Navigation Links
Mainstay of the Global Workforce - 40-65 Year Olds - Hit Hardest by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Date:11/18/2009

LONDON, November 18 /PRNewswire/ --

- New Report Highlights Global Economic Burden of the Disease

- An Estimated Two Billion Work Hours Lost Each Week

COPD Uncovered, a new report issued today reveals for the first time that people between the ages of 40 to 65 are emerging as the new face of this disease. Authored by Education for Health and other leading experts, the report uncovers a new, younger majority of COPD patients(1) who are in the prime of their career, and financially responsible for the care of their children and aging parents. The authors call for policymakers to read the report and challenge their thinking on how COPD should be addressed in this critical age group who are highly depended upon by society as leading wage earners(2,3).

COPD affects 210 million people and is predicted to be the third leading cause of death globally in ten years time(4). A severely debilitating disease, COPD dramatically impairs the productivity of this population. In fact, the report found that people between 40 and 65 with COPD miss as many as ten hours of work per week because of their condition(5). On a global scale, that represents more than two billion working hours lost each week worldwide. Additionally, COPD causes nearly 28,000 years of lost productivity annually(6). The report deduces that if left unchecked, COPD could have significant global workforce and economic implications on patients, families, employers and society as the disease escalates.

"Given the potential economic impact, it is critical that 40 to 65 year olds with COPD are able to lead an active and productive life," said Monica Fletcher, Chief Executive of Education for Health. "In releasing this report we want to spark an important global dialogue with key global stakeholders on how best to invest in earlier diagnosis and the management of these younger patients."

    Other key insights 
'/>"/>
SOURCE Education for Health
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. Global Experts Explore Entire Spectrum of Aids Vaccine Development
2. Mindray to Present at Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotech & Medtech Conference
3. Advanced Life Sciences to Present at 2007 UBS Global Life Sciences Conference
4. Touching 418 Billion Lives, Hepatitis Still Presents Significant Threat to Global Health
5. Touching 418 Million Lives, Hepatitis Still Presents Significant Threat to Global Health
6. Clinsys Clinical Research, Inc. Announces Key Hires, Rajagopalan Srinivasan, Ph.D, to Strengthen Global Biostatistics Service Offering and Christopher Gregory, Ph.D, to Scientific Affairs
7. Jazz Pharmaceuticals to Present at UBS Global Life Sciences Conference
8. A Large-Scale Research Project by a Dutch Consortium Addressing a Global Problem
9. Amicus Therapeutics to Present at the Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotech & Medtech 2007 Conference
10. Allos Therapeutics to Present at the 2007 UBS Global Life Sciences Conference
11. Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medtech Conference to Webcast Millennium Presentation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/15/2014)... Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 The ... cause a major disease. One of these latent viruses is ... is rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic ... the theory, a study found that RA patients have high ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 2013 was a banner ... State Technologies®. They saw continued independent research led by ... were awarded a $1 million grant from the Susanne ... and Behavior” a peer reviewed journal, Amy Grant highlighted ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 AudioNotch is the internet's leading ... the treatment of tinnitus. Patients listen to sound therapy ... a period of weeks to months, their tinnitus volume decreases. ... forms: Notched Music and Notched White Noise. Now, AudioNotch is ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Date: Friday, ... , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 Almshouse Road, Warrington, Pa. ... national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for ... affected worldwide, will host its annual Crystal Ball on Friday, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 2Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 3Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2
... (Nasdaq: EXEL ) will release its first quarter ... markets close. The announcement,will be followed by a live ... management will discuss the first quarter financial results and,give ... business,including its development pipeline and corporate strategy. The webcast ...
... and WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., April 25 ,Schering-Plough/MERCK Pharmaceuticals ... from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,(FDA) for ... for,the treatment of allergic rhinitis symptoms in patients ... Drug Application filing for loratadine/montelukast was accepted,by the ...
... SAN DIEGO, April 25 Amylin Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Global,Healthcare Unplugged Conference in Key Biscayne, FL on Thursday, ... PT. Daniel M. Bradbury, President and,Chief Executive Officer of ... live presentation and breakout session will be webcast, and ...
Cached Biology Technology:Schering-Plough/MERCK Pharmaceuticals Receives Not-Approvable Letter from FDA for Loratadine/Montelukast 2Schering-Plough/MERCK Pharmaceuticals Receives Not-Approvable Letter from FDA for Loratadine/Montelukast 3
(Date:4/17/2014)... credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories ... safer, easier, faster and cheaper. , Bacillus ... found in soils all over the world and can ... and animals. The bacteria can survive in harsh conditions ... may occur through skin contact, inhalation of spores ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... bone marrow need to produce hydrogen sulfide in order ... a new study from the Center for Craniofacial Molecular ... USC. , Professor Songtao Shi, principal investigator on the ... the cells governs the flow of calcium ions. The ... results in osteogenesis, or the creation of new bone ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United ... appear to be impacting native honeybee populations at this ... invasive pests include including Nosema microsporidia and ... to be resilient to these invasive pests, which suggests ... in Europe, Asia and the United States currently are ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture 2Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture 3East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 2East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 3
... ORLANDO, Fla., May 22, 2012 Intersil Corporation ... its precision analog die offerings through authorized distributor ... and custom packaging partner, Micross will play an ... of Intersil semiconductors in specialty applications," said Tony ...
... animals, subtle ones lie concealed within the cell, even within ... contains DNA, which condenses into chromosomes during ... revealing the chromosome number for each species. Here ... short range across animal species (2-296: 46 in man), some ...
... of scientists in the University of Leicester,s Department of ... involving fossils right next door - in the University,s ... a huge amount of scientific information when studied using ... order to study tiny fossils or microscopic details of ...
Cached Biology News:Intersil Expands Precision Analog IC Offerings with Micross Components 2Does polyploidy play a role in the onset of the Italian endemic flora? 2Scientists find gold-plated fossil solution 2
Request Info...
Agarase cleaves agarose to neoagaro-oligosaccharides, and is used for,quantitative, gentle recovery of DNA from low melting point agarose....
Request Info...
Recombinant Mouse Serpin A1/alpha-1-Antitrypsin, CF Protein Family: Coagulation, Serine Protease Regulators...
Biology Products: