Category Archives: Respiratory

Does Measles Vaccination Reduce the Risk of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) and Diarrhea in Children: A Multi-Country Study?

Measles is a highly contagious disease transmitted through a virus belonging to the Morbillivirus genus. The infection is acquired via the respiratory tract and is mostly seen in infants and children below five years of age. The virus usually disrupts the…

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HMGB1 May Be a Biomarker for Predicting the Outcome in Patients with Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis with Interstitial Lung Disease

Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis are heterogeneous complex autoimmune diseases that primarily target skeletal muscles and skin. They are characterized by…

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Prevalence of Smokeless Tobacco among Low Socioeconomic Populations: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

Approximately 6 million people breathe their last every year as a consequence of use tobacco and SLT, it is the mainly representing about 12% global mortality of adult. Keeping all conditions constant the SLT consumption and the forecasted death tool will be nearly…

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Geospatial Analysis on the Distributions of Tobacco Smoking and Alcohol Drinking in India

The World Health Organization has identified tobacco smoking and binge alcohol drinking as two of the leading risk factors for premature mortality worldwide [1], [2]. In India, 14% per cent of the population above age 15 smoke tobacco (24% for men and 3% for women) [3]. Smoking is already responsible for about 1 in 5 deaths for men and 1 in 20 deaths for women at ages 30–69.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – An Indian Scenario

COPD is a disabling disease for the patient and for those who care for the patients. It still has not received enough attention from the public or authorities. There are a lot of government bodies and NGOs to help cancer and renal patients, but COPD patients receive no attention, and… 

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Restoring Breathing After Spinal Cord Injury [video]

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have successfully restored breathing in an animal model by bridging a spinal cord injury and biologically regenerating lost nerve connections to the diaphragm.

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Prevalence and correlates of smokeless tobacco consumption among married women in Rural Bangladesh

Nearly six million people die each year as a result of tobacco use [1]_ENREF_1, accounting for 12% of global adult mortality [2]. If current tobacco use patterns continue, it will cause some 10 million deaths each year by 2020 [3].

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