Acupuncture Gone Wrong: This Woman's Lung Collapsed During a Routine Treatment

A recent case report details the story of everyone’s worst post-acupuncture nightmare: a collapsed lung. It featured the story of a 79-year-old woman who, two days after having an acupuncture treatment, went to her general practitioner because of sharp pain in her right shoulder that she’d felt ever since the treatment. Her doctor ordered chest radiography, and it was revealed […]

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Acupuncture causes a 79-year-old woman’s lung to COLLAPSE

Acupuncture causes a 79-year-old woman’s lung to COLLAPSE prompting doctors to warn of the life-threatening complication of the trendy treatment The unnamed woman had her first ever session to help with back pain She didn’t think much of shoulder pain in over the next two days But went to her GP with shortness of breath and tiredness Scan revealed a […]

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The hidden but preventable epidemic of lung cancer in women

The use of tobacco products, like smoking cigarettes, is the leading preventable cause of cancer worldwide. And lung cancer is still a leading cause of global deaths. But while the number of men dying from lung cancer is starting to fall, recent figures suggest that the number of women dying from the disease around the world is still increasing. Today, […]

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COPD, ILD patients may not benefit from bilateral lung transplant listing

(HealthDay)—While an unrestricted listing strategy does not seem to impact overall survival among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or interstitial lung disease (ILD) awaiting lung transplant, it may increase the number of transplants performed, according to a study published in the February issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Michaela R. Anderson, M.D., from the Columbia […]

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E-cigarettes: cancer risk drops by about 99 percent compared to the tobacco smoke

More and more institutions opt for E-cigarette Smoking can lower your risk for cancer diseases that are associated with the tobacco smoke, by up to 99.5 percent, if you require to the significantly less harmful vapor the E-cigarette. This is the Alliance for tobacco-free enjoyment (BfTG) reports and based this statement on the latest findings from Germany, America and England. […]

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Activated PMN exosomes are pathogenic entities that cause destruction in the COPD lung

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found a novel, previously unreported pathogenic entity that is a fundamental link between chronic inflammation and tissue destruction in the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death in the world. This pathogenic entity—exosomes from activated polymorphonuclear leukocytes, or PMNs—caused COPD damage when the […]

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Health Tip: Identifying Lung Cancer Risks For Non Smokers

— Avoiding tobacco is an obvious way to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer. But there are still lung cancer risks if you’re a nonsmoker, the American Cancer Society says. Testing your home for radon, avoiding secondhand smoke and limiting exposure to air pollutants can help prevent lung cancer, the society says. A healthy diet with lots of fruits […]

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Father with cystic fibrosis gets lung transplant fourth time lucky

Father with cystic fibrosis who recorded poignant messages for his twins to remember him by receives new lung after three false alarms James Beeching, 36, has had the incurable genetic condition since he was two  Three lung transplants fell through, as his condition deteriorated His heartwrenching video on Facebook, talking to his twins, got 16,000 shares He finally got a […]

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Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung CA Risk

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 — The use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer compared with angiotensin receptor blockers, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in the BMJ. Blánaid M. Hicks, Ph.D., from Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, and colleagues conducted a population-based cohort study involving 992,061 patients newly treated with […]

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