respiratory illnesses

New oral spray effectively kills most of flu germs


September 10th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A new spray, known as Halo Oral Antiseptic, effectively kills 99.9 percent of infectious airborne bugs that cause respiratory illnesses, including flu and colds."Respiratory tract disease ... Read more...

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Cold weather, flu kill 72 in Mexico


January 29th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Cold weather in Mexico has left 40 people dead while 32 have died due to flu, the government said.Thirty died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, ... Read more...

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18,000 still suffer from WTC collapse dust haze


September 11th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Around 18,000 people affected by the dust that engulfed New York City's Manhattan area after the collapse of the World Trade Center still suffer from ... Read more...

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9/11 workers exposed to toxic dust approve 625 ml dollar settlement with New York City


November 20th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 20 (ANI): Ground Zero workers, who were exposed to toxic debris after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have reached a settlement with New York City authorities that would ... Read more...

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Flu jabs during pregnancy lower virus risk to baby


October 6th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) Babies whose mothers have the flu jab during pregnancy are less likely to catch the virus themselves, finds a recent study. A flu jab protects youngsters in the ... Read more...

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Maternal influenza vaccination linked to flu protection in infants


October 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Infants whose mothers receive influenza vaccines during pregnancy are less likely to be infected with flu or hospitalised for respiratory illnesses in their first six months of life, ... Read more...

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X-rays may increase childhood leukemia risk


October 5th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health has revealed that diagnostic X-rays may increase the risk of developing childhood leukemia.Specifically, ... Read more...

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Late preterm birth increases risk of respiratory illness


July 28th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new research has found that babies born between 34 weeks and 37 weeks gestation are much more likely to have respiratory illness compared to infants born at ... Read more...

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Smoking in public housing poses serious health risks to tenants


June 18th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Scientists in US are calling for a ban on smoking in public housing since it seriously harms not just the smoker, but others living close by."Research shows that ... Read more...

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Aggressive infection control protects cancer patients from H1N1


December 17th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): An aggressive infection control program and thorough screening measures would protect cancer patients from acquiring H1N1 influenza, say researchers.The study led by researchers from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance ... Read more...

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Hong Kong authorities issue health warning as smog blankets city


November 25th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Nov 25 (DPA) The Hong Kong government Wednesday warned people with respiratory illnesses to limit their time outdoors as air pollution in the city soared to potentially dangerous levels. Pollution readings ... Read more...

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Common cold virus may stave off swine flu


November 14th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): The virus responsible for causing common cold may help fend off common cold, reveals a new study.In the study, researchers found that that the percentage of throat swabs ... Read more...

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Over 60 percent Indian restaurants flout no-smoking law: study


October 29th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Over 60 percent of bars-cum-restaurants across the country have been found to be openly flouting the ban on smoking in public places, a year after the law ... Read more...

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Skies turn red in NSW, Queensland’s worst ever dust storm in history


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 23(ANI): A dust storm covered the New South Wales and southern Queensland on Wednesday and blanketed the states in an eerie red haze and pushed air pollution levels to 1500 ... Read more...

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Skies turn red in NSW, Queensland records worst ever dust storm in history


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 23(ANI): A dust storm covered the New South Wales and southern Queensland on Wednesday and blanketed the states in an eerie red haze and pushed air pollution levels to 1500 ... Read more...

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Dust storm blankets Sydney


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 23 (IANS) Residents in this Australian city woke up Wednesday to an eerie red haze, said to be the worst in the past 70 years, causing commuter chaos and cancellation ... Read more...

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Low birth weight ‘ups long-term respiratory problems risk’


July 8th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that infants who weigh less than five and a half pounds at birth often enter the world with a host of medical complications, ... Read more...

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Face masks could protect against swine flu pandemic


April 28th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 28 (IANS) Donning a face-mask is an easy way to protect oneself from severe respiratory illnesses like swine flu when vaccines are unavailable or in short supply, according to a ... Read more...

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Mexican pig farming area may be source of swine flu


April 28th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 28 (Xinhua) A pig farming area in Mexico's eastern coastal state of Veracruz might be the source of the swine flu strain that has killed 149 people in the ... Read more...

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Blame the birds for the pesky common cold


November 21st, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A virus, which causes cold-like symptoms in humans, started out in birds, according to an article published in the December issue of the Journal of General Virology.The ... Read more...

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Masks, hand washing, can halve spread of flu-like symptoms


October 28th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington. Oct 28 (ANI): A breakthrough study has found that by wearing masks and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers, people can successfully avert the spread of flu symptoms by as much as ... Read more...

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Rhinovirus infection in childhood increases asthma odds 10-fold


October 2nd, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Infants who experience viral respiratory illnesses with wheezing are 10 times as likely to develop asthma later.Using new molecular techniques to identify different viruses, researchers have pinpointed the ... Read more...

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Pregnant mums flu shots protect newborns as well


September 18th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that newborns can be protected from seasonal flu if their ... Read more...

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Health of Afghan children jeopardized by family behaviors, not just war


August 29th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that family values and ongoing conflict within Afghanistan are dramatically affecting the health of young children in the country. The study, published in ... Read more...

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Visitors to China warned of respiratory illnesses, dog bites


July 31st, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Medical experts have warned some 600,000 travellers and athletes who will be in China for the Olympics to be wary of respiratory illnesses and dog bites. Dog bites ... Read more...

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Global warming is twice as fatal as previously believed


February 28th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that global warming is twice as lethal as previously believed.According to a report in New Scientist, the study, carried out by Mark Jacobson ... Read more...

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WHO team to investigate bird flu human to human transmission in Pakistan


December 18th, 2007 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 18 (ANI): A WHO (World Health Organization) team would soon be reaching Pakistan to investigate eight reported cases of bird flu in people living near the Afghan border in the ... Read more...

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