Pulmonary specialist Dr. Thomas Hering talks about treatments to relieve COPD and triggers to be avoided. Avoiding smoking, smog and open fires in the home do a lot to keep your lungs healthy.
Dr. Christian Witt discusses the causes of COPD and therapies for treating it. A leading lung specialist, Dr. Witt directs the pulmonary outpatient clinic at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin.
Early diagnosis, better treatment and prevention have brought down the mortality rate of some types of cancer. As people live longer, however, there are more diagnoses of cancer.
The life expectancy of people in developed countries keeps going up, according to research by London scientists. In some places it could soon be more than 90 - and the gap between men and women is decreasing, too.
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