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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) as a global epidemic; an estimated 210 million people have COPD worldwide and more than 3 million people died of the condition in 2005, which is equal to 5% of all deaths globally that year. Total deaths from COPD are projected to increase by more than 30% in the next 10 years without interventions to cut risks, particularly exposure to tobacco smoke.
Novel test can rapidly diagnose flu in patients with severe respiratory illnesses

Novel test can rapidly diagnose flu in patients with severe respiratory illnesses

Use of inhaled steroids linked to increased pneumonia risk in asthma patients

Use of inhaled steroids linked to increased pneumonia risk in asthma patients

Drinking beetroot juice before working out makes aging brain look younger

Drinking beetroot juice before working out makes aging brain look younger

Researchers discover molecular compound that targets nucleus of allergen-sensitized cells

Researchers discover molecular compound that targets nucleus of allergen-sensitized cells

Clemson University researcher receives NIH grant to advance study into abdominal aortic aneurysms

Clemson University researcher receives NIH grant to advance study into abdominal aortic aneurysms

New research effort aims to better understand impact and progression of COPD

New research effort aims to better understand impact and progression of COPD

Novel point-of-care testing strategy can speed up treatment for respiratory illnesses

Novel point-of-care testing strategy can speed up treatment for respiratory illnesses

Electronic hookah kills 80% more lung cells than traditional counterpart

Electronic hookah kills 80% more lung cells than traditional counterpart

Stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in mouse model of COPD and cystic fibrosis

Stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in mouse model of COPD and cystic fibrosis

New study challenges description of airway inflammation in smokers and COPD patients

New study challenges description of airway inflammation in smokers and COPD patients

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

Pharmacists with expanded role in patient oversight reduce hospital readmission rates, study shows

Pharmacists with expanded role in patient oversight reduce hospital readmission rates, study shows

New report estimates economic burden of lung disease in the UK

New report estimates economic burden of lung disease in the UK

Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection

Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection

Cigarette smoke blocks lung's self-healing that can lead to COPD

Cigarette smoke blocks lung's self-healing that can lead to COPD

Study offers hope of improved treatment for people with severe asthma

Study offers hope of improved treatment for people with severe asthma

Community-based palliative care linked to reduction in ER visits for dying patients

Community-based palliative care linked to reduction in ER visits for dying patients

Rapid patient recruitment and reduced trial costs: is LDS the answer?

Rapid patient recruitment and reduced trial costs: is LDS the answer?

Researchers explore how patients with COPD, heart failure and heart attack fared in ICU

Researchers explore how patients with COPD, heart failure and heart attack fared in ICU

Radiotherapy for breast cancer linked to greater risk of second primary lung cancer

Radiotherapy for breast cancer linked to greater risk of second primary lung cancer