Chronic Lung Disease Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Memory Loss
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A recent Mayo Clinic study found that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are about twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment -- and chances are that it will include memory loss.
Ario Pharma Ltd Founded to Develop Novel Therapeutics for Respiratory Indications
Based in Cambridge, UK, Ario Pharma is a spin out from Xention Pharma Ltd, a specialist ion channel R&D company.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
How does H. influenzae thrive in COPD patients?
Researchers now say that the bacterium , non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae , may be a key factor in the hallmark signs of COPD: airway inflammation and impaired pulmonary function.
'Dear Santa, please help my daddy get well': Heartbreaking letter...
A seven-year-old schoolgirl has written a heartbreaking letter to Santa asking for nothing but a cure for her father's serious lung disease.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Vascular Dysfunction and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The...
From the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, George E. Whalen VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT ; Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Department of Neurology , University of Utah, Salt Lake City; Department of Health and Exercise Sciences, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY ; Institute of Preventative ... (more)
In Memoriam | Larry McKinley - The Voice Of Jazz Fest
There's sad news out of New Orleans this morning as Larry McKinley has passed away.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Globe and Mail
Lives Lived: Paul Ramus Panton, 78
Artist, photographer, writer, maker of art, teller of tales, friend. Born March 12, 1935, Melita, Man.; died Oct. 7, 2013, Winnipeg, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, aged 78. A tall gangly man with a toothbrush mustache and engaging grin, Paul spent his early years in small towns across Western Canada, one of three sons born to Reginald ... (more)
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Manningham health project to care for long-term patients is hailed a success
A pilot project to improve the care of patients with long-term health conditions in Bradford has been hailed a success.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Qualitative assessment of attributes and ease of use of the ELLIPTATM ...
Medications for respiratory disorders including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are typically delivered to the lung by means of a handheld inhaler.
Helping Knowsley residents prepare for winter
With practical advice and support on keeping warm and healthy, the campaign is targeting residents who are most at risk from the cold including the over 60s, families with children under 5 and people with long-term health conditions.
Expert Answers To Vital Questions On Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Nationwide, more than 12 million people have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , and it is estimated that as many as 12 million more have the symptoms but are unaware that they have the disease.
Dying Man Just Wanted to Do This Selfless Act One Last Time
A Utah man with terminal lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease fulfilled his dying wish on Thursday when he showed up in freezing weather to ring a Salvation Army bell one last time.
Theravance and Glaxo Say Asthma Study Succeeded
Theravance and GlaxoSmithKline said today that their lung disease drug Breo Ellipta worked as a treatment for asthma in a clinical trial.
GSK, Theravance: Fluticasone Furoate Meets Phase III Endpoint
GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance, Inc. today announced positive results from a phase III efficacy and safety study of fluticasone furoate "FF"/vilanterol "VI" designed to support a potential filing for an asthma indication for adults in the US.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Effectiveness of spirometry as a motivational tool for smoking...
Smoking is the main preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in our region, it being the main causative agent of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Taking Care: Caring for a loved one with COPD
When a loved one is diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, , there are certain things that you, as the caregiver, should know.
Genome BC: COPD Patients Starting to Breathe Easier
Two BC researchers have combined forces to develop a blood test that will identify patients at high risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease lung attacks.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Lex-Care: Homebound mother needs help with electric bill
Kristy Brandenburg, a social worker at the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging/Independent Living, worked with a client who was in need of $500 to pay her electric bill.
UK Review Examines Gender Differences in COPD patients
Newswise - LEXINGTON, Ky. - A new study review authored by the University of Kentucky's Dr. David Mannino examines the gender differences in the prevalence, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and how this information may ultimately be used to identify areas for future work.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Caring for Patients With COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is incapacitating at advanced stages and often leads to the death of the patient.