The water crisis in Flint City, Michigan, that led to the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and the death of 12 people was caused by untreated corrosive water. Scientists link the low chlorine level in the water to the Legionella bacteria.
Public Health February 6, 2018
Alanie 'Joie' Murrieta, a 20-year-old mother of two from Arizona, had died on Nov. 28 just one day after she was diagnosed with the flu. The flu caused Murrieta to develop pneumonia, which is an infection in the lungs.
Medicine December 5, 2017
Pfizer is expanding its humanitarian assistance program by making the pneumococcal vaccine Prevnar 13 more reachable for humanitarian groups. The initiative follows company policy for emergency settings and for people in developing countries.
Public Health November 11, 2016
The FDA has expanded the use of Pfizer's pneumonia vaccine Prevnar. It can now be used by infants, young children and adults between 18 and 49 years old.
Medicine July 12, 2016
Toxic stove fumes from indoor household air pollution are the leading cause of death for children under five.
Life December 14, 2015
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute have revealed that excessive TV watching is associated with the eight leading causes of death in the country. Previous studies have delved into the connection between prolonged sedentary behavior and the increased risk for death.
Life November 2, 2015
A blood test can predict death by pneumonia or sepsis. Scientists found an inflammation-associated biomarker in the blood that can predict infection-related demise up to 14 years in the future.
Life October 23, 2015
One of the people in a new cluster of Legionnaire’s disease cases in New York City has died, according to health officials Sept. 30. The number of individuals affected by the outbreak, found in the Morris Park section of the Bronx, has climbed to 13 from seven last Monday.
Life October 1, 2015
Investigations are being conducted due to the current widespread outbreak of Legionnaires’ across the US. Experts cannot pinpoint an exact cause of the outbreak but highlight risk factors like age, better diagnostics, increased awareness of the disease and environmental factors.
Life September 7, 2015
Researchers found an inexpensive and readily available treatment to community-acquired pneumonia which is known to have a high mortality rate. Findings are published online in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Life August 14, 2015
Solitaire-Oral works better than existing antibiotics. With clinical trials producing positive results, it won’t be too long now before the improved treatment against pneumonia is approved.
Life January 5, 2015
Ryan Roche broke his company record for chugging eggnog, sending himself to the hospital for three days.
Life December 24, 2014
Scientists have started looking at another factor when identifying patients at risk for lung cancer – previous respiratory disease. Scientists have found associations between having one or more of these diseases and lung cancer.
Life August 15, 2014
Patients who go to hospitals to get treated sometimes get infected with illnesses that can cost them their lives. The reality of this risk is underscored by a new study of CDC researchers.
Life March 27, 2014
An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that disrupts sleep due to airway obstruction.
Life March 6, 2014
Stocks of Pfizer rose with news that Prevnar 13, a popular vaccine generally used to treat infections in children, can also help keep off pneumonia in the elderly.
Life February 24, 2014