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Emerging research also suggests that air pollution may alter lung cells to increase the number of Sars-CoV-2 virus receptors(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Air pollution can intensify Covid-19

By Michael Brauer
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 06:57 AM IST
India will now witness higher pollution. There are additional dangers this year. Act soon
DCP Surya said that the constable was first admitted to a tuberculosis (TB) hospital in south Delhi’s Mehrauli two days ago. .(Photo by Bharat Bhushan /Hindustan Times)
DCP Surya said that the constable was first admitted to a tuberculosis (TB) hospital in south Delhi’s Mehrauli two days ago. .(Photo by Bharat Bhushan /Hindustan Times)

Constable dies of lung ailment, result of Covid test yet to arrive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 04:09 AM IST
The constable, Rahul (known by his first name), was posted in the office of the deputy commissioner of police (northeast) in Welcome area.
Wuhan Coronavirus : Masked health professionals check the driver of vehicle at a screening checkpoint on a highway toll station on the outskirts of Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)
Wuhan Coronavirus : Masked health professionals check the driver of vehicle at a screening checkpoint on a highway toll station on the outskirts of Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)

5 deadly viruses that the world faced in the last few years

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 02:07 PM IST
Wuhan Coronavirus has so far claimed 106 lives in China and an increasing number of confirmed cases are being reported each day.
The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also reveals that targeting the body clock reduces fibrosis in vitro, revealing a potential target for this incurable disease that kills about 5,000 people, a year in the UK,the same number as leukaemia.(Unsplash)
The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also reveals that targeting the body clock reduces fibrosis in vitro, revealing a potential target for this incurable disease that kills about 5,000 people, a year in the UK,the same number as leukaemia.(Unsplash)

Too short, long sleep linked to incurable lung disease

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 04:35 PM IST
People who regularly sleep for more than 11 hours or less than four hours are 2-3 times more likely to have the incurable lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, compared to those that sleep for seven hours in a day, researchers have found.
The research comes as the United States faces a youth vaping crisis. According to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 27.5% of high school students in the United States use e-cigarettes, up from 20.7% in 2018.(Shutterstock)
The research comes as the United States faces a youth vaping crisis. According to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 27.5% of high school students in the United States use e-cigarettes, up from 20.7% in 2018.(Shutterstock)

Vaping increases the risk of lung disease by a third

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 12:47 PM IST
The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, is among the first to show the potential long-term harms of using e-cigarettes, which are often promoted as a safer alternative to tobacco and a means of helping smokers quit.
A new campaign called ‘#InhalersHainSahi’ focuses on educating people about asthma, besides its appropriate line of treatment with inhalers.(MSL)
A new campaign called ‘#InhalersHainSahi’ focuses on educating people about asthma, besides its appropriate line of treatment with inhalers.(MSL)

Inhalers are right for asthma

UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 04:42 PM IST
A new campaign called ‘#InhalersHainSahi’ focuses on educating people about asthma, besides its appropriate line of treatment with inhalers.
While suffering from viral fever or bacterial infection, the first thing one does is to take antibiotics. Some bacteria develop resistance to otherwise effective treatment with antibiotics.(Unsplash)
While suffering from viral fever or bacterial infection, the first thing one does is to take antibiotics. Some bacteria develop resistance to otherwise effective treatment with antibiotics.(Unsplash)

Dangerous bacteria communicate with each other to avoid antibiotics

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 04:34 PM IST
Researchers are trying to develop new types of antibiotics that can fight the bacteria, and at the same time trying to make the current treatment with antibiotics more effective.
During the study, from January to August 2014, researchers conducted home interviews with 1,451 adults older than 60. Of these, 971 participants were given wrist monitors to measure their physical activity.(Shutterstock)
During the study, from January to August 2014, researchers conducted home interviews with 1,451 adults older than 60. Of these, 971 participants were given wrist monitors to measure their physical activity.(Shutterstock)

