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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Air pollution can increase severity and hospitalization in COVID-19 patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions

Air pollution can increase severity and hospitalization in COVID-19 patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions

Biology of single-celled organisms reveals potential treatment target for COPD

Biology of single-celled organisms reveals potential treatment target for COPD

Effective response to HIV and COVID-19 pandemics requires accelerated research

Effective response to HIV and COVID-19 pandemics requires accelerated research

Unique fungal environment in the lungs

Unique fungal environment in the lungs

Obesity and ethnicity identified as key risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 exposure in UK

Obesity and ethnicity identified as key risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 exposure in UK

Covid-19 lockdown restrictions may have led to reduction in asthma exacerbations

Covid-19 lockdown restrictions may have led to reduction in asthma exacerbations

Researchers produce a detailed molecular atlas of lung development

Researchers produce a detailed molecular atlas of lung development

Pandemic fear is killing patients suffering from other serious diseases

Pandemic fear is killing patients suffering from other serious diseases

Smoking is highly prevalent among surgery patients, shows study

Smoking is highly prevalent among surgery patients, shows study

Temple researchers receive CHEST Foundation grant to explore racial disparities in lung function

Temple researchers receive CHEST Foundation grant to explore racial disparities in lung function

Study examines efficacy of Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccine across demographic groups

Study examines efficacy of Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccine across demographic groups

People with high BMI may now receive their COVID-19 vaccine in California

People with high BMI may now receive their COVID-19 vaccine in California

How common are post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection?

How common are post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection?

Black Medicare patients with ischemic stroke die at a higher rate than white patients

Black Medicare patients with ischemic stroke die at a higher rate than white patients

New study may lead to therapeutic strategies for chronic lung disease

New study may lead to therapeutic strategies for chronic lung disease

Smoke from local wildfires can affect the health of Colorado residents, shows study

Smoke from local wildfires can affect the health of Colorado residents, shows study

Study reveals increased hospitalization rates in older adults following tropical cyclones

Study reveals increased hospitalization rates in older adults following tropical cyclones

New approach using virtual clinical trials could revolutionize drug development

New approach using virtual clinical trials could revolutionize drug development

Study reveals a small molecule inhibits SARS-CoV-2 infection in cells

Study reveals a small molecule inhibits SARS-CoV-2 infection in cells

Delayed detection of oral fluid anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies increases the time to viral clearance

Delayed detection of oral fluid anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies increases the time to viral clearance