Air pollution may double the risk tha an elderly person will be hospitalise for pneumonia.

One child dies every minute in India due to pneumonia, with the global meter ticking faster at one in every 15 seconds. The respiratory infection, the leading cause behind deaths among children, claims two million infants each year out of which India accounts for 4,00,000 cases alone.

HAND-HELD BILLING MACHINES FOR PDS SHOPSBEING the only State to have received government of India orders for administering the Hib vaccine to all new borns (prior to rolling out the scheme nationally) to prevent illnesses like meningitis, pneumonia and septic arthritis, Tamil Nadu is waiting for more orders from the government of India.

NEW DELHI: The government will introduce Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b) pentavalent (five-in-one) vaccine in the routine immunisation programme from next year. It will replace the DPT and Hepatitis

Chennai, Nov. 1: When your child successfully gets over his bout of measles, don

Hyderabad, Nov. 1: Pneumonia kills more children than AIDS, measles and malaria. In the twin cities, the mortality rate is anywhere between 50 to 70 percent for children below five years, particularly those in the age bracket of one and two years.

KATHMANDU, NOV 02 - Every year, 11,000 children under five years of age die of pneumonia, despite the state's claim that its efforts to contain child mortality are paying off.

According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), over 58,000 children aged below five years die of various diseases, including pneumonia.

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK) recently cut a deal with the Brazilian government, which allows it to supply a 10-valent vaccine against childhood pneumonia and other life-threatening infections for a decade at a fixed price in a reflection of the growing importance of vaccines and emerging markets to Big Pharma.

The health ministry has introduced an additional vaccine to protect infants against pneumonia, one of the leading causes of death in children under 15 years in Bhutan, and meningitis.

The Capital reported 11 new cases of H1N1 on Sunday. Of these, four patients have a history of foreign travel, the other seven are indigenous cases.

After the Capital logged its first two deaths due to the virus on Thursday, two patients