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Power naps could increase early death risk by 33%

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:26

A new study has revealed that regular power napping could increase the likelihood of an early death by a third.

Use food items as shield against allergies

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 19:01

Allergies - respiratory like asthma and bronchitis, and skin related problems such as eczema and rash - generally worsen during winter. An expert suggests ways to improve immunity by eating vitamin rich food.

Soon, breathalyser to detect lung cancer

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 22:38

Lung cancer is one of the world`s biggest killers and the most common type of cancer.To tackle this menace, British scientists are developing a breathalyser device that can detect lung cancer in early stages even before patients start experiencing the symptoms.

Doctors drastically overprescribe antibiotics for sore throats, bronchitis

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 10:09

A new analysis has found that doctors prescribe antibiotics to a vast majority of people who see them for sore throats or acute bronchitis, despite the fact that only a small percentage of them should be given the drugs.

Average cough lasts for 18 days

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 13:02

If you got a pesky cough and it hasn`t gone away in a week, you shouldn`t fret as a new study has found that the average cough lasts 18 days.

Smoking linked to chronic bronchitis symptom

Last Updated: Friday, February 18, 2011, 00:00

A new study conducted by researchers in New Mexico has revealed that cigarette smoking is linked with overproduction of mucus - a symptom of chronic bronchitis.

Diwali snag for asthma patients!

Last Updated: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 00:00

Use of fire crackers during festive season pose health hazards for people suffering from asthma.

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