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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 seca medical Vital Signs Analyzer advances potential of non-invasive diagnostics to completely new level

Novel seca medical Vital Signs Analyzer advances potential of non-invasive diagnostics to completely new level

New data reveals potential of snus in reducing impact of tobacco-related diseases

New data reveals potential of snus in reducing impact of tobacco-related diseases

JHH Nutrition Score can help quickly identify heart surgery patients at risk for malnutrition

JHH Nutrition Score can help quickly identify heart surgery patients at risk for malnutrition

SLU scientists discover nuclear receptor that appears to play key role in muscle regeneration

SLU scientists discover nuclear receptor that appears to play key role in muscle regeneration

Tianjiu therapy enhances daily quality of life for allergic rhinitis patients, study finds

Tianjiu therapy enhances daily quality of life for allergic rhinitis patients, study finds

Heroin use in the U.S. estimated to cost society more than $51 billion

Heroin use in the U.S. estimated to cost society more than $51 billion

Adverse early life experiences and abuse may lead women to unnecessary, harmful surgeries

Adverse early life experiences and abuse may lead women to unnecessary, harmful surgeries

Many COPD patients struggle to pay for each medicinal breath

Many COPD patients struggle to pay for each medicinal breath

NPS MedicineWise highlights importance of spirometry in COPD diagnosis

NPS MedicineWise highlights importance of spirometry in COPD diagnosis

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

FDA issues Complete Response Letter for Sunovion’s New Drug Application to treat COPD patients

FDA issues Complete Response Letter for Sunovion’s New Drug Application to treat COPD patients

Study: Combining non-invasive ventilation and home oxygen therapy can reduce hospital readmissions for chronic COPD patients

Study: Combining non-invasive ventilation and home oxygen therapy can reduce hospital readmissions for chronic COPD patients

FIRS releases new report that outlines global burden of respiratory disease

FIRS releases new report that outlines global burden of respiratory disease

Philips sponsors research to help COPD patients breathe easier

Philips sponsors research to help COPD patients breathe easier

Zephyr Endobronchial Valves demonstrate clinical efficacy in heterogeneous and homogenous emphysema patients

Zephyr Endobronchial Valves demonstrate clinical efficacy in heterogeneous and homogenous emphysema patients

BU professor receives Research Innovation and Translation Achievement Award from ATS

BU professor receives Research Innovation and Translation Achievement Award from ATS

Online pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD patients found to be as effective as face-to-face approach

Online pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD patients found to be as effective as face-to-face approach

CT-measured vascular pruning linked to mortality risk in smokers without COPD

CT-measured vascular pruning linked to mortality risk in smokers without COPD

Study finds 22% antibiotic failure rate in pneumonia treatment

Study finds 22% antibiotic failure rate in pneumonia treatment

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation