Asthma

Thousands swallow sardines with herbal paste to cure asthma

Tens of thousands of asthma-sufferers swallowed live sardines or murrel fish smeared with a yellow herbal paste in a ritual performed Wednesday that they believe will cure their breathing problems.

Glenmark launches measurable inhaler for asthma, COPD patients

Pharmaceutical major Glenmark on Wednesday launched an inhaler for asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients that displays the medicine dose remaining in it.

AstraZeneca asthma drug hits goal, to enter competitive market

AstraZeneca's drive to rebuild its portfolio of new medicines received a boost with positive results for an experimental biotech drug for severe asthma that the company previously flagged as a potential $2 billion-a-year sell

Asthmatic women’s infertility blues

Asthma not only takes its toll on lungs, but can also make it harder for women to get pregnant. A new study has revealed that asthmatic women may take more time to conceive and have a lower pregnancy rate than those without t

Indian-origin researcher develops SpiroCall, tool to measure lung functions over phone

Indian-origin researchers have developed a new health sensing tool that can accurately measure lung function over a simple phone call made with any phone -- not just smartphone -- from anywhere in the world.

How our lungs respond during asthma attacks

Scientists have discovered a new biochemical process, which reveals how the lungs operate during normal functioning and during asthma - a chronic respiratory condition marked by difficulty in breathing.

Paracetamol side effects during pregnancy: Baby’s asthma risk rises if mom-to-be uses paracetamol

Babies are likely to have an increased risk of developing asthma if their mothers during pregnancy take paracetamol -- a common painkiller, warns a new study.

Antibiotics must be prescribed for respiratory tract infections

According to a recent published paper, the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued advice for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs)

Pet dogs cut asthma risk in children

A new study has revealed that children who grew up with pet dogs have about 15 percent less asthma than children without dogs.

Asthma attacks: Pocket-sized device to piggy-back on smartphones, send warning developed

Researchers have developed a pocket-sized device that plugs into a smartphone and can detect early warning signs of asthma attacks.

Aerobics exercise helps to control asthma

A new study has found that aerobics is really helpful for asthma patients and is effective in controlling asthma...

How to control ashtma: Just 30-min spend a day can change your life

Asthmatic? You may want to start working out regularly as a new study has revealed that just 30 minutes of exercise a day can relieve asthma symptoms.

Bizarre cures through the ages: Cigarettes cure asthma, arsenic for plague!

Once upon a time, cigarettes were thought to treat asthma! A new report has brought out some of the weird and wonderful cures through the ages...

Toddlers’ asthma medications curb growth

A new study has linked asthma medications taken during infancy to stunted growth. Infants given asthma medications during their first 2 years of age are likely to...

Study: Shortage of good gut bacteria may lead to asthma in children

Gut checks suggest that not having enough of certain ''good'' intestinal germs early in life may increase babies' risk of developing asthma, according to a new Canadian study of more than 300 children.

Treatments for severe asthma a step closer via U-BIOPRED

Researchers have identified key characteristics of severe asthma that can help in developing new treatments for patients with the condition.

Here’s why farm kids are likelier to be asthma free; findings may lead to asthma vaccine too

You may want to give your kids a taste of farm life as new study has suggested that doing so can protect them against asthma and allergies

Managing asthma – a growing health hazard

Dr Jayakumar Gurunathan, AstraZeneca Pharma India highlights that asthma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in rural India and recommends measures to manage the disease effectively Asthma is a heterogeneous group o

Cipla announces new respiratory inhaler Synchrobreathe

Cipla, a global pharmaceutical company which uses cutting edge technology and innovation to meet the everyday needs of all patients, has announced that it would soon launch an innovative inhaler which will bring important ben

Lupin opens centre of excellence for inhalation research in Florida

The new facility will focus on the R&D of inhalation products for the treatment of asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and other lung diseases Lupin has opened its new centre of excellence fo

Add ‘aerobic exercise’ in your routine to curb asthma severity

A new study has revealed that aerobic exercise helps in curbing asthma severity and ultimately improves quality of life.

IMA Releases Asthma White Paper on World Asthma Day

The White paper has listed important aspects related to asthma control

New treatment for asthma may be just 5 years away

In a first, scientists claim to have found the root cause of asthma, a breakthrough which could pave the way for a new treatment for the disorder within five years.

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Toddlers who share bed with parents at higher risk of asthma

Toddlers who share a bed with their parents may have an increased risk of asthma in later childhood, scientists have found.

Asthma could affect entire body, not just lungs

Asthma could be more dangerous than previously thought, according to a new study which found...

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