New Screen Might Spot More Cases of Hidden COPD
- Symptoms as Clues: Is It RSV, COVID, the Flu or a Common Cold?
November 17, 2022 — How quickly the symptoms come on, how long they last, and even which symptom(s) you have can be important clues.
- Why COPD Is Often Worse in Women Than Men
August 3, 2022 — A new study suggests women tend to experience more severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men due to the smaller size of their airways.
- Fewer Dangerous COPD Flare-Ups During COVID
June 16, 2021 — A new study finds the health precautions used to combat spreading COVID may also have helped those with COPD.
- COPD May Strike Women Harder Than Men
May 22, 2019 — Symptoms for women with COPD may be worse than for men with the same level of disease, and periods of worse symptoms may be more frequent, lead researcher Dr. Allison Lambert says.
- Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare-Ups
March 4, 2019 — Many Americans take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect their hearts. Now it appears aspirin may also reduce flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- Moms Join Suit to Force EPA Chemical Ban
January 24, 2019 — The plaintiffs say the EPA had committed to banning methylene chloride from products sold in the United States but has failed to follow through. Federal law allows the public to sue the agency to force it to act.
- Is Daily Vitamin D a Lifesaver for COPD Patients?
January 11, 2019 — Taking vitamin D supplements was associated with a 45 percent reduction in lung attacks among patients who were deficient in vitamin D, but there was no reduction among patients with higher vitamin D levels, the investigators found.
- Flu Shot Crucial for Anyone With COPD
January 7, 2019 — After checking their flu vaccination status, investigators found that people with COPD who had a flu shot were 38 percent less likely to be hospitalized for flu-related illness.
- Woman's Case Gives Hope Against Sarcoidosis
December 26, 2018 — Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs. While some patients recover without treatment, others suffer damage to lungs, heart, lymph nodes, skin and other organs. On the skin, it can cause disfiguring lesions.
- Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients
September 18, 2018 — COPD, which is often linked to smoking, is a progressive deterioration of lung function that involves a combination of bronchitis and emphysema symptoms.
- Vaping May Shut Off Lungs' Protective Cells
August 14, 2018 — The vapor from e-cigarettes was much more harmful than e-cigarette fluid to lung cells -- and the more the cells were exposed to it, the more they were damaged, scientists report in a new study.
- Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
August 10, 2018 — More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found.
- Moon Dust a Health Hazard?
August 2, 2018 — The findings suggest that breathing toxic dust, even tiny amounts, could pose a health peril to future astronauts traveling to airless planets, according to the researchers from Stony Brook University in New York.
- Bioengineered Lungs Transplanted Into Pigs
August 1, 2018 — The lungs, which were tissue-matched to each individual pig, were grown in the laboratory. Each pig received one bioengineered lung and retained an original lung.
- Coal Miners Facing New Wave of Black Lung Disease
May 25, 2018 — Over 46 years, more than 4,600 coal miners were diagnosed with black lung. Half of the cases occurred since 2000, the data showed.
- ‘Scary’ Lung Disease Now Hits More Women Than Men
April 17, 2018 — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), linked to long-term smoking, has traditionally been considered a men’s disease. But data show it is now more prevalent among women — in large part because they embraced smoking much later than men did.
- Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies
April 17, 2018 — Former first lady Barbara Bush, who had COPD and congestive heart failure, died at the age of 92.
- Origins of Adult Killer COPD May Lie in Childhood
April 6, 2018 — Two new studies suggest COPD could have roots in life's earliest years.
- Dirty Air May Harm Blacks More Than Whites
March 15, 2018 — Researchers found that blacks living in areas where this type of pollution is high have a 45 percent higher risk of heart disease and death from any cause than whites, even after taking into account other common risk factors.
- Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Higher Fracture Risk
February 13, 2018 — COPD -- often linked to smoking -- is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is a progressive, debilitating illness that currently has no cure.
- Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
September 29, 2017 — More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows
- Regular Use of Bleach Linked to COPD
September 12, 2017 — Study finds risk of lung disease from prolonged exposure to some disinfectants.
- Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer
September 8, 2017 — Deaths from lung-related causes were reduced by as much as 45 percent, study suggests
- Long-Acting Inhaler May Help in Early Stage COPD, Too
September 6, 2017 — Doctors may consider starting medications sooner
- Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?
February 23, 2017 — See which fruits, veggies may be linked to lower risk of lung disease in smokers, study suggests
- Oxygen Therapy Little Help for Milder COPD
October 26, 2016 — Study could change clinical practice, researchers say
- When Indoor Temps Rise, So Do COPD Symptoms
September 30, 2016 — And inside air pollution makes symptoms even worse, study says
- COPD Discovery Might Improve Treatment
May 15, 2016 — Study may help pinpoint patients who won't respond to standard medications
- Exercise May Extend Lives of People With COPD
March 18, 2016 — Study seems to show a big benefit, and experts say activity can help lungs stay healthy
- Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug
February 2, 2016 — Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees
- Many Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease
June 22, 2015 — Study shows scans, other tests can help spot respiratory problems early
- COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
April 29, 2015 — Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble
- Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83
February 27, 2015 — Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83
- Healthy Diet May Lower Lung Disease Risk
February 3, 2015 — Consuming less red meat, soda and alcohol tied to lower COPD threat in study
- About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Lung Disease: CDC
January 6, 2015 — COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans
- Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study
September 16, 2014 — Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease
- Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications
April 9, 2014 — Regular physical activity could cut need for hospital readmission for lung disease, study says
- 2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD
March 5, 2014 — Study found patients who were more active had fewer hospitalizations from lung condition
- FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD
December 18, 2013 — Medication combines two bronchodilators, experts say
- COPD Tied to Tiny Brain Bleeds, Study Finds
July 19, 2013 — Likelihood increases with illness severity, researchers say
- Blood Tests May Predict COPD Flare-Ups
June 11, 2013 — Signs of chronic inflammation in the blood linked to faster deterioration of lung function
- Breo Ellipta Approved for COPD
May 10, 2013 — Respiratory disease is the third-leading cause of death in U.S.
- Hurricane Sandy’s Health Woes Continue
November 29, 2012 — The prolonged recovery from Hurricane Sandy is continuing to take a mental and physical toll on residents of the East Coast who are still cleaning up flood, fire, and wind damage.
- Tai Chi Benefits People With COPD
August 9, 2012 — The gentle movements of Sun-style tai chi (SSTC) can improve the lives and boost the exercise endurance of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a new study by Australian researchers.
- FDA Approves New Inhaler for COPD
July 24, 2012 — The FDA has approved a new inhaled drug for the treatment of the lung disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
- Cured Meats May Worsen COPD
March 9, 2012 — People with the lung disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) who overdo it on bacon, salami, and other cured meats may be at greater risk for experiencing a flare-up that lands them back in the hospital.
- Study: 1 in 4 People Likely to Develop COPD
September 8, 2011 — About one in four adults ages 35 and over can be expected to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests.
- Long-Term Antibiotic May Reduce COPD Problems
August 23, 2011 — A common antibiotic, taken for a year, reduced the number of flare-ups in patients with the lung disease known as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), according to new research.
- COPD Prevalence Stable, but Death Rate Declines in Men
June 29, 2011 — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains a significant killer, according to a CDC report released today.