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UK smoking ban

UK smoking ban would not increase life expectancy for 40 years

Research pioneered by the International Longevity Centre (ILC) and Bayes Business School suggests that a complete UK smoking ban would not improve healthy life expectancy for...
Promising biological drug for treating chronic lung disease

Promising biological drug for treating chronic lung disease

Discovery could lead to the development of biological drugs to treat chronic lung disease. National University of Singapore researchers have found a novel property of...
non-invasive brain stimulation

Non-invasive brain stimulation helps people quit smoking

A systematic review performed by researchers from the University Hospital of Dijon has identified that non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) may be an effective solution...
treatment for COPD

Groundbreaking treatment for COPD, asthma, and cystic fibrosis

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new treatment for COPD, asthma, and cystic fibrosis that mitigates the potentially deadly symptoms of the conditions. The novel drug,...
Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A may impact respiratory health

Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A may impact respiratory health in childhood

Analysis of over 3,000 children from six European countries examined the effects of prenatal exposure to bisphenol A on respiratory health in school-age girls. Bisphenol...
Simple screening for common lung conditions could help millions globally

Simple screening for common lung conditions could help millions globally

The global burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of common lung conditions that approximately affect more than 300 million people, could...
air pollution

Millions of children develop asthma due to traffic-related air pollution

Shocking new research has signified that around two million new paediatric asthma cases are caused annually worldwide due to traffic-related air pollution. A novel study,...
First double lung transplant after COVID-19 performed in Portugal

First double lung transplant after COVID-19 performed in Portugal

Doctors in Lisbon have reported that a 61-year-old man has received a double lung transplant after his lungs were damaged by COVID-19. The patient contracted...
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Therapeutic target identified to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

New hope has emerged for people with the debilitating and often deadly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with scientists discovering a new therapeutic target that...
MonitAir: Empowering patients to monitor their symptoms of COPD

MonitAir: Empowering patients to monitor their symptoms of COPD

MonitAir is a cutting-edge eHealth product that enables patients to monitor their symptoms of COPD accurately, providing them with unprecedented insights into their condition...
lung transplant

Identifying the scent of a failing lung transplant with innovative eNose

Researchers based in the Netherlands have developed a revolutionary electronic “nose” that is proficient in smelling out when a lung transplant is starting to...
blood-testing

AI blood testing technology developed to detect lung cancers

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) blood test technology to detect lung cancers with high accuracy. A research team from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer...
heart-failure

Lung disease drug offers hope for heart failure patients

A drug currently used to treat lung fibrosis could be repurposed to treat heart failure patients, an early phase trial has suggested. Doctors and scientists...
blood-clots

Discovery could inform new preventative treatment for blood clots

A breakthrough in the understanding of why blood clots form in the lungs could lead to improvements in preventative treatment. Researchers from the University of...
tuberculosis

New findings could help to protect lungs from tuberculosis

Scientists have discovered new insights on tuberculosis, which could lead to new drug treatments to speed up recovery. Two new studies from the University of...
Researchers discover potential new way of fighting TB

Researchers discover potential new way of fighting TB

A team of researchers believe they may have uncovered a new method of fighting tuberculosis (TB) – by starving it of a certain sugar. TB...
Exploring innovation in lung health during COVID-19

Exploring innovation in lung health during COVID-19

Dr Andy Whittamore, Clinical Lead at Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, tells HEQ about developments in the treatment of lung conditions. Dr Andy...
Protecting health from radon exposure

Protecting health from radon exposure

A new survey from the World Health Organization has highlighted that countries still need to take action to mitigate the impacts of radon exposure. In...
Advancing understanding of TB and respiratory infections with lung-on-chip

Advancing understanding of TB and respiratory infections with lung-on-chip

An innovative ‘lung-on-chip’ is providing new insights into the body’s response to early tuberculosis infection and could provide a model for future research into...
Harnessing the power of sound waves for advances in drug delivery

Harnessing the power of sound waves for advances in drug delivery

Pioneering new research is harnessing the power of sound waves to deliver drugs – demonstrating how high-frequency sound could revolutionise the field of ultrasound-driven...

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