PNEUMONIA

  • Pneumonia: The scourge that's killing India's children and what you can do to tackle it November 11, 2014

    Children's Day falls two days after World Pneumonia Day. The chilling fact is that more than 1.7 lakh children in India under the age of 5 have lost their lives to pneumonia last year. More than 9.5 lakh children world-wide have lost their lives to a disease that can easily...
  • Government urged to provide free Pneumonia vaccine to save children November 9, 2014

    Coimbatore: The local chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) reiterated its appeal to both the Centre and state Governments to provide free Pneumococcal vaccine to children to prevent the increasing death rates due to Pneumonia. Our country witnesses nearly 45 million Pneumonia cases among children below five years, of...
  • No end to relief camp deaths, another child dies of pneumonia January 29, 2014

    A fouryearold girl has succumbed to pneumonia at a private relief camp in neighbouring Shamli district, officials said on Wednesday. The victim, Suhana, living in Malakpur village camp, contracted pneumonia due to prevailing cold conditions sweeping the region and died on Tuesday, Superintendent of Government Health Centre Charan Singh said. Suhana...
  • Mumbai: Rape survivor Aruna diagnosed with pneumonia November 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Former KEM Hospital nurse and rape survivor Aruna Shanbaug is suffering from pneumonia and is under observation. She has been lying in a vegetative state for the last 40 years. Aruna was raped and brutally assaulted by a hospital sweeper on November 27, 1973 . Aruna had suffered brain damage...
  • Newly discovered virus kills 45 worldwide July 17, 2013

    Mumbai: A newly discovered SARS like virus has killed 45 people worldwide. The virus, which has been discovered around Gulf countries, is worrying scientists as they are not able to ascertain the origin and nature of the virus. After swine flu and avian flu, Mers a new mutated strain...
  • Nelson Mandela 'comfortable', treated for pneumonia April 1, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's antiapartheid hero Nelson Mandela is comfortable and able to breathe without problems as he continues to respond to treatment in hospital for a recurrence of pneumonia, President Jacob Zuma's office said on Saturday. After the revered 94yearold statesman and former South African president spent a third night in...
  • ActressVJ Sophiya Haque passes away in London January 17, 2013

    London: Actress Sophiya Haque, best known for her stint as a video jockey on MTV, passed away in London on Thursday morning. According to sources, she was diagnosed with cancer and had been admitted to a London hospital for treatment for close to a week. After a successful stint as...
  • 50 pc of world's pneumonia deaths in India April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: India contributes to more than 50 per cent of the world's pneumonia deaths. Pneumonia is fast emerging as the next big challenge after polio for the country. During the World Immunisation Week, the question is whether pneumonia vaccines should be introduced in India's national immunisation programme. Pneumonia is...
  • George Michael hospitalised with pneumonia November 24, 2011

    London: Singer George Michael has been forced to cancel a host of concert dates after being hospitalised in Vienna, Austria, with pneumonia. The 48yearold 'Careless Whisper' singer is still not fully recovered and has cancelled two performances in Cardiff, Wales, which were due to take place later this week, reported Mirror...
  • Pneumonia kills infants due to lack of vaccine November 15, 2011

    Mumbai: One child below the age of five dies in India every four minutes. Most of these deaths occur due to preventable illnesses like pneumonia. The International Access Vaccine Centre blames India for not introducing the latest vaccines. But can that alone save nearly four lakh children's lives every year? According to...
  • Singer Bhupen Hazarika's condition worsens November 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika condition has worsened, sources claimed on Wednesday, adding that he developed Pneumonia around Diwali. They said that after developing Pneumonia, Bhupen underwent a surgery. Sources also said that he had been put on dialysis as both his kidneys have failed. The 85yearold was hospitalised in June after...
  • 'Happy Gilmore' actress Frances Bay dies September 18, 2011

    Los Angeles: Frances Bay, who tussled with Jerry Seinfeld over a loaf of marble rye and played Adam Sandler's grandmother in 'Happy Gilmore' during a career that began in the 1930s, has died. She was 92. Her cousin Les Berman says Bay died Thursday at a Los Angeles area hospital after...
  • Live TV: Watch CNNIBN coverage on Jyoti Basu's death January 17, 2010

    Kolkatta: Veteran Marxist Jyoti Basu remained "extremely critical" on Saturday in a city hospital after multiorgan failure, as doctors attending to him put him on dialysis. ...
  • Jyoti Basu critical, on ventilator January 6, 2010

    Kolkata: Former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu, hospitalised after an attack of pneumonia, was in critical condition and on ventilator on Wednesday, doctors said. A team of doctors monitoring the health of the 95yearold Communist veteran will again meet at 0500 hrs IST to review his health, a medical bulletin...
  • Jyoti Basu contracts pneumonia, hospitalised January 1, 2010

    Kolkata: Nonagenarian Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) leader and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu was on Friday admitted to a private hospital here with pneumonia. "A CT scan revealed that he has pneumonia," said a top official of the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, where the 96yearold leader was admitted on...
  • Pneumonia biggest killer of kids in Asia and Africa November 2, 2009

    Atlanta: November 2, 2009, is the the firstever World Pneumonia Day. Every 15 seconds a child dies from pneumonia. Every year the lung infection kills more than 2 million children under the age of five. The World Health Organisation says that pneumonia causes more deaths than measles, malaria and AIDS combined. Most...
  • Farah raises awareness for pneumonia vaccines July 17, 2009

    Mumbai: After choreography and filmmaking Farah Khan is now dabbling in a bit of acting. that's right, the woman behind successful films like Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om stepped both in front and behind the camera for a social awareness ad campaign. On Thursday afternoon Farah participated in...
  • Bihar CM's wife dies of pneumonia May 14, 2007

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumars wife, Manju Sinha, died of severe pneumonia in a Delhi hospital on Monday. Sinha, 55, was admitted in Max Hospital and was ailing for the past two weeks. The Chief Minister's wife was first taken to Sri Ram Nursing Home in Kankarbagh in Patna. However,...
  • Obese kid dies of unknown causes March 19, 2007

    New Delhi: A 10yearold girl weighing 105 kg, believed to be the heaviest child in Aizwal in Mizoram has died from unknown ailments. C Lalmalsawmi was born a normal child weighing three kg, according to medical reports. However, within a year, she gained 15 kg due to her phenomenal growth...
  • Common cold may cause pneumonia February 26, 2007

    New York: Common cold can sometimes cause severe respiratory infections such as pneumonia and acute bronchitis, says a study that for the first time determined agespecific rate of hospitalisation. Rhinoviruses are among the most common viral infections and are responsible for at least 50 per cent of all common colds. Although...
  • Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar recovering November 7, 2006

    New Delhi: Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar is recovering from double pneumonia at his house in San Diego. Though he's still on oxygen and under the supervision of doctors, his condition is not critical. Pandit Ravi Shankar came home after being in the ICU of a local San Diego hospital. He was...
  • Ariel Sharon shifted out of ICU August 29, 2006

    Jerusalem: Ariel Sharon's pneumonia is less severe and he has been taken out of intensive care but is still in serious condition, a hospital spokesman said on Tuesday. The former Israeli prime minister has been in a coma since he suffered the second of two strokes on January 4. He has...