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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...

Asthma Treatment Could Prevent 80% Of Attacks
2012-09-01 08:15:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A company affiliated with the University of Southampton has reportedly developed a treatment that can help asthmatics battle the infections that cause 80% of their respiratory attacks. The study, which will be presented before the European Respiratory Society's annual congress in Vienna on Sunday, is said to be the first to offer evidence that boosting the immune system of a person suffering from asthma can actually reduce the...

2012-08-10 23:00:08

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We want nothing but the best for a family dealing with a loss to a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma. Provided it's been less than a few years after a loss to mesothelioma we would still like to give the family the names of the most successful mesothelioma law firms in the nation, along with their specific contacts, with the hope one of these very capable mesothelioma law firms can try to get some significant compensation for the family. In some...

2012-08-09 10:34:38

Tai Chi can be used as an effective form of exercise therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new findings. The research, which was published online today (XX August 2012) ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, suggests that this form of exercise can improve exercise capacity and quality of life in people with COPD and may be as beneficial as pulmonary rehabilitation. It is well known that moderate forms of exercise can help COPD...

2012-07-25 09:33:05

In addition to the well-known risk factor of smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) increases lung cancer risk. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research details one novel mechanism of this risk: long-term oxygen depletion stimulates signals that promote tumor growth. In addition, this early study — performed in animal models — shows that tumors fueled by these COPD-induced signals may be especially...


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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