Lungs

  • Modi wishes quick recovery for Sushil Koirala June 30, 2014

    Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished "full and speedy recovery" to his Nepal counterpart Sushil Koirala who is suffering from first stage lung cancer and is in a New York hospital. In a letter to Koirala, Modi has said: "I also take this opportunity to offer my best wishes...
  • Nepal PM Koirala diagnosed with lung cancer June 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has been diagnosed with lung cancer at a US hospital, his personal physician said on Thursday. Koirala, 75, flew to the US 10 days ago for medical treatment as his doctors advised him to have a thorough medical checkup in a wellequipped hospital after black...
  • 60-year-old notorious poacher Sansar Chand dies of lung cancer March 18, 2014

    Notorious poacher Sansar Chand, who was accused of killing tigers and other animals in Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, died in Jaipur on Tuesday. The wildlife smuggler was suffering from lung cancer and other ailments and was admitted to the SMS Hospital in Jaipur on March 14, hospital sources said. Sansar Chand,...
  • China man's lung collapses after he yawns hard January 10, 2014

    Beijing: A 26yearold man in China suffered an unusual injury he yawned so hard that his lung collapsed. Ou, from Wuhan in China's Hubei Province, likely ripped a hole in his lung when he stretched and yawned in the morning, doctors said. Ou felt a sudden pain in his...
  • Watch: Nelson Mandela's life and legacy December 6, 2013

    South African antiapartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. The former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate had been frail...
  • Mandela still in hospital, not discharged: S Africa government September 1, 2013

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has been receiving medical treatment for three months for a lung ailment, is still in hospital in Pretoria in a critical but stable condition, the government said on Saturday. The presidency said reports by some international media that the revered anti-apartheid leader, who is...
  • 28 years on, betel nut pulled out of man's lung August 28, 2013

    Patna: Seventy-five-year-old Krishna Kant Jha is now a relaxed man. After 28 years of suffering from chronic cough and regular bouts of fits, a piece of betel nut was found to be cause of his problems and was finally extricated from his lungs. Jha, an advocate in Samastipur district, said he...
  • Mandela showing 'great resilience', still critical: South Africa August 25, 2013

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has been in hospital since early June with a lung infection, is showing "great resilience" although he remains in a critical but stable condition, the presidency said on Saturday. "While at times, his condition becomes unstable, the doctors indicate that the former president has...
  • Nelson Mandela spends 50th day in hospital July 28, 2013

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela has spent his 50th day in hospital with his condition still critical battling a recurrent lung infection, even as a media report said that he has undergone a "minor" medical procedure and survived two "scares" in the past week. Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said on...
  • Renjith Maheswary wants to shake off 'passenger' tag July 4, 2013

    Pune: Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary feels uneasy at being referred to as 'passenger' at big events and says he is determined to shake off the dubious tag in the ongoing Asian Championships and next month's World Championships in Moscow. Maheswary, who holds the national record of 17.07m when he won a...
  • Mandela battles for life as wellwishers pray for recovery June 30, 2013

    Pretoria: Antiapartheid hero Nelson Mandela's condition remains "critical but stable" on the 23rd day of his hospitalisation for a recurring lung ailment, even as a stream of people continued to flock the hospital in Pretoria to pray for the recovery of the 94yearold former president. Wellwishers were singing and saying...
  • Mandela's condition not to affect Obama's visit: Zuma June 25, 2013

    Johannesburg: South African President Jacob Zuma said on Monday that the condition of ailing Nelson Mandela will not have any influence on the visiting US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit this week, Xinhua reported. The 94yearold antiapartheid leader is spending his 17th day in a Pretoria hospital due to a recurring...
  • Mandela continues to show improvement, says grandson June 16, 2013

    Cape Town: Former South African president Nelson Mandela, who has been hospitalized for a week, continued to show signs of improvement, his grandson said on Saturday, reported Xinhua. "Madiba (Mandela) is recovering very well and looks good," Mandla Mandela said in Qunu, Eastern Cape Province, the native village where Mandela...
  • Obama wishes 'speedy recovery' for ailing Mandela June 12, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama is wishing for a "speedy recovery" for ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela. The 94yearold Mandela is currently in a Johannesburg hospital, receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection. White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama, the first lady and everyone at the White House...
  • Mumbai: Bandra acid attack victim's family meets RR Patil June 2, 2013

