Former union minister Tapan Sikdar on ventillator

BJP leader and former union minister Tapan Sikdar was put on ventilator support Tuesday after he was admitted to a private hospital following serious respiratory problems.

Diwali not so happy for heart, diabetic patients

Diwali, the festival of lights, is meant for feasting, bursting crackers and enjoying with the family, but doctors warn that patients suffering from lung and heart diseases, hypertension and diabetes need to exercise caution as their condition might worsen.

Rewiring DNA circuitry may help treat asthma

Reprogramming asthma-promoting immune cells in mice diminishes airway damage and inflammation, and could lead to new treatments for asthma patients.

Kids exposed to tobacco smoke may face respiratory problems

Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke may pose respiratory problems in kids.

Quitting cigarettes reduces respiratory problems

Young adults who stop smoking for at least two weeks report fewer respiratory symptoms.

Ozone in smog damages health even at current level

Health experts lamented a move by Obama to halt rules on limiting smog pollution, saying the decision could endanger many people.

Rajinikanth shifted out of ICU

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, undergoing treatment here for gastrointestinal and respiratory problems, was shifted out of the ICU to a private ward this evening.