COPD in the News

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

09/18/2014 - Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report

09/18/2014 - Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

09/18/2014 - Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

ER Waiting Times Vary Significantly, Studies Find

09/18/2014 - You'll probably spend less time waiting at smaller or more rural hospitals

Research Shows Possible Neurological Patterns for PTSD Symptoms

09/18/2014 - Imaging shows brain receptor linked to emotion also has ties to some trauma symptoms

Health Tip: Why Proteins Are Essential

09/18/2014 - They're the body's building blocks

Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby

09/18/2014 - Give your body time to recover first

Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study

09/17/2014 - Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say

PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report

09/17/2014 - Study finds women with worst PTSD more likely to be addicted to food, but it's not clear if one causes the other

Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?

09/17/2014 - Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer

09/17/2014 - May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say

More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says

09/17/2014 - Using both positive, negative wording on labels could have the most effect, researchers report

Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals

09/17/2014 - Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study

09/17/2014 - Scientists saw changes in helpful gut bacteria, which can affect some people's ability to process glucose

Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study

09/17/2014 - New genetic analysis reveals DNA from North Eurasians, researchers say

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

09/17/2014 - Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection

09/17/2014 - But more research needed before blood-cleansing device is used on humans to treat sepsis

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

09/17/2014 - Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report

09/17/2014 - 16 companies exceeded pledge, but more work needed, experts say

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

09/17/2014 - Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

Reference: Lungs, Breathing and Respiration section on Better Medicine

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe.