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Higher African ancestry predicts increased harm from smoking

“African American individuals with a high proportion of African ancestry are at greater risk for losing lung function while smoking” is the conclusion reached by researchers from fourteen universities across the United States as reported at the peer revie (National)
added Jun 23, 2012 18:34

[UK] Effect of donor smoking on survival after lung transplantation: a cohort study of a prospective registry

In the UK, an organ selection policy that uses lungs from donors with positive smoking histories improves overall survival of patients registered for lung transplantation, and should be continued. Although lungs from such donors are associated with worse
The Lancet (uk)
added Jun 21, 2012 08:48

Maternal smoking and the retinoid pathway in the developing lung

It is feasible that disruption of retinoic acid signaling contributes to the pediatric lung dysfunction caused by maternal smoking.
Respiratory Research
added Jun 4, 2012 14:40

[Nigeria] Passive Smoking, A Silent Baby Killer

A consultant pediatrician based in Abuja, Dr Richard Shatima, explains: "First of all, it is important to understand how the respiratory system works.
Leadership (ng)
added May 25, 2012 05:24

Vitamin C Improves Pulmonary Function In Newborns Of Pregnant Smoking Women

Vitamin C supplementation in pregnant women who are unable to quit smoking significantly improves pulmonary function in their newborns, according to a new study.
MediLexicon (mx)
added May 24, 2012 09:46

[Netherlands] Comorbidities are common in patients with COPD

The majority of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) referred for pulmonary rehabilitation have multiple extra-pulmonary comorbidities, according to a new study from the Netherlands.
Medical Xpress (
added May 22, 2012 13:29

Neutrophil-associated activation markers in healthy smokers relates to a fall in DLCOand to emphysematous changes on high resolution CT

Vol. 95, No. 5, May 2001 ISSN: 0954-6111 pp. 363-373 (doi:10.1053/rmed.2001.1050) 
Respiratory Medicine
added May 7, 2001 00:00
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[UK-Wales] Plan to improve respiratory health in Wales

The plan, launched by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething, outlines work to improve smoking cessation services, better diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and reduce variation in prescribing.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Jan 19, 2018 21:14
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[UK] Could e-cigarettes have caused this little-known lung condition called popcorn lung?

Medical experts believe vaping is 95% safer than smoking a conventional cigarette - but there is still some uncertainty surrounding e-cigarettes and what the possible side effects could be. And one theory is that e-cigarettes could have contributed towa
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Jan 10, 2018 23:57
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[UK] Call for more hospital beds to cope with winter breathing difficulties

The report from the British Lung Foundation says more and more people are ending up in an already hard-pressed A&Es because of the increase in breathing problems caused by air pollution, an ageing population and the long-term effects of heavy smoking.
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 13, 2017 13:52
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