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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.

2015 clocked up 16 million cases of fatal lung infection; India said to be major contributor

2015 clocked up 16 million cases of fatal lung infection; India said to be major contributor

The findings highlight the pressing need for affordable treatments and vaccines as a priority to combat the virus.

World Asthma Day 2017: High air pollution levels in India caused 43% rise in sales of anti-asthma drugs in 4 years

World Asthma Day 2017: High air pollution levels in India caused 43% rise in sales of anti-asthma drugs in 4 years

World Asthma Day is held on the first Tuesday of May each year to raise awareness, care and support for those affected by the lung condition.

India signs WHO's 'call for action', pledging to end TB in South East Asian region by 2030

India signs WHO's 'call for action', pledging to end TB in South East Asian region by 2030

In 2015, TB caused nearly 8,00,000 deaths in the region, while an estimated 4.74 million new cases were reported.

Drug resistant TB now passé? Scientists find antibacterial soil compound that may lead to new medicine!

Drug resistant TB now passé? Scientists find antibacterial soil compound that may lead to new medicine!

In 2015 an estimated 480,000 cases were unresponsive to the two major drugs used to treat TB. It is estimated more than 250,000 TB deaths were from drug-resistant infections.

Lung health: Daily consumption of fruits, vegetables can lower COPD risk in smokers

Lung health: Daily consumption of fruits, vegetables can lower COPD risk in smokers

Supporting the universal idea of upholding fruits and veggies due to their health-promoting properties, a new research suggests that a diet rich in fruit and green leafy vegetables can be beneficial for your lung health.

 

Five things you can do to prevent asthma attacks!

Five things you can do to prevent asthma attacks!

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways, causing difficulty breathing, chest pain, cough and wheezing. 

Lung disease: Understanding the warning signs, tips to prevent infections

Lung disease: Understanding the warning signs, tips to prevent infections

There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of getting lung disease. Here are some steps you can take to keep your lungs healthy and happy.

How lung cancer spread can be prevented

How lung cancer spread can be prevented

The 'post office' of the cell -- or the Golgi apparatus as it is more commonly known -- has the ability to package proteins in order to transport them to other parts of the cell or to deliver them to areas outside of the cell.

Delhi govt issues health advisory: Things you can do to lower your risks from air pollution

Delhi govt issues health advisory: Things you can do to lower your risks from air pollution

The air quality in the national capital has been “severe” as pollution levels touched a new high.

Delhi smog: Deregistration of 15-year-old diesel vehicles begin, fire crackers during marriages banned; govt issues advisory

Delhi smog: Deregistration of 15-year-old diesel vehicles begin, fire crackers during marriages banned; govt issues advisory

The Delhi government on Monday imposed a ban on use of fire crackers except for religious functions.

New protein linked to causing lung cancer identified!

The study led by Chang-hwan Lee of the University of Ulsan College of Medicine discovered that the protein called USE1 was more frequently found in lung cancer patients after analysing their DNA.

Being obese or underweight ups risk of asthma in adolescents

Asthma is a lung condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus.

Air pollution may shorten survival chances in lung cancer patients

Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of non-small cell lung cancer, which accounts for 80 per cent of lung cancer cases.

Five things your breath reveals about your health! (Watch slideshow)

Five things your breath reveals about your health! (Watch slideshow)

 Five things your breath reveals about your health! (Watch slideshow)

Obesity, smoking may up poor life quality in lung disease patients

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a progressive medical condition occurring in critically ill patients characterised by widespread inflammation in the lungs. 

Lung diseases: Warning signs and symptoms to watch out for!

We seldom do anything to take care of our lungs that are in charge of breathing and supplying life-sustaining oxygen to our body as well as removing a waste product called carbon dioxide from it.

3D imaging technique used to map deadly lung disease

In a first, scientists have used advanced 3D X-ray imaging technology to view tissues affected by an aggressive form of lung disease in detail similar to an optical microscope.

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.