Weill Cornell Medicine Appoints Augustine Choi as New Dean
Weill Cornell Medicine named Dr. Augustine M.K.Choi, a physician and scientist specializing in lung diseases, the new dean of Weill Cornell Medicine. He has served as the interim dean since last June and succeeds Dr. Laurie Glimcher.
Occupational lung diseases are lung ailments caused by long-term exposure to certain irritants at the workplace. It is mainly because of the few irritants which are not at all good for your lungs. Normally, the lung ailments can have lasting effects, even when your lung is not exposed to the irritants.
Monitoring Trends in Lung Disease: Data & Statistics
The American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit monitors trends in lung disease and behavioral risk factors. We analyze raw data from government surveys available through the National Center for Health Statistics and other agencies to develop reports on lung disease mortality, prevalence, hospitalization, economic costs and risk factors.
9 Tips to Lower Your Risk of Lung Disease
While some lung diseases are genetic and unavoidable, there are ways that you can help protect yourself from developing many of them.
Nine in 10 lung disease deaths 'linked to smoking'
More than one million people in the UK are living with chronic lung diseases linked to smoking, according to Public Health England (PHE). The new figures als...
10 Jobs With the Highest Risk of Occupational Lung Diseases
Workers who are exposed to airborne contaminants at the workplace are at risk of developing occupational lung diseases including mesothelioma.
All benchtop stonemasons should be urgently tested for lung disease, expert warns
The true extent of the deadly lung disease affecting stonemasons who cut engineered stone kitchen benchtops is hidden and the entire workforce should be urgently medically tested, according to an international expert.
Scientists discover how to spot 9/11-related lung disease risk
Using advanced computer software, NYU scientists were able to demonstrate that firefighters were more likely than not to develop lung disease if they had certain metabolites in their blood stream.
What is driving the spike in black lung disease among coal miners?
Rates of severe coal workers' pneumoconiosis—also known as black lung disease—among coal miners have been on the rise recently despite regulations on exposure to dusts associated with mining.
Don’t pop antidepressants if you suffer from lung disease, here’s why
If you suffer from lung disease, be cautious while taking antidepressants. A new study links use of antidepressants with increased risk of death for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and greater likelihood of hospitalisation.
CDC shares tips for radiologists facing vaping-related lung disease
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sharing tips for radiologists who are faced with vaping-related lung disease, and it has also put a specific name to the deadly ailment E-cigarette- or vaping-associated lung injury—“EVALI,” as they’re calling it—has already affected about 1,300 individuals across the U.S., killing 26. The CDC has not identified the precise cause of these cases, but noted that the…
Death dust audit reveals deadly lung disease epidemic with almost 100 workers diagnosed
An audit of Queensland's manufacturing stone industry reveals 98 workers contracted the potentially deadly lung disease silicosis.
Vaping lung disease and deaths: CDC, Tennessee data shows cases still increasing; here's what to...
Vaping has been linked to lung disease and some deaths in the United States and CDC and state health departments are still trying to find the cause.
More Than 20 Suspected Lung Disease Cases Linked to Vaping Reported in Texas
Texas health officials are investigating 21 possible cases of severe lung disease in teens and preteens who used e-cigarettes or vaping products. Six cases are consistent with symptoms and substance use in other states, officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a news update Wednesday. The rest are under investigation.
Rate of black lung disease among miners may be 10 times higher than reported
Lung disease is a well-known deadly consequence of working in the coal industry. But a new NPR study finds miners are suffering from the most advanced form of the disease at a rate ten times higher than the government has reported. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with NPR's Howard Berkes about the causes of this late-stage lung disease, possibilities for treatment and why it's been direly underestimated.
What is popcorn lung? The disease that could affect vapers and popcorn fans
If you eat loads of popcorn and it's coated with this chemical, it could give you lung disease.
Tackling 4 myths of a dangerous lung disease
WVU and NIOSH study ways to prevent lung disease in dentistry professionals
Inhaling dangerous particulates is a hazard of coal mining, mold remediation, sandblasting … and dentistry. Fotinos Panagakos, associate dean of research at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, is collaborating with a team at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to study how microscopic, airborne particulates and gases might be generated during …
What You Should Know About the Lung Disease That Killed Leonard Nimoy
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, aka COPD, affects more than 12 million Americans and is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.
How lung disease in teens is bringing the vape industry more scrutiny
It is illegal for people under the age of 21 in California to purchase e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, but teens are still getting them.
Vaping lung disease symptoms: Here’s what the CDC says to watch out for
E-cigarette users who experience symptoms similar to the ones associated to with the outbreak should seek prompt medical attention.