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.
Beta-blockers do not reduce risk of COPD exacerbations

Beta-blockers do not reduce risk of COPD exacerbations

New assistive technology can accurately identify collapsed lungs from chest x-rays

New assistive technology can accurately identify collapsed lungs from chest x-rays

Former smokers and light smokers not exempt from lung function decline

Former smokers and light smokers not exempt from lung function decline

Analyses of two clinical trials predict response to asthma drug by COPD patients

Analyses of two clinical trials predict response to asthma drug by COPD patients

Nanoparticles moving through airway mucus may predict severity of COPD

Nanoparticles moving through airway mucus may predict severity of COPD

Smart shirt technology is a promising tool for monitoring lung disease

Smart shirt technology is a promising tool for monitoring lung disease

Wrist-worn step trackers can be used to determine health status of patients

Wrist-worn step trackers can be used to determine health status of patients

Respiratory groups unite to advocate 'healthy lungs for all' on World Lung Day 2019

Respiratory groups unite to advocate 'healthy lungs for all' on World Lung Day 2019

Vaping destroys lining and immune cells in the lung, says study

Vaping destroys lining and immune cells in the lung, says study

Synthetic oral cannabinoid use found to be more common among older adults with COPD

Synthetic oral cannabinoid use found to be more common among older adults with COPD

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