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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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

Research explains recognized sex differences in COVID-19 outcomes

Research explains recognized sex differences in COVID-19 outcomes

Study finds increase in comorbidities, mortality risk among hospitalized patients with heart failure

Study finds increase in comorbidities, mortality risk among hospitalized patients with heart failure

High ACE2 Expression on pancreatic islet cells during inflammation could explain new-onset diabetes in COVID-19

High ACE2 Expression on pancreatic islet cells during inflammation could explain new-onset diabetes in COVID-19

Adjunct professors: Jobs are low on pay and health benefits with high COVID risk

Adjunct professors: Jobs are low on pay and health benefits with high COVID risk

Prednisone, Hydroxychloroquine best among COVID-19 treatments, claims large Spanish study

Prednisone, Hydroxychloroquine best among COVID-19 treatments, claims large Spanish study

Good mental health is associated with longer life, shows study

Good mental health is associated with longer life, shows study

Hybrid fungus involved in lung infections discovered

Hybrid fungus involved in lung infections discovered

Massive study looks at history of COVID-19 in Catalonia, Spain

Massive study looks at history of COVID-19 in Catalonia, Spain

Human lungs rejected for transplant can be recovered using cross-circulation with pigs

Human lungs rejected for transplant can be recovered using cross-circulation with pigs

People with accelerated biological age at increased risk of COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality

People with accelerated biological age at increased risk of COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality

Drug associated with lower mortality in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients

Drug associated with lower mortality in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients

COPD has substantial physical and psychosocial impact on younger patients, survey reveals

COPD has substantial physical and psychosocial impact on younger patients, survey reveals

Asthma sufferers can use inhalers amid COVID-19 concerns

Asthma sufferers can use inhalers amid COVID-19 concerns

Asthma inhalers being trialed for treatment of COVID-19

Asthma inhalers being trialed for treatment of COVID-19

Gene expression networks flag potential therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2

Gene expression networks flag potential therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2

Asthma does not appear to increase the risk of COVID-19, shows study

Asthma does not appear to increase the risk of COVID-19, shows study

Repurposed drug for acute lung injury in COVID-19

Repurposed drug for acute lung injury in COVID-19

Clinical-grade wearables provide continuous on-body sensing for COVID-19

Clinical-grade wearables provide continuous on-body sensing for COVID-19