obstructive pulmonary disease

e-cigarettes damaging lungs?


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Sep 3 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes, touted as a safer substitute for cigarettes, could turn out to be a remedy worse than the disease and end up damaging the lungs, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Human lungs can sweep out intruders


August 26th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) 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 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dead Amarnath pilgrims fudged health certificates: report


July 20th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 19 (IANS) A group of doctors tasked to find the reasons for large number of Amarnath pilgrims' death have reported to the Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists simulate common cold virus in 3D for better drugs


July 17th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 17 (IANS) Researchers are simulating the motion of the complete human rhinovirus causing the common cold, in 3D, with the help of a supercomputer, paving the way for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Indians increasingly unaware of lung diseases’


June 26th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Indians exhibit a "worrying lack of understanding" and concern about lung diseases - that kill nearly four million people globally every year, said a study ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Man jumps to death


March 13th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) A 60-year-old man, reportedly suffering from depression due to chronic illness, Tuesday jumped to his death from the sixth floor of a north Delhi hospital, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Protein shows promise in treating smoker’s diseases


January 16th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) caused by excessive smoking is characterized by blockage or narrowing of airways in the lungs. Researchers identified the protein SAA as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lung cancer mostly diagnosed late (Nov 17 is World Lung Cancer Day)


November 17th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Cases of chronic lung disease and lung cancer are rapidly rising in India, remaining mostly undiagnosed until it is too late, experts say.As Thursday marked ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Elderly more prone to community-acquired pneumonia


May 27th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), which causes difficulty in breathing, fever, chest pains and cough, is the leading cause of infectious death among the elderly.New research at The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Healthy liver-cell transplants may help treat genetic liver-lung disorder


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A animal study has found that transplanting cells from healthy adult livers may work in treating a genetic liver-lung disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.The genetic disorder, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New therapeutic target for asthma, other lung disorders identified


April 18th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): A researcher has discovered a molecule's previously unknown role as a major trigger for airway remodeling, which impairs lung function, making the molecule a promising therapeutic target for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Inhaled corticosteroid therapy helps reduce pneumonia mortality


April 16th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): An analysis has indicated that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are hospitalized for pneumonia and treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have decreased mortality when compared ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Playing harmonica may improve lung function in pediatric patients


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Playing the harmonica is a new program which is being used at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, to improve breathing in pediatric patients with asthma and pneumonia and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Enzyme essential for healthy lung development discovered


March 30th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Scientists have provided the first evidence that Eya1 protein phosphatase is a crucial regulator of the development of embryonic lung epithelial stem cells.The correct functioning of lung epithelium ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Living at high altitude ‘cuts risk of dying from heart disease’


March 26th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): A new study has found that people living at higher altitudes have a lower chance of dying from ischemic heart disease and tend to live longer than others.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Four novel biomarkers that may help diagnose asthma, COPD identified


March 12th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Researchers in Australia have identified four novel biomarkers that may aid in the diagnosis and management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).According to a study the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How hearts adapt and recover from low oxygen


February 1st, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): From the highest mountaintop comes a new study that sheds light on what happens to the hearts of people when exposed to low-levels of oxygen, such as those ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel finding could lead to new therapies for asthma, COPD


January 28th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists from a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have demonstrated that a single "master switch" enzyme, known as aldose reductase, is key in producing excess mucous ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prevent gum disease to keep lungs healthy


January 19th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research suggests that maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system.The new study says that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking is the main reason why men die sooner than women


January 18th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that smoking accounts for up to 60 percent of the gender gap in death rates across Europe, and kills twice as many men ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New way to halt lung inflammation in animal models discovered


January 15th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Researchers at University of Colorado School of Medicine seem to have discovered a new way to halt lung inflammation.In the study, researchers used animal models of ALI (acute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

TB patients at a higher risk for lung cancer: Study


January 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1(ANI): A new study has found evidence of increased lung cancer risk among people with tuberculosis.Researchers at China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan randomly selected 1 million patients covered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

COPD could be an auto-immunity problem


November 20th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has found that moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could be an auto-immunity problem.The researchers from Spain studied the presence of auto-antibodies in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US research suggests “yoga might improve mood”


November 7th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 07 (ANI): Research suggests that yoga might improve mood and sense of well being, according to United States National Institutes of Health (NIH).As per an NIH backgrounder, research also ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Poor people are most hard-hit by TB, COPD and tobacco


November 6th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSTobacco use, tuberculosis (TB), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are all burgeoning problems in resource poor settings. The evidence of their potentially devastating effects on global public ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Bitter Taste Receptors Discovered in Lung Which May Help Asthma Sufferers


October 26th, 2010 - 1:31 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have recently discovered that the mouth is not the only place on the human body which contains taste receptors. This knowledge promises to give scientists more to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lungs can detect bitter tastes


October 25th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Human lungs can detect bitter tastes the same way as the tongue can, potentially paving the way to new treatments for asthma.The team from the University of Maryland ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bitter tasting substances ‘found to work better than drugs to treat asthma’


October 25th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have discovered that bitter tasting substances can relieve asthma better than drugs currently available.Stephen B. Liggett said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Controlled oxygen therapy slashes death rate among COPD patients


October 22nd, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Controlled oxygen therapy can slash death rate among patients of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by up to 78 percent. COPD is a chronic lung disease that affects ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Long-term air pollution exposure ‘ups risk of severe COPD’


October 20th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Researchers in Denmark say that long-term exposure to low-level air pollution may increase the risk of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)."We found significant positive associations between levels ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cheek swabs could help detect lung cancer early


October 10th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Researchers have thought up a new method to detect lung cancer - by shining light on cell swabs from patients' cheeks.The technique - called partial wave spectroscopic (PWS) ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cheek swab may spot lung cancer


October 8th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): Scientists have developed a method to detect early signs of lung cancer by examining cheek cells in humans using pioneering biophotonics technology.The study has been conducted by researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential new method for early lung cancer detection


October 6th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): Scientists have developed a method to detect early signs of lung cancer by examining cheek cells in humans using pioneering biophotonics technology.The study has been conducted by researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tony Curtis’ wife says lung problems led to death


October 1st, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 1 (IANS) Veteran actor Tony Curtis' wife has blamed his history of lung problems due to smoking for his death.The "Some Like It Hot" star passed away Wednesday after ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tony Curtis passes away


September 30th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Veteran actor Tony Curtis, known for his role as a cross-dressing musician in the Marilyn Monroe-starrer "Some Like It Hot", is dead. He was 85.His daughter and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe