Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues, finds study

The correlation found between poor air quality and disorders including schizophrenia. The counties with the worst air quality had a 27 per cent increase in bipolar disorder and six per cent increase in major depression when compared to those with the best air quality

Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues, finds studyA new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become […]

Consuming a healthy diet can help prevent asthma symptoms

A healthy diet including more fruits and vegetables may help people experience lesser asthma symptoms and gain better control of their condition, according to new findings.

Consuming a healthy diet can help prevent asthma symptomsFrom a lower cancer risk to reduced weight and better cardiometabolic health, a better mood, and improved cognition, the benefits of a healthful diet are numerous. New research adds improved respiratory health to the list. According to a new study led by Roland Andrianasolo, from the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team at INSERM – or the […]

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds study

The study states clearly that is has ‘confirmed’ that there is indeed an association between childhood asthma and low intake of vitamins D and E during pregnancy

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds studyAt present, approximately 300 million people are living with asthma worldwide. It is estimated that by 2025, another 100 million people will be diagnosed with asthma and that urban lifestyles will play a significant role in this. Among other causes, changes in diets, climate change, and air pollution have all been associated with an increase […]

Pune: Maha govt signs MoU with Chest Research Foundation to start centres for COPD, asthma

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has remained under suspected, undiagnosed, underreported and untreated disease in India. In its bid to correct this present situation the state government has signed MOU with Pune’s Chest Research Foundation

Pune: Maha govt signs MoU with Chest Research Foundation to start centres for COPD, asthmaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive and irreversible disease of the lungs which makes it difficult to breathe. More than 55 million people are suffering from it in India. But there are hardly a few people, who are aware of this respiratory condition. The lacunae in healthcare services are making it an underreported […]

Early exposure to traffic linked to spike in asthma cases worldwide among children

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution has been found causing asthma in nearly four million children across the world. Due to alarming rates, researchers called on the World Health Organization to update its guideline in protecting children from paediatric asthma 

Early exposure to traffic linked to spike in asthma cases worldwide among childrenThe study published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health highlights the impact of inhaling nitrogen dioxide from motor vehicle exhaust in 194 countries and 125 major cities worldwide. It shows that between 2010 and 2015, 64 per cent of all new cases of asthma occurred in urban areas. The researchers from the George Washington […]

Even moderate air pollution may lead to lung disease, warns study

Even moderate levels of air pollution can cause lung function impairment that rivals the damage caused by smoking, a new study found

Even moderate air pollution may lead to lung disease, warns studyExposure to pollutants had harmful effects similar to that from smoking. Researchers studied 303,887 British men and women, with data on lung health gathered by physical examination and air pollution statistics geographically coded to the participants’ home addresses. The researchers looked at levels of PM2.5, the tiny pollutant particles smaller than 2.5 micrometres in diameter […]

Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 years

While speaking in the Vidhan Sabha, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed that from 2015 to 2017 – 18,053 asthma patients were registered for treatment. While 21,544 patients were treated in 16 suburban hospitals of Mumbai

Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 yearsWhile there are several risk factors why Mumbaikars are prone to this respiratory ailment. The key reasons for the rise of asthma cases are air pollution, dust and debris from constant construction work in the city, dust from dug up and roads. Vehicular exhaust is the most common cause of air pollution and can also […]

Lack of sleep may increase the risk of having asthma, says study

New research found a link between sleep deprivation and the asthma. Scientists studied almost 18,000 people on their sleep habits. They found insufficient rest causes changes to accumulate, harming the airways

Lack of sleep may increase the risk of having asthma, says studySleepless nights can bring on asthma in adulthood – more than trebling the risk among chronic insomniacs, new research suggests. And those who struggle to nod off most nights are more than twice as likely to develop the potentially fatal lung condition. Experts claim insufficient rest causes bodily changes that have harmful effects on the […]

Father’s smoking during pregnancy tied to asthma in kids, reveals study

While prenatal smoke exposure has long been linked to an increased risk of childhood asthma, the current study offers fresh evidence that it’s not just a pregnant mother’s smoking that can cause harm

Father’s smoking during pregnancy tied to asthma in kids, reveals studyChildren who are exposed to tobacco smoke from their fathers while they’re in the womb may be more likely than those who are not to develop asthma by age 6, according to a study of chemical changes to DNA. Researchers followed 756 babies for six years. Almost one in four were exposed to tobacco by […]

Are allergies linked to anxiety and depression?

Researchers from Germany and Switzerland have recently investigated the possible associations between conditions relating to mental health, such as depression and anxiety, and the presence of different types of allergy

Are allergies linked to anxiety and depression?Their findings, they say, should prompt scientists to pay more attention to these links. Some research has suggested that certain allergic conditions can affect a person’s mental health. For instance, one study that last year found that having asthma, allergic rhinitis, or atopic dermatitis (eczema) could increase a person’s risk of developing a mental illness. […]
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