The recent vaping-related deaths in the US have brought the issue into the spotlight around the world.
We've still got a lot to learn about the long term health effects of vaping. But based on what we know so far, vaping liquids containing oils, and especially cannabis/THC liquids, should be avoided.
Lung MRI of an ex-smoker of cannabis and tobacco, showing poor lung function and truncated airway tree. In vaping patients, oily substances have also been found inside their lung tissue and airways.
Vaping devices cause deadly lung toxicity. Their marketing to children must be banned.
Lung disease can often be prevented with culturally appropriate health care and information.
Lung infections are the most common reason for Aboriginal children to be hospitalised. But many cases can be prevented by seeking treatment for wet coughs that last for four weeks or more.
A man at a recovery center in Youngstown, Ohio, smokes a cigarette, June 15, 2017.
David Dermer/AP Photo
For those who don't smoke cigarettes, the dangers may seem distant. Yet smoking still kills millions each year. A new study suggests that e-cigarettes might curb this public health tragedy.
Vitamin D shows promise in treating COPD in people who are deficient in the vitamin.
Barbara Bush and her husband, George H.W. Bush, at his Houston campaign headquarters June 4, 1964.
AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky/file
The former first lady was reported to have a condition that makes breathing hard and often occurs in smokers. COPD is a condition that affects almost 16 million Americans.
You can barely see this construction worker for dust. His lack of protective face mask puts him at risk of silicosis and other lung diseases.
We're seeing the resurgence of an old lung disease in people who make and install the type of engineered stone product you might find in your kitchen or bathroom.
Shifting your diet away from processed foods and towards fruits and vegetables can reduce symptoms of asthma.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
People with cystic fibrosis, Australia’s most common inherited condition, have thick mucus, including on the lungs.
Wider availability of the cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco since May 1, 2017 means younger patients can now access it.
CF can’t currently be cured but some emerging treatments show promise.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects around 3,000 people in Australia and 70,000 worldwide. It's an inherited disease caused by a mutation in a single gene called CFTR.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most wretched tobacco-caused illnesses.
Over the past decade, every researcher’s email inbox has been crammed daily with junk from what have come to be known as predatory journals and conferences. Last week I had 21 offers to send my non-existent…
Drugs widely used to treat asthma and pneumonia can become ineffective because they work with the lung cells’ body clock…
Biomass smoke can scar and inflame the lungs.
Bushfire smoke can damage the lungs in a similar way to smoking-related emphysema, according to a study from the Woolcock…
Researchers have discovered a new set of chemical factors that transform human embryonic stem cells into functional lung…
Men with chronic lung disease have consistently lower testosterone levels compared to healthy men. By simply increasing these…
Low-dose exposure to arsenic from drinking water in the womb can cause problems in lung development which may increase the…
Growing evidence suggests asbestos exposure may cause many more diseases than we thought.
The relationship between asbestos exposure and diseases such as malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer is well established. But now other diseases not typically associated with asbestos may possibly be…
Non-communicable diseases are the silent assassins in global health. Risk exposure begins in early childhood, and accumulates across the lifespan.
What causes two out of every three deaths in the world, has been described by the Director-General of the World Health Organisation as “a slow motion disaster” and by the Secretary-General of the UN a…
Many emphysema sufferers cannot breathe without the aid of an oxygen tank.
Tests on mice have given German researchers fresh hope that existing drugs could be used to reverse the debilitating effects…
A study involving thousands of people has revealed two distinct DNA areas in asthma patients. “Two regions of the DNA were…