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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.
New solutions needed to improve care and reduce cost of high-need, high-cost patients

New solutions needed to improve care and reduce cost of high-need, high-cost patients

Study uncovers how lung tissue remodels to support immune response to influenza

Study uncovers how lung tissue remodels to support immune response to influenza

The Truth About E-cigarettes: Quit Smoking this World Cancer Day

The Truth About E-cigarettes: Quit Smoking this World Cancer Day

The T2B Infrastructure Center for Respiratory Disease set to enter into the final phase

The T2B Infrastructure Center for Respiratory Disease set to enter into the final phase

E-cigarette flavorings shown to be harmful to the human lungs

E-cigarette flavorings shown to be harmful to the human lungs

Chemicals used to flavor e-cigs may impair lung function

Chemicals used to flavor e-cigs may impair lung function

Discovery of proteins that control mucin secretion reveals clues to treating colon, airway diseases

Discovery of proteins that control mucin secretion reveals clues to treating colon, airway diseases

Frail seniors find ways to live independently

Frail seniors find ways to live independently

FDA approves first generic version of commonly prescribed asthma inhaler

FDA approves first generic version of commonly prescribed asthma inhaler

Study shows that aging and chronic diseases share common genetic factors

Study shows that aging and chronic diseases share common genetic factors

Loss of muscle and body weight linked with disability in stroke patients

Loss of muscle and body weight linked with disability in stroke patients

Free screening for lung cancer can save money while building healthy relationship with patients

Free screening for lung cancer can save money while building healthy relationship with patients

Study demonstrates beneficial effects of influenza vaccination on COPD patients

Study demonstrates beneficial effects of influenza vaccination on COPD patients

Rising air pollution linked with increased ER visits for breathing problems

Rising air pollution linked with increased ER visits for breathing problems

Childhood body composition may play a role in future respiratory health

Childhood body composition may play a role in future respiratory health

Holocaust survivors had higher rates of chronic conditions but lower mortality than general population

Holocaust survivors had higher rates of chronic conditions but lower mortality than general population

Study identifies late-Gen X and early-Gen Y as age cohorts with elevated mortality patterns

Study identifies late-Gen X and early-Gen Y as age cohorts with elevated mortality patterns

Researchers identify link between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary fibrosis

Researchers identify link between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary fibrosis

Chronic rhinitis associated with hospital readmissions for asthma and COPD patients

Chronic rhinitis associated with hospital readmissions for asthma and COPD patients

NICE releases new guidelines for diagnosis and management of COPD

NICE releases new guidelines for diagnosis and management of COPD