- A recent study has shown that lung cells are much more flexible than previously believed and are able to regenerate in the presence of damage.
- In the wake of Leonard Nimoy's death from end-stage chronic COPD, a recently published study suggests a new treatment that might prove useful in treating the condition.
- Over the long term, most smokers will die 10 years earlier than people who never smoked.
- Obesity increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with the strongest risk factor being the measurement of waist circumference.
- A set of Dublin-based researchers prove your health may be determined by your name.
- Drugs That Increase The Risk Of Birth Defects Also Save Mothers' Lives: Study Shines Light On Tough Decisions For Pregnant WomenMothers on life-saving medications are more and more likely to stop taking them for fear that the drugs increase the risk of birth defects in their children — now researchers are attempting to measure how necessary these drugs are.
- The FDA-approved inhaler is now available to treat the lung disease COPD.
- Proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid will result in lower payments to hospitals with poor patient safety and hospitals that serve low-income patients.
- The Center's for Disease Control and Prevention has launched its second anti-smoking campaign aimed at second hand smoking.
- Water workouts may trump land-based exercise for people with chronic lung disease and other health problems.
- Here's another reason to embrace a diet rich in fruit and vegetables: the nutrients in them can help keep away the negative effects of air pollution.
- GlaxoSmithKline's experimental once-daily lung drug LAMA/LABA showed positive results on Monday from late stage trials in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the co-occurrence of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, a pair of commonly co-existing diseases of the lungs in which the airways become narrowed. This leads to a limitation of the flow of air to and from the lungs, causing shortness of breath (dyspnea). In contrast to asthma, this limitation is poorly reversible and usually gets progressively worse over time.