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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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

Air pollution may lead to interstitial lung diseases

Air pollution may lead to interstitial lung diseases

Obesity and COVID-19: Cause or effect?

Obesity and COVID-19: Cause or effect?

Study confirms higher rates of positive COVID-19 cases in Latinx populations

Study confirms higher rates of positive COVID-19 cases in Latinx populations

How to stay safe in summer as states ease coronavirus restrictions

How to stay safe in summer as states ease coronavirus restrictions

COVID-19 and blood group in aortic valve replacement

COVID-19 and blood group in aortic valve replacement

Inhaled steroids reduce ACE2 expression in COPD lungs

Inhaled steroids reduce ACE2 expression in COPD lungs

Molecular approach can improve diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension

Molecular approach can improve diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension

Tocilizumab in Critical COVID-19 Patients

Tocilizumab in Critical COVID-19 Patients

Undersized airways increase risk of COPD regardless of smoking habits

Undersized airways increase risk of COPD regardless of smoking habits

Metabolic diseases alter ACE2 expression and increase COVID-19 severity

Metabolic diseases alter ACE2 expression and increase COVID-19 severity

Study provides data on hydroxychloroquine outcomes for COVID-19 patients

Study provides data on hydroxychloroquine outcomes for COVID-19 patients

High uric acid levels protect against lung function decline in women

High uric acid levels protect against lung function decline in women

Age and diabetes the biggest risk factors for death in pregnant COVID-19 patients

Age and diabetes the biggest risk factors for death in pregnant COVID-19 patients

Expert offers COVID-19 guidance for patients with COPD

Expert offers COVID-19 guidance for patients with COPD

Deaths from COVID-19 appear to be on the decline in Italian provinces

Deaths from COVID-19 appear to be on the decline in Italian provinces

Using Qigong to manage COVID-19 in older adults

Using Qigong to manage COVID-19 in older adults

Quarantine improves air quality, prevents premature deaths in China

Quarantine improves air quality, prevents premature deaths in China

Researchers develop new method to study the effect of long-term oxygen deficiency

Researchers develop new method to study the effect of long-term oxygen deficiency