asthma

80% of world’s city dwellers breathing bad air: UN

Over 80 percent of the world’s city dwellers breathe poor quality air, with Dhaka being the third most polluted, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report warns.

August 17, 2017
August 17, 2017

2 lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015

The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, a tally in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine says.

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

80% of world’s city dwellers breathing bad air: UN

Over 80 percent of the world’s city dwellers breathe poor quality air, with Dhaka being the third most polluted, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report warns.

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015

'Good bacteria' key to stopping asthma

Being exposed to "good bacteria" early in life could prevent asthma developing, say Canadian scientists.

September 4, 2015
September 4, 2015

Farm dust protects kids against asthma, allergies

Researchers have long known that growing up on a farm seems to protect children against allergies and now they know the secret lies in the dust, Belgian experts say.