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Home air purifiers may improve markers of cardiovascular health in people with COPD

Home air purifiers may improve markers of cardiovascular health in people with COPD

A six-month study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine finds that using portable home air purifiers can improve certain markers of cardiovascular health in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. People with COPD often suffer from shortness of breath, chest tightness and chronic cough. Cardiovascular diseases such as arrhythmias, heart failure, strokes and …

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Marijuana smoke harms the lungs of tobacco smokers, study finds

Marijuana smoke harms the lungs of tobacco smokers, study finds

Smoking weed while being a tobacco smoker can increase damage to the respiratory system, according to a new study. “There is a public perception that marijuana is safer than tobacco, and this study raises concerns that this may not be true,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Giselle Revah, an assistant professor at the Department …

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