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Sunday, March 9, 2014

National Respiratory Network Being Launched

Those suffering from chronic lung diseases like asthma may breathe a sigh of relief at the announcement that a national respiratory network is being launched. 

The Canadian Lung Association is helping to fund the network and Barb MacKinnon of the New Brunswick chapter says the number of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is growing. It's the fourth leading cause of death in the country with mortality rates climbing in the last three decades especially for women. About 2.4-million of us over the age of 12 have been diagnosed with asthma.

MacKinnon says the network will foster integrated research across the country on respiratory diseases and also has a training program for young researchers. The Lung Association investing more than a million dollars into the new Canadian Respiratory Research Network over the next five years.

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