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.

New antibody promises better survival for influenza, pneumonia patients

 Scientists have developed an antibody that promises better chances of survival for patients suffering from influenza and pneumonia.

New antibody to fight flu pandemics and pneumonia

Researchers have developed an antibody which boosts the survival chances of patients suffering from influenza and pneumonia.

Reaching every pneumonia, diarrhoea affected kid a challenge

Despite intervention in tackling pneumonia and diarrhoea among kids in the country, the goal of providing care to every child remains a challenge, a health expert has said.

Saudis on Twitter deny rumours King Abdullah dead

A Saudi journalist and a member of the royal family denied rumours on Thursday that King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, in hospital since December suffering from pneumonia, had died, according to messages on social media.

Hospitalised for pneumonia? Save your heart

 A person's chance of having a heart attack or stroke increases significantly if he or she has been hospitalised for pneumonia, researchers warn.

Peter Mayhew hospitalised for pneumonia

Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca since the '70s in the 'Star Wars' films, has been hospitalised with pneumonia. Mayhew, 70, cancelled an appearance at a comic book store in Texas over the weekend after falling ill, reported TMZ.

Swine flu claims first victim in UP

Swine flu claimed its first victim here in Uttar Pradesh when a retired army man died late Tuesday for want of Tamiflu, the drug used in its treatment, an official said Wednesday.

Extra dose of vitamin E may help protect against pneumonia

 A new study has recently revealed that extra vitamin E may help protect against common type of Pneumonia in humans, as it showed promising results in protecting older mice from the disease.

Boxing great Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia
Boxing great Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized with pneumonia and is expected to recover because the illness was caught early, a spokesman said on Saturday.

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.