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[UK-Scotland] Smoke-free laws benefit child health – study

Children needing hospital treatment due to chest infections may have dropped by as much as a fifth since anti-smoking laws were introduced, research suggests. A study led by the University of Edinburgh and the Erasmus University Medical Centre in the Ne
Aberdeen Evening Express (This is Aberdeen) (uk)
added Sep 6, 2017 02:43
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[Ohio] Lung experts test nicotine patches as potential treatment for sarcoidosis

Lung experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are testing whether nicotine can help people with a chronic inflammatory lung disease called sarcoidosis. "It's tricky because it mimics other diseases. It's frequently misdiagnosed. Sarcoid
News-Medical.net
added Aug 29, 2017 13:29
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[UK] Does current smoking predict future frailty? The English longitudinal study of ageing [FREE FULL TEXT]

current smokers compared with non-smokers were significantly more likely to develop frailty over 4 years among community-dwelling older people. Given that smoking is a modifiable lifestyle factor, smoking cessation may potentially prevent or delay develo
Age and Ageing
added Aug 18, 2017 18:11
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Traditional wood-burning ovens are partly responsible for nearly 4 MILLION lung disease deaths from air pollution, expert claims

Schayck said that biomass cooking methods, used by 1.8 billion people, are partly responsible for the surge in deaths. Such cooking methods are commonplace in the developing world, but are also used in trendy pizza and steakhouse restaurants. Tackling
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 04:25
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Global, regional, and national deaths, prevalence, disability-adjusted life years, and years lived with disability for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis...[FREE FULL TEXT]

Comparisons between countries and over time are important, as much of the chronic respiratory burden is either preventable or treatable with affordable interventions.
The Lancet (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 01:35
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Smoking can increase risks caused by asbestos exposure

While exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, exposure to other toxins from smoking can make a person more susceptible to the disease. Studies have shown the likelihood of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Jul 20, 2017 00:54
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[Pennsylvania] What secondhand smoke researchers learned from Lancaster County's Amish population

Lead investigator Dr. Robert M. Reed said the study “confirms prior findings and extends them by adding to the degree of certainty,” in part because unlike the population at large, lifestyle is so consistent across the Amish community.
Lancaster Online (Lancaster Newspapers)
added May 11, 2017 00:34
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[UK] Lung disease costs the United Kingdom £11bn every year - report

New figures show lung disease is costing the UK more than £11bn every year, prompting criticism the NHS and governments are not doing enough to tackle one of the country's biggest killers. A report by the British Lung Foundation (BLF) says, despite such
Sky News (uk)
added Mar 16, 2017 13:21
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Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, WHO says

Holloway also stressed that this is not a concern solely for developing countries. "Exposures such as air pollution and secondhand tobacco smoke affects the health of children in developed countries such as the UK as well," he said.
CNN
added Mar 6, 2017 01:49
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[UK] The tiny hoops that help you breathe easier again: Breakthrough procedure uses tiny metal coils to ease symptoms of lung disease

Fuller would puff his way through something like 40 cigarettes / Soon the simplest task can take days to complete, as his body lacked the oxygen / The new procedure has significantly improved the 68-year-old's quality of life
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 7, 2017 16:23
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