A cough never killed anyone? Chronic lung diseases rank as second largest killer

By |november 17th, 2017|asthma, Chronic Respiratory Diseases, COPD, News, non-communicable diseases, Respiratory disease, World COPD Day|

The idea of a cough being fatal brings up images of coal mining, hollow-cheeked children and Charles Dickens novels. But are we really past the time when a simple cough could kill you?

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Three asks from EFA Patients on World COPD Day [Sponsored]

By |november 14th, 2017|Chronic Respiratory Diseases, COPD, EFA, Isabel Saraiva, News, pulmonary rehabilitation, smoking, World COPD Day|

On World COPD Day, Isabel Saraiva, Deputy Director of EFA Member RESPIRA, the Portuguese Association for People with COPD and other Chronic Respiratory Diseases, highlights the minimum standards of care COPD patients need:  earlier diagnosis, smoking cessation programmes and pulmonary rehabilitation.

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Kadenbach MEP: Tobacco warnings should mention chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

By |november 14th, 2017|Chronic Respiratory Diseases, COPD, European Parliament, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, News, Respiratory disease, Tobacco Product Directive, World COPD Day|

Progress has been made on tobacco products health warnings but the next round of graphic labelling should also mention the less-known chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which happens to be the second cause of death worldwide, MEP Karin Kadenbach told EURACTIV.com.  

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