Vaping-linked lung illness claims eighth life

(HealthDay)—A Missouri man in his 40s is the eighth person in the United States to die from complications of a lung injury tied to using electronic cigarettes, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported. “This is an unfortunate case of a young man with no prior lung illness who started vaping because of chronic pain issues,” said Michael […]

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At least five dead in US from vaping-related lung disease

At least five people have died in the United States after vaping, officials said Friday, in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teens in induced comas. Federal officials said that no single substance has been found to be present in all the laboratory samples being examined, however investigators in New York said they […]

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Not all lung nodules are cancerous, but follow-up care is important

Kentucky has the highest rate of lung cancer in the country, and is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. It claims more lives each year than breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined. With early detection, lung cancer is very treatable, and lung cancer screenings throughout the state have helped detect lung cancer at an early stage […]

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First Death in a Spate of Vaping Sicknesses Reported by Health Officials

A person in Illinois has died from a mysterious lung illness apparently associated with an unknown vaping product, public health officials said on Friday. This is the first death of someone whose symptoms have been linked in the last two months to vaping. Health officials do not know whether the respiratory illnesses have been caused by vaping marijuana-type products, e-cigarettes […]

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Lung cell patches its own DNA on the fly to survive influenza

Scientists at Duke University have identified one kind of lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive an attack of the influenza A virus while other kinds of cells around it die in droves. The finding reveals more about the battle between cells and viruses at the smallest level, and also may provide some important clues […]

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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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