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.
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
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
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
Viruses are intracellular parasites, meaning they need the machinery of our body cells to make copies of themselves.
Post COVID-19 care: Here are some exercises and positions to manage breathlessness during recovery from coronavirus infection
The WHO says that a few positions are likely to reduce breathlessness.
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
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
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.
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
He has filed a patent for the software and has approached the Indian Council of Medical Research for a review.
Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking
2.34 crore people, who depend on hand pumps & tube wells, are affected by the contamination of arsenic.
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
The Apple Watch app notified him that his heart rate was continuously above his usual heart rate of 54 beats per minute.
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.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the drug Keytruda to treat the most common form of lung cancer.
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.
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.
In a ground-breaking discovery, scientists have created 3D techniques that can regenerate lungs from human stem cells.