Health

Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40 percent

Vitamin D supplements can reduce COPD lung disease flare-ups by over 40% in patients with a vitamin D deficiency - according to new research from Queen Mary University of London. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic lung disease linked to cognitive impairment, memory loss

A recent Mayo Clinic study found that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are about twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI)—and chances are that it will include memory loss. The study ...

Health

Addressing how cigarettes cause cardiovascular disease

Although cigarette smoking has long been linked to cardiovascular disease, scientists are still on the lookout for insights into how smoking causes this disease. A team of researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lung disease sufferers falling 'under the radar'

South Australians suffering from the most common fatal lung disease face an ongoing struggle with health services, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Visualizing how infection exacerbates lung disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. The disease, characterized by constricted airways due to bronchitis and emphysema, is commonly seen in smokers but can also be brought on ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New marker discovered to aid early detection of lung damage

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a widespread disease. In Austria alone, there are between 500,000 and 600,000 sufferers; around ninety per cent of cases are the result of smoking. Now, under the leadership ...

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