath-hold diving, is one of two rule and record-keeping bodies...