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Video shows the blackened lungs of a chain smoker that were rejected by doctors for transplant

WARNING: Graphic content.A set of tar-blackened lungs belonging to a 30-year chain smoker whose organs were rejected for transplant because of their shocking condition have sent social media into a spin.In video footage – dubbed the ‘best anti-smoking ad ever’ by social media users – Doctor Chen Jingyu and his transplant team are seen inspecting…

Caring for socially complex patients: Perspectives and suggestions -Medical.net

High-need high-cost patients, many of whom are experiencing poverty, use a large portion of health care resources. Despite receiving more care, such patients often experience poor health outcomes. Teams providing intensive ambulatory care interventions were interviewed regarding how they view the work of serving socially and medically complex patient populations. Researchers conducted semi-structured, qualitative interviews…

E-cigarettes may damage blood vessels in the BRAIN, scientists find

E-cigarettes could damage blood vessels in the brain and countries should consider banning them, scientists have warned.Tests on humans and mice has suggested vaping stiffens the arteries and speeds up the heart, raising blood pressure and risking brain damage.It also produces a chemical which forces a naturally-occurring enzyme in the body to trigger internal tissue…

The arts play an important role in improving well-being, according to a WHO report -Medical.net

A new report from the WHO Regional Office for Europe has concluded that engaging in art-based activities can significantly benefit health, both mentally and physically. Image Credit: By Vladyslav Starozhylov / Shutterstock.com The conclusion is based on the most comprehensive review of evidence to date, which references more than 900 publications worldwide, including 200 reviews…

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