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Air pollution speeds up aging of the lungs  and increases chronic lung disease risk
A study of more than 300,000 people has found that exposure to outdoor air pollution is linked to decreased lung function and an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Smoking 'damages eyes as well as lungs'
Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warned specialists.
Tomatoes, apples could help heal ex-smokers' lungs
For smokers who've managed to quit, the road to fully repairing lungs damaged by the habit may seem like a long one.
Lungs transplanted from 60-year-old as good as from younger donors
Lungs from older donors are a viable option for lung transplants and should be considered more often, a new study suggested.
Lungs enlist immune cells to fight infections in capillaries
Immune cells in the lungs provide a rapid counterattack to bloodstream infections, a new study in mice found.
Researchers find new way to look into lungs
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in producing 3D images showing oxygen and CO2 transport in the lungs. The new method provides hope for better treatment of COPD and lung cancer.
Mechanism of toxin's inflammatory effect on lungs found
A study released Dec. 23, 2014, describes a never-before-seen mechanism by which a bacterial toxin leads to severe inflammation in asthma and other acute and chronic pulmonary diseases. Researchers from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio said the discovery could result in development of therapeutic strategies that improve health in individuals who suffer from airway diseases.

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