September 26, 2020

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Asthma Does Not Seem to Increase the Severity of COVID-19, Research Team Finds

Researchers say further study is needed, but those with the chronic respiratory disease don't appear to be at a higher risk of getting extremely ill ...

Undersized Airways May Explain Why Nonsmokers Get COPD

A mismatch between airway and lung size may explain why some nonsmokers get COPD and some heavy smokers do not, according to a new ...

E-Cigarette Vapor Disables Key Immune Cells in the Lung and Boosts Inflammation

E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of ...

Women Who Clean at Home or Work Face Increased Lung Function Decline, Study Finds

Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung ...
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Bronchitis as a Child Predicts Worse Lung Health in Middle Age

People who had bronchitis at least once before the age of seven are more likely to develop lung problems in later life, according to new research. However, the lung diseases they suffer from by the ...

New Practice Guidelines on Non-Invasive Ventilation in Chronic Stable Hypercapnic COPD

Medical researchers have released new clinical practice guidelines to help advise clinicians on the optimal management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic ...

Mucus Breakthrough Could Help Patients Breathe Easy

New insights into the molecular mechanisms driving mucus viscosity were have been discovered. A discovery about how mucus thickness is regulated could help to improve airway-clearing treatment ...

Obesity Exacerbates Many Causes of Death, but Risks Are Different for Men and Women

People who carry around unhealthy amounts of weight don't just have heart disease and diabetes to worry about. Obesity is implicated in two thirds of the leading causes of death from ...

Ex-Smokers, Light Smokers Not Exempt from Lung Damage

A new study shows that smoking even a few cigarettes a day is harmful to lungs and that former smokers continue to lose lung function at a faster rate than never-smokers for decades after ...

Nanoparticles Wiggling Through Mucus May Predict Severe COPD

In a proof-of-concept experiment, researchers say they have successfully used microscopic human-made particles to predict the severity of patients' chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ...

Older Adults With COPD More Likely to Use Synthetic Cannabinoids

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that's often associated with a variety of health problems, including chronic muscle pain and insomnia. Psychoactive ...

E-Cigs Can Trigger Same Lung Changes Seen in Smokers, Emphysema

Scientists found that the lungs of vapers -- like the lungs of smokers -- have elevated levels of protease enzymes, a condition known to cause emphysema in smokers. The researchers also found that ...

Low Level Exposure to Air Pollution Is Harmful, Mouse Model Shows

Scientists investigating the effect of air pollution on lung health, in an animal model, have concluded that even low levels of exposure can have a detrimental effect on the lungs. They say the ...

Finger-Prick Blood Test Could Safely Reduce Antibiotic Use in Patients With COPD

A simple finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new ...

Air Pollution Speeds Up Aging of the Lungs and Increases Chronic Lung Disease Risk

A study of more than 300,000 people has found that exposure to outdoor air pollution is linked to decreased lung function and an increased risk of developing COPD. Lung function normally declines as ...

Good Physical Fitness in Middle Age Linked to Lower Chronic Lung Disease Risk

Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests new ...

Occupational Hazards Account for More Than One in Ten People With Range of Lung Diseases

More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, according to a new ...

People Born Very Preterm or With Very Low Birthweight Have High Risk of Lung Disease

A global study shows people born very preterm or with very low birthweight have a high risk of lung disease and are not reaching their full airway capacity by early ...

Benralizumab Not Effective Reducing Exacerbations in Moderate to Very Severe COPD

New research shows that the asthma drug benralizumab failed to decrease annual COPD exacerbation rates for patients with moderate to very severe COPD, a history of frequent moderate and/or severe ...

Non-Invasive Imaging Technique Valid for Identifying Small Airway Disease in Lung

Landmark study confirms ability of non-invasive imaging technique to identify early signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...

When Mucus Can Be Key to Treating Colon and Airway Diseases

Researchers have identified proteins that control mucous production and suggest clues to treating colon and airway ...

Researchers Breathe New Life Into COPD Research Using Mouse Models

Researchers revealed that the immune cells basophils caused emphysema in mice with COPD-like features induced by intranasal administration of elastase. They showed that basophils, previously linked ...

Activated PMN Exosomes Are Pathogenic Entities That Cause Destruction in the COPD Lung

Researchers have found a novel, pathogenic entity that is a fundamental link between chronic inflammation and tissue destruction in lungs of patients with COPD. These exosomes from activated ...

Experimental Findings Support a Connection Between Mucins in the Lung and Pulmonary Fibrosis

A team of investigators has identified a connection between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary ...

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