Latest British Lung Foundation Stories

2012-06-20 12:09:54

As leading figures in respiratory health from across the globe gather in Birmingham for the COPD8 conference ahead of World Spirometry Day, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) is calling on policy makers across Europe to recognize that chronic diseases such as COPD, present as great a threat as the global financial crisis , and is urging collective action.

2011-11-16 07:27:53

Early screening of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may help to detect lung cancer at an earlier stage.

2011-09-26 11:07:54

New research has revealed the devastating personal and financial impact that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can have on the working population.

2011-05-16 08:24:00

NEW YORK, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - the first journal dedicated to publishing research on the impact of COPD - is launching a new media-rich digital format to accompany its standard electronic and print issues.

2011-05-10 07:59:00

Resource Center features information on COPD diagnosis, treatment, tools and more! GLEN ALLEN, Va., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) announced today that it has released the Medical Directors COPD Resource Center.

2011-04-11 07:00:00

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/ontario-lung-association/ontario-lung-association-joins-forces-with-health-advocates TORONTO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ - Today, more than 2.4 million Ontarians are struggling to breathe.  With this number likely to grow by 50 per cent within 30 years, the Ontario Lung Association, in collaboration with more than 40 lung health stakeholders, is placing an urgent call to the Ontario government for the development of...

2011-03-02 07:59:00

NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - the first journal dedicated to publishing a range of research on the impact of COPD - has become the official journal of the COPD Foundation. The mission of the COPD Foundation is to develop and support programs that improve quality of life for people whose lives are impacted by COPD. "We use research, education, early diagnosis and enhanced therapy with the aim of making life better for...

2009-12-23 10:04:00

Campaign Seeks to Raise Awareness of Lung Disease, Change Perceptions and Help Patients SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec.

2009-12-13 15:43:03

Scientists have discovered five genetic variants that are associated with the health of the human lung.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.