Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COPD may strike women harder than men

(HealthDay)—Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear to have a harder time than men with the progressive lung disorder, a new study suggests.

Health

Childhood body composition may influence future lung health

How well people breathe as adults may depend on the amount of fat mass and lean muscle mass they have as children, according to a new study led by scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney disease biomarker may also be a marker for COPD

A commonly used biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems, particularly COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Grip strength tied to pulmonary function in older women

(HealthDay)—For older Korean women, handgrip strength is positively associated with pulmonary function, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Small reduction in lung function with Tx de-escalation in COPD

(HealthDay)—A de-escalation from triple therapy to indacaterol/glycopyrronium may lead to a small reduction in lung function in non-frequently exacerbating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but ...

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