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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.
Middle-aged adults with lung disease may have greater risk of dementia later in life

Middle-aged adults with lung disease may have greater risk of dementia later in life

Cognitive behavioral therapy is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in COPD patients

Cognitive behavioral therapy is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in COPD patients

Obesity linked to COPD in never-smokers

Obesity linked to COPD in never-smokers

COPD linked to obesity in older women who have never smoked

COPD linked to obesity in older women who have never smoked

Self-care program for COPD patients reduces emergency room visits and burdensome symptoms

Self-care program for COPD patients reduces emergency room visits and burdensome symptoms

Survey: Pulmonologists want more information on inhalation devices for COPD

Survey: Pulmonologists want more information on inhalation devices for COPD

Pulmonary rehabilitation rarely received by hospitalized COPD patients despite health benefits

Pulmonary rehabilitation rarely received by hospitalized COPD patients despite health benefits

Wireless 'bio-patch' could aid recovery after breast reconstruction surgery

Wireless 'bio-patch' could aid recovery after breast reconstruction surgery

Air pollution on the rise outside GP offices and hospitals finds study

Air pollution on the rise outside GP offices and hospitals finds study

Deaths related to air pollution in the U.S. decreased by 47% between 1990 and 2010

Deaths related to air pollution in the U.S. decreased by 47% between 1990 and 2010

Muscle mass plays a critical role in health, shows research

Muscle mass plays a critical role in health, shows research

Synspira’s abstracts accepted for presentation at the 32nd Annual NACFC

Synspira’s abstracts accepted for presentation at the 32nd Annual NACFC

Research explores whether increasing Medicare payments can improve nursing facility care

Research explores whether increasing Medicare payments can improve nursing facility care

Children with asthma have higher risk of obesity

Children with asthma have higher risk of obesity

Common biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate COPD

Common biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate COPD

Research shows indoor HEPA filters reduce pollution caused by poor-quality outdoor air

Research shows indoor HEPA filters reduce pollution caused by poor-quality outdoor air

Solid fuel use linked with increased risk of hospitalization or death from respiratory diseases

Solid fuel use linked with increased risk of hospitalization or death from respiratory diseases

Number of people with respiratory diseases likely to increase if UK air pollution remains unchecked

Number of people with respiratory diseases likely to increase if UK air pollution remains unchecked

Study finds excess emissions from diesel cars produced by major auto manufacturers in Europe

Study finds excess emissions from diesel cars produced by major auto manufacturers in Europe

CHMP issues positive opinion supporting use of Trelegy Ellipta in broader group of COPD patients

CHMP issues positive opinion supporting use of Trelegy Ellipta in broader group of COPD patients