Extra vitamin E can protect against pneumonia

A little extra intake of vitamin E can help regulate an ageing immune system, protecting the body from a bacterial infection that commonly causes , a research has found.

Shocking: Tantrik presses hot iron sickle to baby to cure her of pneumonia

In a shocking incident in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh, a six-month-old girl was severely burned by a tantrik, to cure her of pneumonia.

100 deaths daily, pneumonia emerges as killer disease in Bihar

With 100 plus deaths daily, pneumonia has emerged as a leading cause of deaths among children under 5 years in Bihar, a survey report said and recommended the government to launch a special drive like the one for polio.

India third lowest in pneumonia, diarrhoea intervention

In a damning indictment of its poor health services and coverage, India finds itself ranked the third lowest among 15 high-burden countries when it comes to coverage and implementing vital pneumonia and diarrhoea interventions, according to a report.

`Pneumonia is the single largest cause of death in children in India`

On the occasion of World Pneumonia Day, which is celebrated every year on November 12, Salome Phelamei of Zee Media talked to Dr Sanjay Mehta, MBBS, MD (Paed.), about the extremely dangerous disease and how it can be prevented in children.

Second MERS case reported in Qatar

A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday.

It's Official! 'Man flu' is not a myth

A new study has revealed that " Man flu" is real and they have weaker immune systems, with less resistant to pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses.

Wearing dentures during sleep doubles pneumonia risk

The elderly who forget to take their dentures out before going to sleep not only put their oral health in danger but also double the risk of contracting pneumonia, new research shows.

Premature births, pneumonia biggest causes of death in kids under 5 years

A new study has revealed that preterm birth complications and pneumonia are the leading causes of death in children who are under 5 years and are together responsible for nearly 2 million deaths in 2013.

Severe pneumonia may permanently damage heart

Severe pneumonia may permanently damage your heart as pneumonia bacterium leaves tiny lesions in the heart, a study suggests.

Child health compromised due to Ebola crisis in Liberia: UNICEF

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease has severely disrupted health services for children in Liberia, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned Friday as efforts were intensified to halt the spread of the deadly disease.

Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families

Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.

Serena Williams plays young Taylor Townsend in symbolic US Open opener

Serena Williams, who opens her quest for a third successive U.S. Open title with a meeting against fellow African American Taylor Townsend on Tuesday, said Arthur Ashe would have been proud.

Shift work can worsen asthma, pneumonia

A research has found that drugs widely used to treat lung diseases like asthma or pneumonia work better with the body clock.

George Michael no longer feels safe

Singer George Michael says he does not feel as safe as he used to feel before a life-threatening bout of pneumonia.

George Michael more wary after illness

English pop star George Michael will never feel as "safe" as he did before a life-threatening bout of pneumonia two years ago.

Hunt for MERS source should look beyond camels: Veterinary officials

Scientists lack proof that camels are the source of a deadly new virus that has killed 186 people in Saudi Arabia and should widen their hunt to other animals, veterinary experts meeting in Paris said.

Actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

Actor Bob Hoskins has died following a battle with pneumonia. He was 71.

Power naps could increase early death risk by 33%

A new study has revealed that regular power napping could increase the likelihood of an early death by a third.

People suffering from sleep apnea may face higher risk of pneumonia

A new study has revealed that people who have sleep apnea, may be at a higher risk of contracting pneumonia.