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Chinese air pollution linked to respiratory and cardiovascular deaths

13/02/2017

In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
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Common pain relievers may increase heart attack risk during respiratory infections

03/02/2017

Widely used pain relievers may increase the risk of a heart attack when used during a cold or flu-like illness, according to a new study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
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E-cigarettes are expanding tobacco product use among youth

24/01/2017

E-cigarettes - thought by some to be responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking - are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, according to a new UC San Francisco study.
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Older adults: Vitamin D reduces respiratory infections, may increase falls

10/01/2017

In people over the age of 65, acute respiratory infections - such as the common cold, influenza, or pneumonia - can lead to potentially life-threatening complications.
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Insomnia prevalent in patients with asthma

23/12/2016

A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh has found that insomnia is highly prevalent in adults with asthma and is also associated with worse asthma control, depression and anxiety symptoms and other quality of life and health issues. The study results are published in the current issue of the journal CHEST.
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COPD: What causes the lungs to lose their ability to heal?

19/12/2016

In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the patients’ lungs lose their ability to repair damages on their own. Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL) now have a new idea as to why this might be so.
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