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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Meta-analysis confirms complete failure of hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment

Meta-analysis confirms complete failure of hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment

COPD: Ion channels in immune cells could potentially be targets for new therapies

COPD: Ion channels in immune cells could potentially be targets for new therapies

Composition of microbes in the lower airways is different for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Composition of microbes in the lower airways is different for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Simple health assessment could significantly reduce the global burden of COPD

Simple health assessment could significantly reduce the global burden of COPD

New study identifies ways to detect COPD in low- and middle-income countries

New study identifies ways to detect COPD in low- and middle-income countries

A new model for predicting COVID-19 severity at diagnosis

A new model for predicting COVID-19 severity at diagnosis

Scientists analyze the causes of deaths and disabilities in Colorado over a 29-year period

Scientists analyze the causes of deaths and disabilities in Colorado over a 29-year period

Race-based formula used to diagnose lung disease should be changed, study suggests

Race-based formula used to diagnose lung disease should be changed, study suggests

Impact of tumor environments on susceptibility and course of disease in those infected with SARS-CoV-2

Impact of tumor environments on susceptibility and course of disease in those infected with SARS-CoV-2

Efficacy of BNT162b2 vaccine booster in reducing mortality due to COVID-19

Efficacy of BNT162b2 vaccine booster in reducing mortality due to COVID-19

A rural Georgia community reels after its hospital closes

A rural Georgia community reels after its hospital closes

Study identifies small RNA molecule as a therapeutic target for COPD

Study identifies small RNA molecule as a therapeutic target for COPD

Researchers provide a clearer picture of healthy development of the lungs

Researchers provide a clearer picture of healthy development of the lungs

The antiviral function of BET protein against SARS-CoV-2 infection

The antiviral function of BET protein against SARS-CoV-2 infection

Inhaled prostacyclin improves oxygenation in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients

Inhaled prostacyclin improves oxygenation in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients

New therapy targets rodents' cells rather than bacterial cells in treating pneumonia

New therapy targets rodents' cells rather than bacterial cells in treating pneumonia

Updated mapping of the human genetic architecture of COVID-19

Updated mapping of the human genetic architecture of COVID-19

Potential therapeutic targets of hydrogen for treatment of the COVID-19

Potential therapeutic targets of hydrogen for treatment of the COVID-19

Will the future of global health rely upon addressing air pollution?

Will the future of global health rely upon addressing air pollution?