Asthma

Having a pet may reduce risk of childhood eczema, asthma

Having a pet may reduce risk of childhood eczema, asthma

Although eczema is commonly found in infants, many people don't know there is a progression from eczema to food allergies to nasal allergies and asthma

Oct 27, 2017, 18:51 PM IST
Women with asthma more likely to have underweight babies

Women with asthma more likely to have underweight babies

Asthma is a common disease caused by chronic inflammation in the lungs with symptoms of coughing and breathlessness.

Oct 05, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Resort to Vitamin D supplements if you are suffering from asthma

Resort to Vitamin D supplements if you are suffering from asthma

If clubbed with medicines, it can act as a source of immediate relief for the ones who suffer from a severe asthma attack.

Oct 04, 2017, 13:50 PM IST
No harm in exposing your toddlers to pets, germs – Know why

No harm in exposing your toddlers to pets, germs – Know why

 Exposure to certain bacteria around the house – mainly those found in house dust – during infancy, was also associated with a reduced risk.

Sep 22, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
Pollens one of the reasons behind asthma attacks: Study

Pollens one of the reasons behind asthma attacks: Study

The study, published in the Indian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, says not only vehicular pollution, but pollen in the atmosphere is also responsible for triggering respiratory allergy in more than 30 per cent of the population.

Sep 21, 2017, 13:12 PM IST
Kids exposed to pet allergens as infants at lower risk of developing asthma

Kids exposed to pet allergens as infants at lower risk of developing asthma

The finding could help design strategies to prevent asthma from developing, alleviating the burden of this disease placed on millions of people, as well as on their families and communities, researchers said.

Sep 20, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
Healthy food with proper exercise could reduce asthma symptoms

Healthy food with proper exercise could reduce asthma symptoms

Asthma is a common and long-term condition affecting around one in ten people in the western world.

Sep 14, 2017, 12:27 PM IST
Living closer to parks may benefit children with asthma

Living closer to parks may benefit children with asthma

Researchers, including those from Johns Hopkins University in the US, noted that children had one extra day when they suffered with asthma symptoms for every 305 metres between their home and the park.

Sep 09, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
Steroids ineffective for chest pains in non-asthmatic patients

Steroids ineffective for chest pains in non-asthmatic patients

In the study, 398 non-asthmatic adults with acute chest infections but no evidence of pneumonia and not requiring immediate antibiotic treatment were randomly split into two groups.

Aug 23, 2017, 12:06 PM IST
Revealed - Why 9/11 survivors are at risk of heart attack, lung disease

Revealed - Why 9/11 survivors are at risk of heart attack, lung disease

Researchers enrolled 8,701 people to examine the association between physical injury or acute exposure to the dust cloud on the morning of September 11, 2001, and chronic disease up to 10 to 11 years later.

Jul 17, 2017, 14:50 PM IST
High sugar intake during pregnancy ups risk of asthma in kids

High sugar intake during pregnancy ups risk of asthma in kids

The study by researchers from the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), revealed a link between free sugars, such as those found in fizzy drinks and processed food, and the inflammatory disease.

Jul 06, 2017, 13:47 PM IST
Children with asthma at greater risk of developing heart failure

Children with asthma at greater risk of developing heart failure

New research shows that individuals with a history of asthma from childhood are at a greater risk of developing shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting and eventually heart failure in adulthood.

Jun 27, 2017, 17:03 PM IST
Monsoon and your health: Keeping allergies, infections, indigestion at bay

Monsoon and your health: Keeping allergies, infections, indigestion at bay

Although the rainy season is nothing short of a blessing in disguise, providing the much needed relief from the scorching heat of the summer, monsoon showers can leave you with an infection, an allergy, or problems with digestion.

Jun 16, 2017, 13:09 PM IST
Fish prasadam in Hyderabad – What is it? Thousands take 'live' fish to cure asthma

Fish prasadam in Hyderabad – What is it? Thousands take 'live' fish to cure asthma

The ‘fish prasadam’ that is believed to cure asthma and other chronic ailments is being organised by the Bathini Goud family since over a century in Hyderabad.  

Jun 09, 2017, 09:38 AM IST
Air pollution: French woman sues Paris over health damage

Air pollution: French woman sues Paris over health damage

Clotilde Nonnez, an asthmatic 56-year-old, told AFP that she had "nearly died" when air pollution hit record levels in Paris in December 2016.

Jun 08, 2017, 11:14 AM IST
This new gene therapy could help 'turn-off' asthma!

This new gene therapy could help 'turn-off' asthma!

The study showed that the single treatment may give life-long protection from asthma as well as those who have severe allergies to peanuts, bee venom, shell fish and other substances by de-sensitising the immune system to tolerate the protein.

Jun 05, 2017, 21:55 PM IST
Mothers-to-be, take note! Taking vitamin D supplements may shield your baby from asthma

Mothers-to-be, take note! Taking vitamin D supplements may shield your baby from asthma

Given the evidence for strong immune responses in early life being associated with decreased development of asthma, the team believe the effect will likely lead to improved respiratory health in childhood.

May 27, 2017, 17:22 PM IST
Developed: Graphene-based sensor to monitor, manage asthma

Developed: Graphene-based sensor to monitor, manage asthma

Researchers believe the sensor could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks, thereby preventing hospitalisation and death.

May 22, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

As per recent data collected from air quality monitoring stations in five places across the country show the historic site has become highly polluted.

May 10, 2017, 12:13 PM IST
Decoded: Reasons why women are more prone to asthma!

Decoded: Reasons why women are more prone to asthma!

The study in France also revealed that the testosterone in male suppresses the production of a type of immune cell that triggers allergic asthma and acts as a barrier against them in developing the inflammatory airway condition.

May 09, 2017, 18:31 PM IST