Tag: lung health

COVID-19 Roundup: Risks Linked to Dining Out;...

Adults Who Tested Positive Twice as Likely to Have Dined at a Restaurant, CDC Study Says Dining at a restaurant,...

September 18, 2020

Steroids Can Reduce Risk of Death in...

An analysis of seven worldwide trials has found that corticosteroid drugs can significantly improve survival rates of COVID-19 patients sick...

September 10, 2020

Shortness of Breath: Understanding This Vital COVID-19...

While the majority of people infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) — about 80 percent — suffer mainly mild symptoms, others...

April 20, 2020

Roundup: Flu Season Picking Up; Vaping-Linked Lung...

Flu Season is Picking Up in Some States, But Not Too Late to Get Flu Shot, CDC Says Seasonal influenza...

November 29, 2019

Q and A: Living With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a progressive lung disease that damages the airways...

November 25, 2019

CDC: Possible ‘Culprit’ Ingredient Found in Vaping-Related...

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say they have found a “very strong culprit” behind...

November 11, 2019

Roundup: Vaping’s ‘Chemical Burns’; ADHD Guidelines Updated;...

Some Vaping-Linked Lung Injuries Resemble Chemical Burns, Researchers Say The damage to the lungs of some people who have become...

October 4, 2019

Q&A on e-Cigs: Vaping’s Rising Health Hazards

An outbreak of a vaping-related lung disease has sickened 804 people — mostly young men — and killed 12, including...

September 24, 2019

Roundup: High Blood Pressure & Pregnancy; Ban...

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Rises Dramatically Since 1970, New Study Finds There has been a sharp rise in high...

September 13, 2019

Vaping-Linked Deaths, Lung Disease Cases are Rising,...

Five confirmed deaths and nearly 500 cases of lung illness are now potentially linked to e-cigarette products, according to U.S....

September 10, 2019

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