Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease News and Research

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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.
Early menopause tied to multiple health problems later in life

Early menopause tied to multiple health problems later in life

Study provides insights into how viral infection can continue to affect immunity

Study provides insights into how viral infection can continue to affect immunity

Researchers report evidence linking 'vaping' to increased likelihood of asthma and COPD

Researchers report evidence linking 'vaping' to increased likelihood of asthma and COPD

Certain cancer drugs could be used in the future to treat COPD

Certain cancer drugs could be used in the future to treat COPD

Exposure to ozone pollution or wood smoke exacerbates lung disease in former and current smokers

Exposure to ozone pollution or wood smoke exacerbates lung disease in former and current smokers

New PACK training raises hopes for treating common diseases in low- and middle-income countries

New PACK training raises hopes for treating common diseases in low- and middle-income countries

Lowering mouse allergen exposure may lead to improved lung growth in asthmatic children

Lowering mouse allergen exposure may lead to improved lung growth in asthmatic children

E-cigarette use linked to increased risk of chronic lung diseases

E-cigarette use linked to increased risk of chronic lung diseases

Study shows non-TB lung infections rising; more in women and older people

Study shows non-TB lung infections rising; more in women and older people

Study suggests antiarrhythmic drug as potential treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension

Study suggests antiarrhythmic drug as potential treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension

Reductions in air pollution yield dramatic impacts on health-outcomes

Reductions in air pollution yield dramatic impacts on health-outcomes

Mologic starts major clinical trial to validate point-of-care COPD exacerbation alert system

Mologic starts major clinical trial to validate point-of-care COPD exacerbation alert system

Lung imaging studies of non-identical twins with asthma deepen understanding of the disease

Lung imaging studies of non-identical twins with asthma deepen understanding of the disease

New technology developed for treatment of children suffering from respiratory diseases

New technology developed for treatment of children suffering from respiratory diseases

WPI researchers developing miniaturized device to measure baby's blood oxygen levels

WPI researchers developing miniaturized device to measure baby's blood oxygen levels

Researchers propose new criteria for diagnosing COPD

Researchers propose new criteria for diagnosing COPD

Heavy smoking causes rapid facial aging

Heavy smoking causes rapid facial aging

New position statement lays out framework to help aging populations stay healthier

New position statement lays out framework to help aging populations stay healthier

When caring for a sick spouse shakes a marriage to the core

When caring for a sick spouse shakes a marriage to the core

Childhood trauma linked to health problems in adulthood warns CDC

Childhood trauma linked to health problems in adulthood warns CDC