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2012-06-20 12:09:54

Respiratory community calls for lung testing to be offered as 'standard' 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. To support this, several West Midlands NHS Foundation Trusts...

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, according to a new study. The research, published online today (16 November 2011) in the European Respiratory Journal, suggests that if COPD can be detected at an earlier stage, this will also aid the early detection of lung cancer. The news comes on World COPD Day, which aims to improve awareness of the condition and care of people with COPD around the...

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. The findings, which are to be presented today (25 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, provides new perspectives on the personal and social impact the condition can have on the 45-65 year age group. # 80% reported they were unable to maintain the same lifestyle as before; one in four...

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. The new digital format is available on http://www.copdjournal.com and will feature a wide range of features that makes access to the latest COPD news, data and research easier than ever. "We are proud to unveil our...

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. The resource center is designed to provide medical directors, practicing physicians and patients with the most up to date information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) diagnosis and treatment. The...

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...

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...

2009-12-23 10:04:00

Campaign Seeks to Raise Awareness of Lung Disease, Change Perceptions and Help Patients SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today it is joining with the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and lung health organizations around the globe for 2010: The Year of the Lung, a multi-faceted campaign that aims to raise awareness about the importance of lung health, generate social and political support for preventing and treating...

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2009-12-13 15:43:03

New genetics study by consortium led by universities of Leicester and Nottingham Scientists have discovered five genetic variants that are associated with the health of the human lung. The research by an international consortium of 96 scientists from 63 centers in Europe and Australia sheds new light on the molecular basis of lung diseases. The new findings provide hope for better treatment for lung diseases like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma. In the past it has been...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.