Officials say death of Montana teenager was vaping-related
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Health officials say a teenager in Montana has died of a lung disease associated with a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses.
Colorado regulators planning ban on cannabis vape additives
DENVER (AP) — Colorado marijuana regulators are finalizing a ban on certain additives in cannabis vape products in response to the spread of a lung disease linked to e-cigarettes and marijuana...
Texas records 1st death linked to e-cigarette use
DALLAS (AP) — Health officials in Texas say the state has recorded its first death associated with vaping-related lung illnesses.
The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed...
Quebec officials confirm first illness related to vaping
MONTREAL (AP) — Canadian health officials are confirming another case of severe pulmonary illness linked to vaping.
Details about the age and condition of victim in Quebec were not included...
Marijuana vape sales lag as lung illnesses rise in US
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's...
Kansas reports 2nd death from vaping-related lung disease
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting its second death from a vaping-related lung disease in less than two weeks.
Gov. Laura Kelly announced Monday that a man over 50 has died. The state...
Number of confirmed vaping illnesses in Idaho grows to 6
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho public health officials say there are now six confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness in the state.
The Idaho Division of Public Health is working with...
Illinois lawsuit filed against top e-cigarette maker
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for over a year sued a leading e-cigarette maker on Friday, accusing it of deliberately marketing to young people...
Wyoming has first serious lung disease case linked to vaping
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Health officials say a Wyoming resident has been hospitalized in the state's first case of severe lung disease related to vaping.
Vaping-related illness confirmed in Seattle’s King County
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle and King County Public Health says a teenager has received medical treatment for severe lung disease linked to vaping.
Massachusetts collecting data on possible vaping illnesses
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials are mandating the collection of data on potential cases of lung disease related to the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping.
Houston reports 3 teens treated for vape-related lung issues
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston health officials say three teenagers have been hospitalized with serious lung illnesses following electronic cigarette use and vaping.
Oregon officials confirm 2nd case of vaping-related illness
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State officials say a second Oregon resident has received medical treatment for severe lung disease linked to vaping.
Kansas confirms state’s first death linked to vaping
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials have confirmed the first death in the state related to an outbreak of a lung disease linked to vaping.
Idaho officials confirm 2 cases of vaping-related illness
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public health officials confirmed Tuesday that two people in Idaho have developed a serious lung disease linked to vaping.
Delaware probes 3 possible cases of vape-related lung issues
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware health officials are investigating three possible cases of severe lung disease related to the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping.
Alabama investigates 5 cases of lung disease tied to vaping
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Public Health says it's investigating five reports of potentially severe lung disease associated with electronic cigarettes or vaping.
Minesota officials report state’s 1st vaping death
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials are reporting the state's first vaping death amid a national outbreak of serious lung illnesses linked to the practice.
State: 5 cases of lung disease possibly linked to vaping
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut public health officials say they are now investigating five cases of lung disease in state residents possibly related to the use of e-cigarettes or vaping...
Minnesota officials find THC in vaping illness cases
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are focusing on marijuana-derived THC in the Minnesota cases of teens and young adults who developed vaping-related lung illnesses this summer.
Popularity of vaping among Kansas students raises concern
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas schools are struggling to prevent vaping among students, even as growing cases appear nationwide of a mysterious lung disease related to the use of electronic...
State: 8 cases of severe lung disease from vaping, e-cigs
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Department of Health officials say they're now investigating eight cases of severe lung disease associated with vaping and e-cigarette use.
Utah investigates 21 cases of lung disease linked to vaping
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health officials say they are investigating 21 cases of a severe lung disease linked to vaping.
The state Department of Health announced the new number Monday, a...
Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping
CHICAGO (AP) — Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States...
Colorado finds lung disease case possibly linked to vaping
DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials say one person has been confirmed with a severe lung disease that appears to be linked to electronic cigarette products.
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New Mexico agency: Lung disease possible linked with vaping
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating possible cases of lung disease associated with vaping and recommends against using vaping cartridges containing an active...
Health officials confirm new cases of vaping damage
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says doctors in Wisconsin have confirmed new cases of lung disease tied to vaping.
11 hospitalizations linked to vaping in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials said Friday they've linked vaping to 11 recent cases where teenagers and young adults developed severe lung disease that required...
PHOENIX (AP) — Environmental regulators have issued a high pollution advisory for ozone for the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials recommend...
