COPD in the News

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

12/19/2014 - Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

12/19/2014 - Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

System Approved to Remove Germs From Blood Platelets

12/19/2014 - Lowers chances of infected donation

CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

12/19/2014 - Outbreak has sickened 28 people in 10 states; 4 have died and 26 have been hospitalized, agency says

E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs

12/19/2014 - Nearly one-quarter of samples from West Coast vendors tested positive, study says

Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds

12/19/2014 - Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills

Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say

12/19/2014 - Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6

Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds

12/19/2014 - Scientists find evidence that genes influence the mix and make-up of gut bacteria

Health Highlights: Dec. 19, 2014

12/19/2014 -

E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds

12/19/2014 - Users report fewer cravings, less irritability

Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers

12/19/2014 - Study found nearly half of teen crashes involved cars more than a decade old

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study

12/19/2014 - Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

12/19/2014 - But experts question value of finding when so many other risk factors for disease can be changed

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

12/19/2014 - Prostaglandin analogue eye drops can slow deterioration of vision that comes with the disease

Health Tip: Bake a Healthier Holiday Treat

12/19/2014 - Cut calories and boost nutrition

Health Tip: 12 Ways to a Healthier Holiday

12/19/2014 - 'Tis the season to stay well

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

12/18/2014 - Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report

12/18/2014 - Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles

12/18/2014 - CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

12/18/2014 - But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

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.