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Tag: Lung

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Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers

London: With vaping becoming a style statement globally including in India, a small yet significant study has found that vaporisers may potentially disable key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation if used for long. The e-cigarette vapour boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep […]

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Commonly used chemotherapy drug can lead to heart failure: Study

London: A chemotherapy drug, widely used for treatment of ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, has the potential to cause heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure, a study led by a professor of Indian origin, has found. In the study, conducted on mice, doxorubicin induced fibrosis in the heart, increased the programmed […]

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Zinc supply to lung cells linked to respiratory diseases

Tokyo: Japanese researchers have found that abnormal delivery of zinc to lung cells contributes to obstructive pulmonary diseases, a collective term for refractory respiratory diseases with chronic airway inflammation and excessive mucus retention that are accompanied by airway obstruction. The findings, published in the journal EbioMedicine, also suggest that treatment for these diseases cannot be […]

E-cigarette flavourings can alter lung function

New York: Certain flavourings used in the liquid for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may adversely affect the lungs by changing important cellular functions in their tissue, says a new study. Out of the 13 flavourings that the researchers tested, five of them were found to have adverse effects on the lungs. “The effects of the various […]

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