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Protected by the rib cage, the lungs are expandable organs that oxygenate our blood as we breathe. When the lungs cannot function properly, it results in life-threatening conditions or diseases. Many respiratory diseases can be prevented by avoiding harmful substances like smoke and industrial pollutants. The lungs can be temporarily affected by infection, either viral or bacterial, which can cause inflammation and pneumonia, an infection that causes fever, chills, coughing up phlegm, and difficulty breathing. Treatments can include quick-acting medication called bronchodilators for an asthma attack to corticosteroids for inflammation. Chronic conditions such as asthma and cystic fibrosis often respond well to alternative treatments such as acupuncture, yoga, and herbal medicines but some herbal remedies may interact with prescribed drugs.

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How to Keep Your Lungs Younger

How to Keep Your Lungs Younger

Health Viewpoints The more berries and grapes you eat, the healthier your lungs are likely to be as you age. Researchers from Johns Hopkins came to this conclusion after following 463 adults ...

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Ways to Sharpen Your Lazy Summer Mind

Ways to Sharpen Your Lazy Summer Mind

Supportive tips from an Ayurvedic perspective.

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Heatstroke: A Doctor Offers Tips to Stay Safe as Temperatures Soar

Heatstroke: A Doctor Offers Tips to Stay Safe as Temperatures Soar

I remember laughing at Wile E. Coyote trying to catch the Road Runner while watching Saturday morning cartoons as a child. I can still see Coyote walking slowly through the ...

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Wildfire Crisis to Escalate, Prompting Health Concerns for 5 Types of People

Wildfire Crisis to Escalate, Prompting Health Concerns for 5 Types of People

With wildfires raging out of control across Canada, experts warn the United States may be facing a summer of intense heat and hazardous smoke. But just how dangerous is this ...

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Detoxifying, Enzymatic, Antimalarial, Bug Bite Relief—Papaya Does a Body Good

Detoxifying, Enzymatic, Antimalarial, Bug Bite Relief—Papaya Does a Body Good

Papaya (Carica papaya) also known as "pawpaw" is native to Mexico and dates back more than 1000 years. The many varieties of papaya range in weight from half a pound to ...

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Major Setback in Shortened Tuberculosis Treatment as Clinical Trial Fails

Major Setback in Shortened Tuberculosis Treatment as Clinical Trial Fails

In a major setback to fighting tuberculosis (TB), the first clinical trial of a shortened treatment has been forced to shut down the enrollment of new participants. The trial aimed ...

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Peppermint: First Aid for Nausea, Headache, Constipation, and More

Peppermint: First Aid for Nausea, Headache, Constipation, and More

Herbal First Aid: Treat Acute Injuries With Natural Medicine (Part 3)

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CDC Panel Divided on Recommending RSV Vaccine for All Older Adults 

CDC Panel Divided on Recommending RSV Vaccine for All Older Adults 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) panel of experts voted on Wednesday against recommending the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for all older adults. Instead, the Advisory ...

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UK Guidelines Recommend Honey, Not Antibiotics, for Cough

UK Guidelines Recommend Honey, Not Antibiotics, for Cough

Due to the overprescribing of antibiotics and concerns about antibiotic resistance, health officials in England are proposing new guidelines promoting the use of honey as a first line of treatment ...

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High-Fat Breakfast May Improve Lung Cancer Treatment: Study

High-Fat Breakfast May Improve Lung Cancer Treatment: Study

A recent randomized crossover trial uncovered a potential breakthrough for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The study suggests that opting for a fuller breakfast, as opposed to ...

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Why Is My Snot Green? How Deep Are My Sinuses? Fascinating Facts About Mucus, Noses and Sprays

Why Is My Snot Green? How Deep Are My Sinuses? Fascinating Facts About Mucus, Noses and Sprays

Our noses perform important functions every day of our lives, but we often only notice when disease changes how they work. Our sense of smell works when chemical molecules are ...

