Tag Archives: lung

Vaping and waterpipes ‘multiply risks of developing lung diseases’

Both smoking and vaping can stiffen the arteries and increase the risk of developing adverse lung conditions, scientists have said. Their findings are based on a clinical review of the available evidence gathered from multiple studies. An analysis by an international team of researchers found that tobacco cigarettes, in general, were more harmful than electronic… Read More »

Bristol Myers Squibb finally breaks into first-line lung cancer with Opdivo-Yervoy nod

It’s been a long road for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo, but the immuno-oncology star finally has a place in the lucrative market for previously untreated non-small cell lung cancer. The FDA Friday approved Opdivo alongside fellow BMS checkpoint inhibitor Yervoy for first-line patients whose tumors test positive for biomarker PD-L1, giving patients a chemo-free option and… Read More »

E-cigarettes have killed 57 people as number of lung illnesses linked to vaping rises to 2,602

Texas 15-year-old dies of vaping-linked illness, becoming the youngest victim of the e-cigarette epidemic as US death toll rises to 57 Officials in Texas have confirmed the death of a 15-year-old who developed the vaping-linked illness sweeping the US   The CDC says 57 people have died in 27 states and the District of Columbia from vaping-related… Read More »

Amazon’s latest health hire is a high-profile public health expert and ‘lung doc’

Vin Gupta, a pulmonary medicine specialist Amazon is hiring a high-profile public health expert and clinician to help it strategize how to deliver better care for its workers, a person familiar with the company’s thinking told CNBC. The company plans to add Vin Gupta as a principal scientist to its growing Amazon Care team later… Read More »

Vaping Leaves E-Cigarette User With Rare Lung Scarring: Study

Vape. (Photo Credits: Pixabay) New York, December 5: An e-cigarette user has been diagnosed with a rare form of lung scarring typically found in metal workers, says a new study. Doctors diagnosed the patient with hard-metal pneumoconiosis, a rare form of lung disease that causes irreparable damage, persistent coughing and breathing issues. It is typically… Read More »