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Blacks at increased risk for acute lung injury

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Blacks are almost twice as likely as whites to develop acute lung injury (ALI), according to study findings presented Tuesday at the American Thoracic Society’s 105th International Conference in San Diego. “Our study...

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Childhood smoking exposure linked to early emphysema later in life

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children who are regularly exposed to tobacco smoke appear to be at increased risk for early emphysematous lung changes decades later, according to study results presented Tuesday at the international conference of the...

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Relatively low levels of smoking can lead to severe COPD in women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women seem to be more susceptible to the harmful effects of smoking than their male counterparts, according to findings from a case-control study of subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), presented Monday...