Tag Archives: Lung

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Your toothpaste could be an offbeat warrior in a fight against lung disease. Turns out, an antibacterial substance in your toothpaste may combat severe lung disease. According to a study conducted by the Michigan State University, a common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF, when combined with an already FDA-approved drug. ... Read More »

Vaping could increase lung, bladder cancers and heart disease risk: Study

Vaping may raise the risk of cancer because it leads to DNA damage, even though it contains fewer carcinogens than tobacco smoke, a US study has found. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences did not compare the cancer-causing potential of traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes. However, in studies on lab mice, those exposed to e-cigarette smoke ... Read More »

Insufficient zinc supply to lung cells can cause respiratory diseases

Respiratory diseases that develop due to an overproduction of mucus are caused by an insufficient zinc supply to lung epithelial cells, a study has found. Obstructive pulmonary disease is a collective term for refractory respiratory diseases with chronic airway inflammation and excessive mucus retention that are accompanied by airway obstruction. They include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that presents with ... Read More »

Exercise May Help Patients with Lung Disease

Increased physical activity among patients with a type of lung disease could reduce their risk of anxiety as well as depression, a study has found. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. The prevalence of depression and anxiety is approximately 40 per cent in COPD patients while the ... Read More »

White Bread, Corn Flakes Intake Push Up Lung Cancer Risk

Consuming foods and beverages with a high glycemic index, such as white bread or bagels, corn flakes and puffed rice, is linked with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, says a study. Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the quality of dietary carbohydrates, defined by how quickly blood sugar levels are raised following a meal. The link between ... Read More »