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2014-05-19 14:44:07

American Thoracic Society As if increased risks of high blood pressure, respiratory infections, lung cancer and even depression weren't enough, researchers say patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have another complication to worry about: heart failure. That's according to a new study from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, which found the prevalence of heart failure is significantly higher in patients with COPD compared to the rest of the study population....

2014-02-12 23:26:12

2nd Annual Conference of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD 2014) will be held for the second time this year in Hilton Convention & Exhibition Center, Istanbul between the 7th and 10th March. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 COPD 2014 will be held for the second time this year in Hilton Convention & Exhibition Center, Istanbul between the 7th and 10th March. As Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is becoming more and more prevalent in our lives, the latest researches and the...

2014-01-13 16:25:12

-- Ultibro(TM) Breezhaler®1(QVA149), a long-term once-daily dual bronchodilator, received Health Canada approval on December 23rd 2013 for the treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema -- Pivotal Phase III IGNITE data showed QVA149 significantly improved lung function and patient-reported outcomes including...

2012-09-25 23:04:17

A new way of looking at COPD and the Aging Lung London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (IJCOPD), published by Dove Medical Press, will highlight one of its most recently published articles: “Geroprotectors as a novel therapeutic strategy for COPD, an accelerating aging disease.” According to Dr. Richard E Russell, IJCOPD Editor-in-Chief, "This excellent review summarises a new way of looking at COPD and...

2012-05-02 13:35:31

Findings underline importance of cardiac testing in lung disease prognosis, treatment A simple test for heart disease risk can go a long way toward determining the long-term prognosis for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to UC Irvine researchers. Dr. Hwa Mu Lee and Nathan Wong of the UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program found that individuals with moderate to severe COPD who had a low Framingham Heart Study 10-year risk assessment rate lived longer and...

2012-03-15 23:20:45

A new study reveals that children who are exposed to passive smoke have almost double the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood compared with non-exposed children. At Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, researchers examined patients with COPD (433) and control subjects (325) who participated in the Bergen COPD Cohort Study during 2006-2009. Ane Johannessen, PhD, and co-workers assessed risk factors for COPD and analyzed by gender....


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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