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Vaping Cases Continue to Climb
November 19, 2019

Vaping Cases Continue to Climb

Another 121 people have fallen ill, and three more people have died from a vaping lung disease that has now sickened 2,172 people and killed 42, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said November 14th. Federal health officials have been trying to control an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease since the summer. They’re…

Vaping Cases Continue to Climb
Associations Between Sex Hormones and Asthma in Adults
October 22, 2019

Associations Between Sex Hormones and Asthma in Adults

In adults in the United States, sex hormones play a role in gender differences in asthma, and obesity modifies the effects of these hormones, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Elevated levels of free testosterone in serum are associated with reduced odds of asthma in women, elevated…

Associations Between Sex Hormones and Asthma in Adults
How Juul’s reputation went from high-tech cool to hazardous and deadly
October 02, 2019

How Juul’s reputation went from high-tech cool to hazardous and deadly

The pendulum swing in the reputation of Juul Labs — from a less-harmful cigarette alternative to a public danger — has engulfed the vaping company in crisis. The company ousted its CEO, suspended advertising and committed to back the Trump administration’s eventual regulations on e-cigarettes. Taken together, the developments underscore how Juul is scrambling to preserve its core…

How Juul’s reputation went from high-tech cool to hazardous and deadly
Identifying Protein Biomarkers for COPD from Exhaled Air Condensate
September 17, 2019

Identifying Protein Biomarkers for COPD from Exhaled Air Condensate

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a medical condition where damage to the airway leads to a chronic inflammatory response. In Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a medical condition where damage to the airway leads to a chronic inflammatory response. In th this case study, scientists from Peking and Shanghai identified novel protein biomarkers…

Identifying Protein Biomarkers for COPD from Exhaled Air Condensate
Study Questions Mainstay Treatment For Mild Asthma
September 02, 2019

Study Questions Mainstay Treatment For Mild Asthma

Steroid inhalers commonly used to prevent asthma attacks may not work any better than a placebo for many people with mild asthma, according to recent research. Synthetic corticosteroids mimic the steroid hormone cortisol, reducing inflammation in the airways. But the drug targets a type of inflammation that may be found in far fewer patients than…

Study Questions Mainstay Treatment For Mild Asthma
Study: Pediatrician Intervention to Help Parents Quit Smoking
August 14, 2019

Study: Pediatrician Intervention to Help Parents Quit Smoking

Parents who smoke cigarettes put their children and others around them at risk for bronchitis, pneumonia and a variety of other ailments. But a new study offers another method to help them quit lighting up. Researchers tested a smoking cessation program in five states in the South and the Midwest, finding it had success in…

Study: Pediatrician Intervention to Help Parents Quit Smoking
COPD: 5 Must-Know Updates
July 29, 2019

COPD: 5 Must-Know Updates

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) represents a major burden to global health, and it is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Intense research has expanded our knowledge of pathophysiology and therapeutic targets and allowed for the personalization of treatment. The following review provides five disease-related COPD updates. 1. Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Bronchoscopic lung…

COPD: 5 Must-Know Updates
What to know about stress-induced asthma
July 17, 2019

What to know about stress-induced asthma

Stress is a common trigger of asthma symptoms. Stress and anxiety can also cause asthma attacks. Asthma is a condition in which the airways become inflamed, making it difficult to breathe. Symptoms typically come and go with triggers, such as irritants, humid weather, and exercise. According to Asthma UK, 43% of people with asthma report that stress…

What to know about stress-induced asthma