COPD is on the European Commission’s agenda, EU health chief says

By |november 30th, 2017|COPD, News, Vytenis Andriukaitis, World COPD Day|

Diagnosis tools like spirometry should be promoted in order to monitor lung systems and prevent the spreading of illness like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the second cause of death worldwide, the EU's Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriu...

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Andriukaitis: National health systems need ‘fundamental reform’

By |november 24th, 2017|access, childhood obesity, Chronic disease, COPD, equality, healthcare access, healthcare systems, News, obesity, prevention, smoking|

EU countries could save money and lives by increasing investment in disease prevention and health promotion, the European Commission said on Thursday (23 November), stressing that good health policy requires political will across all sectors.

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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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Patients’ leader: Reimbursed anti-smoking programmes are a way to kill COPD

By |november 15th, 2017|COPD, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, News, smoking, Tobacco Product Directive, World COPD Day|

Stricter rules on smoking, reimbursed anti-smoking programmes and smoke-free public places are among the ways to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from being a public health crisis, says Mikaela Odemyr.

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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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Life-threatening lung disease: Europe’s ‘unknown’ killer

By |november 13th, 2017|allergy, COPD, European Parliament, Eva Kaili, lung cancer, News, Respiratory disease, smoking|

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that results in changes in several different parts of the respiratory system and lungs at the same time. But it is far more than just a 'sm...

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