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

Tobacco consumed in any form, smoked, swallowed, or chewed, poses multiple hazards to health. In addition to increasing the risk of cancer, it is closely linked to coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke

Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and strokeCigarette 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 […]

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organs

Smoking is a terrible habit, we all know that. It is proven to cause cancer, yet we have people who put their health on the line. Listed below are the different body parts which are impacted by smoking. You may want to consider quitting, if you are a smoker for a healthier lifestyle which will be less taxing on the organs of your body.

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organsJoints 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 […]

Living near busy roads can affect children’s lung growth, finds study

Living near a busy road stunts lung growth in children and increases the risk of lung cancer, research has revealed

Living near busy roads can affect children’s lung growth, finds studyChildren exposed to roadside air pollution could have their lung growth stunted by up to 14%, a study suggests. Living within 50 metres of a major road could increase the risk of lung cancer by up to 10%, the paper also found. The study of 13 cities in the UK and Poland found air pollution […]

Uncontrolled asthma symptoms may start in the stomach, say experts

Uncontrolled gastroesophageal reflux can push stomach contents into lungs, causing irritation and asthma-like symptoms

Uncontrolled asthma symptoms may start in the stomach, say expertsFor 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 […]

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

Pneumonia has globally killed more than 800,000 babies and young children last year - or one child every 39 seconds - despite being curable and mostly preventable, global health agencies said on Tuesday, November 12. It is also the day, which is observed as World Pneumonia Day

#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 […]

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

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs with a range of possible causes. It can be a serious and life-threatening disease

#WorldPneumoniaDay: Here’s how to protect yourself from this conditionPneumonia 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 […]

Human breath may significantly affect office air quality, reveals study

Exposure to polluted air can contribute to the development of cancer, lung disease, and even heart disease. Generally speaking, however, when we think of air pollution, we think primarily of the air we breathe when out on the streets of metropolitan areas. Yet in the United States and elsewhere in the world, people often spend as many as 40 hours per week at work, and many individuals likely spend much, if not most, of that time in an office environment

Human breath may significantly affect office air quality, reveals studyThus, 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 […]

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 […]

COPD may strike women harder than men, reveals study

Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear to have a harder time than men with the progressive lung disorder, a new study suggests

COPD may strike women harder than men, reveals studySmoking is its leading cause, and while women report smoking less than men, those with COPD have more trouble breathing, more frequent flare-ups and a poorer quality of life, researchers found. “Physicians need to be aware that symptoms for women may be worse for a given level of lung function and that exacerbations may be […]

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

These bacteria were found predominantly in seniors with more plaque, more cavities, and fewer teeth. Additionally, the study found more fungi in these seniors' microbiotas, as well as among those who wore dentures

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