Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and stroke

Cigarette smoke is commonly associated with lung cancer and lung ailments. But smoking and chewing tobacco is also the second most common cause of cardiac illness.  As per statistics, tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12% of all heart disease deaths. Tobacco use is the second leading cause of cardiovascular disease, after […]

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Reducing alcohol use could help quit daily smoking habit, reveals US study

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organs

Joints Pain and inflammation in your joints? Smokers are more likely to get rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And RA medications don’t work as well on people who smoke. Scientists aren’t sure why. Skin You can expect wrinkles, sooner. Smoking speeds up your skin’s aging process. It can make the skin of a 40-year-old look like that […]

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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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Doctors treat a 72-year-old with Endovascular Thrombectomy

#WorldPneumoniaDay: India ranks 2nd when it comes to pneumonia-related deaths among children

  Most deaths around the world occurred among children under the age of two, and almost 153,000 within the first month of life. Sounding the alarm about this forgotten epidemic, six leading health and children’s organisations are today launching an appeal for global action. In January, the group will host world leaders at the Global […]

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Here’s how to protect yourself from pneumonia this winter

#WorldPneumoniaDay: Here’s how to protect yourself from this condition

Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. It is most serious for infants and young children, people older than age 65, and people with health problems or weakened immune systems. What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection caused in one or both lungs, occurring due to an infection which causes inflammation in the […]

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Human breath may significantly affect office air quality, reveals study

Thus, the quality of office air can be just as instrumental in predicting whether or not individuals continue to experience good health. How can we tell if office air quality is adequate, and what are the greatest pollutants of office air? New research suggests that the greatest pollutants of office air are humans, who unwittingly […]

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Mumbai hospitals and doctors notice a spike in respiratory ailments

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

Chronic 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 […]

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Your mouth bacteria can influence the health of your lungs, finds study

The new study was carried out by a team of Japanese-based scientists affiliated with the Kyushu University in Fukuoka. Dr Yoshihisa Yamashita, from the Division of Oral Health, Growth, and Development in the Faculty of Dental Science at Kyushu, is the corresponding author of the study. As Dr Yamashita and his colleagues explain in their […]

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