A new study foud that young adults and teenagers were five to seven times more likely to be infected with the novel coronavirus if they vaped. Growing evidence shows that regular vaping can damage the lungs, leaving them more susceptible to chronic disease – including COVID-19. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
More than 1.3 million people worldwide have recovered from the coronavirus. Recovered COVID-19 patients may have a residual cough or fatigue for weeks after major symptoms disappear. Though long-term effects remain unclear, patients who develop severe pneumonia could come away with scarred lungs and reduced lung function. Recovery likely means […]
Coronavirus patients with severe cases often have difficulty breathing. That’s because their lungs fill with fluid, which shows up on a CT scan in the form of white patches called “ground glass.” Patients with pneumonia also have these patches, but doctors look for a few distinct features to diagnose the […]
A 43-year-old man in the United Kingdom told his doctor he had fatigue and trouble breathing for the past three months, even though he didn’t have any pets. At first, the doctor diagnosed him with an infection in his lower respiratory tract, even though the man didn’t have other respiratory […]
On Tuesday, officials in Atlanta, Georgia, confirmed a woman died from Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel. Legionnaires’ disease is an extreme form of pneumonia or lung disease that comes from the Legionella bacteria. Legionella bacteria grows and spreads in fresh water and can get into sink […]
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Since its debut six years ago, Redwood City-based startup Auris Health has quietly raised $US500 million to develop a series of tools designed to innovate surgical robotics technology. The company’s latest product, Monarch, is a controller-operated robotic camera that allows physicians to visualise the inside of the human body. The […]