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Patterns, Factors Associated and Morbidity Burden of Asthma in India

The Director General at the 61st World Health Assembly, 2008 stated that heart diseases and cancers are the leading killers whereas Diabetes and Asthma are on the rise. Chronic respiratory diseases account for…

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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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The increasing asthma burden in Indian children – causes and prevention

Asthma is among the most common chronic diseases in children, leading to disability as well as school absenteeism. Childhood asthma is associated with geographical location, environment, and race, as well as behavior and lifestyle. Its impact on family and childhood is considerable, due to the chronic nature of the disease…. 

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Shifting strategies needed to curb noncommunicable diseases in India

An estimated 5.2 million deaths per year in India are caused by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and the number is expected to grow in the coming decades. “Physicians have an important role to play—not only as caregivers but also as counselors, educators, and community leaders. They can convey the message that… 

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