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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COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system

COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system

Three-drug combination reduces all-cause mortality in COPD patients

Three-drug combination reduces all-cause mortality in COPD patients

UK study highlights importance of breathing tests in the assessment of COPD

UK study highlights importance of breathing tests in the assessment of COPD

Study details first locally-transmitted case of severe SARS-CoV-2 in the USA

Study details first locally-transmitted case of severe SARS-CoV-2 in the USA

Lung cancer mortality could be reduced by including smoking cessation with screening

Lung cancer mortality could be reduced by including smoking cessation with screening

Asthma and COPD can increase risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Asthma and COPD can increase risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Health effects of the Australian bushfires

Health effects of the Australian bushfires

New inhalation therapy could relieve lung fibrosis in mice and rats

New inhalation therapy could relieve lung fibrosis in mice and rats

Chronic cough could be eased with new drug

Chronic cough could be eased with new drug

Researchers develop novel therapy to combat antibiotic-resistant superbug infections

Researchers develop novel therapy to combat antibiotic-resistant superbug infections

Study finds higher and earlier incidence of COPD in people living with HIV

Study finds higher and earlier incidence of COPD in people living with HIV

Sex-differences in airway anatomy develop during puberty, study reveals

Sex-differences in airway anatomy develop during puberty, study reveals

Titanium nanoparticles found in coal smog and ash can cause lung damage in mice

Titanium nanoparticles found in coal smog and ash can cause lung damage in mice

In-home breathing device may offer hope for people with COPD

In-home breathing device may offer hope for people with COPD

ResMed and ATS Foundation award $100,000 to COPD digital health researcher

ResMed and ATS Foundation award $100,000 to COPD digital health researcher

Fermented soy products may help you live longer

Fermented soy products may help you live longer

Scientists describe genetic program behind primordial lung progenitors

Scientists describe genetic program behind primordial lung progenitors

Regenerative biology could be used to restore mucus production, shows study

Regenerative biology could be used to restore mucus production, shows study

Small birthweight can cause breathlessness in later life, finds study

Small birthweight can cause breathlessness in later life, finds study

A new study reveals the secrets of mucus production that could be applied to cancer biology

A new study reveals the secrets of mucus production that could be applied to cancer biology