COPD more common place in China that originally thought In China, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in people older than 40 is much more prevalent than previously thought, according to researchers in Guangdong online . Their findings appear in the second concern for October of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical care Medication , released by the American Thoracic Society. The investigators administered spirometric testing and questionnaires to a cross-sectional human population in seven provinces/metropolitan areas in China. Of the more than 20,000 who completed these materials, 8.2 % of respondents over 40 met the criteria for having COPD. Men were more than twice as likely to have COPD as women.


CQ looks at plans for Home Foreign Affairs Committee to judge U.N. Programs Today examines how Rep CQ. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , House Foreign Affairs Committee seat, ‘has vowed to make use of her new [position] to defend myself against the U.N. And some of its more controversial methods.’ Ros-Lehtinen scheduled a public briefing titled ‘The US: Urgent Issues that Need Congressional Action’ for Jan. 12, where the ‘committee will hear from a host of groups long crucial of the U.N., like the Heritage Basis and U.N. Watch,’ according to the news services. She ‘also plans to reintroduce a costs she sponsored in the 111th Congress that would supply the United States even more discretion over the financing its supplies the U.N., create an inspector general to oversee the U.S.