News tagged with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Smokers' COPD risk is genetic

It's well known that puffing on cigarettes can eventually leave you out of puff. But why do a quarter of long-term smokers develop serious breathing problems, when others do not? New research published BioMed Central's open ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Medical research
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New genes for lung disease discovered

( -- Scientists have discovered five genetic variants that are associated with the health of the human lung. The research by an international consortium of 96 scientists from 63 centres in Europe and Australia ...

dateDec 13, 2009 in Genetics
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Air pollution exposure increases risk of severe COPD

Long term exposure to low-level air pollution may increase the risk of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to researcher s in Denmark. While acute exposure of several days to high level air pollution ...

dateOct 19, 2010 in Health
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