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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 […]

When exposed to air pollution, women have a higher risk of damage than men

The findings were presented at the European Respiratory Society annual meeting, in Barcelona. Findings presented at medical meetings are considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. Breathing in fumes from diesel exhaust may be more damaging to women than to men, a new Canadian study claims. “We already know that there are sex differences […]

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