Health

The nicotine in e-cigarettes appears to impair mucus clearance

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu virus' best friend: Low humidity

Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: low humidity.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Home remedies: Healthy use of humidifiers

Humidifiers can ease problems caused by dry air. Dry sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips—humidifiers can help soothe these familiar problems caused by dry indoor air. Humidifiers can also help ease symptoms of a cold ...

Neuroscience

Research discovers new channel-gating mechanism

Computational biophysicists are not used to making discoveries, says Jianhan Chen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, so when he and colleagues cracked the secret of how cells regulate Big Potassium (BK) channels, ...

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