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India tops global pneumonia child deaths

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012, 21:47

India tops in global pneumonia deaths of children under five years of age with 3.97 lakh reported in 2010, says a UNICEF study.

India has highest child mortality rate in the world

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 19:39

With almost 19,000 children under five years of age dying every day across the world, India tops the list of countries with the highest number of 15.55 lakh such deaths in 2011, according to a UN agency.

British woman gives birth in coma

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 08:51

A British woman delivered a child in coma but lost any memory of even being pregnant at the first place as she gained consciousness a fortnight later at the hospital.

Diarrhoea, pneumonia kill over six lakh kids in India: UNICEF

Last Updated: Friday, June 08, 2012, 16:20

Scaling up simple interventions to control diarrhoea and pneumonia can save more than two million children in poor and developing countries, including India where over six lakh kids under five years die every year due to the two preventable diseases, a UNICEF report said Friday.

AIIMS facing risk of spread of infection

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 19:03

AIIMS is facing risk of spread of infection from use of `contaminated` equipment to its ICUs where critical patients are kept, an RTI query has revealed.

Pneumonia behind death of 18% of kids under 5 globally

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 12:15

Pneumonia and preterm birth complications are the most common causes of death among children under 5.

Cuba to start clinical trials of pneumonia vaccine

Last Updated: Friday, May 04, 2012, 16:11

Cuba will begin this year clinical trials of a new pneumonia vaccine developed by the island nation`s biotech industry, the official daily Granma said.

Pneumonia claims a child every 20 seconds: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 23:30

Pneumonia is one of the leading killers of children in India with as many as 3,70,000 children under five falling prey to it every year, making India the country with highest number of deaths due to the ailment in the world, according to a study.

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