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 ...

Medical research

Bioartificial lungs transplanted into rats (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in the US have grown lungs in their laboratory and transplanted them into rats. The transplanted lungs functioned for up to six hours. The current work follows independent research announced last ...

Health

What factors motivate smokers to quit?

This week people across the country will vow to give up something for Lent, and those items could include sweets, chocolate or cigarettes.

Oncology & Cancer

Clear link between heavy vitamin B intake and lung cancer

New research suggests long-term, high-dose supplementation with vitamins B6 and B12—long touted by the vitamin industry for increasing energy and improving metabolism—is associated with a two- to four-fold increased lung ...

Medical research

Scientists grow new lungs using 'skeletons' of old ones

For someone with a severe, incurable lung disorder such as cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a lung transplant may be the only chance for survival. Unfortunately, it's often not a very good chance. ...

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