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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.
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

If power outages are California’s new normal, what about home medical needs?

If power outages are California’s new normal, what about home medical needs?

NTU study: Microorganisms show a precise daily rhythm in tropical air

NTU study: Microorganisms show a precise daily rhythm in tropical air

Shape of lung tissue fibers influences respiratory elasticity

Shape of lung tissue fibers influences respiratory elasticity

Study finds high number of hospital return for preexisting or linked infections

Study finds high number of hospital return for preexisting or linked infections

Beta-blockers do not reduce risk of COPD exacerbations

Beta-blockers do not reduce risk of COPD exacerbations

New assistive technology can accurately identify collapsed lungs from chest x-rays

New assistive technology can accurately identify collapsed lungs from chest x-rays

Former smokers and light smokers not exempt from lung function decline

Former smokers and light smokers not exempt from lung function decline

Analyses of two clinical trials predict response to asthma drug by COPD patients

Analyses of two clinical trials predict response to asthma drug by COPD patients

Nanoparticles moving through airway mucus may predict severity of COPD

Nanoparticles moving through airway mucus may predict severity of COPD

Smart shirt technology is a promising tool for monitoring lung disease

Smart shirt technology is a promising tool for monitoring lung disease

Wrist-worn step trackers can be used to determine health status of patients

Wrist-worn step trackers can be used to determine health status of patients

Respiratory groups unite to advocate 'healthy lungs for all' on World Lung Day 2019

Respiratory groups unite to advocate 'healthy lungs for all' on World Lung Day 2019

Vaping destroys lining and immune cells in the lung, says study

Vaping destroys lining and immune cells in the lung, says study

Synthetic oral cannabinoid use found to be more common among older adults with COPD

Synthetic oral cannabinoid use found to be more common among older adults with COPD