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.
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

Adoption of new rules drops readmission penalties against safety net hospitals

Adoption of new rules drops readmission penalties against safety net hospitals

The homeless are dying in record numbers on the streets of L.A.

The homeless are dying in record numbers on the streets of L.A.

New review on relationship between COPD and Type 2 diabetes

New review on relationship between COPD and Type 2 diabetes

Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribe antibiotics to 40% of patients

Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribe antibiotics to 40% of patients

BLF survey: Thousands with serious breathlessness may not be getting vital medical care

BLF survey: Thousands with serious breathlessness may not be getting vital medical care

MGH researchers provide insight into use of critical care resources

MGH researchers provide insight into use of critical care resources

Dietary fiber could help prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Dietary fiber could help prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Bronchiectasis patients often display high sensitivity to airborne allergens

Bronchiectasis patients often display high sensitivity to airborne allergens

Physicians Committee launches new effort to encourage people to donate organ and tissue

Physicians Committee launches new effort to encourage people to donate organ and tissue

Finding homeless patients a place to heal

Finding homeless patients a place to heal

Treatment at low-scoring hospitals may increase risk for repeat heart attack and death

Treatment at low-scoring hospitals may increase risk for repeat heart attack and death

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

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