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Colorado man wins $7 million in 'popcorn lung' case


A suburban Denver man who was diagnosed with "popcorn lung," possibly from inhaling the artificial butter smell of the microwave popcorn he regularly ate, has won a $7.2 million verdict against various food companies.


Live fish found in 12-year-old boy's lung

Fish in Lung

Plenty of kids accidentally swallow bugs or eat dirt while playing, but 12-year-old Anil Barela went a bit further: he accidentally inhaled a nine-centimeter fish while playing in river in central India's Khargone district.


A One-Two Punch Against Cystic Fibrosis, And Maybe Someday Other Diseases Too

New data on an experimental drug combination being developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals of Cambridge, Mass., should give hope to tens of thousands of people suffering from cystic fibrosis, the deadly lung disease that afflicts 70,000 people worldwide and kills most of them in their 20s. If the drug combo proves successful, it could also open up new avenues for genetic research to lead to treatments for terrible diseases, raising the possibility that pairs of drugs developed in tandem could succeed where single pills have failed.


Smoking pot doesn't hurt lung function

Smoking Pot

Periodically smoking marijuana doesn't appear to hurt lung capacity, the largest study ever conducted on marijuana smokers has found.


Omega-3’s and other ‘antioxidants’ may do more harm for lung patients, study finds

Contrary to previous studies, giving patients with lung problems omega-3 fatty acids and “antioxidants”appears to do more harm than good, researchers reported Wednesday. A study involving 272 adults who were being treated at 44 hospitals for acute lung problems failed to find any benefits and even indicated the treatment may worsen patients’ condition.


New global killers: heart, lung disease and cancer

What's killing us? For decades, global health leaders have focused on diseases that can spread - AIDS, tuberculosis, new flu bugs. They pushed for vaccines, better treatments and other ways to control germs that were only a plane ride away from seeding outbreaks anywhere in the world....


Scientists grow a rat lung in the laboratory

Scientists grow a rat lung in the laboratory

It is an early step toward one day building new lungs: Yale University researchers took apart and regrew a rat's lung, and then transplanted ...


'Shorter' get more lung disease

'Shorter' get more lung disease

People who develop chronic lung disease are more likely to be shorter in height than the general population, Nottingham researchers say.


Man's lung ailment caused by fast food spoon

Man's lung ailment caused by fast food spoon

"I know I didn't chow down on a spoon!" declared John Manley, who recently discovered that an eating utensil was the source of his two years of ill health, coughing, vomiting and pain.


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