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2010-01-26 07:10:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- While cold and flu season is always unpredictable, this year is already one of the worst to date with flu outbreaks across the nation stemming from the arrival of the H1N1 virus and another wave of seasonal flu on the horizon. People with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at higher risk of developing severe respiratory symptoms if they contract a cold or the flu, and those with asthma account for about one-third of all people...

2009-12-15 23:58:59

Dendritic cell changes suggest new strategy to identify and treat debilitating lung disease A new study links chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, with increased activity of cells that act as sentinels to activate the body's immune system. The University of Michigan and Veterans Affairs research adds to growing awareness of the immune system's role in COPD, a serious, progressive lung disease that affects more than 12 million Americans with wheezing, shortness of breath, chest...

2009-11-18 00:30:00

LONDON, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Report Highlights Global Economic Burden of the Disease - An Estimated Two Billion Work Hours Lost Each Week COPD Uncovered, a new report issued today reveals for the first time that people between the ages of 40 to 65 are emerging as the new face of this disease. Authored by Education for Health and other leading experts, the report uncovers a new, younger majority of COPD patients(1) who are in the prime of their career, and...

2009-11-02 09:44:03

Smokers and those at risk far less likely to talk to their doctor about symptoms Awareness of COPD"”chronic obstructive pulmonary disease"”continues to grow in the United States, according to national survey results released today by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. Sixty-eight percent of adults are now aware of COPD, a disease that affects 1 in 5 people over age 45, compared with 64 percent last year, and 49 percent in a...

2009-10-22 01:00:00

TOKYO, October 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers Index: 4565), announces that the Phase III trials with NVA237, which commenced in June 2009, are proceeding to plan. Initiation of Phase III studies with QVA149 is now expected to occur during 2010. Receipt of the associated milestone payment of $7.5m is therefore expected during the financial year to 31 March 2011. QVA149 is a novel once-daily, dry powder, fixed dose, bronchodilator combination...

2009-09-16 05:53:23

In a development that could lead to a novel approach to the treatment of a devastating lung disease, biochemists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston report they are the first to link the osteopontin (OPN) protein to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Findings appear online and will be in the January 2010 print issue of The FASEB Journal, the journal of The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. More than 12 million Americans are currently...

2009-03-11 21:14:13

Smokers' genetics affect their chances of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in later life, U.S. researchers have learned. Alireza Sadeghnejad, Jill Ohar, Eugene Bleecker and colleagues at Wake Forest School of Medicine and Saint Louis University looked at a gene known as ADAM33 in 880 long-term heavy smokers. Located on chromosome 20, ADAM33 has been linked with asthma in previous studies. This new study is unique in comparing long-term smokers with COPD versus a control...

2008-11-19 09:36:32

Southern California wildfires earlier this decade not only destroyed neighborhoods, but caused significant health problems, reseachers said. Study leader Dr. Ralph Delfino of the University of California, Irvine, analyzed more than 40,000 admissions to Southern California hospitals in a 90-day period surrounding raging wildfires in October 2003 that burned nearly three-quarters of a million acres and destroyed approximately 5,000 buildings. The heavy smoke was associated with a 34 percent...

2008-10-29 15:00:10

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline announced today that data from a three-year study of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) found that the inhaled corticosteroid in Advair Diskus 250/50, fluticasone propionate, did not show an adverse effect on bone mineral density (BMD) measured at the lumbar spine and total hip compared to salmeterol alone. In this study, designed to show equivalent rate of change in BMD for Advair and salmeterol,...

2008-10-28 15:00:11

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline today announced findings from a cross-sectional study which showed that 26 percent of primary care patients 40 years of age and older with a history of smoking and symptoms of chronic bronchitis actually had airway obstruction consistent with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - yet were not diagnosed with the disease. The data also show that as age and smoking history increased the percent of patients with COPD...


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2011-04-14 15:28:20

Bordetella bronchiseptica is a small, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bordetella. It can cause bronchitis although it rarely infects humans. It is closely related to pertussis which causes whooping cough and B. bronchiseptica can persist in the environment for extended periods. Humans are not natural carriers of B. bronchiseptica, which normally infects the respiratory tracts of smaller mammals. It does not express pertussis toxin although it has the genes to do so which...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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