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[UK] 'The NHS is neglecting lung disease sufferers': One person dies every 5 minutes due to lack of treatments and funding

British Lung Foundation found 5 people are diagnosed every 5 minutes This adds up to around 115,000 deaths and 550,000 diagnoses each year / Treatment for lung problems lags far behind care for other diseases / Charity said this amounts to 'systemic ne
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 27, 2016 18:53
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[UK] 'Systemic neglect of lung disease' in NHS structures

Three of the UK's top six killer diseases are lung conditions - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia and lung cancer - but it is poorly understood and underfunded, said the study from the British Lung Foundation (BLF). It argued that the imp
Press Association (uk)
added May 27, 2016 18:53
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Lung disease kills one person every five minutes in the UK - but research is badly underfunded

Three of the UK’s top six killer diseases are lung conditions - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia and lung cancer - but it is poorly understood and underfunded, said the study from the British Lung Foundation (BLF). It argued that the imp
The Mirror (uk)
added May 27, 2016 11:08
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[UK] E-cigarettes CAN cause lung damage, warn Manchester scientists

Tens of thousands of electronic cigarette users are at risk of chronic lung disease, according to a new study by scientists from the University of Manchester . Experts say that using e-cigs or “vaping” can cause the same debilitating conditions as smoki
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added May 26, 2016 14:31
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[UK] EDITORIAL: The lung: a magnifi cent organ that needs lifelong attention (PDF)

But while it is understandable that the emphasis on a “safer than smoking” message to current smokers serves the harm reduction agenda, some statements seem premature at best.
The Lancet (uk)
added May 25, 2016 23:02
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[UK] Researchers raise concerns over e-cig safety

Dr Andrew Higham from The University of Manchester says the vapour which e-smokers inhale contains formaldehyde and acrolein—similar to traditional cigarettes—which could be harmful if taken over the long term. In research published in the open access jo
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added May 25, 2016 16:36
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Anthony Rebuck’s New Book Clears Air on Pollution, Lung Health in Asia

“Breathing Poison: Smoking, Pollution and the Haze”... According to Rebuck, “there is a triple threat in the Asian air to human health and well-being.” The first is the increase in tobacco-related deaths as the result of the amount of smokers in Asia. Sec
PR Web
added May 23, 2016 20:47
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[Africa, South Africa] How second hand smoke puts even non-smokers at risk of serious lung disease

Serious lung diseases like COPD can be caused by exposure to second hand smoke at home and in the workplace. Here’s the facts you should know this World No Tobacco Day.
Health 24 (za)
added May 23, 2016 15:36
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[UK] Coughing or short of breath? KILLER lung disease could be mistaken for

COPD is easily mistaken for asthma as both conditions display similar symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. However, medics argue what is going on within the body is quite different. Recent figures also show the number of people dy
The [London, UK] Express
added May 20, 2016 14:05
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Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

"We found that a significant number of current and former smokers who don't meet the typical criteria for COPD [based on a breathing test] otherwise look and behave like patients who do carry a diagnosis of COPD," said study co-lead author Dr. Meilan Han
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 18, 2016 20:07
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