The general public often considers only continuous severe breathlessness as Asthma, whereas recurrent dry cough or intermittent chest tightness are ignored which leads to the progression of the disease.
While both spread easily from person to person through the air, personal contact and bodily discharge (like saliva or from fluids from coughing or sneezing), they are caused by different viruses.
Latheesha Ansari, 27, a native of Erumely in Kottayam district, was born with Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease).
Unlike asthma, COPD is a largely irreversible lung disease, where patients often do not realise symptoms, until significant lung damage has already occurred.
According to researchers, there is no threshold for the association between particulate matter (PM) and mortality.
If you live in areas with increased levels of ozone, researchers found an increase in emphysema roughly the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 29 years.
Google researchers created a model that can not only generate the overall lung cancer malignancy prediction but also identify subtle malignant tissue in the lungs.
A study in the US has found that natural compound capsaicin from chilli peppers could represent a novel therapy to combat metastasis in lung cancer patients.