Estimates suggest that 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with 250,000 annual deaths attributed to the disease.
World Asthma Day is commemorated every year on the second Tuesday in the month of May by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to increase awareness around the world.
Urban dwelling is a major risk factor for increased asthma morbidity, defined as higher rates of asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalisation, says a study.
Underweight boys had a 24 per cent increased risk of being admitted with asthma: study
Asthma attacks can be controlled or made less severe by keeping these small and simple things in mind as suggested by Pulmonologist Dr. Nikhil Modi.
The absence of testosterone in women is to be blamed for doubling the chances of asthma in them, says a new study.
Experts shared that a single injected gene therapy is a safer and simpler way to provide relief from asthma and allergies.
While medical intervention is the best approach to tackle asthma in the long run, some easy home remedies can also help alleviate the condition.
With the increase in environmental pollutants, contaminants, obesity, ever increasing preservatives, adulteration of food and rising stress levels has led to a sharp rise in asthma, allergies and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Members of Bathini Goud family administering a fish stuffed with a herbal paste to asthma patients, a controversial alleged cure.