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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

One third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids

Madrid, Spain: A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several thousand people in The Netherlands, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. [1] The majority of these … Continue reading

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

Treatment with long term, low dose antibiotic could help people born with chronic lung condition

Madrid, Spain: Taking a low dose of the antibiotic azithromycin for six months reduces symptoms for patients with the chronic lung condition primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. [1] PCD is … Continue reading

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

Exposure to BPA in the womb linked to wheezing and poorer lung function in children

Madrid, Spain: Pregnant women exposed to higher levels of the commonly used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) are more likely to have children who suffer with wheezing and poorer lung function, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 1:30 pm
Posted in Respiratory

Babies develop fewer respiratory infections when they have well-connected bacterial networks

Madrid, Spain: Microscopic bacteria, which are present in all humans, cluster together and form communities in different parts of the body, such as the gut, lungs, nose and mouth. Now, for the first time, researchers have shown the extent to … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory
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