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India ranking amongst highest for lung disease

The two most common lung diseases – asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – were responsible for 3.6 million deaths in 2015. This is according to a recent study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. COPD claimed the lives of 3.2 million people worldwide. Asthma was also responsible for claiming the lives of a […]

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Silicosis: Preventable with better workplace regulation?

An estimated three to ten million workers across India are at risk of developing an untreatable – and potentially lethal – lung condition. Silicosis, is a prominent risk to those in jobs involving stone, rocks, sand and clay. This puts at risk groups involved in work such as manufacturing and mining, and so disproportionately affects

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