Bronchodilator treatment does not help asthmatic smokers

A new study supported by the National Institutes of Health have found that bronchodilators are ineffective in improving lung function in people with mild asthma or COPD. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD), a lung disease that obstructs the airways and leads to coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, affects about 15 million Americans. However, millions of […]

Fewer Burgers may translate to healthier Lungs, says researchers

A plant-centric diet in early adulthood was associated with less risk of emphysema in middle age, results of a long-running cohort study indicated. Participants whose diets at enrollment were in the top quintile on the A Priori Diet Quality Score (APDQS) system had 60% lower odds of developing emphysema over 30 years of follow-up versus those with […]

A novel Nanoligomer treatment for severe COVID-19

A recent study published in the journal ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering examines the biodistribution and safety of SBCoV207, a novel nanoligomer that was used to target miR-2392 in a murine model. The advent and global spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 made it clear that there are no antiviral medicines for […]

Asthmatics are more likely to be Obese

The findings of the study, which were first to show this link, according to authors, were published online in the journal Thorax. The study was directed by Subhabrata Moitra, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in the division of pulmonary medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. According to a recent multinational study with more than […]

Fluticasone, an Asthma drug, is ineffective as a COVID treatment

Dr. Adrian Hernandez, executive director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the study’s principal investigator, stated in a news release that there was no evidence of a faster time to recovery or a decrease in hospitalizations in participants who took fluticasone furoate compared to those who took a placebo. Fluticasone furoate, another medication used […]

Pulse Oximeters less accurate for individuals with darker skin

Due to pulse oximeters’ subpar performance, people of color receive less supplementary oxygen in the ICU, a research found. According to research by Eric Raphael Gottlieb, MD, MS, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues, average oxygen delivery rates were lower for Asian, Black, and Hispanic patients than for white patients. When controlling […]

Are those with allergic asthma less vulnerable to severe COVID?

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have discovered scientific explanations for how disease progresses and why a specific group of asthma sufferers is less prone to severe COVID. Scientists demonstrate how cells containing SARS-CoV-2 migrate deeply into the lungs, where severe COVID can establish itself, after detaching from the upper airway. Additionally, they […]

How Does Alcohol Consumption Affect the Immune System?

Although alcohol consumption is typically associated with liver damage, both moderate and chronic alcohol use can significantly impact the immune system, thereby limiting the ability of the body to protect itself from infection and disease adequately. The immune system is typically categorized into the innate and adaptive immune response systems, both of which are essential […]

Protection against Lung damage using intense light

In a study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, scientists from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus discover that bright light activates proteins that have been shown to shield mice’s lungs against harm. Their findings might help in the treatment of lung disorders and acute lung damage. The fact […]

Scroll to top
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)