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Tobacco primary cause of preventable deaths

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 15:32

Pegging the worldwide figure close to five to six million, health experts blame tobacco to be the number one cause of preventable deaths across the entire population, especially youth.

Obese people breathe in more air pollutants

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 14:12

A new research has suggested that overweight or obese adults can breathe 7-50 percent more air per day than an adult with healthy weight does, which makes them more vulnerable to air contaminants causing asthma and other pulmonary diseases.

Boost for drug efficacy in treating key heart disease

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 17:38

There is a heartening news for those suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) - a cardiovascular disease.

Scientists identify new way to disrupt fibrosis

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 16:43

Scientists have found a new way to intervene in the molecular and cellular cascade that causes fibrosis.

Genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis identified

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10:39

Researchers have found that an important genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis can be used to identify individuals at risk for this deadly lung disease.

Exposure to wood, tobacco smoke ups COPD risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 10:07

People who are consistently exposed to both wood smoke and tobacco smoke are at a greater risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

7 simple lifestyle steps may decrease risk of blood clots

Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013, 14:25

Adopting seven simple lifestyle steps could help reduce your risk of these potentially deadly blood clots, according to a new study.

7 new genes behind pulmonary fibrosis identified

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 23:51

Seven new genetic regions associated with pulmonary fibrosis have been identified in a new genome-wide association study of more than 6,000 people.

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