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Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital

Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital

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Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vapingBy COREY WILLIAMS Associated PressNovember 12, 2019, 3:19 AM3 min read Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. No other details of the transplant were released Monday by Henry Ford Health System, which has scheduled a news conference Tuesday. The patient has asked his medical team to share photographs and an update to warn others about vaping. The team of medical experts that performed the procedure believes it is "the first double lung transplant in the world for a patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged from vaping," the health system said in a news r...
Sandy Ratcliff: Lung condition and excess morphine killed ex-EastEnders actress

Sandy Ratcliff: Lung condition and excess morphine killed ex-EastEnders actress

Entertainment
Former EastEnders actress Sandy Ratcliff died after taking an excessive amount of morphine while suffering from two terminal lung conditions, an inquest has heard.She was one of the BBC soap's original cast members, appearing as cafe owner Sue Osman from 1985 to 1989.Off-screen she battled a heroin addiction for 20 years, an inquest at Poplar Coroner's Court was told.Ratcliff died aged 70 in April, in sheltered housing in north-east London.The actress's first major role was in Ken Loach's Family Life in 1971, in which she played a schizophrenic teenager. Her EastEnders character Sue Osman contended with cot death and her husband's infidelity before she was sectioned and written out of the BBC soap.Ratcliff's other TV appearances after EastEnders included ...
Ground-breaking blood test could reduce lung cancer deaths

Ground-breaking blood test could reduce lung cancer deaths

Technology
A ground-breaking blood test could cut the number of people who die from lung cancer each year.Lung cancer is the third most common cancer but it has a very high mortality rate. Less than 9% of patients survive more than five year after diagnosis - often because it is spotted too late. A trial of 12,209 high-risk patients in Scotland found that those who took the blood test were diagnosed at an earlier stage than those who received standard care.Oncimmune Holdings, the global company that designed the test, said it works by detecting autoantibodies made by the body's immune system as a natural defence against cancer cells.In a statement, it said: "Lung cancer was chosen as the first target of the technology because it is the world's leading cause of cancer-related death and is often detect...
Easy Rider star Peter Fonda dies after lung cancer battle

Easy Rider star Peter Fonda dies after lung cancer battle

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Easy Rider actor and writer Peter Fonda has died aged 79 after respiratory failure from lung cancer, his family have said.The son of actor Henry Fonda and the brother of actress Jane Fonda died at his home in Los Angeles on Friday morning. Image: Peter Fonda in the 1969 road movie classic Easy Rider In a statement his family said: "While we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life."In honour of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom."Fonda was born in New York in 1940 to Hollywood star Henry and his socialite wife Frances Ford Seymour. Advertisement He carved his own path ...
Pembrokeshire girl, 10, dies waiting for lung transplant

Pembrokeshire girl, 10, dies waiting for lung transplant

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A 10-year-old girl on a waiting list for an emergency double lung transplant has died before a donor could be found.Belle Curran had the rare condition Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), which meant she required a constant supply of oxygen and had to use a wheelchair.Belle, from Pembrokeshire, was diagnosed aged two and had been on the Great Ormond Street transplant list for 18 months.The Belle's Story Facebook page confirmed she died on Friday.Belle, from Wolf's Castle near Haverfordwest, had won lots of bravery awards and inspired many groups and individuals to raise money for charity.She was taken behind the scenes at her favourite TV show Masterchef, visiting the studio in London and met presenter...