'Unnecessary' respiratory infection controls heighten ebola panic: Lancet

A new study has found that excessive respiratory infection precautions for ebola patients are "uncomfortable and unaffordable" and also contributes to public panic.

India`s only gorilla Polo no more

India`s only gorilla, Polo died at Mysore Zoo here due to respiratory infection and age related ailments.

Suchitra Sen's condition now stable

The condition of iconic Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who was shifted to the critical care unit (CCU) of a nursing home, has stabilised, a medical bulletin said Monday.

Taking probiotics during pregnancy doesn`t prevent asthma in kids

Researchers have claimed that even though probiotics has health benefits preventing childhood asthma isn`t one of them.

1950s pandemic influenza virus still remains health threat to under 50s

Researchers reported H2N2 avian viruses could infect human respiratory cells.

Sundarbans: Where children crawl even after growing up

Unlike other children of his age, four-year-old Nirmal Mandal is still learning how to walk on his legs. He still crawls like a baby.

Flu jab may cut heart attack risk by 50% in middle aged people

A flu jab appears to almost halve the heart attack risk in middle aged people with narrowed arteries, according to a new study.

Prenatal exposure to traffic linked to respiratory infection in kids

A study has claimed that exposure to traffic during the prenatal period is associated with an increased risk of respiratory infection being developed in young children by the age of 3.

Chavez recovers from respiratory infection

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has recovered from a respiratory infection he contracted after undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba, a minister said.

Chavez suffers respiratory infection after surgery

Chavez has a respiratory infection after undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba.

Probiotics may help combat cold: Study

Probiotic supplements can help reduce the symptoms and duration of colds and respiratory infections by 34 per cent, a new study has claimed.

Vitamin D can halve risk of respiratory infections in kids

Daily intake of vitamin D supplement can reduce the risk of respiratory infections such as colds or flu among children in winter, researchers have suggested.

Noted Brazilian architect hospitalized

Centenarian Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has been hospitalized here with a respiratory infection, medical officials said Thursday.