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2009-12-17 15:57:21

What: Researchers have discovered evidence that suggests a genetic variant may be associated with better preserved lung function among children with asthma and adults who smoke, according to a new study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health. The study also found an association between the genetic variant and a lowered risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults who smoke. COPD is a lung...

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...

2009-10-07 09:00:00

National Jewish Health, University of Colorado Denver, University of Pittsburgh, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston University in joint NHLBI project DENVER, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at five research centers have been awarded an $11 million, two-year grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute as part of the NIH Recovery Act that will allow a team of national scientists to delve deeply into the biology of two fatal lung diseases for which there are...

2009-04-23 08:04:00

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington, D.C. office of Porter Novelli has been selected by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), of the National Institutes of Health, to expand and enhance its chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) awareness campaign. "In 1972, the NHLBI was our first client - a relationship that lasted for more than 20 years as we taught Americans about the dangers of high blood pressure, then encouraged them to 'know your number' when it...

2008-06-14 18:00:06

By DAVE ANDERSON MOST people haven't heard of it, but it kills around 1,500 people in the North East each year and, sadly, our local area is one of the country's top 10 hotspots for a lung condition called COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). This is an umbrella term for conditions like chronic bronchitis and emphysema which kills around 30,000 nationwide. That's more than those who die of breast, prostate or colon cancer. Thanks to our industrial past, our smoking rates and...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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