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'Popcorn Workers’ Lung' Chemical Clue

'Popcorn Workers’ Lung' Chemical Clue

Flavor industry workers exposed to the butter-flavor chemical diacetyl may risk a rare lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans, scientists say.......[Read More]
Detection of Air Trapping in COPD by Low Frequency Ultrasound

Detection of Air Trapping in COPD by Low Frequency Ultrasound

Is low frequency ultrasound an efficacious method for screening in COPD?......[Read More]
On Treatment but Still Sleepy

On Treatment but Still Sleepy

CPAP effectively reduces sleepiness in most obstructive sleep apnea patients, but some stay drowsy. What can be done for the daytime dozers?......[Read More]
Tips on Deep Breaths for Stuttering

Tips on Deep Breaths for Stuttering

The trick is drawing attention away from the stutter by slowing down.pilates-breathing stretching image by Leticia Wilson from Fotolia.comLearning to control stuttering helps you keep calm in social situations. Stuttering can be embarrassing and frustrating for those who have no control.........[Read More]
Anaerobic Vs. Aerobic Respiration in Animals

Anaerobic Vs. Aerobic Respiration in Animals

As explained at Sparknotes.com, respiration is the process of organisms burning food to produce energy. There are two kinds of cellular respiration--aerobic and anaerobic. In aerobic respiration, glucose is broken down into two pyruvate molecules--with each molecule made of three carbons-- to form e......[Read More]
The Difference Between Healthy & Unhealthy Lungs

The Difference Between Healthy & Unhealthy Lungs

Healthy lungs are vital to well-being and extended life. The difference between healthy and unhealthy lungs is enormous. However, it takes more than not smoking to keep lungs healthy. Even if you're not a smoker, you can still sustain lung damage.......[Read More]
Cough Aerosol in Healthy Participants

Cough Aerosol in Healthy Participants

Just how far do droplets spread when a person coughs?......[Read More]
Determinants of Arterial Stiffness in COPD

Determinants of Arterial Stiffness in COPD

What's the recipe for prediction of arterial stiffness in patients with COPD?......[Read More]
Breathlessness

Breathlessness

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of breathlessness including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases

Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases

Asbestos causes many health problems for humans. These problems are centered in the lungs, where particles of asbestos clog the tiny cells of the lungs. These diseases, such as pleural effusion, asbestosis, lung cancer, pleural plaques and malignant pleural mesothelioma, pose serious threats to the ......[Read More]
About the Causes of Shortness of Breath

About the Causes of Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath has many causes, the most common being underlying respiratory or heart problems. This overview provides a detailed look at shortness of breath including risk factors and specific types.......[Read More]
Signs & Symptoms of Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia

Signs & Symptoms of Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia

Secondary bacterial pneumonia occurs after an infection of the lungs such as the flu or whooping cough. Secondary bacterial pneumonia has a higher risk of death than regular pneumonia because the immunity system is already compromised by the first infection. Secondary bacterial pneumonia.........[Read More]
Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise

Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise

Researchers report two drugs currently used to treat hepatitis C stopped virus from replicating in lab tests......[Read More]
Effectiveness of the Assessment of Burden of COPD (ABC) Tool

Effectiveness of the Assessment of Burden of COPD (ABC) Tool

Can visual insight into the burden of COPD impact clinical outcomes -- when combined with treatment advice?......[Read More]
Ventilation Options for COPD-References

Ventilation Options for COPD-References

A list of resources for information on Ventilation Options for COPD.......[Read More]
EMT and Interstitial Lung Disease

EMT and Interstitial Lung Disease

Learn more about epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and its potential contribution to collagen-producing (myo)fibroblasts in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.......[Read More]
The Lung Cancer Symptoms That Are Different for Women

The Lung Cancer Symptoms That Are Different for Women

Just as with heart disease, the symptoms of lung cancer in women often differ from those in men. Since some of these are subtle, check out this article.......[Read More]
COPD: Tracking Diet and Treatments

COPD: Tracking Diet and Treatments

Here is a chart people with COPD as well as caretakers can use to ensure the best possible management of COPD.......[Read More]
Inhaled Corticosteroids in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Inhaled Corticosteroids in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Identifying patients with COPD who might benefit from long-term treatment with inhaled corticosteroids is paramount but remains uncertain.......[Read More]
Definition of False Negative

Definition of False Negative

A false negative result may occur when screening for lung cancer. What is the definition of false negative?......[Read More]