Farmer’s lung – A disease from the fields
What is Farmer’s Lung? Farmer’s lung is a condition that is caused by an allergic reaction to the mold that is found in certain crops. While the farmers are prone to expose themselves to dust from hay, corn, grass, grain, and tobacco, they are more likely to inhale them in higher concentrations. But, this doesn’t […]
Popcorn Lung: The Disease that Affects Vapers, Smokers, and Popcorn Fans
Vaping has been on the rise for a few years now, with many who stand outside blowing out massive vapour clouds saying the switch from smoking has made them feel better. However, the phrase ‘popcorn lung’ has been lurking around for a while, and it’s never been clear if the disease is real, or simply […]
INFOGRAPHIC: The Facts About Smoking
Many people start smoking out of peer pressure or stress. Although most of us have been educated on the dangers of smoking while in school, it was more of a basic lesson that did not go in-depth. Here is a helpful infographic that lists the facts about smoking.
INFOGRAPHIC: Stop Smoking Statistics
Many smokers want to quit cigarette smoking, but they either don’t have the drive or the discipline to follow through. Here are some statistics that will put things into perspective and may help you in your journey to quit.
Who Really Should Get Screened for Lung Cancer
In 2013, U.S. health professionals recommended annual lung cancer screenings for adults aged between 55 to 80 who had a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke, or have quit within the past 15 years. This recommendation was based on a study conducted in 2011 called The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). The NLST found that […]
Smoking in Europe Mapped in Infographic
Smoking has become a global pandemic, with more and more countries trying various methods to dissuade the public from picking up a cigarette. However, the number of smokers (including those who use vape pens) has been steadily on the rise. Here is an interesting infographic that has mapped Europe’s smoking hotspots.
New Approach called RePneu can Help Emphysema Patients Breathe Better
Researchers have discovered a new procedure that could ease breathing difficulties for patients suffering from emphysema. Pete Fuller from Southampton took part in a clinical trial of the treatment. The 68 yea old retired HGV driver said he used to smoke close to 40 cigarettes a day. He first started noticing his breathlessness in 2005 but […]
BREAKING: Wonder Lung Cancer Drug
Bob Berry was told he had just 18 months left to live. However, after being one of the first in the world to test a new lung cancer drug, he has no trace of the disease left in his body. Bob was just one of three people in England who took part in the clinical […]
Kaggle hosting million dollar competition to improve lung cancer detection
Kaggle, which was founded as a platform for predictive modelling and analytics competitions on which companies and researchers post their data and statisticians and data miners from all over the world compete to produce the best models, is hosting a competition with a million dollar prize to improve the classification of potentially cancerous lesions in the […]
10 Best Exercises to Increase Lung Capacity
Oxygen is critical for your body’s survival. Keeping the organ that distributes oxygen to your body healthy should be of utmost importance. Your lungs have the arduous task of delivering oxygen to every part of your body. Keeping up and improving lung function is something that everyone should be thinking about. Without proper lung function, […]