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Nicotine levels in cigarettes may be reduced: FDA

In an attempt to make cigarettes less addictive, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed lowering nicotine levels. Furthermore, the FDA has suggested improving the safety of nicotine products such as gums and patches. Additionally, the FDA is delaying implementation of last year’s rules regarding cigars and e-cigarettes, which are on the market here to read more

CT lung scans encourage smokers to quit: Study

A new study revealed that smokers who undergo CT lung scans are more likely to quit smoking. Lung cancer is the most common form of cancer among smokers and also has the highest mortality rate. The clinical trial was led by researchers at Cardiff University working with the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Translational Medicine, here to read more

Asthma patients have higher rates of insomnia: Study

Asthma patients have higher rates of insomnia, according to research findings. Scientists found that insomnia was more common among people with asthma and is associated with poorer asthma control, as well as depression and anxiety. Asthma patients often report sleeping troubles, but the prevalence of insomnia and its link to asthma have long been unknown. here to read more

Breathing rhythm associated with brain activity, affects emotional judgment and memory recall

Researchers found that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgment and memory recall. In the study, participants were able to detect the fear in one’s face quicker when they were breathing in, as opposed to breathing out. Lead author Christina Zelano explained, “One of the major findings here to read more


Dental cleaning doesn’t just improve oral health, boosts lung health, too

Seeing the dentist won’t just keep your teeth white and healthy, new findings suggest that dental cleaning may improve lung health, too. The findings uncovered that regular dental cleaning can reduce the risk of pneumonia by reducing bacteria that can lead to lung infections. Roughly one million Americans develop pneumonia each year and roughly 50,000 here to read more

COPD patients are twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment and memory loss: Study

COPD patients are twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment and memory loss. The researchers looked at nearly 2,000 people aged 70 to 89. Of the participants, 1,600 were cognitively normal and 317 had mild cognitive impairment. Overall, 288 had COPD. It turned out that COPD patients were almost twice as likely to develop here to read more

How to get rid of cough?

When you have a cough, your body is reacting to irritants in your throat and airways, and while this may be common, it can be aggravating, especially when it lasts a long time. Learning how to get rid of a dry cough or how to get rid of a wet cough can bring you comfort here to read more

Pneumonia risk higher with breast cancer treatments, personalized treatment protocols may help reduce pneumonia mortality

Pneumonia risk has been found to be higher in patients undergoing breast cancer treatment. There has been a consensus among the medical community that pneumonia in cancer patients was a result of a weakened immune system and exposure to multiresistant bacteria – also known as superbacteria – causing the lung infection. Cancer patients, in particular, here to read more

Pneumonia vs. lung cancer: Causes, symptoms, risk factors, and complications

Pneumonia and lung cancer both affect the lungs, but while the former is easily treatable and the latter is oftentimes life threatening. Different types of pneumonia can occur in lung cancer patients – who are more susceptible to the infection – complicating the course of the disease and prolonging the recovery. Both illnesses may begin here to read more

Pneumonia patients likely to suffer from depression, cognitive impairment: Study

Pneumonia patients are more likely to suffer from depression and cognitive impairment, according to research. The study uncovered that pneumonia patients are twice as likely to develop cognitive impairment, while hospitalized older patients are at a higher risk for other health complications like a heart attack and stroke. Senior author Dr. Theodore J. Iwashyna said, here to read more