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“There might be a perceived greater effort with activity, but the effects of wearing a mask on the work of breathing, on gases like oxygen and CO2 in blood or other physiological parameters are small, often too small to be detected.”(Pixabay)

Exercised over nothing: Masks don’t impair lung function during physical activity

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 12:35 PM IST
In a new study, a team of American and Canadian researchers concluded that while sensations of dyspnea might increase, there is little empirical evidence that wearing a facemask significantly diminishes lung function, even when worn during heavy exercise.
The study was conducted by researchers at Dental College of Georgia and Medical College of Georgia (MCG).(REUTERS)
The study was conducted by researchers at Dental College of Georgia and Medical College of Georgia (MCG).(REUTERS)

Study suggests Cannabidiol helps reduce lung damage from Covid-19

Augusta (United States) | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:24 PM IST
For these studies, a control group received intranasal saline for three consecutive days while the Covid-19 model received POLY (I:C) intranasally for three days. A third group, the treatment group, received POLY ((I:C) and CBD over the same timeframe.
If one has had coronavirus for long, then scarring of lungs is possible.(Shutterstock)
If one has had coronavirus for long, then scarring of lungs is possible.(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Return to working out, post Covid-19

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 09:08 PM IST
Consult your doctor before restarting your journey towards fitness.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function, according to a new study.(Unsplash)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function, according to a new study.(Unsplash)

Aspirin may reduce harms of air pollution on lungs

Boston | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 04:36 PM IST
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function, according to a new study.
The study found that even short-term exposure to e-cigarettes was enough to cause lung inflammation similar or worse than that seen in traditional cigarette use.(Shutterstock)
The study found that even short-term exposure to e-cigarettes was enough to cause lung inflammation similar or worse than that seen in traditional cigarette use.(Shutterstock)

E-cigarettes are not safe, additives may impair lung function

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 01:18 PM IST
A new study says that flavouring and additive ingredients in e-cigarettes may increase inflammation and impair lung function.
Solid fuels emit very high levels of pollutants, especially very small particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs.(Unsplash)
Solid fuels emit very high levels of pollutants, especially very small particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs.(Unsplash)

Cooking with wood or coal can increase risk of respiratory illness

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 12:31 PM IST
A new study says that burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalisation or even dying from respiratory diseases.
Divorce affecting your quality of life? It may lead to early death.(Shutterstock)
Divorce affecting your quality of life? It may lead to early death.(Shutterstock)

Divorce and habits like smoking and no exercise can lead to early death

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 02:22 PM IST
The study pointed to two possible culprits: a greater likelihood of smoking after divorce and lower levels of physical activity.
E-cigarette flavouring has toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco smoke.(Shutterstock)
E-cigarette flavouring has toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco smoke.(Shutterstock)

E-cigarettes are as bad as cigarettes, flavouring can impair lung function

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 11:56 AM IST
Do you think that e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to smoking? Beware, this latest study adds to evidence that they are not safe for you.
Pregnant mothers that smoke can reduce the harm of their baby’s lungs by taking vitamin C. (Shutterstock)
Pregnant mothers that smoke can reduce the harm of their baby’s lungs by taking vitamin C. (Shutterstock)

Pregnant smokers may reduce harm done to baby’s lungs by taking vitamin C

Indo-Asian News Service, New York | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2018 02:27 PM IST
While its best to quit smoking during pregnancy, for women who cannot, taking vitamin C supplements can reduce their babies’ risk of developing a wheeze, finds a study.
COPD is expected to be the third-largest cause of death globally by 2030.(Shutterstock)
COPD is expected to be the third-largest cause of death globally by 2030.(Shutterstock)

Childhood illnesses like asthma, pneumonia can trigger COPD later

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Sydney
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 03:55 PM IST
Three-quarters of COPD cases have their origins in poor lung function pathways beginning in childhood.
Abdominal obesity was defined as having a waist circumference of greater than 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men.(Shutterstock)
Abdominal obesity was defined as having a waist circumference of greater than 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men.(Shutterstock)

No deep breaths with excess weight: Belly fat can hamper your lung function

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 02:36 PM IST
A study by French researchers suggests that belly fat can limit your ability to take a deep breath.
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