COPD in the news

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19/07/2013 COPD increases risk of blood vessel breakages in brain

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been linked with an increased risk of a type of breakage in the blood vessels in the brain, known as microbleeds, which is a marker of cerebral small vessel disease.

11/06/2013 EU Commissioner for health has lungs tested in the EU Parliament

ELF supported a free lung function testing event yesterday (10 June 2013) at the European Commission.

10/05/2013 Allergies linked with higher risk of COPD exacerbations

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who also suffer from allergies have a higher risk of exacerbations according to a new study.

15/04/2013 Depression linked to lung disease

People with lung disease are more likely to have depression than the general population, according to new research.

22/02/2013 Researchers identify substance to stimulate growth of air sacs in the lungs

Researchers have identified a naturally occurring substance, known as a growth factor, which could help stimulate growth of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs.

08/02/2013 Bronchiectasis increases death risk for people with COPD

A condition known as bronchiectasis, which is a permanent dilation of the lung’s airways, has been linked with increased risk of death in people with COPD.

22/10/2012 COPD readmission may be tied to social factors

New research has identified additional risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

08/10/2012 Water exercise boosts endurance in COPD

Exercising in a pool can boost endurance and energy levels for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

21/09/2012 COPD patients experience poorer sleep quality

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience poorer sleep quality than people of a similar age without COPD.

10/08/2012 Tai Chi shown to improve COPD exercise capacity

Tai Chi can be used as an effective form of exercise therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new findings.

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