She Dove More Than 300 Feet Under the Sea. Can She Go Deeper?

Alenka Artnik of Slovenia recently set a record in free diving. But her race to the bottom may not be over.

#alenka-artnik, #egypt, #free-diving, #lungs, #mevoli-nicholas, #molchanova-natalia-1962, #records-and-achievements, #red-sea

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The Risks of Another Epidemic: Teenage Vaping

“We’re stepping backward from all the advances we’ve made in tobacco control,” one investigator said.

#addiction-psychology, #e-cigarettes, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #juul-labs-inc, #lungs, #nicotine, #puff-bar-disposable, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Some Signs of Recovery From Severe Covid Lung Damage

In two early studies, researchers said some patients showed signs of healing just weeks after leaving the hospital.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #lungs, #oxygen, #research, #respiratory-distress-syndrome, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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In India, Toxic Air Spells More Trouble for Covid-19 Patients

Every fall, air pollution spikes in India. Doctors worry what it will mean for coronavirus patients with breathing problems.

#agriculture-and-farming, #air-pollution, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delhi-india, #india, #lungs, #new-delhi-india

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After a Hospital Stay for Covid, Patients May Face Months of Rehabilitation

Many patients who were critically ill with Covid-19 face arduous recoveries, often requiring extensive physical rehabilitation.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #lungs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #physical-therapy, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #ventilators-medical

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Trump Says He’s Beaten Covid-19. Doctors Aren’t So Sure.

Mr. Trump’s physician has given an incomplete, upbeat picture of his health. Medical experts warn that the president is entering a pivotal, unpredictable phase.

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How to Protect Children from Wildfire Smoke

Even if flames are far away, smoke can travel and threaten kids’ health. But staying inside has trade-offs too.

#air-pollution, #asthma, #children-and-childhood, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #lungs, #masks, #respiratory-diseases, #wildfires

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‘This Does Not Look Good for Children’: Fires Pose Risk to Young Lungs

The wildfires blazing in the West could hinder developing lungs, worsen asthma and even lead to the condition in those who don’t have it but are genetically disposed to it.

#air-pollution, #asthma, #california, #children-and-childhood, #lungs, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #research, #wildfires, #your-feed-healthcare

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In an Unlikely Covid Survivor’s Case, More Questions Than Answers

Six months in, it is clear that mortality is not the only outcome that matters.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #hospitals, #lungs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Vaping Links to Covid Risk Are Becoming Clear

Researchers are starting to home in on the ways in which the use of e-cigarettes raises the chances of catching the virus, and suffering its worst effects.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-cigarettes, #lungs, #research, #smoking-and-tobacco, #vaping, #your-feed-healthcare

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A Covid Patient Goes Home After a Rare Double Lung Transplant

Mayra Ramirez was the first of a small but growing number of people whose only hope of surviving the coronavirus was to replace their lungs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lungs, #northwestern-memorial-hospital-chicago-ill, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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Breathe Better With These Nine Exercises

“You can’t be truly healthy unless you’re breathing correctly.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #apnea-sleep-disorder, #content-type-service, #lungs, #nose, #oxygen, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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In Astounding Test, Scientists Revive Damaged Lungs for Transplant

Injured and unusable lungs were restored with respirators and pig blood. The procedure one day may increase the supply of organs for transplant.

#columbia-university, #deaths-fatalities, #lungs, #nature-medicine-journal, #new-york-university-langone-medical-center, #pigs, #surgery-and-surgeons, #tissue-human, #transplants, #united-states, #university-of-toronto, #ventilators-medical, #vunjak-novakovic-gordana

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In Poor Countries, Many Covid-19 Patients Are Desperate for Oxygen

Aid agencies are scrambling to get oxygen equipment to low-income countries where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading.

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Coronavirus Attacks the Lungs. A Federal Agency Just Halted Funding for New Lung Treatments.

The shift, quietly disclosed on a government website, highlights how the Trump administration is favoring development of vaccines over treatments for the sickest patients.

