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respiratory diseases


Is nose hair essential to fighting off colds and other viral illnesses?

August 02, 2021 1:54 pm

It was not until 2011 that the density of nose hair was rigorously studied as a possible correlate of disease

Pilot study claims vitamin D can reduce Covid-19

June 01, 2021 8:25 am

Titled 'The impact of daily high dose oral vitamin D3 therapy on the inflammatory markers in patients with Covid-19 disease', the study aimed at objectively investigating the impact of pulse D therapy in reducing inflammatory markers of Covid-19.

Covid-19: Does lying face-down in 'prone position' improve oxygen levels?

April 23, 2021 9:51 am

"This position helps in improving oxygen flow in patients who are critical, in turn ensuring that they are less likely to require ventilator support," said Dr Praveen Gupta, director and head of department, neurology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram

From dry mouth to hearing loss: Some lesser-known COVID symptoms to watch out for

April 14, 2021 8:42 am

According to the latest report of the National Institute of Health, half of the coronavirus patients suffer oral symptoms during the infection

Never mistake COVID pneumonia for regular pneumonia; a pulmonologist explains why

December 09, 2020 5:51 pm

COVID-infected patients may or may not be affected by COVID pneumonia, as it occurs with diverse or no apparent symptoms. But risk of its occurrence cannot be denied till a patient is infection-free, said Dr Navneet Sood, pulmonary consultant, Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

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.


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.