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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Nearly one third of UK's hospitalized COVID-19 patients readmitted

Nearly one third of UK's hospitalized COVID-19 patients readmitted

Owlstone Medical introduces breath biopsy panel for respiratory diseases

Owlstone Medical introduces breath biopsy panel for respiratory diseases

How effective are masks in preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission?

How effective are masks in preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission?

USF researchers discover promising new compound to open constricted airways

USF researchers discover promising new compound to open constricted airways

Genetic analysis reveals novel traits associated with COVID-19 severity

Genetic analysis reveals novel traits associated with COVID-19 severity

Pulmonary rehabilitation may promote recovery in severe COVID-19

Pulmonary rehabilitation may promote recovery in severe COVID-19

The effects of cigarette smoke and COPD on SARS-CoV-2 infection

The effects of cigarette smoke and COPD on SARS-CoV-2 infection

WHO highlights leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide from 2000 to 2019

WHO highlights leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide from 2000 to 2019

Research sheds light on the mystery cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Research sheds light on the mystery cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Researchers tie smoking to higher COVID-19 mortality in lower-middle-income countries

Researchers tie smoking to higher COVID-19 mortality in lower-middle-income countries

Smoking may increase some people's risk of testing positive for COVID-19

Smoking may increase some people's risk of testing positive for COVID-19

Carrot-based Japanese herbal medicine may improve muscle complications associated with COPD

Carrot-based Japanese herbal medicine may improve muscle complications associated with COPD

Autoantigen may help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease

Autoantigen may help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease

Mollusc-derived compounds potential medicines for COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases

Mollusc-derived compounds potential medicines for COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases

Women face greater risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men, study finds

Women face greater risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men, study finds

Immunonutrition may improve COVID-19 patients' recovery

Immunonutrition may improve COVID-19 patients' recovery

Novel cannabis plant extracts could protect against COVID-19

Novel cannabis plant extracts could protect against COVID-19

Early interferon therapy may mitigate COVID-19 severity

Early interferon therapy may mitigate COVID-19 severity

National health groups offer support for COPD patients and caregivers amid pandemic

National health groups offer support for COPD patients and caregivers amid pandemic

Study shows link between COPD and the gut microbiome

Study shows link between COPD and the gut microbiome