Scientists developing way to help premature babies breathe easier

Related video Researchers suggest a possible cell-based therapy to stimulate lung development in fragile premature infants who suffer from a rare condition called Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), which in the most severe cases can lead to lifelong breathing problems and even death. Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center report in the American Journal of Respiratory […]

Good physical fitness in middle age linked to lower chronic lung disease risk

Related video Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests Danish research published online in the journal Thorax. Physical activity that boosts fitness should be encouraged “to delay development, progression and death from COPD,” conclude the researchers. COPD, short for […]

What to know about bullectomy

Related video What is a bullectomy? Who can get a bullectomy? Preparation Procedure and what to expect Recovery time What are the risks? Outlook Bullae are large air pockets that form inside the lung due to certain medical conditions, such as emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Doctors may recommend a bullectomy, which is the […]

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to impair mucus clearance

Related video E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Electronic Cigarette Vapor with Nicotine Causes Airway Mucociliary Dysfunction Preferentially via TRPA1 Receptors,” a team of researchers from the University of […]