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Artificial intelligence quickly and accurately diagnoses eye diseases and pneumonia
(University of California - San Diego) Using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, researchers at Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health and University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in China, Germany and Texas, have developed a new computational tool to screen patients with common but blinding retinal diseases, potentially speeding diagnoses and treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Billy Graham, 'America's Pastor' Dies at 99
Internationally known evangelist Billy Graham, a counselor to presidents had been treated for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments before his death at 99. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creating a smokefree NHS: how e-cigarettes can help
PHE explains the role ECs can play in helping create a smokefree NHS but stresses there is no 'one size fits all ’ approach when it comes to developing vaping policies Related items fromOnMedica Doctors should encourage smokers to switch to vaping Vaping may boost pneumonia risk, preliminary findings suggest Smoking cessation Headlines saying ‘vaping might cause cancer’ are wildly misleading Hospitals 'must' become tobacco-free (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Measles WARNING: Dr Chris urges parents to get children vaccinated before trips to Europe
MEASLES cases in Europe have surged over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries. Symptoms usually develop around 10 days after infection, and in some cases, the highly infectious viral illness can lead to brain damage, death and pneumonia. Dr Chris Steele urged parents on This Morning to get their children vaccinated before travelling to Europe. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 2018 Flu Season Might Finally Be Leveling Off
(NEW YORK) — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That’s no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is among the highest in a decade. But it’s no worse than last week, and flu activity had been increasing each week since November. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said the number of states reporting heavy flu patient traffic also held steady at 43. “I thought I was going to die,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe, Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Shot Only Worked a Third of the Time, CDC Says
Early estimates suggest the flu shot only worked about a third of the time this year. Between Nov. 2 and Feb. 3, total vaccine effectiveness was estimated at 36%, according to a report released Thursday by the CDC. When broken down by strain, however, efficacy varied widely. H3N2, the dominant strain circulating this flu season, is notoriously more virulent and less receptive to vaccination than other types of influenza. True to form, vaccine effectiveness against this strain was low this year — approximately 25%, according to the CDC report. (That’s actually better than experts originally feared, based on tren...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

CDC Estimates This Year ’s Flu Vaccine Is Only 36 Percent Effective
Early estimates suggest the flu shot only worked about a third of the time this year. Between Nov. 2 and Feb. 3, total vaccine effectiveness was estimated at 36%, according to a report released Thursday by the CDC. When broken down by strain, however, efficacy varied widely. H3N2, the dominant strain circulating this flu season, is notoriously more virulent and less receptive to vaccination than other types of influenza. True to form, vaccine effectiveness against this strain was low this year — approximately 25%, according to the CDC report. (That’s actually better than experts originally feared, based on tren...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

A 3-Year-Old Indiana Girl Who Was Not Vaccinated Died From the Flu This Week
A three-year-old Indiana girl who died from the flu Monday was not vaccinated, according to local news outlets. Alivia Viellieux, passed away in her sleep at her Muncie, Indiana home after being discharged from BallMemorial Hospital last Thursday, WRTV reported. Her family says they were advised not to give their daughter the flu shot, according to local media reports. “Alivia did not have [the flu vaccine] because they had told us once the flu is going around, it’s not going to matter if you get it or not,” the toddler’s grandmother, Tameka Stettler, told WRTV. “We just decided not to put tho...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alix Langone Tags: Uncategorized flu health onetime Source Type: news

