Latest Ronald Crystal Stories

2011-03-11 16:04:50

Monitoring blood for tiny particles released by cells lining the lungs may help clinicians diagnose emphysema in its earliest stages.

2010-08-24 08:03:40

Casual smokers beware: exposure to even the lowest levels of cigarette smoke may put people at risk for future lung disease, such as lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

2010-08-22 15:45:00

According to a new study, even low levels of tobacco smoke exposure poses a risk to lung health, triggering potentially hazardous genetic changes.

2010-08-20 15:06:57

Casual smokers may think that smoking a few cigarettes a week is "no big deal."

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.