What Is The Novel Coronavirus?

What Is The Novel Coronavirus?

The world is gripped in widespread concern and fear about a certain virus that has started to infect certain parts of the world. If you haven’t known about it yet, it is the novel coronavirus. This virus, also known as the SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has infected a number of people from more than 70 […]

Scientists Discover Human Lung Stem Cells

Scientists Discover Human Lung Stem Cells

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital may have discovered and identified for the first time a human lung stem cell. The said stem cell in the lung is known to be self-renewing and is capable of forming into the different biological structures in the lungs. This discovery may someday pave the way for developing novel […]

Coughs After Quitting Smoking

Coughs After Quitting Smoking

Some people find that that after they cough more after they quit smoking. Bu according to Edward C. Rosenow III, M.D. of the Mayo Clinic, this is a temporary problem and is no cause for alarm. Repaired ciliaThe reason why smokers cough more after they quit smoking is because the microscopic hairs or cilia that line the bronchial tube are repairing themselves. These hairs normally collect germs and irritants out of the airways. However, tobacco smoke temporarily paralyzes cilia. When you stop smo…

Lung Cancer Risks

Lung Cancer Risks

Lung cancer is a condition wherein there is an abnormal growth of cell tissues in one or both lungs. Such abnormal cells do not serve any function as that of normal cells but may sometimes progress into tumors which can hamper the normal functioning of the lungs. Lung Cancer Risk FactorsThere are various factors that can lead to the development of lung cancer. Most of the common ones are environmental. Substances such as asbestos, radon and others are known to be cancer causing agents when they …

Cigarettes Cause More Damage On Women

Cigarettes Cause More Damage On Women

Researchers have recently discovered that women may become more susceptible to the toxic effects of cigarette smoking than men. A study headed by Dr. Inga-Cecilie  Soerheim of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the University of Bergen in Norway showed proof that it takes less cigarette exposure for women to develop certain physical damage than in men. Women who smoke also seem to develop lung damage earlier than men. The study involved analyzing 954 people in Norway who were suffering f…