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Chronic bronchitis could indicate COPD subtype By Kirsty Oswald.

Chronic bronchitis could indicate COPD subtype By Kirsty Oswald, medwireNews Reporter Chronic bronchitis is common amongst sufferers with chronic obstructive disease and could represent a subtype of the condition that places sufferers at risk for increased severity and exacerbations, say researchers. The experts also remember that the proportion of patients with chronic bronchitis improved with GOLD stage. Related StoriesPublic wellness guidelines targeting smokers may have opposite effect actually, study findsInfections experienced in childhood may lead to premature ACS or heart attacksNew vaccine candidate shows great promise at fighting respiratory syncytial virusPatients with chronic bronchitis had nearly twice as many exacerbations each year as patients without, at 2.08 versus 1.05 episodes per patient, along with a lot more severe exacerbations each year .A closer look at genes and surgeryIncreasingly, the mainstream cancer market has been urging women considered at extremely risky because they carry irregular breast tumor genes one or two to undergo pre-emptive mastectomies. The fear-mongering literature on this topic is designed to make females believe their only options are surgery or death. However, just five to 10 percent of all new breast cancers occur among females who bring these genes.

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