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Woman Dies After Receiving Smoker’s Lungs in Transplant

Woman Dies After Receiving Smoker’s Lungs in TransplantJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Wederell, a 27-year-old British woman with cystic fibrosis, died of lung cancer after she received the lungs of a heavy smoker in an organ transplant.According to BBC News, Wederell had been on the waiting...

Study: Smokers Who Quit May Gain Weight

Study: Smokers Who Quit May Gain WeightBrand X Pictures/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Nicotine can stimulate brain cells that usually signal people to stop eating when they are full, according to Friday’s edition of Science.Quitters on average gain less than 10 pounds.The associate resear...

Smokers Lungs Offer Survival Advantage

Smokers Lungs Offer Survival AdvantageStockbyte/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Patients who underwent lung transplants lived an additional three years compared with patients who never received donor organs, even if the lungs they received came from people who had previously smoked, according to a n...

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