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Study Shows Biomarker Panel Boosts Lung Cancer Risk Assessment for Smokers

A four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment over existing guidelines that rely solely upon smoking history, capturing risk for people who have ever smoked, not only for heavy smokers, an international research team reports in
Newswise
added Jul 16, 2018 14:22
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[Australia] Everyone knows smoking causes lung cancer, but what about infertility and arthritis?

less than a third of Australians realise it can also cause conditions such as acute leukaemia and rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study, raising the question around whether current graphic cigarette warning labels need to be refreshed. The study
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 8, 2018 21:54
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Pro-inflammatory effects of e-cigarette vapour condensate on human alveolar macrophages

Vaping may increase the cytotoxic effects of e-cigarette liquid (ECL). We compared the effect of unvaped ECL to e-cigarette vapour condensate (ECVC) on alveolar macrophage (AM) function....ECVC is significantly more toxic to AMs than non-vaped ECL. Excess
British Medical Journal
added Aug 15, 2018 01:27
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Stem cell therapy drug may protect against smoke-related COPD symptoms

A drug used in stem cell therapy to treat certain cancers may also protect against cigarette smoke-induced lung injury. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, was chosen as an APS
EurekAlert
added Jul 5, 2018 16:33
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Pot Smokers Have More Respiratory Symptoms

Frequent marijuana use was associated with an increase in respiratory symptoms, including cough, sputum production and wheezing, in a newly published meta-analysis, but the quality of the evidence was poor, researchers reported.
MedPage Today
added Jul 6, 2018 14:49
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Paints, Solvents Tied to Big Rise in MS Risk for Some Smokers

A triple whammy of genetics, smoking, and exposure to paints and solvents at work puts a person at extremely high risk of developing multiple sclerosis, Swedish researchers report. On its own, any one factor elevates the risk for the central nervous syst
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 4, 2018 05:01
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Even Once-a-Week Pot Smokers Have More Cough, Phlegm

About half of tobacco smokers get COPD, he said. "It will be interesting to see what percentage of regular marijuana smokers get COPD," he added. Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML, a group supporting reform of marijuana laws, said the study findi
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 3, 2018 08:30
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Vitamin D Deficiency Could Be Lung Disease Risk

"Our study suggests that adequate levels of vitamin D may be important for lung health. We might now consider adding vitamin D deficiency to the list of factors involved in disease processes, along with the known ILD risk factors such as environmental to
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 28, 2018 14:35
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[Canada] The Lung Association applauds plain and standardized packaging regulations

“Tobacco products have been hiding behind attractive packaging, silently killing Canadians, for far too long and we are excited that this regulation will help to end this,” says Terry Dean, President and CEO, The Lung Association – National. Plain and st
The Lung Association (ca)
added Jun 22, 2018 21:17
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FIRS: guidance offered for protecting youth from e-cigarettes

Youth should be protected from electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery devices, according to a position statement from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies published online May 31 in the European Respiratory Journal.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jun 21, 2018 14:20
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