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The man in the iron lung: How Paul Alexander lived life to the full

The man in the iron lung: How Paul Alexander lived life to the full

The iron lung uses a negative pressure system. Powered by a motor, its bellows suck air out of the cylinder, creating a vacuum around the patient’s body and forcing the lungs to expand and take in air. When the air is let back in, the same process in reverse makes the lungs deflate. The device […]

Blood test reveals best lung cancer treatment

Blood test reveals best lung cancer treatment

Peter Johnson, National Clinical Director for Cancer at NHS England, says: “The NHS has shown it can lead the way on innovation in cancer diagnosis and treatment, and this pilot is another example of our commitment to getting patients cutting-edge treatments and therapies to improve outcomes, giving people facing lung cancer more precious time with […]

Patient 'reborn' after priority lung transplant

Patient 'reborn' after priority lung transplant

One of the study’s authors, Jasvir Parmar, chair of the NHS’s Cardiothoracic Advisory Group, and a transplant consultant at Royal Papworth Hospital, said: “The new policy has fulfilled its goals of prioritising the most critically ill and improving the odds of transplantation.” Source link

What is 'White Lung Syndrome,' the Ohio child pneumonia outbreak?

What is 'White Lung Syndrome,' the Ohio child pneumonia outbreak?

(NewsNation) — An outbreak of pediatric pneumonia cases in Ohio is causing concern among parents worried that the spread of the illness is linked to a surge in similar cases in China and other countries around the globe. Ohio is the first state in the U.S. to report an outbreak of the illness, with an “extremely […]

Lung cancer: Woman once paid in cigarettes welcomes screening

Lung cancer: Woman once paid in cigarettes welcomes screening

Dr Bikram Choudhary, one of the GPs involved in identifying patients eligible for the pilot, said: “We’ve traditionally had a high number of smokers, there’s also been industrial exposure with coal mining and other dust generating industries where people have inhaled particulates and that can lead to lung disease. In this area in particular we […]

Screening CT Scans for Lung Cancer Have Saved More Than 10,000 Lives

Screening CT Scans for Lung Cancer Have Saved More Than 10,000 Lives

By Robert Preidt HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — More than 10,000 American lives have been saved since lung cancer screening was introduced for high-risk people who are over 55 and have a history of smoking, a new study shows. But many poor people and those in ethnic/racial minority groups are […]