Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Anti-bullying initiatives to protect overweight teens against emotional abuse > Health-in-Motion 12 May 2017 Lungs are responsible for respiration We all know that the lungs are responsible for respiration, supplying the body with oxygen and removing carbon dioxide. Now US scientists have shown that they have another, rather unexpected function, being involved in maintaining healthy blood by producing a large proportion of the platelets necessary for blood clotting. The researchers discovered that the lungs can also restore the production of blood when the stem cells of the bone marrow, which have up until now been thought to be the main source of new blood, are depleted. 0 More: Daily Dose: Anti-bullying initiatives to protect overweight teens against emotional abuseHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Depression often a precursor to falls in elderly people News From poo to dagga: 5 health stories you should read today Medical 8 myths about an overactive bladder busted Medical Compound in dagga eases severe form of epilepsy News How to avoid falling asleep behind the wheel Medical Diesel pollution may damage the heart From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Dangerous winter sun » Why female students ignore the risks of indoor tanning Can rooibos protect you from the effects of UVB exposure? Skin cancer always a risk – even in winter During winter, the risk of skin cancer doesn’t disappear. CyberDoc talks to us about when to see your doctor about a strange-looking mole or spot. Did you know? » The 5 saltiest foods may surprise you Craving salt? Your genes may be the reason 10 fascinating facts about salt The one thing that fast foods, whether it be chips, hamburgers, pretzels or fried chicken have in common, is loads of salt.