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India has largest pneumonia, diarrhoeal disease burden: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 18:56

India continues to have the largest pneumonia and diarrhoeal disease burden in the world, according to a report by leading health US health institute The Bloomberg School.

Tackling malnutrition is easy: NGOs

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 23:29

Tackling malnutrition is not a difficult task and a grassroot level approach that works with communities - particularly tribal and rural areas - and teaching them simple measures will help in addressing the issue.

Pneumonia risk factors higher in modern urban apartment

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 17:16

A recent study in China has found that the risk factors of pneumonia are still higher in modern cities.

Childhood pneumonia rate higher in urban apartments

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 09:26

Incidence of childhood pneumonia is still high in urban modern cities, it has been revealed.

WHO, UNICEF plan to end preventable child deaths

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 17:00

Taking the bull by its horns, WHO and UNICEF have put together a Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) aimed at ending preventable child deaths by these two major killers by 2025.

Pneumonia could now be stopped in its tracks

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 11:23

Scientists have discovered a new biological pathway of innate immunity that ramps up inflammation and then identified agents that can block it, leading to increased survival and improved lung function in animal models of pneumonia.

Breastfeeding within `power hour` could save 95 babies every hour

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 16:13

A children`s charity has said that the lives of 95 babies could be saved every hour if mothers started breastfeeding their newborns in the hour after their birth.

Scientists sequence genome of pneumonia pathogen

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 18:26

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the fungus responsible for a type of common and fatal pneumonia.

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