Check Your Home For Radon! Radioactive Gas Is Second Leading Cause Of Lung Cancer
The odorless, tasteless and colorless gas can be found in the air in houses and other buildings, as well as in water from underground sources, such as well water. Breathing high levels of radon is linked to higher risk of lung cancer.
Ebola Virus Found In Health Worker's Lungs
Ebola Virus now has a new breeding place in the human body. Strong virus recently found in a health worker's lungs.
Processed Meat Alert: Eating Ham Or Bacon 4 Times Weekly Worsens Asthma
The researchers found that those whe eat cured meats regularly, or at least four times weekly, are more likely to suffer from asthma attacks, than those who don't. The culprit is a preservative called nitrite which could aggravate the airways.
Exercising May Not Be Good For People In Areas With Polluted Air, Study Shows
Breathing in polluted air may cause heart failure. If you live in city where the air is highly polluted, you may just have to do your exercises indoors.
Charlotte Air Quality Worsens Due to Raging Wildfires
North Carolina mountains are experiencing uncontrolled wildfires are burning. Firefighters have been working religiously, but the effects take a toll on the residents since air quality is now greatly at risk.
November 16 Is World COPD Day
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. About 30 million Indians suffer from COPD.
Drug-Resistant Superbug Threatens Cystic Fibrosis Patients
The bacteria can cause severe pneumonia and is specifically dangerous to Cystic Fibrosis patients and other lung illness. It has already spread globally, researchers say.
Air Pollution Linked To Insulin Resistence In Children, May Trigger Diabetes
Exposure to polluted air in childhood raises the risk of diabetes in adulthood, by increasing insulin resistance.