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Can Vaping Help People Quit Smoking? It’s Unlikely

Can Vaping Help People Quit Smoking? It’s Unlikely

Australian Health Minister Mark Butler has announced a major policy shift on vaping. Its two primary objectives are to make it harder for children and non-smokers to access vapes and ...

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Training Strategies for Endurance and Maximum Longevity

Training Strategies for Endurance and Maximum Longevity

Contrary to popular belief, the benefits of this type of exercise plateaus at a certain point, and pushing past it doesn't give you any additional benefit. Do this instead—it's incredible ...

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Could Aspirin Have Cut COVID Deaths in Half?

Could Aspirin Have Cut COVID Deaths in Half?

I suspect this popular medicine has been the target of a discrediting campaign for the simple reason it competes with newer, far more expensive blood thinners and pain relievers that ...

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Are Fibrinolytics Key to Preventing Clogged Arteries?

Are Fibrinolytics Key to Preventing Clogged Arteries?

These enzymes may offer an important way to combat cardiovascular disease and treat those facing severe COVID-19

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The Traditional Practice of Eating Nutrient-Rich Foods to Prepare for Conception

The Traditional Practice of Eating Nutrient-Rich Foods to Prepare for Conception

People around the world have designated certain foods, including liver, eggs, and butter, as especially important for healthy children

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Asthma-Anxiety Link Found In Children

Asthma-Anxiety Link Found In Children

Australian scientists have found that children with asthma are at increased risk of developing anxiety later in life. Published in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, the study, which was undertaken ...

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Tonsillectomy: A ‘Minor’ Procedure With Major Long-Term Risks
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Nebulized Peroxide–Immune Support for Respiratory Viruses

Nebulized hydrogen peroxide improves symptoms of COVID-19 by killing viruses, improving oxygenation, and optimizing the redox pathway. Download Interview Transcript | Download my FREE Podcast STORY AT-A-GLANCE As long as your immune ...

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World’s First Non-Invasive Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscope to Benefit Patients With Lung Metastasis

World’s First Non-Invasive Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscope to Benefit Patients With Lung Metastasis

When cancer cells metastasize from malignant tumors in different parts of the human body, they often transfer to the lungs. The main treatment modality for lung metastases is surgical resection. Removing ...

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16 More Reasons Black Seed Is the ‘Remedy for Everything but Death’

16 More Reasons Black Seed Is the ‘Remedy for Everything but Death’

Known since ancient times as a "remedy for everything but death," an increasingly vast body of scientific research reveals that black seed is indeed one of nature's most potent and ...

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Pine Needles: An Ancient Ally for Human Health

Pine Needles: An Ancient Ally for Human Health

A critical compound released in pine needle tea offers multiple important benefits

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Mullein: Popular ‘Weed’ for COVID Lung, Many Other Conditions

Mullein: Popular ‘Weed’ for COVID Lung, Many Other Conditions

Mullein is often viewed as a weed, an unwanted guest. Mullein's intimidating size (it can grow to be 11 feet tall in its second year) makes it misunderstood. It is ...

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Eating Garlic in Unique Ways Brings Even More Amazing Results Than Ginseng

Eating Garlic in Unique Ways Brings Even More Amazing Results Than Ginseng

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many people aware of the need to be vigilant in diet and health care. And garlic has been regarded as a food with good health effects ...

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How to Use Ginger to Relieve COVID Symptoms

How to Use Ginger to Relieve COVID Symptoms

Ginger is an essential ingredient in the global culinary culture and is regarded as a medicinal ingredient with health benefits. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners explained how to promote self-immunity ...

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How I Survived COVID-19: What They Don’t Seem to Want You to Know

How I Survived COVID-19: What They Don’t Seem to Want You to Know

Certain treatment protocols have demonstrated efficacy but have garnered little interest from official sources

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Probiotic Strain Offers New Weapon in Fight Against Infectious Disease and COVID-19

Probiotic Strain Offers New Weapon in Fight Against Infectious Disease and COVID-19

New research shows evidence Streptococcus salivarius K12 may combat infectious disease and COVID-19 respiratory infections

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