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[Pakistan] Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of chronic lung diseases

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease) in Pakistan, said experts in a programme organized to commemorate world chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at Dow University of Health Science. Speakers includin
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Nov 23, 2012 15:00

Pakistan Chest Society marks World COPD Day

The Federal Chapter of the Pakistan Chest Society (PCS) organised a seminar for specialist doctors, general practitioners and other health professionals to commemorate the World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day here in a local hotel on Sa
The News (pk)
added Nov 18, 2012 11:01

New Patient Resource Released for COPD Awareness Month

If you were asked, "What is the third leading cause of death in America?" Would you know that the answer is COPD? If not, you're not alone. That's why the American Lung Association is doing what it can this November - COPD Awareness Month - to raise awar
American Lung Association
added Nov 10, 2012 19:59

[Malaysia] MDR-TB, tobacco control, Lung diseases to be in focus at 2012 global meet

More than 3,000 lung health experts and advocates from countries around the world will come together at the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to discuss the latest opportunities and challenges in the fight against lung
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Oct 7, 2012 17:51

Comparison of pulmonary function and respiratory symptoms in water pipe and cigarette smokers

A major type of smoking in Middle Eastern countries is water pipe (WP) smoking. In the present study, pulmonary function tests (PFT) and respiratory symptoms (RS) were compared in WP smokers and deep inspiration (S-DI) or normal inspiration (S-NI) cigare
added Sep 27, 2012 03:17

[India] Sick Homes, Sick People

Dirty air in homes, particularly in poor homes, is responsible for a range of diseases for millions of people, according to the World Health Organization, and while poor air is primarily associated with poverty-stricken homes, it can affect people conside
Asia Sentinel (hk)
added Aug 30, 2012 10:11

Effect of donor smoking on survival after lung transplantation: a cohort study of a prospective registry

In the UK, an organ selection policy that uses lungs from donors with positive smoking histories improves overall survival of patients registered for lung transplantation, and should be continued.
The Lancet (uk)
added Aug 24, 2012 05:59

Vitamin D deficiency, Smoking, and Lung Function in the Normative Aging Study (PDF)

This study presents evidence that vitamin D sufficiency, defined as vitamin D > 20ng/ml, may protect against lower lung function and more rapid lung function decline in smokers. Further studies and interventional trials are needed to confirm these finding
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
added Jul 20, 2012 11:08

Vitamin D May Protect Lung Function in Smokers

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with worse lung function and more rapid decline in lung function over time in smokers, suggesting that vitamin D may have a protective effect against the effects of smoking on lung function, according to a new study from
added Jul 20, 2012 10:58

Higher African ancestry predicts increased harm from smoking

“African American individuals with a high proportion of African ancestry are at greater risk for losing lung function while smoking” is the conclusion reached by researchers from fourteen universities across the United States as reported at the peer revie (National)
added Jun 23, 2012 18:34
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