    Mumbai: A day after Delhi girl Preeti Rathi succumbed to acid attack injuries at Bombay Hospital; her family on Sunday met Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil and demanded a CBI probe into the case. Preeti's father Amar Singh, mother and other family members and some social activists met Patil and expressed...
  • Mumbai: Bandra acid attack victim dies due to organ failure June 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Battling for life for more than a month, the 23yearold Bandra acid attack victim died on Saturday due to multiple organ failure. Her lungs had collapsed due to the holes that formed post the attack. The victim had also lost an eye after acid was thrown on her when she...
  • Mumbai: Acid attack victim critical after lungs get damaged May 27, 2013

    Mumbai: The girl who was a victim of an acid attack at Mumbai's Bandra station early this month is now said to be in a critical condition. Her lungs have collapsed due to the holes that formed post the attack. Doctors have shifted her onto life support. The victim had also lost...
  • Police make two arrests in Ryder assault case March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder's condition was improving and he was responding to medical staff and his family on Friday as police said they had arrested two men in connection with the alleged assault. A 20yearold man and 37yearold had been charged with assault and would appear in court...
  • Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital March 11, 2013

    Johannesburg: Former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Sunday after undergoing a medical check-up, the presidency said. The 94-year-old was admitted into a hospital on Saturday, for the second time in three months, for a scheduled medical check-up, Xinhua reported. Mandela has returned to his Johannesburg home following...
  • People who quit smoking at 40 reverse the damage, live longer: study January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: There is some good news and bad news for smokers. A new study published in the New England Medical Journal has found that if you smoke, you are likely to lose 10 years of life. But if you quit smoking at 40, you are likely to gain those...
  • Nelson Mandela recovers from lung infection: Official January 7, 2013

    Johannesburg: Former South African President Nelson Mandela has recovered from a lung infection and surgery to remove gallstones that kept him in hospital for nearly three weeks, the government said on Sunday. Mandela, 94, who has been in frail health for several years, spent most of December in a Pretoria hospital...
  • Botham, Hussain pay tributes to Tony Greig December 29, 2012

    London: Former England captains Ian Botham and Nasser Hussain have led the tributes to their late predecessor Tony Greig, who died on Saturday at the age of 66. The South Africaborn Greig, a swashbuckling middleorder batsman and mediumfast bowler, passed away at his home in Sydney, two months after being...
  • Delhi set to ban gutka soon August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The capital is set to ban gutka sales across the city. The government told the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that the ban would be put into effect soon. The Sheila Dikshit government was replying to a PIL demanding a ban on gutka products. The PIL was filed by doctors...
  • Mumbai woman is India's 1st to get lung transplant August 16, 2012

    Mumbai: In a major achievement, a Mumbai woman became the first India to have successfully got her lung transplanted. Bed ridden for almost all of last year, Jayashree Mehta's lungs had thickened so much that she needed nine litre of external oxygen supply in a day. "It was very difficult....
  • Living It Up: How to quit smoking August 11, 2012

    Join Anupam in a crash course in smoking deaddiction. ...
  • Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan dies after prolonged illness June 13, 2012

    Indiaborn Ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan died on Wednesday following multiple organ failure at the age of 84. ...
  • Cancer drugs to cost less, Cipla slashes prices May 5, 2012

    Mumbai: After the Indian government recently lifted a patent license, Indian pharma major, Cipla, has announced a massive reduction of up to 76 per cent in its cancer drug prices. Following the move, the price of Cipla's generic kidney cancer drug, Sorafenib, will be available at Rs 6,840 a month from...
  • Stop asking me about my illness, urges Yuvraj May 1, 2012

    Chandigarh: Tired of replying to the queries regarding his illness, Yuvraj Singh, recovering from a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs, said it made him feel ill again when people kept asking him about his health. "Don't ask me about my illness. You make me feel as if I am...
  • Don't look back, live strong buddy: Armstrong's message to Yuvraj April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Recuperating after undergoing three cycles of chemotherapy for a malignant tumour between his lungs, Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh received an inspiring video message from his "real life hero" Lance Armstrong - the cycling legend whose own successful battle with cancer is well-documented. "Very special and inspiring message from my...
  • 6 lakh Indians died of cancer in 2010: report March 29, 2012

    Mumbai: A landmark study published in The Lancet has found that cancer hits Indians much earlier than Westerners. Cancer claimed 6 lakh Indian lives in 2010 and contrary to popular perception, cancer is no longer a disease of the rich. It killed twice as many as poor and illiterate Indians...