Home > Medical > COPD > News News All sections in COPD » About COPD » COPD and Medication » FAQs » Living with COPD » COPD News » Smoking » The Lungs Breakthrough procedure brings hope for emphysema sufferers Doctors at Panorama Mediclinic Heart and Lung Unit recently performed the first Lung Volume Reduction Coil procedure in Africa, unleashing a fresh breath of air on the treatment of emphysema patients. Half of US adults with asthma or COPD still smoke According to federal health officials almost half of US adults over 40 suffering with asthma or COPD still smoke. Antibiotic linked to heart problems in COPD patients Study looked at clarithromycin use for lung conditions, but didn't prove cause-and-effect. Subscribe to the Newsletter » Join us on Facebook » Ask Stop Smoking Expert » Ask CyberDoc » Anti-Tobacco Art Exercise may reduce hospitalisation for COPD Regular physical activity could cut need for hospital readmission for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. FDA approves new drug for COPD A new inhaled drug to treat a serious lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been approved by the FDA. Millions of emphysema patients given lifeline People suffering from advanced emphysema have shown remarkable improvement in the quality of life by the insertion of a coil into the lungs. Gene mutations linked to fatal lung disease US researchers have found a new genetic cause of a rare and fatal lung disease. Smoking and inactivity a dangerous combination Brazilian researchers have found that smokers without signs of lung disease may be raising their chances of developing lung problems and other health issues by being couch potatoes. Inhaler for lung disease safe after all A study on the safety of a mist inhaler for chronic lung disease has found it does not increase the risk of patients dying early, in contrast to an earlier analysis. Findings improve diagnosis of cystic fibrosis Researchers who identified 105 new genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis say their findings will improve diagnosis. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health!