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Vaping-related lung injuries still happening—and may look like COVID-19

Vaping-related lung injuries still happening -- and may look like COVID-19

Vaping-related lung injuries still happening—and may look like COVID-19 Vaping-related lung injuries still happening—and may look like COVID-19 (HealthDay)—Reports of serious, even deadly, vaping-linked lung injuries dominated the headlines late last year, then COVID-19 took over the news. But those lung injuries haven’t gone away, and signs of e-cigarette or …

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    Ominous resurgence of an occupational lung condition reported

    Silicosis: Ominous resurgence of an occupational lung condition reported

    Ominous resurgence of an occupational lung condition reported Ominous resurgence of an occupational lung condition reported A Spanish worker cutting a slab of artificial quartz agglomerate. Credit: Diario16 Meditarráneo A new study appearing in the journal Chest, documents an increased incidence of silicosis, which progressed rapidly to massive pulmonary fibrosis …

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      New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

      New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

      New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers This image provided by AstraZeneca in May 2020 shows a pill of the medication Tagrisso made by the company. Tagrisso is approved for treating advanced lung cancer, and “the excitement now is …

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        The first low-cost and totally mechanical emergency lung ventilator

        DIEGO: The first low-cost and totally mechanical emergency lung ventilator

        The first low-cost and totally mechanical emergency lung ventilator The first low-cost and totally mechanical emergency lung ventilator Realized by researchers at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and University of Ferrara, DIEGO is an innovative engineering solution composed by a respiratory bag (Ambu-like) coupled with an electric motor which manoeuvres a …

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          Early informed lung cancer patients have greater survival rates

          Early informed lung cancer patients have greater survival rates

          Early informed lung cancer patients have greater survival rates Early informed lung cancer patients have greater survival rates (HealthDay)—Lung cancer patients who are given the opportunity to be informed of their diagnosis have a longer median survival time, according to a study published in the May issue of Psycho-Oncology. Tong …

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            New lung cancer trial to help predict relapse

            New lung cancer trial to help predict relapseType:  News 26 May 2020

            New lung cancer trial to help predict relapse New lung cancer trial to help predict relapse Charles Swanton. Credit: The Francis Crick Institute A new international Phase 3 clinical trial coordinated by Crick Senior Group Leader and Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician, Charles Swanton, will use personalised detection tests to …

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              Obesity ups odds for dangerous lung clots in COVID-19 patients

              Obesity ups odds for dangerous lung clots in COVID-19 patients

              Obesity ups odds for dangerous lung clots in COVID-19 patients Obesity ups odds for dangerous lung clots in COVID-19 patients (HealthDay)—Obesity makes COVID-19 worse and may lead to deadly blood clots in the lungs, a new study finds. The researchers said that obese patients with COVID-19 may have nearly three …

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