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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.
California hospitals and nursing homes brace for wildfire blackouts

California hospitals and nursing homes brace for wildfire blackouts

Bakersfield Heart Hospital first in Central California to offer new lung valve treatment for COPD patients

Bakersfield Heart Hospital first in Central California to offer new lung valve treatment for COPD patients

Vaping promotes the same cellular responses found in smokers with emphysema

Vaping promotes the same cellular responses found in smokers with emphysema

Study uncovers cause of asthmatic lung spasms

Study uncovers cause of asthmatic lung spasms

Cancer survivors could be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases

Cancer survivors could be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases

HIV infection raises risk of additional health problems

HIV infection raises risk of additional health problems

Simple, minimally-invasive tool to study  nasal airways of cystic fibrosis patients

Simple, minimally-invasive tool to study nasal airways of cystic fibrosis patients

Loyola Medicine and its partners are giving patients fresh vegetables to improve their health

Loyola Medicine and its partners are giving patients fresh vegetables to improve their health

Study: Low level of exposure to traffic related PM10 can be harmful

Study: Low level of exposure to traffic related PM10 can be harmful

Scientists discover lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive influenza

Scientists discover lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive influenza

Has your doctor asked you about climate change?

Has your doctor asked you about climate change?

Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors

Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors

Orlando Health ORMC offers new lung valve treatment for patients with severe emphysema

Orlando Health ORMC offers new lung valve treatment for patients with severe emphysema

Finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for patients with COPD

Finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for patients with COPD

NIH-funded study supports optimal threshold for diagnosing COPD

NIH-funded study supports optimal threshold for diagnosing COPD

Five ways to help keep senior citizens safe during summer

Five ways to help keep senior citizens safe during summer

Replacing a small amount of red meat with healthier foods may improve life expectancy

Replacing a small amount of red meat with healthier foods may improve life expectancy

Gender differences in manifestation of diseases lead to poorer diagnosis and treatment in women

Gender differences in manifestation of diseases lead to poorer diagnosis and treatment in women

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to impair mucus clearance

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to impair mucus clearance

World No Tobacco Day 2019: Respiratory groups urge to strengthen WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

World No Tobacco Day 2019: Respiratory groups urge to strengthen WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control