Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gene variant linked with development of COPD in men

Researchers have linked a variant in the vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) with the onset of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Caucasian men. The study population consisted of participants in the Veterans Administration ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Potential new approach to treatment of chronic lung diseases

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists at UCD have identified a potential new treatment for life-threatening complications associated with chronic obstructive lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Chronic obstructive ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Medical acoustics, UB reaching COPD patients with new Lung Flute

An easy-to-use device developed by a local biomedical company is providing relief to Buffalo-area patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.


Cigarette relighting tied to tough economy

In what is believed to be a first of its kind study, a research member at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and colleagues have found that an accelerating trend of smokers relighting cigarettes is related to economic factors, ...


Smoking cigarettes simulates cystic fibrosis

If you smoke cigarettes, you have more in common with someone who has cystic fibrosis than you think. A new research report appearing online in the FASEB Journal shows that smoking cigarettes affects the lungs in a way that ...


Healthy diet linked to lower risk of chronic lung disease

Eating a diet rich in whole grains, polyunsaturated fats and nuts—and low in red and processed meat, refined grains and sugary drinks—is associated with a lower risk of chronic lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

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