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Finding it hard to breathe? Get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, say doctors

Nov 18, 2015

Finding it hard to breathe? Get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, say doctors

If you find it unusually hard to breathe during exercise or just after taking a flight of stairs, better get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease, suggest doctors. #NewsTracker #Lung disease #doctors #lungs #Disease #COPD #chronic pulmonary disease
FDA approves immunotherapy drug to fight lung cancer

Oct 05, 2015

FDA approves immunotherapy drug to fight lung cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the drug Keytruda to treat the most common form of lung cancer. #NewsTracker #drug #US FDA #Lung cancer #FDA #lungs
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
Guess what? Study shows survival after lung cancer depends on insurance, income

Nov 08, 2014

Guess what? Study shows survival after lung cancer depends on insurance, income

While the stage of the cancer is a more important influence on patient outcomes, the study's senior author said understanding all of the factors tied to survival can identify groups of people who need more attention for quality improvement. #Education #Insurance #Lung cancer #Income #new study #factors tied to survival #quality improvement
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