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Bronchiectasis is a condition in which the lung’s airways (bronchi) are dilated, causing an accumulation of mucus. This, in turn, makes the patient more vulnerable to infection, which can cause permanent damage. Most affected patients are middle-aged.
Smoking marijuana damages the lungs more than tobacco

Smoking marijuana damages the lungs more than tobacco

Study finds higher rate of emphysema and airway diseases among marijuana smokers

Study finds higher rate of emphysema and airway diseases among marijuana smokers

Emphysema rates higher among marijuana smokers than cigarette smokers

Emphysema rates higher among marijuana smokers than cigarette smokers

World Pneumonia Day 2022: Pneumonia Affects Everyone

World Pneumonia Day 2022: Pneumonia Affects Everyone

Evaluating dual direct-acting antivirals against persistent COVID-19

Evaluating dual direct-acting antivirals against persistent COVID-19

Multiomic comparison shows a reduction in circulating monocytes correlated with persistent post-COVID-19 pulmonary fibrosis

Multiomic comparison shows a reduction in circulating monocytes correlated with persistent post-COVID-19 pulmonary fibrosis

One year later, 40% of patients with COVID pneumonia still had lung problems

One year later, 40% of patients with COVID pneumonia still had lung problems

Neisseria species are linked to worsening bronchiectasis in patients, study shows

Neisseria species are linked to worsening bronchiectasis in patients, study shows

Manuka honey could cure serious lung infections caused by drug-resistant bacterium

Manuka honey could cure serious lung infections caused by drug-resistant bacterium

N-dihydrogalactochitosan shows promise as a mucosal vaccine adjuvant against SARS-CoV-2

N-dihydrogalactochitosan shows promise as a mucosal vaccine adjuvant against SARS-CoV-2

STOP-COVID19 trial: Brensocatib did not improve clinical status of patients with severe SARS-CoV-2 infection

STOP-COVID19 trial: Brensocatib did not improve clinical status of patients with severe SARS-CoV-2 infection

The effects of severe COVID-19 on the lungs after one year

The effects of severe COVID-19 on the lungs after one year

Curious case of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant in a dog

Curious case of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant in a dog

SARS-CoV-2 Spike may trigger production of antibodies that cross-react with human thrombopoietin to induce thrombocytopenia

SARS-CoV-2 Spike may trigger production of antibodies that cross-react with human thrombopoietin to induce thrombocytopenia

Combination of doxycycline and TB drug treatment reduces the size of lung cavities

Combination of doxycycline and TB drug treatment reduces the size of lung cavities

Long COVID patients at higher risk of small airway disease

Long COVID patients at higher risk of small airway disease

Researchers propose new way to treat chronic lung condition

Researchers propose new way to treat chronic lung condition

Heart Research UK awards grant for a research project investigating how COVID-19 damages blood vessels

Heart Research UK awards grant for a research project investigating how COVID-19 damages blood vessels

National health groups offer support for COPD patients and caregivers amid pandemic

National health groups offer support for COPD patients and caregivers amid pandemic

Fecal shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in big cats at the Bronx Zoo

Fecal shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in big cats at the Bronx Zoo