Prolonged cough and breathlessness should not be taken lightly, as it can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, say experts. Over half a million people die every year due to such respiratory issues. ‘We need to build
India's health ministry on Thursday said it would scale up the response to non-communicable diseases and work towards prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and strokes. A national programme for the
India may be the big boy in the sub-continent but a recent report card shows that we as a nation are worse of when it comes to health of its citizens. Be it life expectancy or infant mortality, India ranks below Brazil, China,
Women who smoke are far more likely to be killed by their habit today than in the 1960s when it raised a woman's fatality from lung cancer 2.7 times, says a study. Researchers say the period 2000 to 2010 saw women at a 25-fold
According to a study, Asian Americans (versus whites), college graduates (versus no college students) and moderate drinkers (versus lifelong abstainers) were at a moderately lower risk for COPD.
A new study says that college
There is new hope for asthmatics. A new drug claims to reduce the number of asthma attacks by more than a fifth. This drug could offer hope to thousands of patients who suffer from this debilitating lung disease. Trials on
A new study has helped explain how human airways clear mucus out of the lungs. Human lungs rely on sticky mucus to expel foreign matter, including toxic and infectious agents during a cold or an allergy that causes a running nose
Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, 86, was on Wednesday discharged from a hospital here after spending eight days there following breathing problems, a hospital official said. "His condition is now stable and we are closely
Top docs from across the country will check Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray at Lilavati Hospital on Tuesday. Thackeray was hospitalised last week after he complained of constipation and fever and underwent an endoscopy on Friday.
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray who was recently admitted to the Lilavati hospital after experiencing some breathing difficulties is doing fine, says party sources. He has been shifted from the ICU to a special room. "Balasaheb is
A day after Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray was discharged after undergoing an angioplasty, Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray was admitted to hospital for "a routine check-up", a party official said. "He has been
Asthma is a condition which one cannot get fully cured of. The only option is to accept the fact that you have to live with it and live fully! Here are some simple tips to help asthmatics lead a fuller life:
1. Get rid of dust:
June 26 is World Spirometry Day. Sandra G. Adams, MD, MS, FCCP from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the Chest Foundation (www.onebreath.org) explains and demonstrates spirometry.Spirometry is a simple
June 27 is World Spirometry Day. A spirometer is an instrument to measure lung capacity. World Spirometry Day aims to raise awareness of lung health and disease by promoting spirometry, a simple lung function test. Spirometry