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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.
Low serum calcium levels linked to increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Low serum calcium levels linked to increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest

New digital platform for patients with chronic illness could save health services millions

New digital platform for patients with chronic illness could save health services millions

Study sheds light on the mechanism of lung damage in premature babies

Study sheds light on the mechanism of lung damage in premature babies

Study finds inverse link between restrictive spirometry pattern, reduced FVC and arterial stiffness

Study finds inverse link between restrictive spirometry pattern, reduced FVC and arterial stiffness

Self-management program with customized action plan results in better outcomes for COPD patients

Self-management program with customized action plan results in better outcomes for COPD patients

Outdoor air pollution may increase risk of chronic kidney disease

Outdoor air pollution may increase risk of chronic kidney disease

Antibody therapy found effective in subgroup of patients with treatment-resistant COPD

Antibody therapy found effective in subgroup of patients with treatment-resistant COPD

Nurses at risk of chronic lung disease COPD due to regular disinfectant use

Nurses at risk of chronic lung disease COPD due to regular disinfectant use

Detailed understanding of ‘one of the most complex organs’ could provide new ways to treat lung disorders

Detailed understanding of ‘one of the most complex organs’ could provide new ways to treat lung disorders

Shedding new light on hospice care: No need to wait for the ‘brink of death’

Shedding new light on hospice care: No need to wait for the ‘brink of death’

Breakthrough study could lead to diagnostic tools and better treatments for chronic bronchitis

Breakthrough study could lead to diagnostic tools and better treatments for chronic bronchitis

Non-drug behavioral treatments to address symptoms may help older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Non-drug behavioral treatments to address symptoms may help older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Study could lead to improved treatment protocols for elderly patients requiring mechanical ventilation

Study could lead to improved treatment protocols for elderly patients requiring mechanical ventilation

FDA issues warning letter to US Stem Cell Clinic for significant deviations

FDA issues warning letter to US Stem Cell Clinic for significant deviations

Insertable cardiac monitors reveal prevalence of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation in high risk patients

Insertable cardiac monitors reveal prevalence of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation in high risk patients

New Global Burden of Disease study estimates vast impact of asthma and COPD

New Global Burden of Disease study estimates vast impact of asthma and COPD

Smoking increases risk of developing frailty in older adults

Smoking increases risk of developing frailty in older adults

Asthma, more deadly with age, takes heavy toll on older adults

Asthma, more deadly with age, takes heavy toll on older adults

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center named one of nation's best hospitals for 2017–18

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center named one of nation's best hospitals for 2017–18

Health gap widens between Appalachia and rest of the U.S.

Health gap widens between Appalachia and rest of the U.S.