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First comparison of dangers of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes and water pipes. Any smoking and vaping technique may increase risk of COVID-19 infection and death

Smoking and vaping, whether by means of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes or waterpipes, stiffens the arteries, causes inflammation and damages DNA, leading to a variety of health problems, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal [1]. In addition, … Continue reading

Published Friday, June 26th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Infectious diseases, Respiratory

Risk of severe COVID-19 could be increased in people with COPD and smokers due to higher levels of ‘entry point’ enzyme in lungs

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and people who currently smoke may have higher levels of a molecule, called angiotensin converting enzyme II (ACE-2), in their lungs according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal. [1] Previous research … Continue reading

Published Thursday, April 9th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory

Newborns infected with COVID-19 in China experienced mild symptoms

Researchers have identified a total of four cases of newborn babies with COVID-19 infection in China. In all cases the babies experienced only mild symptoms with none requiring intensive care or mechanical ventilation according to research published in in the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, April 9th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory

The world faces an air pollution ‘pandemic’. Researchers say people’s lives are shortened by an average of nearly three years worldwide from different sources of air pollution

Air pollution is responsible for shortening people’s lives worldwide on a scale far greater than wars and other forms of violence, parasitic and vector-born diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and smoking, according to a study published in Cardiovascular Research [1]. … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Respiratory

E-cigarette user found to have rare form of lung scarring typically found in metal workers — European Respiratory Society warns against vaping for smoking cessation

Researchers studying a patient with a rare lung disease called hard-metal pneumoconiosis say the disease was probably caused by vaping. The condition creates an unusual and distinctive pattern of damage to the lungs that results in breathing difficulties. It is … Continue reading

Published Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory, Uncategorized

Uncontrolled asthma attacks during pregnancy increase health risks for mothers and babies

Women with asthma who suffer severe symptoms while they are pregnant face higher risks of health problems both for themselves and their babies compared to women with well-controlled asthma, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal [1]. The … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Cardiologists establish how e-cigarettes damage the brain, blood vessels and lungs

Cardiologists have issued a stark warning about the dangers of e-cigarettes, particularly for young people, as results of new research show the damage they cause to the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs. The study, which is published in the … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Respiratory

Study provides first evidence that fat accumulates in the lungs of overweight and obese people

Researchers have shown for the first time that fatty tissue accumulates in the airway walls, particularly in people who are overweight or obese. Scientists already know that people who are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer with wheezing … Continue reading

Published Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome face higher risk of breathing difficulties

Madrid, Spain: Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop poor respiratory health based on lung function tests, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. [1] PCOS affects how a woman’s ovaries work … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility, Respiratory

Cheap, quick test identifies pneumonia patients at risk of respiratory failure or sepsis

Madrid, Spain: Spanish researchers in Valencia have identified specific fragments of genetic material that play a role in the development of respiratory failure and sepsis in pneumonia patients. Presenting the research at the European Respiratory Society International Congress [1], Dr … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory
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