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2012-05-04 21:19:36

Comorbidities are common among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and a number of these comorbidities are independently associated with an increased mortality risk, according to a new study.

2012-05-02 13:35:31

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.

2012-04-23 21:20:09

Patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and shortness of breath found that opioids provided relief and improved their quality of life.

2012-04-21 23:02:35

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We know first-hand how horrible a mesothelioma diagnosis can be for a US Navy Veteran or an individual, and we know first-hand how hard it is for the

2012-04-21 23:00:40

Five Spiro PD personal spirometers will be given away to registered participants in recongnition of World Asthma Day on May 1st, 2012.

2012-04-19 20:15:19

Scientists from the University of Southampton and Synairgen, a respiratory drug development company spun out from the University, can announce positive data from its Phase II clinical trial, into the effectiveness of the drug SNG001 (inhaled interferon beta) for asthma patients.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.