COPD in the News

Study Compares Tissue-Based or Mechanical Replacement Heart Valves

10/02/2014 - Devices had similar results for patient stroke or death, but tissue version was linked to less bleeding

Human Brain's Cerebellum Evolved at Surprising Speed, Study Finds

10/02/2014 - Expert sees 'new frontier' in the study of human thinking

Smoke-Free Subsidized Housing Could Save Nearly $500 Million

10/02/2014 - U.S. government study suggests reducing secondhand smoke exposure cuts costs

Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study

10/02/2014 - Although anti-OD meds are available, many addicts hold misguided views on what to do

More Than 80 People Being Monitored for Ebola in Texas

10/02/2014 - Health officials have expanded list of possible contacts with Liberian national who's undergoing treatment at Dallas hospital

Health Highlights: Oct. 2, 2014

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Health Tip: If Your Child's Grades Are Dropping

10/02/2014 - Make sure a physical problem isn't the cause

Health Tip: Choosing Mouth-Healthy Foods

10/02/2014 - Edibles that are better for your teeth

Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says

10/02/2014 - But 'underlying physical abilities are there'

42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

10/02/2014 - Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate

10/01/2014 - Study findings also showed abortion rate was three-quarters lower than the national norm in this age group

Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds

10/01/2014 - Breast-feeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten didn't prevent autoimmune disorder

Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says

10/01/2014 - Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study

10/01/2014 - But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure

10/01/2014 - Traffic pollution, noise might be linked to raised risk, researchers say

Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death?

10/01/2014 - Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years

CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

10/01/2014 - Now being treated at Dallas hospital, he developed symptoms days after arriving from West Africa

New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks

10/01/2014 - Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

10/01/2014 - Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial

10/01/2014 - Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies

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.