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If sputum, a mixture of mucus and saliva, is not cleared from the lungs, it can cause ongoing inflammation and damage. These tips if done regularly, can help keep airways as clean as possible.
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Asthma in kids is a huge problem — and a new study nailed down just how much traffic-related pollution is to blame.
The flavorings in e-cigs might be enticing, but new research suggests they can cause significant damage to blood vessels. Here’s what you need to know about vaping—and how to quit all cigarettes for good.
Keeping your house clean can actually make the air dirtier, say researchers. In fact, cooking and cleaning can lead to air pollution similar to a major city.
A common side effect of lung cancer is shortness of breath, which can be uncomfortable and even frightening. Here are some ways to manage the challenge.
Areas of the United States where certain bacteria are most prevalent in showerheads are the same areas where bacterial lung infections are most common.
The respiratory effects of wood smoke vary in men and women, according to a study, but these differences aren’t clear when data is combined.
People who live in homes where wood, coal, and other solid fuels are burned to cook food are at increased risk for serious respiratory problems.
Research shows that loading up on antioxidants such as apples, tomatoes, and Vitamin C can repair lung damage caused by smoking, and slow decline for those with COPD.
Learn more about the foods that might be triggering your severe asthma.