Smokers with pneumonia at higher risk of lung cancer

The researchers found that out of 381 admissions of heavy smokers with pneumonia, nine percent were diagnosed with lung cancer within a year of being hospitalized.

Pneumonia 'finger clip' could save thousands of lives

For example, current diagnostic tests for malaria involve just a blood finger-prick and can therefore be used to identify those carrying the malaria parasite.

Children will bear the brunt of climate change, 690 million at risk: UNICEF

Children will bear the brunt of climate change, 690 million at risk: UNICEF

Fearing the consequences of climate change, the UN children's agency has warned that nearly 690 million of the world's 2.3 billion children living in areas most exposed to climate change face higher rates of death, poverty and disease from global warming.

India tops list of pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths

Despite the progress India is making to accelerate immunisation, it remains the country with the highest burden of pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths among children under five.

Global Handwashing Day: Children lead the way for proper handwashing behaviour

Every year India loses 318 per 1000 children under the age of 5 to diarrhorea and pneumonia. 

16,000 children under age of five die every day: UNICEF

Nearly 5.9 million children will die before their fifth birthday this year mainly of preventable causes, a UN report has warned, though the child mortality rate has fallen by more than 50 per cent since 1990.

Record 108 contract Legionnaires disease in New York

The number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires disease has risen to 108 as America's largest city suffers from a record outbreak of the from of pneumonia, authorities have said.

Record 108 contract Legionnaires disease in New York

The number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires disease has risen to 108 as America's largest city suffers from a record outbreak of the from of pneumonia, authorities have said.

Was suffering from pneumonia during hospitalisation: Scarface

Rapper Scarface has opened up about the illness that sidelined his Geto Boys Reunion tour plans, revealing he was suffering from pneumonia.

Jubilant gets USFDA nod for generic levofloxacin tablets

The company has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market generic version of Levaquin tablets in strengths of 250 mg and 500 mg in the American market, the firm said in a statement.

Pneumonia increases long-term morbidity, mortality

Having had community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) greatly increases the risk of long-term morbidity and mortality compared to those who have never had CAP, shows a Canadian study.

Beware! Bothersome bronchitis can lead you to serious illness

A new study has revealed that if not taken care then bronchitis lead to more serious conditions such as pneumonia which requires medical treatment.

Nurse Aruna Shanbaug, in coma for 42 years, dies in Mumbai

Former King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital nurse Aruna Shanbaug, who was in a vegetative state for the last 42 years, after she was sexually assaulted by a hospital sweeper in November 27, 1973, passed away on Monday.

Household air pollution weakens lung immunity

 Household air pollution can cause weaknesses in the immune function of the lung even in healthy people, which can lead to higher rates of pneumonia, a new research has found.

Smoking makes superbugs more aggressive: Study

MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant superbug, becomes even more resistant to killing by the immune system when exposed to cigarette smoke, a new study has warned.

Singapore mourns demise of Lee Kuan Yew: 'Won't see another man like him'

Singapore mourns demise of Lee Kuan Yew: 'Won't see another man like him'

Singaporeans were left in tears and the entire nation was in deep mourning as their founding father and first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, known for his fierce leadership, lost the battle to pneumonia and passed away on Monday morning.

Singapore's former PM Lee Kuan Yew passes away

Singapore's former PM Lee Kuan Yew passes away

Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister of Singapore, died at 3:18 a.m. on Monday at the age of 91, the prime minister's office (PMO) said.

Singapore`s founding leader Lee `weakens further`: Govt

The health condition of Singapore`s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew weakened further on Sunday as he battles severe pneumonia in hospital, the government said.

Condition of Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew worsens

The condition of Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who has been in hospital with severe pneumonia since February 5, has worsened due to infection, the government said today.

Kids in rural India don't get right treatments for lethal diseases, say scientists

 Children living in rural India are treated wrongly for diarrhea and pneumonia, which are the 2 leading killers of young ones worldwide.