Wearing masks for COVID cut asthma, allergies by 65%

The widespread use of face masks outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to 65 percent reduction in serious asthma cases that required hospitalisation, according to a study.

May 04, 2021, 14:13 PM IST

Asthma patients may be at lower risk of getting infected with COVID-19: Study

The findings of the study were published on November 24 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 

Dec 02, 2020, 08:13 AM IST

Asthma patients given risky levels of steroid tablets, say researchers

The study was published in the Medical Journal of Australia.


Sep 14, 2020, 16:45 PM IST

Children's asthma symptoms could be better controlled with personalised treatments: Study

The trial, which compares patients treated according to small genetic differences with patients treated according to existing guidelines, is the first of its kind in children and teenagers.

Sep 08, 2020, 17:15 PM IST

Insufficient sleep can lead to more asthma attacks in adults, says study

The study adds solid evidence to the practice of asthma patients discussing sleep issues with their allergist to help determine if they need to change their asthma plan to achieve adequate sleep as a component of overall good asthma management. 

May 12, 2020, 19:26 PM IST

Delhi's air turned hazardous, breathing became arduous

After the great fun-filled celebrations of Diwali, Delhi's air turned hazardous and breathing became arduous. Watch this video to know more.

Oct 28, 2019, 13:02 PM IST

Multiple genes to blame for risk of asthma, eczema

The study, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, shows that the risk of developing asthma, hay fever or eczema is affected by genes, environment and lifestyle factors.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:10 PM IST

Shame, guilt affect work of asthma sufferers

Asthma sufferers are missing nearly one-tenth of work hours due to their symptoms, which also results in a loss of productivity and affects their emotional well being.

Aug 01, 2019, 17:01 PM IST

Daughter's ailment inspired former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke to turn entrepreneur

Clark`s daughter Kelsey-Lee had an asthma attack once when she was three-years-old. Since then Clark became serious about the disease and invested in a company that makes asthma identification tools.

Jul 31, 2019, 13:23 PM IST

Body clock key to better asthma treatment: Study

The study found that the sputum of asthmatics was more than twice as likely to have more inflammatory cells or eosinophils in morning clinics than in the afternoon.

Sep 11, 2018, 12:30 PM IST

Priyanka Chopra advocates timely intervention for asthma

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who suffers from asthma, has partnered with Cipla Respiratory to create awareness about the condition and break the stigma surrounding its treatment. She has advocated timely intervention that can help one have a better quality of life.

Sep 03, 2018, 18:25 PM IST

Asthma can affect your chances of pregnancy – Here's how

The researchers examined the data of women expecting their first babies in the early stages of pregnancy.

Feb 16, 2018, 18:52 PM IST

Treating eczema may also alleviate asthma

For the study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, researchers created a mouse model to look further into the relationship between the two diseases.

Jan 22, 2018, 19:50 PM IST

Cycling: Tim Wellens says asthma inhaler use amounts to 'cheating'

Belgian rider Tim Wellens described the use of anti-asthma inhalers as tantamount to cheating, after four-times Tour de France champion Chris Froome failed a test for Salbutamol during last year's Tour of Spain.

Jan 11, 2018, 20:03 PM IST

Childhood asthma, food allergy may up anxiety disorder risk

According to parents' responses to a standardised interview, 58 per cent of children screened positive for at least one mental disorder. 

Jan 05, 2018, 17:42 PM IST

Anti-doping group urges Sky to suspend Chris Froome

Last week Froome and Sky revealed the 32-year-old had tested for elevated levels of the asthma medication salbutamol during the Vuelta a Espana, which he won for the first time, in September.

Dec 18, 2017, 23:43 PM IST

Nuts, oily fish may cut kids' risk of asthma, rhinitis

Among children with asthma or rhinitis at the age of 8 years, higher blood levels of arachidonic acid were associated with a higher probability of being symptom-free at age 16 years, the researchers said.

Dec 06, 2017, 20:24 PM IST

Women more vulnerable to asthma than men – Here's why

Prior studies have showed that before puberty boys have approximately 1.5 times higher rate of asthma than girls.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:20 PM IST

Microbes in baby's digestive tract linked to asthma

The finding suggests that modifying the infant gut microbiome, the community of microorganisms or bacteria that live in the digestive tracts, could reduce their risk of developing asthma.

Nov 28, 2017, 14:38 PM IST

Low air pollution levels can elevate asthma risk

Governments need to investigate ways of reducing emissions on the roads, particularly trucks using diesel.

Nov 24, 2017, 16:59 PM IST