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Drink black tea to detox, experts tell smokers


October 12th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Black tea could help chronic smokers detox, experts at a daylong conference on the benefits of tea and its abilities to cure several maladies said ... Read more...

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Simple blood test could provide early detection of emphysema


March 12th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College say that monitoring blood for tiny particles released by cells lining the lungs may help clinicians diagnose emphysema in its earliest stages.The ... Read more...

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Camel ciggies maker forced to pay $260K to smoker who developed cancer


February 13th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Camel cigarettes maker R.J. Reynolds has been forced to pay more than 260,000 dollars in damages to an elderly man who developed cancer from smoking.Leroy Kirkland had sought ... Read more...

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Protein involved in cystic fibrosis linked to chronic lung diseases


December 30th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A research team at Johns Hopkins Children's Center has found that a protein involved in cystic fibrosis (CF) also regulates inflammation and cell death in emphysema and may ... Read more...

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Gospel singer Albertina Walker dies at the age of 81 years


October 9th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Legendary United States gospel singer, Albertina Walker is dead. The singer died at the age of 81 years on Friday.Walker who began to sing at the age of 4 years in the ... Read more...

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Smoking to claim 2 million lives each year in China: Experts


August 20th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): Health experts have warned that China is at risk of losing at least two million lives each year to smoking-related diseases.The use of tobacco by Chinese men, ... Read more...

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Iceland volcano ash plume sparks health fears


April 19th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a health warning to Europeans due to the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which has created an enormous ash plume.WHO ... Read more...

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Treatment checklist in hospitals can cut death rates


April 3rd, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Introducing checklists to ensure hospital staff give patients the best possible treatment can significantly reduce mortality rates, a new study has found. Introducing the checklist system in three London ... Read more...

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Childhood tobacco smoke exposure ‘leads to early emphysema in adulthood’


December 29th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Kids who are regularly exposed to tobacco smoke at home tend to develop early emphysema in adulthood, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.The ... Read more...

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Single gene mutations linked to lung disease risk


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): People with single-gene mutations that cause them to have abnormally low levels of the protein alpha-1 antitrypsin are highly susceptible to emphysema-a progressive lung disease that causes severe ... Read more...

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Genetic variant that controls lung function and risk of COPD identified


December 18th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified a novel genetic variant that appears to play a vital role in preserving the lung function and lowering the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary ... Read more...

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Why inflammation ravages ex-smokers’ lungs


October 29th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine claim to have unravelled the mystery behind why inflammation still ravages lungs of some smokers who have kicked the habit years ago.They ... Read more...

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Stay indoors to avoid breathing problems this Diwali


October 16th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Avoid smoke, stay indoors and increase medication in case of breathlessness during Diwali - are tips from experts to people suffering from respiratory diseases. According to doctors, ... Read more...

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Coal dust exposure linked to emphysema severity


July 24th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Exposure to coal dust can increase the severity of emphysema in smokers and non-smokers alike, according to a new study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and ... Read more...

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Childhood exposure to tobacco smoke may lead to early emphysema later


May 20th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Constant exposure to tobacco smoke puts kids at a higher risk of developing early emphysema later in life, say researchers."Emphysematous 'holes' in the lung that begin as small ... Read more...

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New York’s first swine flu victim dead


May 18th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 18 (ANI): New York's first swine flu victim, an assistant principal in a school in the city's Queen's area, has died.Assistant principal Mitchell Wiener of Intermediate School 238 in ... Read more...

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Gene variation that may increase Alzheimer’s risk identified


May 7th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have found that the variation in a gene, responsible for the production of a protein called neuroglobin, is linked with an increased risk ... Read more...

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Genetic ‘brakes’ discovery offers hope to multiple sclerosis, cancer patients


April 20th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): In what is being called as a "big step" towards answering one of medical science's great questions, Scottish scientists have discovered genetic "brakes" which could slow down or ... Read more...

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Soon, a portable lung to help those with breathing problems


March 10th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists are developing a portable lung which could help people with breathing problems lead a normal life.Swansea University scientists say their device, which oxygenates blood outside the ... Read more...

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Smoking linked to premature aging


February 6th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers from University of Iowa have found a link between smoking and premature aging.They identified a key protein that is lost in Werner''s syndrome (premature aging) is ... Read more...

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Scientists turn adult somatic cells into pluripotent stem cells using a single virus


January 8th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): A research team, led by scientists from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) claim that they have successfully used a single virus vector, instead of multiple viruses, ... Read more...

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Jackos peace-pipe: to leave Beatles back catalogue to Macca in his will


January 4th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Pop star Michael Jackson is leaving his share of the Beatles back catalogue to Sir Paul McCartney in his will, which, he hopes, may end an almost ... Read more...

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Jackson wants to end feud with McCartney


January 4th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Pop star Michael Jackson wants to end an almost 24-year-long feud with legend Sir Paul McCartney by leaving his share of the Beatles back catalogue to him in ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson needs lung transplant


December 23rd, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 23 (DPA) Former pop idol Michael Jackson is fighting for his life and will die if he does not receive a lung transplant, his biographer has told US gossip ... Read more...

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Sick Jacko fighting for his life?


December 21st, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Michael Jackson is reportedly fighting for his life, according to a writer who is penning a new biography on the singer.Ian Halperin, a former award-winning investigative journalist ... Read more...

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Diesel truckers at increased lung cancer risk due to exhaust


December 10th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 10 (ANI): Trucking company workers are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer due to regular exposure to diesel exhaust, say researchers.The research team from University of California ... Read more...

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Health food puts back some flesh on Amy Winehouses skeletal figure


November 3rd, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Troubled English singer Amy Winehouse has managed to put some flesh on her bones after she started to follow a new healthy food diet and sweets.Winehouse, 25, ... Read more...

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Amy Winehouse faces losing her voice due to chaotic lifestyle


October 29th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Troubled singer Amy Winehouse now faces losing the most important asset of her life her voice.Winehouses friends fear that the erratic lifestyle the singer has been leading ... Read more...

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Kicking the butt may help control rheumatoid arthritis


October 27th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): For smokers with rheumatoid arthritis, kicking the butt might help in controlling its progression, according to a study.Smoking is known to increase the risk and severity ... Read more...

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Winehouse in hospital for chest infection


October 27th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse was admitted to a hospital recently for reported chest infection.According to mirror.co.uk, Winehouse is also battling drug addiction. She looked visibly thin and ... Read more...

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Winehouse misses her own birthday party


September 14th, 2008 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse missed what was to be the biggest event of her year - her 25th birthday.Friends and family kept on waiting for the singer ... Read more...

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Amy Winehouse in legal trouble


August 31st, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) The organisers of a French music festival are threatening legal action against troubled singer Amy Winehouse after she pulled out of the event at the eleventh hour saying ... Read more...

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Amy doesnt do drugs anymore: Mum


August 2nd, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Troubled popstar Amy Winehouses mum Janis is absolutely sure that her famous daughter no longer uses drugs as a result of her major health problems.Janis insists that ... Read more...

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Winehouse not using drugs, claims mother


July 31st, 2008 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Troubled British Singer Amy Winehouse's mother Janis is adamant that her daughter is no longer using drugs. Winheouse was hospitalised earlier this week after suffering a reaction to ... Read more...

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Winehouse rushed to hospital after reaction to medication


July 29th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Troubled singer Amy Winehouse was rushed to hospital following an adverse reaction to medication on Monday.The Rehab star was taken by an ambulance from her home to ... Read more...

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