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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Study: e-cigarette users have increased susceptibility to flu, COVID-19

Study: e-cigarette users have increased susceptibility to flu, COVID-19

Study: E-cigarette users have 43% increased risk of developing respiratory disease

Study: E-cigarette users have 43% increased risk of developing respiratory disease

Scientists uncover a novel cellular mechanism for disposing of misfolded proteins

Scientists uncover a novel cellular mechanism for disposing of misfolded proteins

‘No Mercy’ explores the fallout after a small town loses its hospital

‘No Mercy’ explores the fallout after a small town loses its hospital

SARS-CoV-2 re-infection is real but rare: Case study

SARS-CoV-2 re-infection is real but rare: Case study

Vapers, smokers, and non-smokers with chronic conditions have higher risks for COVID-19

Vapers, smokers, and non-smokers with chronic conditions have higher risks for COVID-19

Researchers investigate the health consequences of heavier smoking

Researchers investigate the health consequences of heavier smoking

Lung-related factors may help predict smoker's fracture risk

Lung-related factors may help predict smoker's fracture risk

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