Winter: Don’t let upper respiratory tract infections stop you

Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy from upper respiratory tract infections. Dr Aditya Agrawal, a chest specialist at Bhatia Hospital said, “The number of patients with respiratory […]

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Mother’s sugar intake during pregnancy linked to asthma risk in kids

With the increasing prevalence of childhood asthma since the 1980s, there has been a concerted effort to identify factors that could be the cause of the observed rise in the number of children developing asthma. Since caloric intake from added sugars, most notably in sugary drinks, has also increased over this time frame, researchers have […]

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Asthma attacks in pregnancy linked to complications for mothers and babies

Researchers examined data on more than 103,000 pregnancies among more than 58,000 women with asthma who had babies in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 to 2012. Compared to women who didn’t have asthma attacks during pregnancy, those who did were 17% more likely to have pregnancy-induced hypertension and 30% more likely to have dangerously high blood […]

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Uncontrolled asthma symptoms may start in the stomach, say experts

For most patients living with asthma, symptoms are controlled with an inhaler or other medication. For some, however, breathing problems persist or worsen, even after trying several asthma treatments. For these patients, the problem may not be asthma at all, but gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Experts at National Jewish Health say it is common […]

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#AirPollution: Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues

A 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 […]

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Here’s how you can take care of your lungs this Diwali

The Supreme Court of India has permitted the use of ‘green’ firecrackers for festivals, over the toxic ones, especially during Diwali. This decision comes in light of rising concerns over the depleting air quality; SC has fixed a timeslot from 8-10 p.m. for bursting fireworks. While some people are concerned that the order may hamper […]

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Fish consumption in childhood can lower risk of asthma, eczema – finds study

Adding fish to the diets of children early could provide protection against certain health conditions. A new study suggests that kids should start eating fish at the age of one year at least once a week to get the health benefits Researchers at NTNU or the Norwegian University of Science and Technology found that exposure […]

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Eating fish can help reduce risk of disease in children, suggests study

Children should be introduced to fish or cod liver oil early in life, from when they are about a year old. That’s because children who consume fish early on show significantly reduced occurrences of eczema, wheezing and asthma at age six, as reported by their parents. The reduction ranges from 28 to 40 per cent […]

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Allergic diseases increase the risk of adult-onset asthma, finds study

  The number of allergic diseases increases the risk of adult-onset asthma especially in individuals born after 1940, according to a study published in the Allergy journal. Approximately one in 10 Finns suffers from asthma. It is one of the most common chronic illnesses in Western countries. Allergy is a risk factor in childhood asthma […]

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Consuming a healthy diet can help prevent asthma symptoms

From 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 […]

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