Respiratory ailments amongst children during monsoons: Understanding home nebulisation

Dr Preyas Vaidya, a Consultant Pulmonologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares his insights about how to make nebulisation comfortable with the infants and children

Respiratory ailments amongst children during monsoons: Understanding home nebulisationMonsoons related infections and diseases are at a peak, and as a parent, you must be equipped to take care of your child’s medical requirements, be it a mild cough or fever. Respiratory ailments, triggered by pollution, pollen, and environmental conditions, are on a high, especially, amongst young patients. Wheezing, Coughing, rapid breathing, and Lung […]

Feeding pigeons in Pune to be banned?

Pigeon droppings and feathers pose a health hazard to human lungs, causing lung fibrosis and other respiratory ailments. Now, corporators from Pune demand the Pune Municipal Corporation to formulate rules regarding feeding of pigeons in public places  

Feeding pigeons in Pune to be banned?Corporators from Pune have requested the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to ask citizens not to feed birds as they pose a risk in spreading many respiratory diseases. The issue was discussed in the general body meeting on Wednesday and PMC is now mulling over the idea to make new rules regarding the same. Studies conducted […]

Mumbai: B’wood actresses Sonam Kapoor and Richa Chadha face breathing problems due to haze

Mumbaikars can empathise with the issue raised by these actresses, as this is the reality that the city has been facing since the past few days. Also, symptoms of respiratory diseases get aggravated in this season. Patients who are already suffering from allergy, asthma can have a difficult time

Mumbai: B’wood actresses Sonam Kapoor and Richa Chadha face breathing problems due to hazeThe air quality has always been a matter of concern in Mumbai, especially in the months just before the onset of winter. Now two Bollywood actresses, namely, Sonam Kapoor and Richa Chadha have raised this issue on the platform of Twitter. They have also claimed that they are experiencing health hazards due to the poor […]

Mumbai hospitals and doctors notice a spike in respiratory ailments

Suspended Particulate Matter is the main trigger of damage in air pollution. Other contents like SO2, ammonia, carbon, polyaromatic hydrocarbons add to the toxicity. Air pollutants which are less than 10 microns in size enter the smaller airways and causes damage. This may trigger cough, breathing difficulty, choking, chest tightness and asthma

Mumbai hospitals and doctors notice a spike in respiratory ailmentsThe rains have arrived and so is the number of diseases along with it. People are aware of the most common ailments such as viral fever, the common cold, malaria, typhoid, diarrhoea, etc. But very few are aware of the respiratory ailments that stems from indoor air pollution in monsoon caused by the dampness in […]

National Health Policy for respiratory disease need of the hour, say KEM doctors

The study pointed out that Mumbai has rising levels of SPM due to construction activities, bakeries, hotels and open burning, road dust and vehicular exhaust. Explaining the link between SPM and respiratory diseases, doctors say SPM lodges in lung tissues and causes respiratory problems

National Health Policy for respiratory disease need of the hour, say KEM doctorsThe correlation between respiratory diseases and high levels of Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) isn’t a new concept. However, the Journal of the Association of Physicians in India (JAPI) recently published a study by doctors from KEM Hospital, Parel to study the need for a National Health policy to reduce the SPMs and all the related […]

WHO report findings say, lower respiratory tract infection second leading cause behind adolescent deaths

The report is a part of document launched at the Global Adolescent Health Conference: Unleashing the Power of a Generation, on May 16 in Ottawa, Canada. Road traffic injuries and suicide are the other biggest causes of death among adolescents

WHO report findings say, lower respiratory tract infection second leading cause behind adolescent deathsThe latest report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on adolescent health reveals lower respiratory tract infection to be the second leading cause of death in the age group of 10 to 19 in 2015. The report is a part of document launched at the Global Adolescent Health Conference: Unleashing the Power of a […]