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Researchers are trying to understand how cannabis affects lung health Getty Smoking cannabis was not associated with reduced lung function in young adults, according to a new longitudinal study published in Respiratory Medicine. Contrary to another recent study that suggested smoking cannabis is more likely to cause emphysema than smoking tobacco, researchers in this study […]

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Get checked out -The first thing to do if you have been experiencing symptoms for four or more weeks, or you develop any new symptoms, is to get a proper assessment from your doctor. Use breathing techniques – Practising breathing control and breathing techniques can help you recover from breathlessness and also aid relaxation. Try […]

Recently, the Nigerian government confirmed the outbreak of diphtheria in parts of the country. The disease is a highly contagious infection caused by a bacterium called Corynebacterium species that affects the nose, throat and sometimes, skin of an individual. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) reported that 38 people, mostly children, have […]

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a fatal disease of the airways of the lungs, was one of the third leading causes of death worldwide in 2019. It is claimed that it killed 32 lakh 30 thousand (3.23 million) people. What is worrying is that this problem tends to grow and it comes to know about […]

Submitted photoDr. Stanley Martin, Geisinger’s director of infectious diseases, poses for a photo at Geisinger Medical Center. LEWISTOWN — Excuses, excuses, excuses. It seems there’s no shortage of reasons people offer to avoid getting an annual flu shot. Dr. Stanley Martin, Geisinger’s director of Infectious Diseases understands that there are myths […]

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UAE residents have raised Dh6.6million ($1.8 million) to transform the life of a 19-month-old child who struggles to breathe with a “miracle” drug. The UAE’s International Charity Organisation issued an appeal on Friday to help Muhib, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. In just four days, it collected Dh4 million to help him — with […]

Shutterstock The news out of China today is not very good. After the past two years of pursuing a single-minded zero-COVID approach to dealing with the pandemic, that nation’s leader just unleashed the virus on an ill-prepared population—and the consequences have been nothing short of dire. Chinese authorities are confident that a second wave will […]

For people living with a heart condition, long COVID has added yet another concern to their list of worries. Research suggests that you are at increased risk of blood clots, heart attack, heart failure, inflammation of the heart, and abnormal heartbeat following a COVID-19 infection. One in three adults that has had COVID-19 experiences long […]

Mid-winter is peak flu season and a time when respiratory conditions like asthma tend to flare, so it seems like the ideal time to try out halotherapy, or salt therapy. The concept of holing up in a cave full of salt — purported to have all sorts of healing properties for such conditions along with […]

Among critically ill patients with COVID-19, treatment with an interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor antagonist or with an antiplatelet agent was associated with improved 180-day mortality, according to the study results published in JAMA. Investigators conducted a secondary analysis of the ongoing Randomized Embedded Multifactorial Adaptive Platform for Community Acquire Pneumonia (REMAP-CAP) platform trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02735707) […]

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to contract the COVID-19 virus, you may have noticed that your COVID cough is lingering longer than after your typical cold. And if it bothers you for long enough, you may even find yourself googling “how long does COVID cough last?” First of all, you’re not alone. Many people who […]

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to contract the COVID-19 virus, you may have noticed that your COVID cough is lingering longer than after your typical cold. And if it bothers you for long enough, you may even find yourself googling “how long does COVID cough last?” First of all, you’re not alone. Many people who […]

For most patients with long Covid after an initial mild infection, symptoms may linger for several months but will resolve within a year, a large study has concluded. The analysis of healthcare records from 2 million people in Israel also found that vaccinated people were at lower risk of breathing difficulties – the most common […]

President Joe Biden stumbled over his words Tuesday when asked about his plan to end the COVID-19 emergencies. Speaking to reporters before departing the White House on Marine One, Biden was asked what was behind the decision to end the national and public health emergencies on May 11th. Biden first put the onus on the […]

Wilmington, Delaware, United States, , Jan. 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Transparency Market Research Inc. – The global Tracheostomy Devices Market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2031, according to the market outlook by Transparency Market Research (TMR). The rise in the number of people addicted […]

January 31, 2023 As temperatures fall in winter and people gather indoors more frequently, respiratory illnesses rise, including COVID, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Influenza (flu), rhinovirus (common cold), and various other respiratory viruses. Many respiratory symptoms overlap, making it difficult to know whether to carry on as usual, stay home, or seek medical attention. Dr. […]

COVID-19 is a potentially serious disease that can cause severe illness in some individuals. Therefore, people living with HIV, particularly those who are older or have lower CD4 counts, should take extra precautions to protect themselves from contracting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. HIV destroys white blood cells that help fight infections. People […]