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Once again, the USPSTF finds no net benefit to screening asymptomatic persons for COPD. Draft recommendation is available for comment.

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Reductions in mortality, need for life support, hospital stays, and other measures should win this drug class serious consideration, study authors say.

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Lethal prostate cancer is less—not more—likely to develop in patients with asthma. The Health Professionals Follow-up Study answers key questions about why.

Targeting these risk factors with adjunctive therapy may help improve outcomes, say authors of a new study.

A new CDC study also found that older adults are more likely to be hospitalized for a severe respiratory virus than those aged 18 to 49 years.

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Infections with pneumonia send a substantial number of older adults to the hospital, much more than younger adults. Researchers are calling for new rapid diagnostic tests.

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The GOLD criteria for COPD assessment have not lived up to their promise. Internationally agreed standards seem to be the real deal.

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