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Pakistan infested with asthma, skin disease, diarrhoea as 'uncontrollable' floods wreak havoc
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Pakistan infested with asthma, skin disease, diarrhoea as 'uncontrollable' floods wreak havoc

During the last 24 hours, 12,000 cases of asthma, respiratory and chest-related infections were reported in Sindh. Approximately 20,000 people were found affected by skin disease, while almost 18,000 cases of diarrhoea were reported

World Asthma Day: How to choose the right air purifier especially if you have asthma
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World Asthma Day: How to choose the right air purifier especially if you have asthma

Given the ever-increasing pollutants and allergens present in the air in urban areas, air purifiers have become absolutely necessary for indoor spaces, especially if one suffers from Asthma. On this World Asthma Day, we see what qualities one should look for in an ideal air purifier.

World Asthma Day 2022: Here's how you can keep your asthma under control
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World Asthma Day 2022: Here's how you can keep your asthma under control

The day aims to spread awareness while simultaneously busting the myths that hamper people in seeking treatment or enjoying their life to the fullest despite the disease

World Heart Day 2021: Why steroids are linked to higher heart disease risk
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World Heart Day 2021: Why steroids are linked to higher heart disease risk

For patients who are in need of long-term steroid use, it is advised to have a discussion with a medical professional around this

World Asthma Day 2021: Theme this year aims to 'uncover misconceptions'; history and significance of day
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World Asthma Day 2021: Theme this year aims to 'uncover misconceptions'; history and significance of day

According to WHO, this day is of major public health importance, because in 2016, it was predicted that more than 339 million people had asthma globally

Asthma management: Blocking two immune system molecules can help prevent future attacks, suggests study
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Asthma management: Blocking two immune system molecules can help prevent future attacks, suggests study

For the study, the researchers targeted two molecules: OX40L and CD30L. Both of these are signalling proteins that can activate T cells when the body is exposed to an allergen and hence lead to inflammation

Exposure to air pollution not only increases risk of asthma attacks but also of disease onset in children
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Exposure to air pollution not only increases risk of asthma attacks but also of disease onset in children

The researchers found that while children whose parents had asthma were still more likely to develop the chronic disease, those who were exposed to higher levels of small particulate matter (PM 2.5) and nitrate pollution also had an increased risk of asthma onset.

Nasal microbiota helps in boosting immunity, tackling inflammation: Here are a few habits that help maintain it
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Nasal microbiota helps in boosting immunity, tackling inflammation: Here are a few habits that help maintain it

The human body contains trillions of microbes on many of its surfaces and are present on the skin, oral cavity, gut and even on the nasal mucosa (inner lining of the nose).

Corticosteroid inhalers used by asthma patients may help treat COVID-19, researchers to begin human clinical trials
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Corticosteroid inhalers used by asthma patients may help treat COVID-19, researchers to begin human clinical trials

The ultimate goal of the trial is to analyse if the Budesonide inhaler can be used as a low-cost and easily available early intervention therapy for COVID-19 patients to reduce the risks of severe respiratory illness.

Sleeping late may increase risk of asthma, allergies in teenagers, claims study conducted in India
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Sleeping late may increase risk of asthma, allergies in teenagers, claims study conducted in India

Multiple studies have established that sleep is important to maintain good respiratory health, among other bodily functions.

Spices, green tea, fatty fish among key foods that help fight inflammation naturally in the body
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Spices, green tea, fatty fish among key foods that help fight inflammation naturally in the body

Excessive inflammation and organ damage are also suggested to be one of the many reasons for death in COVID-19 patients.

World Asthma Day 2020: Symptoms, management and precautions for exercise-Induced bronchoconstriction
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World Asthma Day 2020: Symptoms, management and precautions for exercise-Induced bronchoconstriction

Another way could be through exercises that require shorter bursts of energy as this could help in not inducing an asthma attack.

World Asthma Day 2020: Eight simple tips to deal with exercise-induced asthma
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World Asthma Day 2020: Eight simple tips to deal with exercise-induced asthma

Exercise-induced asthma (medically called exercise-induced bronchoconstriction), kicks in after 5 to 10 minutes of a proper workout.

World Asthma Day 2020: Know symptoms of breathing disease attack for better management of malady
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World Asthma Day 2020: Know symptoms of breathing disease attack for better management of malady

Asthma, a common lung condition that causes sporadic breathing difficulties, often starts in childhood, says the World Health Organization (WHO).

How night-time cough is related to asthma and tips to find relief from it
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How night-time cough is related to asthma and tips to find relief from it

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the lungs in which the airway become narrow due to swelling in the mucous membrane (or mucosa).

6 simple and natural home remedies for cough
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6 simple and natural home remedies for cough

Although coughing is not a disease, it can be a symptom of not only seasonal allergy but also other medical conditions like pneumonia or tuberculosis.

World COPD Day 2019: Why this lung disease is still under-diagnosed in India
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World COPD Day 2019: Why this lung disease is still under-diagnosed in India

Half a million Indians die every year due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. A major cause for this is a lack of awareness and underdiagnosis of the disease.

As Delhi’s air pollution increases after festive season, OPDs see 30% surge in respiratory ailments
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As Delhi’s air pollution increases after festive season, OPDs see 30% surge in respiratory ailments

On Wednesday, the city witnessed thick smog with air pollution at dangerous levels which made it breathing difficult for many in the national capital

Keeping children away from pets deprives them from building a strong firewall against allergies
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Keeping children away from pets deprives them from building a strong firewall against allergies

By the early 2000s, a number of studies showed the opposite -- that exposure to pets in the very early stages of life confers protective benefits and prevents the development of allergic rhinitis, asthma and eczema.

Watch Priyanka Chopra bust 2 myths about asthma
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Watch Priyanka Chopra bust 2 myths about asthma

Using an inhaler helps you breathe, eases the symptoms, and reduces the chances of an asthma attack.