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2010-10-13 18:01:00

LONDON, October 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - On World Spirometry Day, Doctors Urge Regular "MOT Tests for the Lungs" With new data revealing 23 Europeans die each hour[i] from a preventable lung condition, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) is calling on people across Europe to get their lungs tested on the first ever World Spirometry Day - 14th October. Lung disease is the second biggest killer in Europe, and is rapidly becoming the third biggest cause of death worldwide....

2010-10-13 12:15:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- PneumRx, Inc.

2010-09-20 12:44:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Talecris Biotherapeutics GmbH announced yesterday the recipients of the 2010 European alpha1-antitrypsin Laurell's Training Awards (eALTA).

2010-09-08 09:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The country's newest health initiative, DRIVE4COPD, announced today that it has added the largest association of respiratory therapists - The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) - to its ranks.

2010-09-03 12:30:49

A study published today in the journal Science shows how our bodies try to minimise potential 'collateral damage' caused by our immune system when fighting infection.

2010-08-19 13:52:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- What is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States? Many would be surprised to learn that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is, and the number of people with COPD is increasing.

2010-07-07 12:31:14

An expensive treatment recommended for a genetic disorder called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency has no proven clinical benefit.

2010-07-07 07:06:00

SEATTLE and IRVINE, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Uptake Medical, a privately held interventional pulmonology company, announced today that it has concluded its Series B financing from an investment group led by Maverick Capital, a new investor.

2010-06-24 14:36:15

For someone with a severe, incurable lung disorder such as cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a lung transplant may be the only chance for survival.

2010-06-11 09:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In just four months since its launch, DRIVE4COPD has already encouraged more than 100,000 people to be screened to see if they may be at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


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Lung
2013-01-01 15:53:59

The lung is a vital organ that is a part of the respiratory system. Generally a person has two lungs; however, the body can function with only one. The lung’s main function is to move oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of the bloodstream through gas exchange. The lungs are located lateral to the heart in the thoracic cavity. Each lung has a tip called the apex, which is superior in the body. The bases of the lungs rest on the diaphragm. They appear to be spongy due to their bundles of...

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