Pneumonia

Study associates e-cigarettes with increased risk of pneumonia

Study associates e-cigarettes with increased risk of pneumonia

The study published in the European Respiratory Journal did not directly compare vaping's effect to that of smoking tobacco cigarettes.

Feb 08, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade: WHO

Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade: WHO

Some pharmacists in Africa, for example, say that they are compelled to buy from the cheapest but not necessarily the safest suppliers to compete with illegal street traders.

Nov 28, 2017, 21:01 PM IST
This is how pneumonia can be prevented

This is how pneumonia can be prevented

Pneumonia is an infection that inflames air sacs in one or both lungs and remains the leading infectious cause of death among children under five.

 

 

Nov 11, 2017, 12:32 PM IST
Vaccination can save 90,000 Indian lives: Study

Vaccination can save 90,000 Indian lives: Study

Released ahead of the World Pneumonia Day on November 12, the report published by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, however, noted that India has made a considerable improvement since last year. 

Nov 04, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
ND Tiwari shifted to ICU following pneumonia

ND Tiwari shifted to ICU following pneumonia

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari, who was admitted to Max Super Specialty Hospital here last month, was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Thursday following fever and pneumonia, said informed hospital sources.

Oct 26, 2017, 20:28 PM IST
Experimental vaccine may bring down deaths due to pneumonia

Experimental vaccine may bring down deaths due to pneumonia

The vaccine provoked an immune response to 72 forms of Streptococcus pneumoniae in laboratory tests on animals, according to the study published in the journal Science Advances. 

Oct 21, 2017, 13:58 PM IST

Rajasthan suspends three doctors after 86 children die in Banswara

The Rajasthan government on Monday suspended three doctors after 86 children died in a government hospital in Banswara.

Sep 05, 2017, 00:55 AM IST

Haruo Nakajima, who played 'Godzilla' for 20 years, dies at 88

Haruo Nakajima, famous for playing the role of `Godzilla` for 20 years, has died at the age of 88.

Aug 09, 2017, 12:15 PM IST
Bihar plans vaccination program to cut down pneumonia deaths among toddlers

Bihar plans vaccination program to cut down pneumonia deaths among toddlers

According to Central Government data, 15 percent deaths in children below 5 years of age is due to pneumonia in India.

Jul 17, 2017, 20:23 PM IST
Be warned: Not flu, but the recovery period makes you 17 times more prone to heart attack!

Be warned: Not flu, but the recovery period makes you 17 times more prone to heart attack!

Pneumonia or bronchitis pose the biggest heart attack risk, the research found.

May 16, 2017, 16:36 PM IST
Health Minister JP Nadda launches pneumonia, meningitis vaccine

Health Minister JP Nadda launches pneumonia, meningitis vaccine

Union Minister of Health JP Nadda on Saturday launched the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine under the Universal Immunisation Programme that protects a child against severe forms of pneumococcal disease.

May 13, 2017, 21:11 PM IST
Health ministry to launch pneumonia vaccine on May 13

Health ministry to launch pneumonia vaccine on May 13

The vaccine will reduce mortality due to pneumonia in the country, where at present, more than one lakh children die of the disease every year.

May 03, 2017, 17:22 PM IST
Common drugs may up pneumonia risk in Alzheimer's patients

Common drugs may up pneumonia risk in Alzheimer's patients

The sedative nature of benzodiazepines may increase the risk of pneumonia by increasing the aspiration of saliva or food into the lungs, the researchers said.

Apr 11, 2017, 00:28 AM IST
Environmental pollutants claim lives of 1.7 million children each year: WHO

Environmental pollutants claim lives of 1.7 million children each year: WHO

A polluted environment is a deadly one - particularly for young children, says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General.

Mar 06, 2017, 09:07 AM IST
Asthma drugs may help prevent a deadly form of pneumonia, says study

Asthma drugs may help prevent a deadly form of pneumonia, says study

Researchers have found that two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may help prevent a form of pneumoniacan which can kill up to 40 per cent of people who contract it.

Feb 23, 2017, 21:52 PM IST
Lung disease: Understanding the warning signs, tips to prevent infections

Lung disease: Understanding the warning signs, tips to prevent infections

There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of getting lung disease. Here are some steps you can take to keep your lungs healthy and happy.

Dec 16, 2016, 11:43 AM IST
Kids recovering from complex pneumonia can breathe sigh of relief

Kids recovering from complex pneumonia can breathe sigh of relief

 A study published in Pediatrics journal has suggested that children recovering from complex pneumonia can be discharged from the hospital with oral instead of intravenous antibiotics.

Nov 17, 2016, 21:18 PM IST
India progresses in fight against pneumonia, diarrhoea; death rates come down

India progresses in fight against pneumonia, diarrhoea; death rates come down

Reportedly, India has managed to achieve an improvement of seven percentage points according to the 2016 Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report published by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC).

Nov 12, 2016, 11:07 AM IST
People above 60 years should get vaccinated against invasive pneumonia: AIIMS doctors

People above 60 years should get vaccinated against invasive pneumonia: AIIMS doctors

Doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday suggested people above 60 years to get themselves vaccinated against invasive pneumonia, an acute condition when the organisms goes beyond the respiratory tract causing severe infection.

Nov 12, 2016, 00:33 AM IST
Health Ministry approves vaccine for pneumonia

Health Ministry approves vaccine for pneumonia

Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Tuesday approved the introduction of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under the Universal Immunisation Programme to be implemented in five states, including Himachal Pradesh, in a planned manner from 2017.

Nov 08, 2016, 21:06 PM IST