Being physically active reduces death risk in older adults

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 02:16 PM IST
During the study, from January to August 2014, researchers conducted home interviews with 1,451 adults older than 60. Of these, 971 participants were given wrist monitors to measure their physical activity.
There is no cure for most of these lung conditions, with supportive treatment to ease the symptoms the only option.(HT image)
There is no cure for most of these lung conditions, with supportive treatment to ease the symptoms the only option.(HT image)

Miners at higher risk of lung diseases with no cure for most: Experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 03:40 AM IST
The miners are also at risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a severe inflammation of lung tissues that causes obstructed airflow.
According to a 2016 study by the University of Cambridge, even in a city like Delhi, you would have to walk outdoors for six hours and fifteen minutes a day for the negative effects of pollution to outweigh the benefits of walking.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
According to a 2016 study by the University of Cambridge, even in a city like Delhi, you would have to walk outdoors for six hours and fifteen minutes a day for the negative effects of pollution to outweigh the benefits of walking.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Tackle air pollution and breathe life into your walks

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2019 06:03 PM IST
With 22 out of the world’s 30 most polluted cities being in India, is it safe to take prolonged walks outdoors?
Current pollution measures may not give long-term results: Study (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Current pollution measures may not give long-term results: Study (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Current pollution measures may not give long-term results: Study

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 05:37 AM IST
Compared to 52% or 677 million people who were exposed to high pollution levels above the national safe standard in 2015, about 45% or 674 million of the population in 2030 will be exposed to poor air then.
People suffering from asthma know the true value of breathing(Shutterstock)
People suffering from asthma know the true value of breathing(Shutterstock)

Home remedies for asthma

Hindustan Times | By Shikha Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 11:30 PM IST
Breathe easy with these herbs and decoctions
Prolonged exposure can lead to fatal lung conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), which is a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe(HT/FIle Photo)
Prolonged exposure can lead to fatal lung conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), which is a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe(HT/FIle Photo)

Delhi Pollution: Lung, heart diseases set to see a jump in next 10 years, say doctors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:11 AM IST
There’s long-term damage due to particulate matter that gets lodged deep inside the lungs and can cause progressive lung diseases
Commuters seen wearing face mask to avoid thick smog, as the air quality deteriorated sharply overnight leading to poor visibility conditions across the city, in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Commuters seen wearing face mask to avoid thick smog, as the air quality deteriorated sharply overnight leading to poor visibility conditions across the city, in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

Ultrafine dust leading to 4.2 million premature deaths every year, 60% of them from heart attacks and strokes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 08:28 AM IST
Outdoor air pollution leads to 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide each year, with close to 60% of the deaths from heart attacks and strokes, according to the World Health Organisation
Some of the effects of vaping were similar to those seen in regular smokers.(Shutterstock)
Some of the effects of vaping were similar to those seen in regular smokers.(Shutterstock)

Vaping is more harmful than you think, damages vital immune system cells

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 11:05 AM IST
For the research, scientists devised a mechanical procedure to mimic vaping in the laboratory, using lung tissue samples provided by eight non-smokers.
Here’s why over 40% women may suffer from lung diseases.(Shutterstock)
Here’s why over 40% women may suffer from lung diseases.(Shutterstock)

Asthma, 40% women suffering from asthma may get chronic lung diseases

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2018 04:28 PM IST
Women who had smoked more than the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes a day for five years, were much more likely to develop ACOS than those who smoked fewer cigarettes or never smoked. But the condition can affect the non-smokers too.
Experts at a meeting over ILD in Jaipur on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Experts at a meeting over ILD in Jaipur on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Pollution can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, asthma, and chronic obstructive lung disease, while exercise is known to reduce cardiovascular disease risk.(Shutterstock)
Pollution can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, asthma, and chronic obstructive lung disease, while exercise is known to reduce cardiovascular disease risk.(Shutterstock)

