Alejandra has a PhD in Genetics from São Paulo State University (UNESP) and is currently working as a scientific writer, editor, and translator. As a writer for BioNews, she is fulfilling her passion for making scientific data easily available and understandable to the general public. Aside from her work with BioNews, she also works as a language editor for non-English speaking authors and is an author of science books for kids.
Using e-cigarettes significantly increases the risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a study found. Dual users — those who ... Read more
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Boehringer Ingelheim, the University Hospital Foundation, and the Government of Alberta, Canada, have formed a partnership aimed at implementing effective solutions to improve the lives of people with respiratory ... Read more
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who are exposed frequently to biomass smoke emitted by burning wood and coal have a similar risk of exacerbation — acute pulmonary symptoms ... Read more
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