Study: Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of smoking cessation
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  June 11, 2018  
  Respiratory Diseases  
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 Study: Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of smoking cessationStudy: Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of smoking cessation
 
Just because you stopped smoking years ago doesn't mean you're out of the woods when it comes to developing lung cancer. That's the "bad" news. The good news is your risk of lung cancer drops substantially within five years of quitting.
 
   Study finds link between low neighborhood walkability and childhood asthmaStudy finds link between low neighborhood walkability and childhood asthma
 
Children living in neighborhoods that are not conducive to walking are more likely to develop asthma and to continue to have this condition through later childhood, according to a new study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
 
   Research analyzes effect of air pollution on children’s lung healthResearch analyzes effect of air pollution on children’s lung health
 
Over 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study led by Queen Mary University of London, launched today by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
 
 Study explores health impact of air pollution from traffic
 
Study explores health impact of air pollution from trafficWhat would happen if all petrol and diesel-powered vehicles were removed from a smaller European city? Up to 4% of all premature deaths could be prevented, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden.
 
 
 Tonsil and adenoid removal increases long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases
 
Tonsil and adenoid removal increases long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseasesTonsil and adenoid removal associated with long-term risks of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases, according to researchers who have examined - for the first time - the long-term effects of the operations.
 
 
 Free-floating DNA analysis test may help detect early-stage lung cancer
 
Free-floating DNA analysis test may help detect early-stage lung cancerA test that analyzes free-floating DNA in the blood may be able to detect early-stage lung cancer, a preliminary report from the ongoing Circulating Cell-Free Genome Atlas study suggests.
 
 
 Research project could lead to development of new immune therapies for lung cancer
 
Research project could lead to development of new immune therapies for lung cancerProtein kinases regulate nearly all processes in cells. If the function of these enzymes is disrupted, often cancer will develop. In particular certain types of deregulated mitogen-activated protein kinases are believed to be the cause of various types of cancer.