Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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.

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Older racial and ethnic minority nursing home residents suffer the most from COVID-19

Older racial and ethnic minority nursing home residents suffer the most from COVID-19

Federal program to reduce hospital readmission for COPD patients may increase mortality rates

Federal program to reduce hospital readmission for COPD patients may increase mortality rates

Obamacare co-ops down from 23 to final ‘3 little miracles’

Obamacare co-ops down from 23 to final ‘3 little miracles’

Study shows why coronavirus is more dangerous in people with comorbidities

Study shows why coronavirus is more dangerous in people with comorbidities

Novel technique to detect the fungus responsible for causing severe pneumonia

Novel technique to detect the fungus responsible for causing severe pneumonia

Majority of U.S. COVID-19 fatalities had underlying medical conditions

Majority of U.S. COVID-19 fatalities had underlying medical conditions

Human gut microbes play an important role in maintaining health

Human gut microbes play an important role in maintaining health

Inhaled steroids reduce SARS-CoV-2-related genes in COPD

Inhaled steroids reduce SARS-CoV-2-related genes in COPD

Scientific review on on link between air pollution and COVID-19

Scientific review on on link between air pollution and COVID-19

COVID-19 patients most likely readmitted to hospital for respiratory distress, study finds

COVID-19 patients most likely readmitted to hospital for respiratory distress, study finds

Post-mortem study of dead COVID-19 patients finds lung damage and blood clots

Post-mortem study of dead COVID-19 patients finds lung damage and blood clots

Smokers more likely to experience severe COVID-19 symptoms

Smokers more likely to experience severe COVID-19 symptoms

Researchers may have discovered the key to treating inflammatory diseases

Researchers may have discovered the key to treating inflammatory diseases

New clinical practice guidelines on optimal management of patients with COPD

New clinical practice guidelines on optimal management of patients with COPD

COVID-19 virus acts as a 'sponge' to deplete specific host microRNAs

COVID-19 virus acts as a 'sponge' to deplete specific host microRNAs

SARS-CoV-2 viral load predicts risk of death

SARS-CoV-2 viral load predicts risk of death

Study reveals the link between air pollution and COVID-19 death rate in England

Study reveals the link between air pollution and COVID-19 death rate in England

New research on COVID-19 and aging

New research on COVID-19 and aging

Lung-related factors may help predict smoker's fracture risk

Lung-related factors may help predict smoker's fracture risk

Insights into prevalence, incidence, and impact of COPD in older adults

Insights into prevalence, incidence, and impact of COPD in older adults