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Smoking more than doubles chance of tuberculosis recurrence, study shows ($$)

heavy smoking more than doubles the risk that someone who has been cured of TB once will develop the disease again. So-called recurrent TB cases are tougher and...
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Mar 25, 2014 05:04
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COPD May Damage Aging Brain

Seniors with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of developing mental decline, especially thinking problems without apparent memory loss, a new study suggests. This diminished brain function -- called "nonamnestic" mild co
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 18, 2014 22:08
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[California] Chronic condition most often caused by tobacco exposure

It’s a group of conditions caused almost exclusively by tobacco exposure in which limited or reduced airflow is the universal trait. For emphysema, the limitation is caused by loss of lung tissue. For chronic bronchitis, it’s persistently inflamed airways
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune]
added Mar 18, 2014 10:14
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[Spain] Neumólogos: el caso de neumonía por cigarrillo electrónico no será el último [Pulmonologists: The case of pneumonia electronic cigarette will not be the last]

Doctors at the University Hospital of A Coruña (Chuac) have diagnosed the second case in the world and first in Spain in lipoid pneumonia caused by the consumption of these devices, which demonstrates "a possible link between the two," as said Jimenez, t
LaVanguardia.com (es)
added Jul 31, 2014 09:17
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Spain patient gets pneumonia by e-cigarettes

"He was diagnosed with exogenous lipoid pneumonia caused by an excessive use of electronic cigarette," said the source at the A Coruna University Hospital, who asked not be named. The disease was caused by a vegetable-based ingredient in the replaceable
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 14, 2014 08:44
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2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD

Taking daily walks of at least two miles can reduce hospitalizations from severe episodes of a life-threatening breathing disorder, new research suggests. Scientists found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients without regular walking
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 6, 2014 00:32
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Donor lungs from heavy smokers 'safe for transplantation'

patients transplanted with lungs from donors who smoked or were heavy smokers did not experience any severe negative outcomes following surgery, compared with patients transplanted with lungs from donors who did not smoke. The United Network for Organ Sh
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Feb 28, 2014 12:08
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Hookah is not harmless, experts say

in the new review, published in Respiratory Medicine. "One-time use can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning or other diseases, including but not limited to tuberculosis, herpes, respiratory illnesses including the flu, and long-term use can lead to heart d
Reuters
added Feb 25, 2014 13:17
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[Florida] Fla. Court Reverses Judgment For RJR In Smoker's Suit ($$)

Third District Court of Appeal said the trial court should not have ruled that Everett Belanger's suit, filed in 2007, was barred by the statute of limitations, because the date at which he knew or should have known that his chronic obstructive pulmonary
Law360
added Feb 16, 2014 12:11
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[Florida] North Miami man’s case against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds will continue

Everett Belanger successfully appealed a 2011 ruling from Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Beatrice Butchko, who dismissed Belanger’s claim that cigarettes made him sick. In finding 2-1 on behalf of Belanger this week, the Third District Court of Appeal noted t
Miami (FL) Herald
added Feb 12, 2014 19:57
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