3 factors shed light on COVID-19 oxygen level mystery

Researchers have begun to solve the mystery of how COVID-19 causes "silent hypoxia," where oxygen levels in patients become abnormally—and dangerously—low.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
Oct. 14, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 lungs oxygen health-and-medicine

Nickel alloy in e-cig devices may harm lungs

Nickel alloy heating elements in e-cigarette devices may pose more risk for significant lung injury than nicotine, THC, or vitamin E do, a new study shows.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
Oct. 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 electronic-cigarettes lungs metals health-and-medicine

More PT and OT cuts death risk for pneumonia patients

Physical therapy and occupational therapy leads to fewer hospital readmissions and lower death risk for patients with pneumonia, a new study shows.

Amerigo Allegretto-Pitt • futurity
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: lungs hospitals pneumonia health-and-medicine physical-therapy

How coronavirus kickstarts deadly lung inflammation

"Why do some people generate this very profound response, especially elderly people or people with underlying health conditions?" New research may explain.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation lungs featured health-and-medicine

How coronavirus kickstarts deadly lung inflammation

"Why do some people generate this very profound response, especially elderly people or people with underlying health conditions?" New research may explain.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation lungs featured health-and-medicine

3D model may lead to new pulmonary fibrosis treatments

A 3D model clarifies why pulmonary fibrosis drugs that target lung stiffness may not work in patients, even if they're effective in a Petri dish.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 lungs health-and-medicine pulmonary-fibrosis

Punctured lung affects almost one in a hundred hospitalised COVID-19 patients

As many as one in 100 patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 develop a pneumothorax – a ‘punctured lung’ – according to a study led by Cambridge

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus lung

MIS-C is a rare but dangerous illness striking children weeks after they get COVID-19 – here's what we know about it

Even kids who were asymptomatic when they had COVID-19 have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a new review of hundreds of cases shows.

Ritu Banerjee, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University • conversation
Sept. 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health medicine children covid-19 coronavirus heart pandemic lungs childrens-health kawasaki-disease pediatric-care

What we know about MIS-C, a rare but dangerous illness striking children weeks after they get COVID-19

Even kids who were asymptomatic when they had COVID-19 have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a new review of hundreds of cases shows.

Ritu Banerjee, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University • conversation
Sept. 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health medicine children covid-19 coronavirus heart pandemic lungs childrens-health kawasaki-disease pediatric-care

What's in wildfire smoke, and why is it so bad for your lungs?

Wildfires blanketing several Western cities are creating hazardous health conditions. Don't count on cloth masks to protect your lungs.

Luke Montrose, Assistant Professor of Community and Environmental Health, Boise State University • conversation
Aug. 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health environment covid-19 coronavirus pollution lungs heat-wave forests air-pollution heat particulates wildfires smoke firefighting

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