respiratory diseases

Sri Lanka to have blood pressure meters in public places


April 25th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will install meters in Colombo's public places to measure blood pressure of people, in a country where at least 350 die every day due ... Read more...

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Climate change will also worsen respiratory diseases


March 15th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Global climate change magnifies the effects of pollution and will worsen the incidence of asthma, allergies, infections and cardiovascular diseases worldwide, says a study."Since my research ... Read more...

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Delhi collects Rs.90 lakh in tobacco fines


February 28th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A total of Rs.90 lakh were collected as fines for violation of tobacco rules in Delhi, state Health Minister A.K. Walia said Tuesday.While 140,000 people ... Read more...

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Falak coping well after fifth surgery: Doctor


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Battling for survival at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for over a month, two-year-old battered baby Falak is coping well after the ... Read more...

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Coal, wood burning kills more people than malaria


February 17th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) Burning coal, wood or charcoal for cooking kills two million people worldwide, each year - more than malaria - thanks to severe respiratory diseases this causes ... Read more...

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A few Diwali day precautions for asthmatics


October 25th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) For asthma patients, the heavy smoke from firecrackers on Diwali can cause agony. Observing a few precautions, including wearing a mask or covering the nose ... Read more...

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Air pollution fueling respiratory diseases in cities: WHO


September 27th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 27 (IANS) Developing countries in the southeast Asian region with expanding urbanisation are now at a greater risk of respiratory diseases triggered by air pollution, warned the World ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent deaths from non-communicable diseases: Azad


September 8th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) About 50.5 percent of deaths in India occur due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) like diabetes, respiratory diseases, cancers and cardiovascular diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi ... Read more...

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Urine test can detect tuberculosis, say Delhi scientists


August 5th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 5 (IANS) Scientists at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in New Delhi have shown that tuberculosis may be diagnosed in future using a fast, ... Read more...

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No ‘fish medicine’ for kids, says Andhra rights panel


May 31st, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 31 (IANS) A fresh controversy hit the famous 'fish medicine' therapy for asthma patients as Andhra Pradesh Human Rights Commission Tuesday ordered that children below the age of ... Read more...

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Mental illness most discussed online: Survey


May 31st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Mental illness is the most discussed health problem online in India surpassing other major health problems, including heart diseases, AIDS, or malaria, a new survey ... Read more...

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World Bank report shows enormous rise in suicide rate in Pakistan


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 3(ANI): The World Bank has shown an enormous rise in the suicide rate in Pakistan in its recent report, and quoted a shocking figure of 7,000 cases of suicide in ... Read more...

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Fiber intake linked to reduced risk of death


February 15th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that dietary fiber may be associated with a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, as well as a reduced ... Read more...

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Fibre intake lowers death risk


February 15th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Dietary fibre tends to lower death risk from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, a study conducted over a nine-year period says. Fibre from edible plants is known to ... Read more...

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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...

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‘Poor healthcare’ jeopardizing Indian economic growth


January 12th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Indian economic growth would not be able to flourish properly unless quick action is taken to improve the health of its growing population, suggests a report.The report has ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels ‘up respiratory infections in newborns’


December 27th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that newborns with low levels of vitamin D levels are at a higher risk of respiratory infections and the occurrence of wheezing during ... Read more...

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Poor Vit D levels in newborns up risk of respiratory infections


December 27th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) Newborns with low vitamin D levels seem to be more vulnerable to respiratory infections and the occurrence of wheezing. Researchers analysed data from the New Zealand Asthma ... Read more...

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Inhaled corticosteroids may increase diabetes risk


December 15th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Although inhaled corticosteriods are widely used for treating asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), these drugs may be associated with diabetes development progression, says a study.The researchers ... Read more...

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‘Kicking butt reduces lung cancer by 90 percent’


November 24th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of lung cancer by nearly 90 percent, an expert said Wednesday."Smoking causes about 90 percent of lung cancer deaths among tobacco ... Read more...

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Tips To Stay Healthy This Flu Season


November 8th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the flu season approaching, people all over the world have been scrambling the web to get details about how to stay healthy. According to ... Read more...

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Asthma medication may help multiple sclerosis patients


September 14th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Albuterol, a compound commonly used to treat asthma and other respiratory diseases, may benefit patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic ... Read more...

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Incidence of diseases rises in Delhi after heavy rains


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The heavy rains in the capital this monsoon season have not just brought potholes, water logging and traffic snarls, but also a spell of viral and bacterial ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh shuts three polluting industries


August 21st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 21 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Saturday forced three industrial units here to shut down production after a state minister found them openly defying pollution control norms. Official sources said during a ... Read more...

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Asthmatics ‘at greater risk for other diseases’


July 14th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, July 14 (ANI): A new study by Canadian researchers as revealed that people with asthma face much greater risks of suffering from additional diseases than those without it.Asthmatics will often ... Read more...

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Hypnosis effective for kids with respiratory diseases


February 13th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Hypnosis can relieve symptoms in children with respiratory diseases, claims a research.Ran D. Anbar, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse, NY, says hypnosis ... Read more...

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Hypnosis can ease symptoms of respiratory diseases among kids


February 13th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Hypnosis can potentially ease symptoms of respiratory diseases among kids, says a new study. Symptoms include habitual coughing or unexplained sensations of difficulty in breathing and discomfort during ... Read more...

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H1N1 Epidemic Seems To Be Dwindling, If Not Yet Over


February 8th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Atlanta, Feb 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After a very long run and claiming a huge number of lives in the United States, it seems that finally the H1N1 epidemic, or the ... Read more...

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New stem cell therapy may help heal acute lung injury


February 4th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): An experimental treatment involving transplantable lung cells has shown promise in healing acute lung injury, say researchers.The lung cells were derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).The study ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand to train yoga gurus to tackle swine flu


December 14th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Hundreds of hermits and yoga gurus will be taught about the proper practice of hand washing and other necessary medical precautions to control the ... Read more...

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22 mn Americans hit by swine flu, 3,900 dead in six months


November 13th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) At least 22 million Americans have come down with swine flu since the virus first surfaced in April and approximately 3,900 people have died, including an ... Read more...

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Smoking can harm asthma patients


November 10th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): Tobacco smoke can prove extremely harmful for patients with asthma, rhinitis and nasal obstruction, according to an international health expert.Smoking has always been associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh serves notice to 15 industries for pollution


October 28th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 28 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board Wednesday served notices to 15 steel making units ion the state for defying pollution control norms. These small scale industries, located at Urla, Siltara ... Read more...

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Raman Singh warns Chhattisgarh’s polluting industries


October 20th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 20 (IANS) Upset over a flurry of complaints by villagers against pollution, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has asked industries in the state to act swiftly to check the problem ... Read more...

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Stay indoors to avoid breathing problems this Diwali


October 16th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Avoid smoke, stay indoors and increase medication in case of breathlessness during Diwali - are tips from experts to people suffering from respiratory diseases. According to doctors, ... Read more...

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