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Research shows vaping link to COVID-19; long-term effects of infection in e-cigarette smokers still unknown
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Research shows vaping link to COVID-19; long-term effects of infection in e-cigarette smokers still unknown

Experts have warned that the virus in all likelihood capitalizes on the scarred lungs of smokers and vapers.

All those diagnosed with TB should get tested for COVID-19 says health ministry
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All those diagnosed with TB should get tested for COVID-19 says health ministry

Tuberculosis and COVID-19 are infectious diseases, which primarily attack the lungs and present with similar symptoms of cough, fever and difficulty in breathing.

Exposure to air pollution not only increases risk of asthma attacks but also of disease onset in children
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Exposure to air pollution not only increases risk of asthma attacks but also of disease onset in children

The researchers found that while children whose parents had asthma were still more likely to develop the chronic disease, those who were exposed to higher levels of small particulate matter (PM 2.5) and nitrate pollution also had an increased risk of asthma onset.

COVID-19 complications: High oxygen flow from ventilators changes microbiota, makes lungs vulnerable to damage
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COVID-19 complications: High oxygen flow from ventilators changes microbiota, makes lungs vulnerable to damage

The scientists found that in the critically-ill patients, high flow oxygen from mechanical ventilation promotes the growth of microbes in the lungs which can result in pneumonia and abscess.

Decoy ACE2 proteins can be used to prevent COVID-19 causing virus from entering host cells, claims US study
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Decoy ACE2 proteins can be used to prevent COVID-19 causing virus from entering host cells, claims US study

Viruses are intracellular parasites, meaning they need the machinery of our body cells to make copies of themselves.

Delhi govt to give pulse oximeters to all COVID-19 patients in home isolation: What the device does and how to operate it
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Delhi govt to give pulse oximeters to all COVID-19 patients in home isolation: What the device does and how to operate it

The alarms on a pulse oximeter will alert you if your blood oxygen levels drop below 90 percent, if you have low or high pulse rate or if the oximeter cannot detect your pulse.

Flushing the toilet can fling a cloud of Coronavirus aerosols up to 91 centimetres into the air, infecting another user
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Flushing the toilet can fling a cloud of Coronavirus aerosols up to 91 centimetres into the air, infecting another user

Growing evidence shows that coronavirus can be passed not only through respiratory droplets but also through virus-laden faeces.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder can affect non-smokers too; smaller airways may be to blame, finds study
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder can affect non-smokers too; smaller airways may be to blame, finds study

A group of scientists concluded that smaller airways relative to lung size is a strong risk factor for COPD as these people would already have low lung function from the beginning.

Gilead's Remdesivir prevented lung disease in macaque monkeys infected with coronavirus: Study
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Gilead's Remdesivir prevented lung disease in macaque monkeys infected with coronavirus: Study

The antiviral drug, Remdesivir is the first drug shown to be effective against COVID-19 in human trials.

IIT professor developed a software that detects Coronavirus in five seconds by using the patient's X-ray scan
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IIT professor developed a software that detects Coronavirus in five seconds by using the patient's X-ray scan

He has filed a patent for the software and has approached the Indian Council of Medical Research for a review.

Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer
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Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer

Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking

Groundwater in 40 districts of UP's rural areas have high levels of arsenic
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Groundwater in 40 districts of UP's rural areas have high levels of arsenic

2.34 crore people, who depend on hand pumps & tube wells, are affected by the contamination of arsenic.

E-cigarettes can change cells in the lungs, lower defence against infection
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E-cigarettes can change cells in the lungs, lower defence against infection

Lungs of an e-cigarette user could have more trouble fighting off infections, according to findings

Apple Watch user in the United States claims that the device detected a blood clot in his lungs, saving his life
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Apple Watch user in the United States claims that the device detected a blood clot in his lungs, saving his life

The Apple Watch app notified him that his heart rate was continuously above his usual heart rate of 54 beats per minute.

Finding it hard to breathe? Get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, say doctors
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Finding it hard to breathe? Get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, say doctors

If you find it unusually hard to breathe during exercise or just after taking a flight of stairs, better get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease, suggest doctors.

FDA approves immunotherapy drug to fight lung cancer
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FDA approves immunotherapy drug to fight lung cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the drug Keytruda to treat the most common form of lung cancer.

New research shows how lung cancer can be stopped from spreading
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New research shows how lung cancer can be stopped from spreading

Lung cancer cells first chop of the protein ties that bind them to other cells, new research shows, adding that targeting this flaw could help stop lung cancer from spreading.

Smoking hookah is not safer than beedi at any cost. Here's why
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Smoking hookah is not safer than beedi at any cost. Here's why

On the occasion of World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day today, the Indian Asthma Care Society debunked the myth that smoking a 'huqqa' is safer than a 'beedi', saying that ten times more carbon monoxide is inhaled in a single huqqa puff.

3D technique brings hope for regenerating lungs from stem cells
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3D technique brings hope for regenerating lungs from stem cells

In a ground-breaking discovery, scientists have created 3D techniques that can regenerate lungs from human stem cells.