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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.
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

New statement highlights occupational burden of non-cancerous lung diseases

New statement highlights occupational burden of non-cancerous lung diseases

Flash fire in patient's chest cavity during emergency heart surgery

Flash fire in patient's chest cavity during emergency heart surgery

Research finds link between Toxoplasma gondii and lung cancer

Research finds link between Toxoplasma gondii and lung cancer

Steroid inhaler may reduce COPD patients' risk of lung cancer

Steroid inhaler may reduce COPD patients' risk of lung cancer

Piedmont Atlanta first in Georgia to offer new treatment option for people with emphysema

Piedmont Atlanta first in Georgia to offer new treatment option for people with emphysema

Study finds substantial income-based differences in life expectancy both in Norway and USA

Study finds substantial income-based differences in life expectancy both in Norway and USA

New technology to tackle the growing menace of indoor air pollution

New technology to tackle the growing menace of indoor air pollution

UIC to lead $14.6 million, multi-center COPD research project

UIC to lead $14.6 million, multi-center COPD research project

Researchers highlight the need for increased mental health care for smokers with COPD

Researchers highlight the need for increased mental health care for smokers with COPD

World Asthma Day: How climate change is increasing cases of asthma

World Asthma Day: How climate change is increasing cases of asthma

Smoking ban in prisons reduces levels of second-hand smoke

Smoking ban in prisons reduces levels of second-hand smoke