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NYT writer was right: Surveys show children in polluted New Delhi have weakest lungs

Jun 08, 2015

NYT writer was right: Surveys show children in polluted New Delhi have weakest lungs

Last week, New York Times journalist Gardiner Harris found himself in the middle of a debate on whether Delhi is safe for children, when he left the capital #Delhi #didyouknow #Pollution #asthma #Fortis Hospital #NYT #Gardiner Harris #lung capacity
Govt to launch toll-free helpline for TB patients: Nadda

Apr 23, 2015

Govt to launch toll-free helpline for TB patients: Nadda

Seeking to reach out to tuberculosis patients, the government on Thursday said that it will launch a toll-free helpline, whereby even a missed call would suffice to connect them with the health programme against the disease. #World Bank #NewsTracker #JP Nadda #Make In India #Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases
Researchers identify protein linked to aggressive breast and lung cancers

Feb 02, 2015

Researchers identify protein linked to aggressive breast and lung cancers

Breast and lung cancer patients who have low levels of a protein called TTP have more aggressive tumours and a poorer prognosis than those with high levels of the protein, research has found. #science #Health #Cancer #Breast cancer #HealthBuzz #Lung cancer #Protein #TTP #Cancer protein
Rotating night shifts can be hazardous to health: study

Jan 05, 2015

Rotating night shifts can be hazardous to health: study

The results add to prior evidence of a potentially detrimental effect of rotating night shift work on health and longevity, researchers said. #HowThisWorks #Health #World Health Organisation #Lung cancer #cardiovascular disease #night shifts #Nurses' Health Study
New research shows how lung cancer can be stopped from spreading

Dec 26, 2014

New research shows how lung cancer can be stopped from spreading

Lung cancer cells first chop of the protein ties that bind them to other cells, new research shows, adding that targeting this flaw could help stop lung cancer from spreading. #Health #Cancer #HealthBuzz #Lung cancer #lungs #Disease #Lung cancer cells
Smoking hookah is not safer than beedi at any cost. Here's why

Nov 20, 2014

Smoking hookah is not safer than beedi at any cost. Here's why

On the occasion of World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day today, the Indian Asthma Care Society debunked the myth that smoking a 'huqqa' is safer than a 'beedi', saying that ten times more carbon monoxide is inhaled in a single huqqa puff. #Health #Smoking #lungs #beedi #huqqa
How the Asbestos industry is pushing its lies in India

Aug 12, 2014

How the Asbestos industry is pushing its lies in India

A largely outlawed scourge to the developed world, asbestos is still going strong in India, and killing tens of thousands of people each year. #HowThisWorks #India #HealthBuzz #Health Hazard #Asbestos #Asbestos Industry #Asbestos industry in India #Lung diseases
Nepal PM Sushil Koirala diagnosed with Tuberculosis

Jun 26, 2014

Nepal PM Sushil Koirala diagnosed with Tuberculosis

Koirala travelled to New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center last week for treatment after routine tests showed a spot on his lungs, prompting cancer fears. #World #NewsTracker #Health #Nepal #Tuberculosis #Lung cancer #Sushil Koirala #Nepal Prime Minister
Switch to e-cigarttes to kick the butt, says study

May 20, 2014

Switch to e-cigarttes to kick the butt, says study

Presenting findings from a study of almost 6,000 smokers over five years, the researchers said the results suggest e-cigarettes could play an important role in reducing smoking rates and hence cutting tobacco-related deaths and illnesses. #Cancer #Tobacco #Cigarettes #Lung cancer #E-cigarettes #ScienceBuzz #quit smoking #gums #nicotine patch
3D technique brings hope for regenerating lungs from stem cells

Mar 10, 2014

3D technique brings hope for regenerating lungs from stem cells

In a ground-breaking discovery, scientists have created 3D techniques that can regenerate lungs from human stem cells. #NewsTracker #lungs #stem cells #Health Buzz #3D technique