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Widely used e-cigarette flavoring impairs lung function

A new study has found that a common e-cigarette flavoring that has chemical characteristics similar to toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke disrupts an important mechanism of the lungs’ antibacterial defense system.

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‘Lenny’ and Me 4 Today – Pushing the Envelope #3

We now have the second of the three follow-ups for a short series of ‘Pushing the Envelope’ in the travels of life for myself and my lung buddy ‘Lenny’. 790 woorden meer


Breathless ...

It has been a while since I have posted here. Fighting a health turmoil and it does not seem to get any better despite more medication and reassurance. 131 woorden meer


AstraZeneca's respiratory rivalry with GlaxoSmithKline takes a hit with Fasenra's phase 3 fail

AstraZeneca’s ambitions for keeping pace with GlaxoSmithKline in the severe COPD market just took a big hit.

In a late-stage COPD trial released Friday, the British drugmaker’s blockbuster hopeful Fasenra didn’t beat placebo at holding off episodes when symptoms suddenly worsen. 65 woorden meer



When does it end?

The chaos? The loss? The boulders that life keeps throwing at me?

As if being homeless wasn’t enough, I managed to end up being admitted to the hospital. 178 woorden meer