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.
CardioMEMS heart failure sensor reliably safe, effectively reduces hospitalizations

CardioMEMS heart failure sensor reliably safe, effectively reduces hospitalizations

Study shows ability of non-invasive imaging technique to identify small airway damage in COPD

Study shows ability of non-invasive imaging technique to identify small airway damage in COPD

Study: Illnesses and injuries related to working in Illinois mines go underreported

Study: Illnesses and injuries related to working in Illinois mines go underreported

Population aging study reveals wide variations in how well or poorly people age

Population aging study reveals wide variations in how well or poorly people age

Researchers develop new way to deliver person-centered care

Researchers develop new way to deliver person-centered care

Microbes causing cystic fibrosis change rapidly within 2-3 years after first infection

Microbes causing cystic fibrosis change rapidly within 2-3 years after first infection

Study provides vital clues to why some people have higher COPD risk than others

Study provides vital clues to why some people have higher COPD risk than others

Study: COPD patients need more support when understanding new chest symptoms

Study: COPD patients need more support when understanding new chest symptoms

New heated tobacco device is as toxic as vaping and traditional cigarettes

New heated tobacco device is as toxic as vaping and traditional cigarettes

New solutions needed to improve care and reduce cost of high-need, high-cost patients

New solutions needed to improve care and reduce cost of high-need, high-cost patients

Study uncovers how lung tissue remodels to support immune response to influenza

Study uncovers how lung tissue remodels to support immune response to influenza

The Truth About E-cigarettes: Quit Smoking this World Cancer Day

The Truth About E-cigarettes: Quit Smoking this World Cancer Day

The T2B Infrastructure Center for Respiratory Disease set to enter into the final phase

The T2B Infrastructure Center for Respiratory Disease set to enter into the final phase

E-cigarette flavorings shown to be harmful to the human lungs

E-cigarette flavorings shown to be harmful to the human lungs

Chemicals used to flavor e-cigs may impair lung function

Chemicals used to flavor e-cigs may impair lung function

Discovery of proteins that control mucin secretion reveals clues to treating colon, airway diseases

Discovery of proteins that control mucin secretion reveals clues to treating colon, airway diseases

Frail seniors find ways to live independently

Frail seniors find ways to live independently

FDA approves first generic version of commonly prescribed asthma inhaler

FDA approves first generic version of commonly prescribed asthma inhaler

Study shows that aging and chronic diseases share common genetic factors

Study shows that aging and chronic diseases share common genetic factors

Loss of muscle and body weight linked with disability in stroke patients

Loss of muscle and body weight linked with disability in stroke patients