New research suggests a link between cadmium exposure and deaths from influenza, pneumonia, and possibly COVID-19.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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People who used e-cigarettes in the past were 21% more likely to develop respiratory disease, and current users had a 43% higher risk, a new study finds.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
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Few people with severe COVID-19 suffer from unbridled inflammation, researchers report. That suggests anti-inflammatory drugs may not help most patients.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~9 min
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Excess mucus that affects people with cystic fibrosis stick together when compressed. Think of it the same way compressed rice sticks to food to make sushi.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
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A new discovery offers hope for ways to treat a debilitating disease that has become a leading cause of death in the US..
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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Living human lung air sacs grown in a lab in tiny dishes mimic the real thing. These mini-lungs could accelerate COVID-19 research, scientists report.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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‘Mini-lungs’ grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals has provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the UK with important insights into how
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers have begun to solve the mystery of how COVID-19 causes "silent hypoxia," where oxygen levels in patients become abnormally—and dangerously—low.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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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.
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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