Zinc reduces mortality in severe childhood pneumonia

Zinc Medicine PillZinc gluconate supplementation in children between the ages of 6 months and 59 months with severe pneumonia significantly reduced case fatality rates, but was not associated with faster normalization of children’s respiratory rate, body temperature, or oxygen saturation.

According to UNICEF and the Public Health Foundation of India, childhood pneumonia is a significant public health concern, with mortality due to pneumonia accounting for about one-quarter of all deaths in...

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