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2012-01-18 22:35:14

From the cherry red tip of a lighted cigarette through the respiratory tract to vital lung cells, the havoc created by tobacco smoke seems almost criminal, activating genes and portions of the immune system to create inflammation that results in life-shortening emphysema, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

2012-01-12 14:49:40

Sufferers of smoking related lung diseases could have their debilitating symptoms reduced following the discovery of a potential new treatment.

2012-01-11 10:09:11

Smoking may be associated with the development of molecular features of cancer in the large airway epithelium.

2012-01-04 08:00:00

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging families struggling with a loss of a loved one due to a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma to not wait too long to try to get some help.

2012-01-03 11:37:56

National Jewish Health researchers and their colleagues in the COPDGene research consortium report that a computerized form of radiology, known as quantitative CT, can offer valuable prognostic information for patients and doctors beyond the standard breathing tests most commonly used to evaluate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

2011-12-23 08:00:00

Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has partnered with Evo Medical Solutions, a respiratory product manufacturer, to provide consumers with


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.