Saudi Arabia allocates $13 mn for MERS prevention

 Saudi Arabia allocated 50 million Saudi riyals (about $13 million) for the prevention of spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in educational institutions, an official said.

MERS: Know all about the novel virus

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory illness that first surfaced in Saudi Arabia in April 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV.

JIPMER to set up Centre of excellence to treat lung diseases

JIPMER,an autonomous institution in the Central sector here, Tuesday said it plans to soon set up a Centre of Excellence to deal with lung diseases prevalent among all sections of society, including young children.

Secondhand smoke may up risk for respiratory illness in kids

Exposure to secondhand smoke elicits respiratory irritants in children.

`Dogs may help reduce respiratory illnesses in infants`

Infants exposed to dogs in the first year of life are more likely to have fewer respiratory illnesses than those who are raised in pet-free homes, a new study has claimed.