The University of Saskatchewan is investigating whether singing therapy may help those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (aka COPD). As populations age, COPD, a disease that greatly reduces lung function and thus breathing ability, becomes a growing concern. For this study, 13 people with COPD participated in eight weekly singing sessions with a music therapist. Participants reported less depression and more consciousness of their breathing habits. Further studies are needed, but these results do suggest that singing may improve the health of people with COPD.