The top firefighter injury isn't burns or smoke inhalation, but damage to the muscles and skeleton, such as ankle sprain.
Lower levels of a key lung protein increase the risk of developing cigarette-smoke-induced emphysema
Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for emphysema, one of the leading symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Each year, this deadly condition kills more than three million people worldwide. Yet, despite ...
For millions of the women around the world cooking the family meal is a daily, dangerous chore. Sweating over smoky open stoves, they put their lives and their children at risk every day.
Researchers have found a new biomarker for cyanide poisoning, which may extend its detection window in death investigations by weeks if not months.
An award-winning Loyola University Health System study includes some unexpected findings about the immune systems of smoke-inhalation patients.
Smokers of mentholated cigarettes are no more likely to develop lung cancer than other smokers, according to a new, very large, prospective study of black and white smokers published online March 23 in the Journal of the ...
A novel technology for delivering nicotine to the lungs may soon give smokers a new way to kick the habit.
A Dutch appeals court ruled Tuesday that small bars with no staff except their owners are exempt from a national smoking ban introduced for the hospitality industry last July.