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21/10/2011 Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV) linked to increased hospital mortality rates in a small group of patients
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are hospitalised, frequently require either invasive or noninvasive mechanical ventilation to help them to breathe.

20/10/2011 UEFA EURO 2012 will be a smoke-free zone
The UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) EURO 2012 football tournament will be smoke-free after UEFA announced a complete ban on the use, sale and promotion of tobacco in all stadiums hosting finals matches.

19/10/2011 Cigarette smoke can harm the lungs in a similar way to cystic fibrosis
A new study has shown that smoking negatively affects the lungs in a similar way to other lung diseases, leading to mucus that causes dry cough, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, among other problems.

17/10/2011 Smoking linked to earlier menopause
Women who smoke may hit menopause about a year earlier than non-smokers.

13/10/2011 Younger COPD sufferers report job and life burdens
New research has revealed the devastating personal and financial impact that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can have on younger people of a working age.

12/10/2011 ‘First ever' fall in global TB
The number of people suffering from tuberculosis (TB) has declined for the first time, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

11/10/2011 Air pollution from traffic impairs brain
Air pollution in cities can harm the way the brain functions, according to two new studies.

10/10/2011 Workplace pollutants linked to childhood asthma
A mother’s exposure to airborne pollutants during pregnancy may increase the likelihood that her unborn child will later develop asthma, according to a new study.

07/10/2011 Risk for heart disease rises with COPD
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or reduced lung function are at risk of developing heart disease.

06/10/2011 TB smoking toll ‘could reach 40 million'
40 million smokers could die from tuberculosis (TB) by 2050, research suggests.



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