COPD in the News

Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

08/28/2014 - Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake

Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

08/28/2014 - On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, study finds

Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

08/28/2014 - But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

08/28/2014 - 16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says

Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds

08/28/2014 - Broader organ sharing in U.S. will result in more air travel, researchers say

Your Family's Germs May Move With You

08/28/2014 - Study found that bacteria followed people into their new home

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

08/28/2014 - Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

08/28/2014 - But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

08/28/2014 - World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

Young Driver's Gender May Play Role in Timing, Type of Crash

08/28/2014 - When, where crash happened affected by whether male or female was behind the wheel, study finds

Health Highlights: Aug. 28, 2014

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Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows

08/28/2014 - Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV

08/28/2014 - A 13-year-old's science fair project helped the discovery along, researchers say

Eye Pigment May Help Vision in Hazy Conditions

08/28/2014 - Yellow pigment boosts the ability to see far-off objects through haze, researchers report

Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever

08/28/2014 - The most common type of allergy

Health Tip: Eating When You're Not Hungry

08/28/2014 - Things that may spur unhealthy habit

MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

08/27/2014 - 5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

08/27/2014 - Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says

08/27/2014 - But it's more painful, time consuming than common treatment, dermatologist notes

'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb Overdrinking

08/27/2014 - Pouring less wine each time lowers chances of intoxication, researchers suggest

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.