APNewsBreak: Congress’ inaction endangers black lung fund
COEBURN, Va. (AP) — Former coal miner John Robinson's bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund he depends on to help cover them is being drained of money because of...
APNewsBreak: Government inaction threatens a federal fund that supports coal miners suffering from black lung disease
COEBURN, Va. (AP) — APNewsBreak: Government inaction threatens a federal fund that supports coal miners suffering from black lung disease.
20 years later, Libby’s asbestos fight goes on
LIBBY, Mont. (AP) — The bleak world of asbestos science is tinged with subtle hues of gray and white, barely perceptible shadows that don't strike the untrained eye as anything abnormal. But for those whose lives and careers are defined by the hundreds of people sick and dying in this tiny mountain community, the reality of the human tragedy that's been unfolding here for decades is crystal clear.
Teen with lung disease wants to go to the beach
MIAMI (AP) — Rebekah Lewis longs to sit on the beach and take pictures of the waves crashing onto the shore. She yearns to watch the sunrise over the water and feel the salty air fill her struggling lungs.
Appeals court hears Johns Hopkins black lung lawsuit
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by the families of coal miners who were denied benefits for black lung disease after a Johns Hopkins doctor insisted their X-rays did not show the disease.
A federal judge in Maryland dismissed the lawsuit in 2017, finding that Dr. Paul Wheeler had immunity as an expert witness for coal companies under Maryland and federal law.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A Hampton University professor has been awarded another grant to study lung disease.
Study looks at ways to control dust coal miners breathe
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A new report examines the way coal dust inhaled by miners is regulated as health and safety officials grapple with an increase in cases of severe black lung disease in Appalachia.
The National Academy of Sciences report released Thursday explores dust sampling approaches and limiting miners' exposure to dust. Controlling dust exposure is critical to preventing black lung disease, or pneumoconiosis. The disease has killed about 77,000 coal miners since 1968.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lawyers for gold miners in South Africa who got lung diseases while working underground over many decades have reached a compensation agreement in their class action lawsuit against mining companies.
The Legal Resources Centre, a South African group, said Thursday that the deal provides for "meaningful" compensation from the companies, which have estimated the total settlement cost at $395 million.
North Sioux City woman seeks double lung transplant
NORTH SIOUX CITY -- Karen Rydstrom doesn't bake cookies, cakes and breads as often as she used to.
The 53-year-old North Sioux City woman can't play outside with her 13 grandchildren.
Cleaning her apartment and even walking from her front door to her car is a struggle.
Pulmonary week highlights awareness of lung disease
FLORENCE, S.C. – Pulmonary lung disease affects millions of people every year. South Carolina ranks 36th among all states in the nation for diagnosed cases of lung cancer, according to the American Lung Association.
This week, with Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is raising awareness about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life for those living with lung disease.
New stem cell found in lung may offer target for regenerative medicine
Newly identified stem cells in the lung that multiply rapidly after a pulmonary injury may offer an opportunity for innovative future treatments that harness the body's ability to regenerate. Writing in the journal Nature, scientists describe cells that could become a new tool to treat lung diseases across the lifespan, from premature infants to the elderly.
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Although asthma is the most common chronic childhood lung disease — affecting about 6 million children in the U.S. — it’s not as bad as it used to be.
That’s the conclusion of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers investigating potential of lung restoration
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Regional West celebrates National Respiratory Care Week
SCOTTSBLUFF – National Respiratory Health Week is recognized in October as the fall season brings on an increase in breathing difficulties in many patients with chronic lung diseases.
The primary goal of Respiratory Care Week is to recognize the contributions of respiratory care professionals and raise awareness about respiratory health.
New BI documentary shines light on incurable lung disease
Boehringer Ingelheim wants to draw new attention to an incurable lung disease, and it’s putting some faces into the effort.
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is increasingly common and affects 15 million Americans. It is now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, makes it hard for patients to breathe as it restricts the flow of air to the lungs.
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former student at Olathe Northwest High School who had active tuberculosis has been working to raise awareness about the sometimes fatal disease that is still relatively rare in Kansas.
Zee Pinkerton was a senior at the school two years ago when tests found he had an active case of the lung disease, which is spread by saliva droplets coughed or sneezed into the air. It cannot be spread by someone with a latent case.
Report: Wildfires hurt western Montana air quality
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is called Big Sky Country due to its wide open spaces and clear sky, but there are times when wildfires, geography and weather patterns combine to make the air in the western part of the state unsafe for people with asthma or chronic lung disease.