Fiber-rich diet can keep lung disease at bay

In two important breathing tests, those with the highest fiber intake also performed significantly better than those with the lowest intake.

World COPD Day: Short of breath? Get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

If you find it unusually hard to breathe during exercise or just after taking a flight of stairs, better get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease, suggest doctors.

Genes behind lung disease in smokers decoded

British researchers have discovered six independent genetic variants associated with lung health and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- revealing association with lung disease and smoking behaviour.

All India Badtameez: A reality check on open burning of garbage

To check air pollution in the national capital, Delhi government has directed its officials to crackdown on open burning of garbage, plastics and leaves. Even then, are people aware of this fact? Let's see!

Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease

More than half of current and former smokers who can pass basic lung function tests may suffer from lung diseases that have gone undiagnosed, researchers said on Monday.

BP oil spill caused dolphins` lung disease, deaths: Study

BP oil spill caused dolphins` lung disease, deaths: Study

Dolphins swimming in the oil-contaminated waters of the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP spill suffered unusual lung lesions and died at high rates because of petroleum pollution, US scientists said Wednesday.

Regular aspirin may slow progression of deadly lung disease 'emphysema'

A regular use of aspirin may help slow progression of early emphysema, a deadly lung disease, claims a news research.

Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups

Vitamin D supplements can reduce lung disease flare-ups by over 40 percent in patients with a vitamin D deficiency, show a clinical trial.

Travelling with a smoker increases cancer risk

 While simply sitting in cars with people who smoke, non-smokers breathe in a host of potentially dangerous compounds that are associated with cancer, heart disease and lung disease, says a new research.

Possible key protein for curing pulmonary hypertension found

A new study has found that oxidized lipids, may also contribute to pulmonary hypertension, a serious lung disease that narrows the small blood vessels in the lungs.

US approves Boehringer`s once-a-day inhaler drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease.

`Lung disease linked to diabetes under-diagnosed in India`

An infectious lung disease - melioidosis - which is linked to diabetics is grossly under-diagnosed in India, according to a British expert.

Cholesterol-lowering drug statins could ease coughing in lung disease patients

Common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins could provide relief to patients suffering from a chronic lung disease, a new study suggests.

Wheezing obese kids face lung disease risk

Obese children with a history of early childhood wheezing, a breathing problem that results in a whistling or rattling sound in the chest, are at risk of facing reduced lung function as they grow up, a study has found.

Ohio man, 87, skydives to aid sick great-grandson

An 87-year-old World War II veteran has parachuted from a plane in Ohio to support his ailing great-grandson.

Genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis identified

Researchers have found that an important genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis can be used to identify individuals at risk for this deadly lung disease.

Tuberculosis: 70% of cases occur in age group of 15-54 years

World Tuberculosis Day, which is marked every year on March 24, commemorates Dr Robert Koch’s discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).

Antibody treatment may reverse fatal lung disease

PAH - high pressure in the blood vessels supplying the lungs- is a devastating condition that affects adults.

New drug to cut asthma attacks by 20%

Trials on nearly 1,000 people with uncontrolled asthma showed the drug tiotropium taken through a mist inhaler opened constricted airways and appeared to improve lung function.

Human lungs can sweep out intruders

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 and a wet cough.