Even moderate air pollution may lead to lung disease, warns study

Exposure to pollutants had harmful effects similar to that from smoking. Researchers studied 303,887 British men and women, with data on lung health gathered by physical examination and air pollution statistics geographically coded to the participants’ home addresses. The researchers looked at levels of PM2.5, the tiny pollutant particles smaller than 2.5 micrometres in diameter […]

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Chemicals in e-cigarette flavours could harm respiratory tract, reveals study

E-cigarettes contaminated with dangerous microbial toxins, states study

The authors warn that the findings indicate that “some popular [e-cigarette] brands and flavours may be contaminated with microbial toxins.” The toxins identified were endotoxin − a potent toxic molecule found on the membranes of Gram-negative bacteria − and glucan, a polysaccharide that helps to form the cell walls of most species of fungi. Tobacco […]

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Simple exercises that help ease arthritis pain

When you hurt, it’s hard to persuade yourself to move. However, regular exercise not only helps maintain joint function, but also relieves stiffness and decreases pain and fatigue. What should you do? Whenever possible, meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans by mixing aerobic activities, strength training, stretching, and balance exercises. If this is too […]

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Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest study

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, conducted the study. The findings were published in the European Respiratory Journal. Every year, around 55.4 per cent of all adult smokers attempt to quit smoking. Smoking cessation dramatically reduces the risk of disease, including lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]

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