The four-year air pollution study, which followed 68.5 million older Americans, was the first of its kind.
Health officials say recent infections have been milder than those seen in previous waves, though they are still urging caution.
Compared with earlier variants, Omicron may cause less damage to the lungs, new animal research suggests.
Heidi Ferrer’s family feared her organs were unsafe. The case points to gaps in protocols for organ donation amid the pandemic.
The obvious place to look isn’t always the right place.
The Biden administration says it will consider tougher limits on a deadly air pollutant that disproportionately affects low-income and minority communities.
Scientists were alarmed by blood clots possibly linked to the J&J vaccine. Some women wondered if there shouldn’t be more concern about oral contraceptives.
Despite improvements in air quality and other advances, low-income Americans more often have asthma, lung disease and related illnesses.
Japanese scientists who studied an unusual method of delivering oxygen in mammals hope to one day try it in people.
We’re seeing a wave of people who will survive only with risky transplants.
The coronavirus may help scientists understand why some people with common viral infections develop severe complications, like heart damage or blood clots.
A targeted therapy clinical trial enabled a Stage IV lung cancer patient to summit a peak in the Himalayas.
In what appears to be the first case of its kind, a pair of donated lungs led to Covid-19 in an organ recipient, according to doctors at the University of Michigan.
No drug could touch a quivering protein implicated in a variety of tumors. Then one chemist saw an opening.
A large study of patients from a Wuhan, China hospital showed that a half-year later, three-quarters were struggling with problems like fatigue, depression and diminished lung function.
Significant numbers of coronavirus patients experience long-term symptoms that send them back to the hospital, taxing an already overburdened health system.
Alenka Artnik of Slovenia recently set a record in free diving. But her race to the bottom may not be over.
“We’re stepping backward from all the advances we’ve made in tobacco control,” one investigator said.
In two early studies, researchers said some patients showed signs of healing just weeks after leaving the hospital.
Every fall, air pollution spikes in India. Doctors worry what it will mean for coronavirus patients with breathing problems.
Many patients who were critically ill with Covid-19 face arduous recoveries, often requiring extensive physical rehabilitation.
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.
Even if flames are far away, smoke can travel and threaten kids’ health. But staying inside has trade-offs too.
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.
Six months in, it is clear that mortality is not the only outcome that matters.
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.
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.
“You can’t be truly healthy unless you’re breathing correctly.”
Injured and unusable lungs were restored with respirators and pig blood. The procedure one day may increase the supply of organs for transplant.
Aid agencies are scrambling to get oxygen equipment to low-income countries where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading.
The shift, quietly disclosed on a government website, highlights how the Trump administration is favoring development of vaccines over treatments for the sickest patients.
She had trouble breathing, and the E.R. doctors discovered a mass in her lung. Was this cancer — or something a little more unusual?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no evidence that sunlight, bleach or any disinfectant can cure coronavirus in the body.
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.
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.
Most of the big droplets travel a mere six feet. The role of tiny aerosols is the “trillion dollar question.”
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.
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.