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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Vitamin E can modify risk of pneumonia in older men: Study

Vitamin E can modify risk of pneumonia in older men: Study

A new study has revealed that Vitamin E can help modify pneumonia risk in older men.

Regular dental visits can help keep pneumonia at bay

Regular dental visits can help keep pneumonia at bay

Regular dental check-ups can help reduce bacteria in the mouth thereby preventing the risk of getting exposed to pneumonia.

Diarrhoea, pneumonia kill Bihar children, but parents shun award-winning facilities

Childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia are preventable and treatable, but they killed about 300,000 children under five in India in 2015, the world's highest such death toll, according to this John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health report.

Vitamin E may cut pneumonia risk in elderly men

Vitamin E decreased the risk of pneumonia by 35 per cent in 7,469 participants who had started smoking at a later age, at 21 years or older, whereas the vitamin had no apparent effect on pneumonia for those who had started to smoke at a younger age.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump move to show medical fitness for White House

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump move to show medical fitness for White House

Hillary Clinton's pneumonia was diagnosed after a chest scan on Friday and that she was prescribed a 10-day course of antibiotics.

Hillary Clinton releases health data, doctor says 'fit to serve' as president

Hillary Clinton releases health data, doctor says 'fit to serve' as president

Hillary Clinton has released new information about her health as she recuperated from a diagnosis of "mild, non-contagious" pneumonia, with her doctor stressing she remains healthy overall and "fit to serve" as president.

''I didn't think it was a big deal,'' Hillary Clinton says of pneumonia bout

''I didn't think it was a big deal,'' Hillary Clinton says of pneumonia bout

Hillary Clinton`s pneumonia disclosure was made public hours after her campaign said she had become "overheated".

Hilary has pneumonia! Some important facts you must know about the lung condition

As the news of Hilary's pneumonia started floating over the internet, many people initiated their search about the symptoms, risk factors and treatment of the disease.