COPD in the News

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

07/27/2015 - Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression

07/27/2015 - Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care

Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

07/27/2015 - Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth

07/27/2015 - Canadian study of early trauma and childbirth finds surprising link

Americans Becoming More Accepting of Gays, Lesbians, Study Finds

07/27/2015 - More people are genuinely changing attitudes, and not just bowing to cultural pressures

After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs

07/27/2015 - Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says

Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

07/27/2015 - Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds

Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study

07/27/2015 - Analysis found roughly 10 percent of cases were filed after 15-day deadline passed

Are Hospitals Overusing Neonatal Intensive Care?

07/27/2015 - Study found newborns admitted to these expensive units were bigger, less premature than in prior years

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

07/27/2015 - Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests

Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'

07/27/2015 - For kids with a common hearing problem, procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes

Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol

07/27/2015 - For people at risk of heart attack or stroke

Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study

07/27/2015 - Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products

Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options

07/27/2015 - Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later

Health Highlights: July 27, 2015

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New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

07/27/2015 - Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

Health Tip: Triggers of Swimmer's Ear

07/27/2015 - When moisture is trapped inside

Health Tip: When Heel Pain is Afoot

07/27/2015 - Foot injury, bruise or deformity are possible causes

School's Out, Fattening Behaviors Are In

07/26/2015 - Kids eat more sugar, watch more TV over summer vacation, study says

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won't Necessarily Help Smokers Stop

07/25/2015 - Study finds two years of less addicting tobacco didn't increase quit rates

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.