Category: Lungs

Are Cleaning Products Safe for the Lungs?

The safest cleaning ingredients come from your kitchen. Think vinegar (floors and countertops), baking soda and warm water (ovens, tubs, and toilets),  and liquid soap, says Norman H. Edelman, M.D., senior scientific advisor for...

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A Nasal Swab May Confirm Lung Cancer?

Researchers identified 30 genes in the nasal passages of patients with lung cancer that were active in a different way from those in people without the disease. This nasal swab could someday be used to confirm the disease after...

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Get snoring checked and treated. Snoring is a red flag for obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder that causes you to struggle to breathe (or stop altogether) during sleep. This can cause brain damage, high blood pressure and memory...

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Quitting Smoking Easily

Likely cause: You decided to quit, and you succeeded. But it could be a sign of: Lung cancer. A chronic smoker who suddenly finds it unusually easy to quit may be experiencing a strange physiological symptom of lung cancer,...

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Lung Cancer

Death rates have been dropping in men since 1991 and in women since 2003, thanks to less smoking Only 15 percent of patients are diagnosed at an early stage, when five-year survival rates are 54 percent. More than half of...

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Lung Cancer

Smoking is the cause of more than 80% of all lung cancers, but people who do not smoke can also have lung cancer. What you can do:      Lung cancer is one of the few cancers that can often be prevented.  If you are a smoker, ask...

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Is Hair Spray Harmful?

Can a person’s lungs be damaged by years of inhaling hair spray? Possibly. Even short-term exposure to hair spray or other household chemicals can irritate the airways and trigger symptoms in people with asthma. Hair...

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