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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.
Gene found to defend against environmental pollutants and pulmonary emphysema

Gene found to defend against environmental pollutants and pulmonary emphysema

Red wine delivered though an aerosol for COPD, asthma, and possibly even arthritis

Red wine delivered though an aerosol for COPD, asthma, and possibly even arthritis

New antibody to prevent respiratory syncytial virus in premature babies

New antibody to prevent respiratory syncytial virus in premature babies

More than one billion people will be over 60 years old by 2025

More than one billion people will be over 60 years old by 2025

New multilingual chronic obstructive pulmonary disease website

New multilingual chronic obstructive pulmonary disease website

One of the largest causes of death and disability worldwide

One of the largest causes of death and disability worldwide

24-year long asthma study is answering doctors' questions about asthma and its causes

24-year long asthma study is answering doctors' questions about asthma and its causes

New remote home care monitoring system

New remote home care monitoring system

New test to help detect and treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

New test to help detect and treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Adults with asthma may have an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Adults with asthma may have an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Stubbing out smoking in all American workplaces would save more than 2,420 lives and $280 million

Stubbing out smoking in all American workplaces would save more than 2,420 lives and $280 million

FDA seeks public comment on albuterol metered dose inhalers containing ozone-depleting propellants

FDA seeks public comment on albuterol metered dose inhalers containing ozone-depleting propellants

Pipe smoking as dangerous as cigar smoking

Pipe smoking as dangerous as cigar smoking

Anti-inflammatory medicine Roflumilast improved lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Anti-inflammatory medicine Roflumilast improved lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Some smokers may be genetically predisposed to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Some smokers may be genetically predisposed to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Financially burdened patients more likely to die after coronary revascularization

Financially burdened patients more likely to die after coronary revascularization

What's the fourth biggest killer in America? Over 51% of Americans don't know either

What's the fourth biggest killer in America? Over 51% of Americans don't know either

New stent appears safe and effective for preventing arteries from reclosing in coronary heart disease patients

New stent appears safe and effective for preventing arteries from reclosing in coronary heart disease patients

Study finds America’s hospital emergency rooms are overcrowded with patients

Study finds America’s hospital emergency rooms are overcrowded with patients

Britain wheezes at bottom of European lung league

Britain wheezes at bottom of European lung league