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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is responsible for the majority of deaths from chronic lower respiratory diseases. from

How Australians Die: cause #4 – chronic lower respiratory diseases

The lung is like an upside-down tree where the wind pipe is the trunk and the bronchi are the branches. Chronic lower respiratory diseases affect these branches.
The toxic effects of cigarette smoke reach far into the lungs. Flickr/SOCIALisBETTER

Explainer: what is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Almost everyone will know someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): an incurable disease of the lungs that makes breathing difficult. Never heard of it? Well, chances are you’ve heard…
Many emphysema sufferers cannot breathe without the aid of an oxygen tank. Flickr/corey.wagehoft

Could a drug reverse emphysema?

Tests on mice have given German researchers fresh hope that existing drugs could be used to reverse the debilitating effects…

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