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respiratory diseases


Have diabetes? Here is how respiratory infections might affect you

October 22, 2019 2:50 pm

The study could shed light on how other infections like flu or pneumonia might affect people with diabetes.

India bears 32 per cent global burden of respiratory diseases: Global Burden of Disease study

September 13, 2018 6:45 am

About 33.6% of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) (DALYs) could be attributed to ambient air pollution, 25.8% to household air pollution and 21% to smoking.

Beware! People staying indoors too at a risk of respiratory problems

June 05, 2016 4:24 pm

According to a survey, 82 per cent of the offices in the national capital have unhealthy air quality.

Living near a landfill can up lung cancer risk

May 26, 2016 6:49 pm

Studies have shown that people living near landfills have higher risks of developing lung cancer because of inhaling harmful gases in such areas.

Indoor air pollution cause of low birth weight among newborns in India: Doctors

January 21, 2016 6:38 pm

Indoor air pollutants — caused by 'chulhas' for example — contribute to increased rate of respiratory diseases and low weight among newborns.

89.6% of deaths in slums due to respiratory diseases, reveals IIPS survey

August 07, 2015 1:33 am

The total number of households covered in the survey was 1,452 and the findings represent the overall situation of slum conditions in Mumbai, says the paper.

Every breath we take

January 31, 2014 3:47 am

Delhi’s air pollution is only getting worse. This could be AAP’s big chance to make a difference.

Choked lungs is the verdict, jury is out on the cure

January 30, 2014 2:56 am

In 2011, an American Thoracic Society meeting reported that Indians have the worst lung function among people of 17 countries.

Dutch sound alarm on e-cigarette risks

November 30, 2013 12:24 am

Smoking tobacco causes lung cancer and other chronic respiratory diseases.

Docs to work with IITM to assess impact of air pollution on health

October 07, 2013 1:44 am

Pune doctors will work with the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) to assess the impact of air pollution on health


Mapping Delhi’s air quality, the week after Diwali: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

A look at the Air Quality Index during the week after Diwali in Delhi shows the amount of damage firecrackers have done with a little input from stubble burning in Punjab.