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Flu: This young mother died one day after falling sick

Alani Murrieta NEWS DESK: A young mother from Phoenix, Arizona has tragically passed away just one day after contracting the flu, reported The Independent. Alani Murrieta was 20-years-old and had no pre-existing health conditions when she started feeling unwell. She was rushed to hospital after she began encountering breathing difficulties and was subsequently diagnosed with…

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Elder Bush hospitalized with mild pneumonia: spokesman

WASHINGTON: Former US president George H.W. Bush, patriarch of a dynastic political family, is in a hospital recovering from a mild case of pneumonia, his office said Tuesday.

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Measles epidemic feared in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: The number of children inflicted with measles and pneumonia is increasing in interior Sindh and Karachi, the health expert said. Pakistan Paediatric Association President, Dr Jamal Raza talking to a private news channel said measles is a fatal disease which can be prevented by getting the child vaccinated first in nine months and for…

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Excessive Use of Antibiotics — Causes and Consequences

  With every passing day, fever, flu and sore throat was spreading in the city. It was the impact of the climate and to some degree viral as well. Aftab likewise encountered the same indications. Instead of visiting doctor, he went to nearby pharmacy and purchased a set of medicine which he considered very effective…

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Pneumonia patients face high risk of heart attack

ISLAMABAD: People hospitalized for pneumonia are at a higher risk of suffering from heart attack or stroke in the weeks and months following treatment, a recent study shows. “Patients are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease in the weeks, months, and years following their recovery from this infection,” said the study's lead author, Vicente Corrales-Medina,…

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Muhammad Ali hospitalized with 'mild' pneumonia

NEW YORK: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was in stable condition after being hospitalized with a “mild” case of pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said Saturday night. The 72-year-old Ali was admitted Saturday and isn't expected to remain in the hospital long, Gunnell said. “He was admitted earlier this morning and because the pneumonia was caught…

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World Pneumonia Day today

Every year on 12 November, World Pneumonia Day is celebrated across the globe to raise awareness about pneumonia; promote interventions to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia; and generate action to combat pneumonia.

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Pakistan introduces Glaxo pneumonia vaccine

LONDON: Pakistan has become the first country in South Asia to introduce a vaccine against the deadly pneumococcal disease in children, with GlaxoSmithKline's Synflorix selected for the programme.Worldwide more than 1.3 million children under the age of five are killed each year by pneumonia and in Pakistan it accounts for almost 20 percent of child…

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Children and pneumonia fever – SAMAA VIDEO

Sehar Afshan presents a report on children’s pneumonia fever and its remedies. (December 12, 2010)

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Pneumonia and children – SAMAA VIDEO

Sahar Afshan from Karachi reports on the pneumonia among children. (December 10, 2010)

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Brittany Murphy died from pneumonia, anemia, and drugs

LOS ANGELES: Actress Brittany Murphy's death in December was accidental and the result of pneumonia, anemia and “multiple drug intoxication,” the Los Angeles Coroner's office said on Thursday. Murphy, 32, the co-star of movies “Clueless” and “8 Mile” suffered a cardiac arrest on Dec. 20 in the bathroom of her Hollywood Hills home. The coroner's…

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