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lungs

Chronic cough? New drug could bring relief

Patients with persistent, inexplicable respiratory problems often struggle to find suitable treatment.

Vaping could re-shape DNA

Chemical changes seen in cancer patients are also found in people who vape or smoke.

Chest radiation can tax the heart

During therapy and long afterward, a commitment to physical activity could be the best way to improve quality of life.

Kicking the habit? Don’t go it alone

Your odds of quitting for good will improve if you lean on therapies and others for help.

Smog—bad to the bones

Breathing polluted air causes oxidative stress and inflammation, which could lead to loss of bone mass.

Quit smoking? That means vapes, too

The e-cig industry would like you to believe their product is a safe alternative to cigarettes. It's not.

The war inside

Cold and flu viruses compete for precious resources in your respiratory tract, making it less likely you'll develop one if you have the other.

Quality air, quality health

Cuts in pollution lead to widespread improvements in human health—including fewer cases of asthma and a lower risk of heart problems.

A cure for kitty—and caretaker?

A new vaccine for cats could one day help humans who suffer from feline allergies.

Study: Don’t look to plants for air purity

While the greenery is good for you, a properly ventilated home is far more effective at boosting air quality.

Talcum powder and mesothelioma link?

A new study looks at 33 people who developed this rare cancer as a result of possible asbestos exposure in powder.

Time to look at your telltale gait?

How fast you walk might offer hints at how fast your body is aging.

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