Asthma

  • Job loss fears may trigger asthma risk: Study 1 week ago

    Washington: The fear of losing job may boost the risk of developing asthma for the first time, a new study has warned. The findings back up other epidemiological studies pointing to a link between the development of asthma and stress, particularly work related stress, researchers said. They base their findings on...
  • Sonia suffers mild asthma attack, to resume campaigning soon April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi cancelled her Maharashtra tour, citing health reasons, sources told CNN-IBN that she had a minor asthma attack. The UPA chairperson is likely to resume the campaigning soon. Sonia was scheduled to address three election rallies in Maharashtra on Sunday in Dhule, Nandurbar...
  • 65yearold undertrial dies of asthma attack in Muzaffarnagar jail February 11, 2014

    An undertrial prisoner lodged in the district jail died allegedly due to an asthama attack, police said. 65yearold Jamal succumbed to asthama in jail on Monday, Jailor of the district jail, Mizazi Lal said. The undertrial was arrested two years ago in a case of robbery. He was under treatment from...
  • 9 pharmaceutical companies fined Rs 2500 cr for overcharging July 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Nine pharmaceutical companies have been fined Rs 2500 crore by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) for overcharging customers. The NPPA imposed penalty after the drug makers, which also include Ranbaxy, Dr. Reddy's Lab, Glenmark, Cipla and Cadilla, were overcharging patients on Doxofylline. The asthma drug was being...
  • Coal plant emissions killed up to 1,15,000 people April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Emissions from coal plants resulted in 80,000 to 1,15,000 premature deaths and more than 20 million asthma cases in 201112 in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. According to a report titled 'Coal Kills An assessment of death and disease caused by India's dirtiest...
  • Delhi smog sets alarm bells ringing November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: It's the first week of November and a thick blanket of smog has pervaded the Delhi skyline, indicating a sharp rise in pollution levels. The level of pollution in Delhi is higher than what it was last Diwali. It's taking a toll on asthma patients in the city. The...
  • Fish medicine: Bathini brothers shift venue May 16, 2012

    HYDERABAD: The popular fish medicine for asthma patients administered by the Bathini Mrigasira Trust will be distributed at the trusts centre in Kattedan village from this year, instead of the Nampally exhibition grounds where the camp is conducted annually.The free medicine for chronic asthma patients will be administered on June...
  • Man wakes after 21 hours in morgue fridge July 26, 2011

    Johannesburg: A South African man awoke to find himself in a morgue fridge, nearly a day after his family thought he had died, a health official has said. Health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said yesterday that the man awoke Sunday afternoon, 21 hours after his family called in an undertaker...
  • Breastfeeding babies staves off asthma risk July 24, 2011

    London: Breastfeeding a baby for six months post birth can stave off their risk of developing asthmarelated symptoms in early childhood, says a scientific study. The study looked at the impact of the duration of breastfeeding and the introduction of alternative liquids or solids in addition to breast milk. Generation R...
  • Can diet protect against asthma? January 7, 2011

    New York: What you eat might affect your risk of developing allergies or asthma, and possibly that of your kids, hints a new review of the medical evidence. Researchers found zinc, vitamins A, D, and E, as well as fruits and vegetables, seemed to have a protective role, but they stress...
  • Starfish could cure asthma, arthritis December 10, 2010

    London: Starfish may soon provide treatment for inflammatory conditions such as asthma and arthritis, say experts. The slimy substance that coats the spiny starfish was 'better than Teflon' at stopping debris from sticking to the creature that sits on the ocean floor, thus keeping it clean, researchers from the Scottish Association...
  • Incense burning tied to asthma in some children December 9, 2010

    New York: Children from homes where incense is regularly burned have a higher risk of developing asthma, according to a Taiwanese study suggesting that a particular genetic variation could also be involved. Incense has been used for millennia in many cultures' religious and spiritual ceremonies. In parts of Asia, people commonly...
  • Paracetamol bad for asthma patients: research May 18, 2010

    Paracetamol maybe the most popular drug to treat common fever but new research has reopened a big debate about its for people with asthma. ...
  • Pollution rise as Delhi gears up for CWG April 15, 2010

    Large scale constructions gearing up for the commonwealth games have escalated the number of cases of asthma and other breathing problems. ...
  • New therapy brings ray of hope for Asthma patients March 4, 2010

