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Autistic adults at higher risk of injuries and age-related conditions

Written by | 23 Jun 2023

Older autistic adults have a significantly higher chance of suffering injury, particularly self-inflicted injury, according to a new study. This group also has a higher risk of diabetes,… read more.

Treating mucus plugs in COPD could affect mortality

Written by | 31 May 2023

Targeting mucus plugs could lower mortality from COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers reported this finding on May… read more.

Patients with COPD have higher mortality in year after surgery

Written by | 19 Jan 2023

Patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have major surgery have a higher mortality rate in the year after surgery than similar patients who do not… read more.

Some surprisingly good news about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Written by | 8 Dec 2022

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) — a debilitating chronic lung disease that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis — has previously been linked to mental health problems, such as… read more.

Bronchodilators don’t improve smoking-related respiratory symptoms in people without COPD

Written by | 15 Sep 2022

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have found that dual bronchodilators — long-lasting inhalers that relax the airways and make it easier to breathe — do… read more.

Cannabinoid therapy for COPD in seniors ups mortality

Written by | 9 Dec 2020

Article written by Bruce Sylvester Cannabinoid therapy is associated with a 64 percent increase  in death among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers reported on Sept…. read more.

Smokers and COPD patients suffer more and die more from COVID-19

Written by | 29 Jul 2020

Article written by Bruce Sylvester. Current smokers and those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD suffer greater COVID-19 severity and greater COVID-19 related mortality..

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