Lung infection

India witnessed highest number of TB cases, deaths in 2016: WHO

India witnessed highest number of TB cases, deaths in 2016: WHO

TB is an infectious, airborne disease mainly affecting the lungs and is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Oct 31, 2017, 12:39 PM IST
2015 clocked up 16 million cases of fatal lung infection; India said to be major contributor

2015 clocked up 16 million cases of fatal lung infection; India said to be major contributor

The findings highlight the pressing need for affordable treatments and vaccines as a priority to combat the virus.

Jul 09, 2017, 09:42 AM IST
Scientists develop new rapid blood test to accelerate TB diagnosis!

Scientists develop new rapid blood test to accelerate TB diagnosis!

Making matters worse, TB bacteria can lurk dormant in a person's lung tissue, often for decades, before spontaneously producing full-blown TB disease that can then spread to others.

Mar 28, 2017, 13:45 PM IST
India signs WHO's 'call for action', pledging to end TB in South East Asian region by 2030

India signs WHO's 'call for action', pledging to end TB in South East Asian region by 2030

In 2015, TB caused nearly 8,00,000 deaths in the region, while an estimated 4.74 million new cases were reported.

Mar 16, 2017, 17:33 PM IST
DMK chief Karunanidhi likely to be discharged from hospital today

DMK chief Karunanidhi likely to be discharged from hospital today

DMK president M Karunanidhi undergoing treatment at a hospital for breathing difficulty caused by lung and throat infection.

Dec 23, 2016, 06:01 AM IST

Former French president Jacques Chirac hospitalised with `lung infection`: Family

Former French president Jacques Chirac, 83, was admitted to hospital on Sunday with a lung infection, his son-in-law said.

Sep 18, 2016, 15:19 PM IST

Sharad Yadav undergoing treatment at AIIMS for lung infection

JD(U) president Sharad Yadav is undergoing treatment at AIIMS for lung infection.

Jul 02, 2015, 16:10 PM IST

France`s Yannick Agnel pulls out of world championships

Olympic and world 200m freestyle champion Yannick Agnel has pulled out of swimming`s world championships in Russia with a lung infection, his agent announced on Monday.

Jun 29, 2015, 22:59 PM IST

Novel imaging to identify if TB drugs are working

Tuberculosis patients who are not cured of the infection can develop multi-drug resistant TB and have to take as many as six drugs for two years.

Dec 04, 2014, 15:51 PM IST

Veteran Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar dies at 64

Marathi and Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar passed away at suburban Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital on 2.45 am Monday morning after battling with lung infection for over a fortnight.

Nov 03, 2014, 18:54 PM IST

Saudi health minister sacks deputy as MERS toll rises

Saudi Arabia`s health minister has sacked one of his deputies as the death toll by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)coronavirus reached 190, the ministry said on Twitter on today.

Jun 04, 2014, 00:02 AM IST

Increasing air pollution causing respiratory ailments

Air pollution has become a big menace and poses a serious threat to people`s health. The ever soaring levels of air pollution have led to an increase in reports of respiratory problems in metropolitan cities like Delhi.

Feb 21, 2014, 21:14 PM IST

Schumacher has beaten lung infection: Report

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, lying in a coma in a French hospital since a December skiing accident, has overcome a lung infection, German daily Bild reported Friday.

Feb 14, 2014, 18:13 PM IST

Comatose Schumacher hit by lung infection: Report

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who is still lying in a coma in a French hospital, has contracted a lung infection, the German newspaper Bild reported Wednesday.

Feb 12, 2014, 19:55 PM IST

Bird flu strain infects human for 1st time

A bird flu strain that scientists believed could not infect humans has shown up in a Taiwanese woman.

Nov 15, 2013, 10:16 AM IST

Dishwashers can cause lung infections

A dishwasher can be a hotspot for harbouring harmful fungi like black yeasts, which can cause lung infections, according to a research.

Jul 09, 2013, 21:37 PM IST

Nelson Mandela remains on kidney dialysis but stable

South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is reportedly undergoing kidney dialysis for recurring lung infection in a Pretoria hospital.

Jul 06, 2013, 13:33 PM IST

Mandela is showing improvement, says ex-wife

South Africa`s ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is showing "great improvement", his former wife said on Friday as his countrymen continued to pray for the speedy recovery of the 94-year-old former president.

Jun 29, 2013, 08:59 AM IST

Nelson Mandela still critical, family discusses `delicate matters`

Mandela, South Africa`s first black president, was admitted to hospital in Pretoria on June 8 for the third time this year, with a recurring lung infection.

Jun 25, 2013, 14:45 PM IST

Mandela`s condition still serious but stable

Anti-apartheid icon and South Africa`s first black president Nelson Mandela remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital, the Presidency said.

Jun 23, 2013, 10:03 AM IST