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Today’s Solutions: June 25, 2024

New technique offers full pict

New technique offers full picture of infants’ lungs as soon as they’re born

In the womb, a baby’s lungs are full of liquid and they receive oxygen through the mother’s placenta. If all goes well, the baby’s body absorbs this liquid during birth and emerges to take their first breath in a process called "lung aeration." Unfortunately, in some cases, complications Read More...

Fruits and carrots

Protect your lungs this winter with these 5 superfoods

When it comes to the coronavirus, adults with lung-related health issues such as asthma are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus. On top of that, a study presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress also found that Covid-19 can have a long-term effect on the Read More...

COVID-19 pushes 300,000 to qui

COVID-19 pushes 300,000 to quit smoking across UK

We’re all being a bit more conscious about our lung health during the COVID-19 outbreak. One positive outcome from the pandemic is that it offered the necessary push for 300,000 people in the UK to give up smoking.  A joint study between YouGov and the campaign group Action on Smoking and Read More...

New study finds smokers’s lu

New study finds smokers’s lungs can heal damage after quitting for good

It may not be a secret that smoking causes serious damage to your lungs, but that doesn’t make it any easier for people to kick that habit. Especially if you’ve been smoking heavily for years or even decades, it may seem pointless to try and quit now. However, new research out of the UK begs Read More...