Exercise can cut heart attack risk even in high air pollution areas

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 01:03 PM IST
Exercise can reduce risk of heart attacks, even in areas with moderate to high levels of air pollution, says a new study.
Oxygen therapy can improve cerebral oxygen delivery and neurovascular function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.(Shutterstock)
Oxygen therapy can improve cerebral oxygen delivery and neurovascular function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.(Shutterstock)

Lung disease patients with dementia could improve due to oxygen therapy

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 10:40 AM IST
An improvement in cerebral oxygen delivery and neurovascular function might provide a physiological link between oxygen therapy and a reduced risk of dementia.
Can this drug save your lungs from smoke?(Shutterstock)
Can this drug save your lungs from smoke?(Shutterstock)

This cancer drug can repair lung damages done by cigarette smoke

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2018 02:09 PM IST
The cancer drug, plerixafor, stimulates the immune system to release more of a certain stem cell (hematopoietic progenitor cells, or Hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs)) from the bone marrow into the bloodstream. The drug is used to treat some types of cancer that originate in the blood cells.
Antidepressant drugs can cause sleepiness, vomiting and impact immune system cells.(Shutterstock)
Antidepressant drugs can cause sleepiness, vomiting and impact immune system cells.(Shutterstock)

Don’t pop antidepressants if you suffer from lung disease, here’s why

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 12:33 PM IST
If you suffer from lung disease, be cautious while taking antidepressants. A new study links use of antidepressants with increased risk of death for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and greater likelihood of hospitalisation.
Doctors call for more lung donations to save people in dire need(HT Photo)
Doctors call for more lung donations to save people in dire need(HT Photo)

Only 10 to 15% donated lungs are fit for transplant

Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 12:25 AM IST
Smoking among donors can make the lungs unfit for the transplant
The chronic lung disease is caused by such things as pollution, airborne mold and pollen.(Shutterstock)
The chronic lung disease is caused by such things as pollution, airborne mold and pollen.(Shutterstock)

Why Puerto Rico is struggling with asthma cases post- Hurricane Maria

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 03:02 PM IST
Doctors in Puerto Rico are seeing an alarming rise in the number and severity of asthma cases that they attribute to the aftermath of the deadly hurricane that walloped the island in September.
According to the Gurugram police, 15,487 people were booked for smoking in public between December 2017 and January 2018.(File photo)
According to the Gurugram police, 15,487 people were booked for smoking in public between December 2017 and January 2018.(File photo)

Gurugram ranks first in state for public smoking penalties

Gurugram, Hindustan Times | By Sonali Verma
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 10:47 PM IST
Gurugram accounted for 29,989 of the 39,000 fines issued under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) between January 2017 and April 2018.
Just brushing your teeth with toothpaste that has triclosan won’t help to treat lung infections though, say researchers.(Shutterstock)
Just brushing your teeth with toothpaste that has triclosan won’t help to treat lung infections though, say researchers.(Shutterstock)

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Asian News International, Washington DC | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 12:56 PM IST
A substance called triclosan has been used for more than 40 years in soaps, makeup, and other commercial products because of its antibacterial properties. It can help combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
A man wearing a respiratory protection mask walks toward an office building during the smog after a red alert was issued for heavy air pollution in Beijing's central business district, China.(Reuters File Photo)
A man wearing a respiratory protection mask walks toward an office building during the smog after a red alert was issued for heavy air pollution in Beijing's central business district, China.(Reuters File Photo)

Air pollution killed 7 million worldwide: WHO data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 12:43 PM IST
WHO estimates close to 90% of people globally were exposed to severely polluted air, and about seven million died around the world in 2016 due to reasons attributed to air pollution.
The researchers found that this slow, methodical form of exercise is equivalent to pulmonary rehabilitation for improving respiratory function in patients.(Shutterstock)
The researchers found that this slow, methodical form of exercise is equivalent to pulmonary rehabilitation for improving respiratory function in patients.(Shutterstock)

Slow but effective: Tai Chi can boost respiratory function in COPD patients

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 04:06 PM IST
Tai Chi involves significant levels of physical exertion with stretching, breathing, and coordinated movement but requires no special equipment.
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