Emphysema

Emphysema is a debilitating disease that afflicts more than three million Americans. The disease is caused primarily by smoking and leads to a progressive, irreversible breakdown of lung tissue.

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New peptide molecule offers hope for emphysema

New peptide molecule offers hope for emphysema

Hybrid fungus involved in lung infections discovered

Hybrid fungus involved in lung infections discovered

Strength training increases muscle strength and size in patients with cirrhosis

Strength training increases muscle strength and size in patients with cirrhosis

Undersized airways increase risk of COPD regardless of smoking habits

Undersized airways increase risk of COPD regardless of smoking habits

High uric acid levels protect against lung function decline in women

High uric acid levels protect against lung function decline in women

Expert offers COVID-19 guidance for patients with COPD

Expert offers COVID-19 guidance for patients with COPD

IL-6 blocker use in severe COVID-19 increases risk of secondary infections

IL-6 blocker use in severe COVID-19 increases risk of secondary infections

Study discovers inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 entry priming protein by approved drug

Study discovers inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 entry priming protein by approved drug

Artificial intelligence: A backup and excellent benefit for radiologists

Artificial intelligence: A backup and excellent benefit for radiologists

‘Entry Point’ enzyme for COVID-19 higher in COPD patients and smokers

‘Entry Point’ enzyme for COVID-19 higher in COPD patients and smokers

Smokers need to quit during coronavirus pandemic

Smokers need to quit during coronavirus pandemic

UK study highlights importance of breathing tests in the assessment of COPD

UK study highlights importance of breathing tests in the assessment of COPD

First patient in U.S. treated for atrial fibrillation using new type of ablation technology

First patient in U.S. treated for atrial fibrillation using new type of ablation technology

Coronavirus: CT scans of chest could help in early diagnosis

Coronavirus: CT scans of chest could help in early diagnosis

Quitting smoking reverses lung cell damage even for decade-long smokers

Quitting smoking reverses lung cell damage even for decade-long smokers

Study shows protective cells reduce lung cancer risk in ex-smokers

Study shows protective cells reduce lung cancer risk in ex-smokers

Quitting smoking: Going it alone is not the best approach

Quitting smoking: Going it alone is not the best approach

Researchers report evidence linking 'vaping' to increased likelihood of asthma and COPD

Researchers report evidence linking 'vaping' to increased likelihood of asthma and COPD

Exposure to ozone pollution or wood smoke exacerbates lung disease in former and current smokers

Exposure to ozone pollution or wood smoke exacerbates lung disease in former and current smokers

E-cigarettes have long-term adverse effects on health

E-cigarettes have long-term adverse effects on health