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Can regular physical activity help reduce pneumonia, mortality risk? Experts elucidate

December 09, 2021 2:24 pm

The World Health Organization identifies pneumonia as a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs.

Can exposure to polluted air increase the risk of developing pneumonia?

November 18, 2021 3:22 pm

"It has been a common observation in many studies that the risk of developing pneumonia is doubled following exposure to air pollution in ambient air as well as due to outdoor air pollution," said Dr Harish Chafle.

As schools reopen, Andhra decides to give pneumonia vaccines to kids

August 19, 2021 5:58 am

Deputy Chief Minister A Krishna Srinivas, who also holds the health portfolio, said the government is focusing on vaccinating school teachers and staff.

Delhi govt flags off free pneumonia vaccination drive for infants at 600 centres across city

July 15, 2021 8:50 pm

The pneumococcal vaccine provides protection against pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis, caused by streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. It has to be administered in three doses to children at one-and-half months, three-and-half months, and nine months of age.

Explained: How pneumonia in Covid-19 patients is different from typical pneumonia

January 13, 2021 8:05 am

The virus responsible for Covid-19 does not rapidly infecting large regions of the lung like other viruses. Instead, SARS-CoV-2 sets up shop in multiple small areas of the lung, the study has found.

Never mistake COVID pneumonia for regular pneumonia; a pulmonologist explains why

December 09, 2020 5:51 pm

COVID-infected patients may or may not be affected by COVID pneumonia, as it occurs with diverse or no apparent symptoms. But risk of its occurrence cannot be denied till a patient is infection-free, said Dr Navneet Sood, pulmonary consultant, Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

World Pneumonia Day 2020: Know about the signs and symptoms of the infection

November 11, 2020 2:58 pm

"Bacteria are the most common cause of pneumonia that can occur on its own or can even develop after viral infections," says Dr Satish KS, Senior consultant for Pulmonology at Fortis Hospital

Man tests negative for Coronavirus, dies of pneumonia next day

February 29, 2020 7:08 pm

The test results of blood samples of the man admitted to the isolation ward of the Coronavirus patients at Kalamassery Medical College hospital had confirmed that he was not infected with the deadly virus, doctors said.

14 per cent of India’s under-five deaths due to pneumonia: Report

January 30, 2020 3:44 am

Outdoor air pollution contributes to 17.5 per cent — or nearly one in five —pneumonia deaths among children under five worldwide, according to a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Understanding pneumonia, a dreaded disease among kids

January 24, 2020 7:19 pm

Pneumonia is an infection that causes inflammation in air sacs of one or both lungs. In India alone, there are 10 million cases per year of pneumonia which spreads very easily.


Mehbooba Mufti visits Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s graveyard

January 10, 2016 8:51 am

Bijbehara, Jan 10 (ANI): Late Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s daughter Mehbooba Mufti and other family members on Sunday visited his grave in Bijbehara, Anantnag district. Sayeed was laid to rest with full state honours on January 8 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was undergoing treatment for pneumonia. Daughter of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Mehbooba Mufti will take over as the 13th Chief Minister of the state.

Mortal remains of Mohd. Sayeed brought to Palam Airport

January 07, 2016 9:04 am

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away early Thursday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was undergoing treatment for pneumonia. Mortal remains of Sayeed were brought to Palam Airport, Delhi and then his body will be taken to Srinagar where the last rites will be conducted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give final tributes to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at the Palam Airport.