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.
New report reveals steep rise in lung disease admissions to emergency departments during winter

New report reveals steep rise in lung disease admissions to emergency departments during winter

Study: Traffic-related air pollutants appear to thwart benefits of walking among older adults

Study: Traffic-related air pollutants appear to thwart benefits of walking among older adults

Direct switch of COPD patients from Seretide to Novartis' Ultibro Breezhaler improves lung function

Direct switch of COPD patients from Seretide to Novartis' Ultibro Breezhaler improves lung function

Uncontrolled lung diseases could lead to costly A&E visits and hospital stays

Uncontrolled lung diseases could lead to costly A&E visits and hospital stays

Philips announces launch of global movement to raise awareness for COPD

Philips announces launch of global movement to raise awareness for COPD

Comprehensive study of health in India finds improvements, but major inequalities between states

Comprehensive study of health in India finds improvements, but major inequalities between states

AstraZeneca’s new precision biologic gets FDA approval to treat severe eosinophilic asthma

AstraZeneca’s new precision biologic gets FDA approval to treat severe eosinophilic asthma

New health analysis in India finds increase in non-communicable diseases

New health analysis in India finds increase in non-communicable diseases

Smoking and alcohol consumption in OECD countries – country breakdown

Smoking and alcohol consumption in OECD countries – country breakdown

Pressure builds to cut Medicare patients in on prescription deals

Pressure builds to cut Medicare patients in on prescription deals

SLU researcher reports success in identifying new drug targets for muscular dystrophy

SLU researcher reports success in identifying new drug targets for muscular dystrophy

Common heart rhythm abnormality along with other health conditions linked to greater risk of mortality

Common heart rhythm abnormality along with other health conditions linked to greater risk of mortality

Study shows Healthy Days as valid method to evaluate overall population health

Study shows Healthy Days as valid method to evaluate overall population health

New study investigates extent of opioid dependence and overdose in postoperative patients

New study investigates extent of opioid dependence and overdose in postoperative patients

Pharmacological stimulation of nicotinic receptor could be strategy to treat lung inflammation

Pharmacological stimulation of nicotinic receptor could be strategy to treat lung inflammation

Amid for-profit surge, rural hospice has offered free care for 40 years

Amid for-profit surge, rural hospice has offered free care for 40 years

New report highlights global burden of pollution-related disease and death

New report highlights global burden of pollution-related disease and death

Rheumatoid arthritis may increase risk of developing COPD, research suggests

Rheumatoid arthritis may increase risk of developing COPD, research suggests

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