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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.
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

Study finds higher readmission rates in for-profit hospitals

Study finds higher readmission rates in for-profit hospitals

Study aims to investigate risk factors for PPCs in surgical patients with gastric cancer

Study aims to investigate risk factors for PPCs in surgical patients with gastric cancer

Targeted Lung Denervation procedure significantly reduces COPD problems

Targeted Lung Denervation procedure significantly reduces COPD problems

Inhaled steroid use linked to greater risk of NTM lung infections

Inhaled steroid use linked to greater risk of NTM lung infections

Easy and rapid test for viral infections can cut antibiotic use, hospitalizations

Easy and rapid test for viral infections can cut antibiotic use, hospitalizations

Study: Testosterone replacement therapy may slow disease progression in COPD patients

Study: Testosterone replacement therapy may slow disease progression in COPD patients

Metabolic dysfunction drives chronic illness

Metabolic dysfunction drives chronic illness

Telehealth videoconferencing promotes antibiotic stewardship efforts in rural facilities

Telehealth videoconferencing promotes antibiotic stewardship efforts in rural facilities

Abnormal levels of metabolites can reliably predict lung disease in 9/11 firefighters

Abnormal levels of metabolites can reliably predict lung disease in 9/11 firefighters