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Japan gives the go-ahead to test Fujifilm's anti-flu drug Avigan in fight against coronavirus

Trials in China have suggested Avigan could play a role in shortening the recovery time for patients infected with coronavirus.

01 Apr 2020 2:37 PM

Rise in pneumonia cases concerns doctors

The Centre has asked hospitals to notify severe respiratory distress infections as rthe incidents of such diseases are on the rise

24 Mar 2020 11:34 AM

Eating apples can keep pneumonia at bay

Apples contain high levels of vitamin C, which is known to have medicinal properties.

03 Sep 2019 1:30 PM

2-month-old Sangli baby in city hospital

Doctors at the trust-run hospital are treating the baby for pneumonia.

17 Aug 2019 1:35 AM

What is more dangerous to heart, bacterial pneumonia or viral pneumonia?

Here is what a new study has found.

13 Nov 2018 12:11 PM


Pneumonia may kill over 1.7 million children in India by 2030: Study

The disease is likely to kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030, says the study released on World Pneumonia Day.

12 Nov 2018 12:12 PM

Study suggests 11 million children may die from pneumonia by 2030

Pneumonia, an inflammatory infection of lungs that may be contracted via viral or bacteria infection, is treatable if caught early enough.

12 Nov 2018 10:52 AM

Research shows picking your nose can lead to pneumonia

Hands can spread this bacteria and objects like mobile phones or children's toys could also be adding to the spread of this bacteria.

11 Oct 2018 11:23 AM

Man sprouts giant deadly boils on neck after catching infection from dying cat

The man is thought to have caught the disease from his cat, who died two days before he started feeling unwell.

13 Sep 2018 6:46 PM

Air hand dryers spread 5 times more germs than paper towels

Researchers found high levels of dangerous bacteria that cause blood poisoning, pneumonia and gastroenteritis when dryers were used.

07 Sep 2018 12:33 PM


Adults not as safe from pneumonia as previously thought

Since pneumonia is a major cause of death for older adults, it is important for healthcare providers to understand the links.

25 Apr 2018 5:19 PM

Vaping may help pneumonia-causing bacteria invade airways, says study

Traditional cigarettes have been linked to increased risk of pneumonia, but it’s been unclear whether e-cigarettes might have same effect.

01 Mar 2018 8:48 AM

Vaccinating pregnant mothers is safe for babies

Infants are much less likely to get influenza or whooping cough when their mothers were vaccinated during pregnancy.

22 Feb 2018 9:50 AM

Study shows vaping may boost pneumonia risk

Researchers notice sharp increase in the amount of bacteria sticking to airway cells after e-cigarette exposure.

08 Feb 2018 9:36 AM

A killer disease

Paediatric pneumonia can claim young lives.

13 Nov 2017 12:33 AM


Getting a cat could prevent asthma in children

Contrary to popular belief, a cat in the house is good for infants born with a gene that makes them more susceptible to the condition.

08 Nov 2017 3:17 PM

India scaling up vaccination programme may prevent child deaths, says study

Study was done for 15 countries which are 'disproportionately responsible' for global child deaths under 5 years from pneumonia, diarrhoea.

04 Nov 2017 8:04 AM

India hailed for cutting child mortality rate by 1 million

Researchers not the government of India has modestly increased its traditionally low level of public spending on health.

21 Sep 2017 3:12 PM

Two pneumonia cases reported in Maharashtra

Since the symptoms of this respiratory illness are similar to the seasonal flu, it’s difficult to detect it, said the doctor.

16 Sep 2017 3:16 AM

Killer smoke: Bidi is the deadliest, says new survey

The study found that bidi smoking was more popular in India than in Bangladesh or Pakistan.

27 Apr 2017 2:26 AM