Tag: Pneumonia

Pneumonia Caused By Bacteria More Dangerous To Cardiovascular Health Than Viral Pneumonia

A new study found that patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are 60 percent more likely to experience a major adverse cardiac event than those with viral pneumonia. Caregivers are advised to more aggressively treat bacterial pneumonia.

Public Health November 14, 2018

Dry Drowning Incident In Florida: Signs To Look For And How To Avoid Dry Drowning

A toddler from Florida nearly died from aspiration pneumonia as a result of dry drowning. Doctors said that parents should rush their child to the emergency department if dry drowning is suspected.

Public Health April 24, 2018

Untreated Water In Flint Linked to Outbreak of Severe Pneumonia Legionnaires' Disease

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

Young Mother Dies Just One Day After Flu Diagnosis

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 Expands Humanitarian Assistance Program, Drops Price For Pneumonia Vaccine Prevnar 13

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

FDA Expands Use Of Pfizer Pneumonia Vaccine Prevnar

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

A $1 Stove Insert Could Save Thousands Of Lives

Toxic stove fumes from indoor household air pollution are the leading cause of death for children under five.

Life December 14, 2015

Watching TV Linked To 8 Leading Causes Of Death

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

Blood Test Could Indicate Risks For Premature Death Due To Pneumonia Or Sepsis

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

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in Bronx Kills 1, Sickens 12: Ill Residents Urged to Seek Medical Attention

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

Legionnaires' Disease Cases On The Rise: Experts Identify Possible Causes Of Outbreaks

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

Steroid Therapy May Help Increase Pneumonia Survival Rate

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

Latest Cempra Antiobiotic Shows Positive Results Against Pneumonia

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

Eggnog-Chugging Contest Sends Man to Hospital

Ryan Roche broke his company record for chugging eggnog, sending himself to the hospital for three days.

Life December 24, 2014

Early respiratory problems up risk of later lung cancer

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

Hospital infections account for 75,000 deaths in the U.S. annually

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

Sleep apnea may increase pneumonia risk, study says

An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that disrupts sleep due to airway obstruction.

Life March 6, 2014

Childhood infection vaccine Pfizer Prevnar 13 also good for helping elderly ward off pneumonia

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

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