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She Struggled With Asthma, but It Had Never Been This Bad

She had trouble breathing, and the E.R. doctors discovered a mass in her lung. Was this cancer — or something a little more unusual?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cystic-fibrosis, #hospitals, #lungs, #pneumonia, #senses-and-sensation, #smoking-and-tobacco

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Covid-19 Patient Gets Double Lung Transplant, Offering Hope for Others

The operation is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S. The patient, a woman in her 20s, had been healthy, but the coronavirus devastated her lungs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lungs, #northwestern-memorial-hospital-chicago-ill, #surgery-and-surgeons, #tissue-human, #transplants, #your-feed-healthcare

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These Athletes Had the Coronavirus. Will They Ever Be the Same?

Von Miller of the Denver Broncos called the disease a “surreal” experience and said he struggled at first to workout. Other athletes have endured lingering lung and other health issues.

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A Virus-Hunter Falls Prey to a Virus He Underestimated

Peter Piot, 71, one of the giants of Ebola and AIDS research, is still battling a coronavirus infection that hit him “like a bus” in March.

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Coronavirus May Pose a New Risk to Younger Patients: Strokes

Doctors have reported a flurry of cases in Covid-19 patients — including a healthy 27-year-old emergency medical technician in Queens. After a month in the hospital, he is learning to walk again.

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Low-Tech Way to Help Some Covid Patients: Flip Them Over

Turning ventilated patients onto their stomachs, called proning, helps them by opening their lungs. Now doctors are testing to see if it can keep others off ventilators altogether.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #hospitals, #lungs, #montefiore-health-system, #oxygen, #respiratory-distress-syndrome, #rush-university-medical-center, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-science

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Children Gravely Ill With Covid-19 Often Had Other Medical Conditions

A study of 48 young I.C.U. patients in U.S. hospitals found that two died. Eighteen of the children were put on ventilators.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #epidemics, #hospitals, #jama-pediatrics-journal, #lungs, #united-states, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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32 Days on a Ventilator: One Covid Patient’s Fight to Breathe Again

Jim Bello, 49 and healthy, fell gravely ill, highlighting agonizing mysteries of the coronavirus. Doctors’ relentless effort to save him was a roller-coaster of devastating and triumphant twists.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #lungs, #massachusetts-general-hospital, #medical-devices, #oxygen, #respiratory-distress-syndrome, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-science

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Coronavirus Tips: Do Not Ingest or Inject Disinfectant

There is no evidence that sunlight, bleach or any disinfectant can cure coronavirus in the body.

#cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lungs, #poisoning-and-poisons, #shortages, #sunlight, #ultraviolet-light, #white-house-building-washington-dc

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Fears of Ventilator Shortage During Coronavirus Pandemic Unleash a Wave of Innovations

Hair dryer hoods, sleep apnea machines and simply flipping patients on their stomach have helped sustain patients and reduced the need for critical care ventilators.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #lungs, #medical-devices, #north-shore-university-hospital, #oxygen, #ventilators-medical

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Asthma Is Absent Among Top Covid-19 Risk Factors, Early Data Shows

Despite warnings that asthmatics were at higher risk for severe illness from the coronavirus, asthma is showing up in only about five percent of New York State’s fatal Covid cases.

#asthma, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #lungs, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-state, #research, #respiratory-diseases

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Stay 6 Feet Apart, We’re Told. But How Far Can Air Carry Coronavirus?

Most of the big droplets travel a mere six feet. The role of tiny aerosols is the “trillion dollar question.”

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lungs, #nose, #physics, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #respiratory-system, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Smokers and Vapers May Be at Greater Risk for Covid-19

Tobacco and marijuana products damage lungs, where the virus does its harm. Health officials are urging people to quit, and temporary sales bans are even being discussed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-cigarettes, #lungs, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-science

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How to Take Care of Your Lungs

If you’re one of millions of Americans exposed to air pollution, you may be at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus — and of having a more severe infection.

#air-pollution, #asthma, #chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #global-warming, #lungs

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