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Household cleaners can be as bad as smoking for your lungs

Cleaners who have regularly used cleaning sprays over 20 years were found to have reduced lung function equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over the same period.

Can vitamin D help against COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with deficient levels of vitamin D displayed poorer lung functionality and more rapid deterioration of lung function in a three-year period, according to new research.

Declining lung function in menopausal women

Menopausal women appear to experience a decline in lung function, comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 10 years.

Children born in winter have vulnerable lungs

A mother who smoked, respiratory infections, and when you were born, all contribute to how fast your lungs age.

Salvaged donor lungs can save lives

Donor lungs once thought unsuitable for transplant can be salvaged for use by a new method after special treatment in a purpose-built heart and lung machine unit.