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How a protein boosts immune system to fight pneumonia

Researchers have determined how a protein can boost immune system's ability to battle pneumonia.

Know the signs and symptoms of pneumonia!

Pneumonia is a common respiratory condition that affects children.

2016 Rio setback for India: Olympics shooter down in Lausanne

2016 Rio setback for India: Olympics shooter down in Lausanne

The Army shooter – who will represent India in 50m rifle prone and 50m rifle 3 position events at the Rio Games.

Sushma Swaraj's health condition stable, likely to be discharged soon

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is being treated for pneumonia at AIIMS here, is recovering and is likely to be discharged from the hospital soon.

Common cold may increase diabetes risk in kids

The findings suggest that the first half-year of life is crucial for the development of the immune system and of autoimmune diseases such as Type-1 diabetes (T1D).

Over one million children under the age of 5 die every year in India

The major causes of under-five deaths in post-neonatal period are pneumonia and diarrhoea.

Sushma Swaraj, admitted to AIIMS after chest pain, is stable

Sushma Swaraj, admitted to AIIMS after chest pain, is stable

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Monday after she complained of chest congestion.

World Immunization Week 2016: Close the immunization gap – Watch!

Immunization, also known as vaccination, is a process in which a person is given vaccine to make him/her immune or resistant to an infectious disease. 

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.