Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can you help your immune system ward off coronavirus?

By now, you've probably seen advertisements for supplements or other products that promise to prevent the new coronavirus. Maybe your friends have talked up the wonders of high doses of vitamin C or told you that drinking ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK study highlights importance of spirometry in diagnosing COPD

A UK study of patients participating in low-dose CT lung cancer screening highlights the importance of spirometry (breathing tests) in the assessment of possible chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and demonstrates ...

Health

Traditional biomass stoves shown to cause lung inflammation

Traditional stoves that burn biomass materials and are not properly ventilated, which are widely used in developing nations where cooking is done indoors, have been shown to significantly increase indoor levels of harmful ...

Medical research

Team tracks integrin's role in lung function

Beta-1 integrin, a critical component of epithelial extracellular matrix receptors, is essential for normal lung function in adulthood, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New hope for COPD patients possible with in-home device

In a new paper published Feb. 4 in JAMA, Mayo Clinic researchers describe the benefits of in-home noninvasive ventilation therapy—which includes a type referred to as bilevel positive airway pressure, or BiPAP—for many ...

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