Air pollution speeds up emphysema

Air pollution's effect on the progress of emphysema in the lungs is "in the same league as the effects of cigarette smoking."

David Hill-Buffalo | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine air-pollution emphysema lungs ozone pollution

What it means when lungs crackle and wheeze

The idea that lung sounds are a cause of disease is a "paradigm shift for a field that has a 200-year history with the stethoscope."

Jim Erickson-Michigan | April 17, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine asthma emphysema inflammation lung-disease lungs

Anti-parasite protein could put the brakes on emphysema

A discovery about how our immune system responds to parasitic worms could lead to new treatments for emphysema.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Dec. 6, 2018 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine emphysema immune-systems inflammation lungs

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