Asthma

  • 65-year-old undertrial dies of asthma attack in Muzaffarnagar jail 11-02-2014 12:01 PM

    An undertrial prisoner lodged in the district jail died allegedly due to an asthama attack, police said. 65-year-old 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...
  • 9 pharmaceutical companies fined Rs 2500 cr for overcharging 19-07-2013 05:08 PM

    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 30-04-2013 05:35 AM

    New Delhi: Emissions from coal plants resulted in 80,000 to 1,15,000 premature deaths and more than 20 million asthma cases in 2011-12 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 05-11-2012 07:06 AM

    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....
  • Man wakes after 21 hours in morgue fridge 26-07-2011 12:06 PM

    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...
  • Breast-feeding babies staves off asthma risk 24-07-2011 12:51 PM

    London: Breast-feeding a baby for six months post birth can stave off their risk of developing asthma-related symptoms in early childhood, says a scientific study. The study looked at the impact of the duration of breast-feeding and the introduction of alternative liquids or solids in addition to breast milk. Generation...
  • Can diet protect against asthma? 07-01-2011 04:41 PM

    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...
  • Starfish could cure asthma, arthritis 10-12-2010 04:40 PM

    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...
  • Incense burning tied to asthma in some children 09-12-2010 05:41 PM

    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...
  • Paracetamol bad for asthma patients: research 17-05-2010 09:44 AM

    This is the first time that the link between the two has been proved. ...
  • Pollution rise as Delhi gears up for CWG 15-04-2010 02:26 PM

    The number of cases of asthma and other breathing problems have increased. ...
  • New therapy brings ray of hope for Asthma patients 04-03-2010 10:00 AM

    The first non-drug therapy, Bronchial Thermoplasty could be approved in US. ...
  • Doctors, parents on how to manage asthma in kids 24-04-2009 10:57 AM

    Asthma is a condition that is manageable with some precautions. ...
  • Healing asthma with the help of homeopathy 06-12-2008 10:35 PM

    A sponsored featured on an alternative cure for the disease. ...
  • IBNLiving: Yoga to tackle respiratory problems 26-11-2008 12:53 PM

    With the changing weather, you're more prone to ENT problems. ...
  • Health advise: Living in India's smog capital, Delhi 26-11-2008 12:50 PM

    Delhi has become the country's smog capital. ...
  • IBNLiving: Increased pollution gives rise to asthma cases 12-11-2008 08:37 PM

    Doctors have warned that there's a 30 per cent rise in asthma cases. ...
  • Nothing fishy, people flock to Hyd for miracle cure 08-06-2008 05:14 PM

    Karachi: Pakistani former leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has filed an appeal against his life ban imposed by the English cricket board for spot-fixing, his lawyer said on Thursday. The 31-year-old was banned from all cricket by a disciplinary committee of the ECB last month after being found guilty of luring Essex...
  • Green revolution: Air is what's bothering Indians 06-06-2008 08:00 AM

    Kingston, Jamaica: Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies allrounder, is targeting a return to Test cricket after a prolonged absence. The 28-year-old has not played a Test match in 18 months but reiterated that he was available having overcome a spate of injuries. "I still have a lot to achieve. It's...
  • What Indians worry about most? The air we breathe 02-06-2008 05:10 PM

    Mumbai: During the last managing committee meeting on May 28, some members of the association had suggested having a Sachin Tendulkar replica to commemorate the batting legend’s 100 international centuries in March this year. “It is a very big achievement for all, especially Mumbaikars. So, this would be an ideal...
  • Sonia Gandhi suffers asthma attack, hospitalised 01-01-2008 08:16 AM

    Mumbai: Through to the World Cup quarterfinals with an impressive league campaign so far, New Zealand's hard-hitting batsman Brendon McCullum on Sunday said his team will have to turn up the intensity some more before the knock-out stage of the mega event. Man-of-the-match Mccullum slammed his maiden World Cup century...