    The US drug authority is likely to soon approve a new treatment that could change lives of Asthma patients. Every day, in the US, 30,000 people have an asthma attack. Out of these, about 5,000 visit emergency rooms;1000 are admitted and 11 die every day. The first nondrug therapy called...
  • India may switch to ozonefriendly antiasthma inhalers October 5, 2009

    New Delhi: When an inhaler provides relief to an asthma patient it may also be harming the ozone layer, but an NGO is advocating a complete switch to ecofriendly inhalers. "If everything goes fine, all asthma inhalers in India will use either dry powder or will use a hydrofluoroalkane (HFA)...
  • How swine flu virus behaves inside human body August 9, 2009

    New Delhi: The H1N1 Influenza A virus (swine flu) has been wreaking havoc across the world. Here is how the virus behaves inside the human body in combination with other diseases. Asthma: Viral infections like swine flu make breathing worse and is more likely to cause viral pneumonia. The advice is to...
  • Delhi CM blames teacher, nurse for Aakriti's death May 20, 2009

    New Delhi: A teacher and a nurse of the elite Modern School at Vasant Vihar here are responsible for the death of 17yearold Aakriti Bhatia, who suffered an asthma attack in school last month, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikhit said on Wednesday citing initial reports. "Prima facie it looks that...
  • Delhi govt to standardise medical facilities in schools April 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Spurred on by the Akkriti Bhatia case where 17yearold student of Modern School died in school premises of an asthma attack the Delhi government has decided to standardise medical facilities across private and government schools in the Capital. But even as the debate continues on whether...
  • Doctors, parents on how to manage asthma in kids April 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The death of a 1yearold due to lack of immediate medical help after the onset of an asthma attack came as a rude shock to many. Most parents who have children battling similar conditions are worried about the safety of their children. CNNIBNs Ginny Narula talks to parents...
  • Akkriti death: Students protest | Mother calls for justice | Your say April 24, 2009

    Akkrit, 17, died of an asthma attack in her school premises. ...
  • Akkriti's mother wants school principal to resign April 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Death of Modern School student Akkriti Bhatia has angered many parents and has brought all the public schools of Delhi under doubt. The 17yearold class XII student died after a severe asthma attack while at school on Monday morning. Her parents accuse the school authorities of death due to...
  • Delhi schools claim to be medically wellequipped April 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Prominent schools in the capital on Thursday said they were well equipped for any medical emergency among students and that 17yearold Delhi girl Akkriti Bhatia's death after an asthma attack during school hours was "unfortunate" and "shocking". "We regularly monitor our students' health and if anyone feels unwell, then...
  • Student dies of asthma attack, parents blame school April 23, 2009

    New Delhi: The parents of 17yearold Akkriti Bhatia who died at her school of an asthma attack have now filed a police complaint against the school for negligence. However, the school maintains they did all they could. Akkriti, a class XII student of Mordern School Vasant Vihar died after suffering...
  • Asthmatic student dies, Delhi school faces ire April 23, 2009

    New Delhi: A reputed Delhi school is facing the ire of parents of a girl who reportedly died of an asthma attack in the school premises on Tuesday. Akkriti Bhatia, a class XII student of a renowned public school in Capital suffered an asthma attack on Monday. The school nurse...
  • Healing asthma with the help of homeopathy December 6, 2008

    Homeopathy increases the breathing capacity of patients and help them emotionally too. ...
  • IBNLiving: Yoga to tackle respiratory problems November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: With the changing weather, you're more prone to ENT problems. Here are a few yoga asans to ease irritation in the throat. ...
  • Health advise: Living in India's smog capital, Delhi November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi has become the country's smog capital and cases of asthma and respiratory problems are on the rise. ...
  • IBNLiving: Increased pollution gives rise to asthma cases November 12, 2008

    With winter settling down for good, smog is back. And doctors have warned that there's a 30 per cent rise in asthma cases. A drastic increase in number of vehicles in the Capital this year has led to increased pollution levels directly contributing to the smog. Experts have warned that...
  • Nothing fishy, people flock to Hyd for miracle cure June 9, 2008

    Hyderabad: Millions of people head towards Hyderabad during this time of the year and a common bond binds them all faith in a unique form of treatment to cure asthma. So, once again the annual jostling has begun for the miracle cure called the fish medicine. On the auspicious day...