Crystal Whitley on life support after two strains of flu  
Crystal Whitley, 35, of Mullin, Texas, is on life support after contracting two strains of the flu virus. She was diagnosed with sepsis, double pneumonia, and MRSA, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?
Title: Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?
The death rate is as high as 7 percent for pneumococcal pneumonia, 20 percent for bacteremia and 22 percent for meningitis, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription Opioid Use Tied to Higher Pneumonia Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Opioid use represents novel risk factor for invasive pneumococcal diseases (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Teacher, 35, on life support after catching the flu  
Crystal Whitley, 35, of Mullin, Texas, is on life support after contracting two strains of the flu virus. She was diagnosed with sepsis, double pneumonia, and MRSA, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?
MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- The bad news on opioids just keeps coming. Not only are these painkillers implicated in millions of cases of addiction and tens of thousands of overdose deaths in the United States, new research now suggests that taking... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Flu-related hospitalizations approaching record, CDC says
More people are being hospitalized with the flu this season than any time since the CDC began keeping track. Just last week, deaths from influenza and pneumonia were responsible for about one in every 10 deaths in the U.S. Dr. Tara Narula reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortage in Tamiflu as flu kills 4,000 people in one week
Statistics show  4,064 Americans died from the flu or pneumonia during the third week of 2018, while the illnesses were responsible for 1 in 10 fatalities in the first week of February. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid use increases risk for serious invasive pneumococcal infections
(American College of Physicians) Opioid use is associated with a significantly increased risk for serious invasive pneumococcal infections, such as pneumonia and meningitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Opioid use increases risk of serious infections
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don't use opioids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This flu season could be worst in a decade
The CDC said Friday one in 10 deaths in the U.S. is currently caused by the flu or pneumonia. It's already one of the worst seasons on record, and it may not peak for several weeks. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are there any home remedies for pneumonia?
A look a home remedies for pneumonia, a disorder with some symptoms you can manage at home. Included is detail on prevention and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Is Now as Bad as the 2009 Swine Flu Epidemic, CDC Says
(NEW YORK) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Dise...
Source: TIME: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Is Now as Bad as the 2009 Swine Flu Epidemic, CDC Says
(NEW YORK) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Dise...
Source: TIME: Science - February 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

WATCH: 1 in 10 US deaths last week due to flu or pneumonia
Experts said 55- to 64-year-olds have been hit the hardest. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Flu Season Now As Bad As 2009 Swine Flu
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for D...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Flu Swine Flu Source Type: news

10 More Kids Have Died This Flu Season — And We May Not Have Reached the Peak, CDC Says
The past week brought reports of 10 more pediatric deaths related to this year’s deadly flu season — and we may have yet to see the worst of it, according to CDC officials. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” CDC Acting Director Dr. Anne Schuchat said during a call with reporters Friday. Forty-eight states, all but Oregon and Hawaii, are still reporting widespread flu activity, Schuchat said, and cases may continue to rise. “Flu is incredibly difficult to predict,” she said, “and we don’t know if we’v...
Source: TIME: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Long-Term E-Cigarette Use Could Increase Pneumonia Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In vitro, in vivo studies show increased pneumococcal airway adhesion (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Heartbreak as Staffordshire twin sister dies from flu
Melissa Whiteley had been rushed to the Royal Stoke University Hospital's A&E as she could barely walk and tests revealed she was suffering from sepsis, flu, pneumonia and a fungal infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping makes users more likely to catch pneumonia
– just like smoking tobacco, experts say. The vapour from e-cigarettes helps bacteria that cause the condition to stick to the cells that line the airways. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gym buff, 33, to lose all fingers and toes from the FLU
Weeks after getting his flu shot and days after his perfect physical, Joei Smith, 33, from Dallas felt weak. He went to hospital where he was diagnosed with sepsis, pneumonia, the flu and kidney failure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research suggests vapers are vulnerable to pneumonia
(European Lung Foundation) The vapor from e-cigarettes seems to help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to the cells that line the airways, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MSF Challenges Pfizer's Monopoly on Pneumonia Vaccine in South Korea
Unmerited patents on Pfizer's lifesaving pneumonia vaccine are a barrier for people, governments, and treatment providers trying to protect children against pneumonia.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

MSF Challenges Pfizer's Monopoly on Lifesaving Pneumonia Vaccine in South Korea
Press releaseMSF Challenges Pfizer's Monopoly on Lifesaving Pneumonia Vaccine in South KoreaFebruary 06, 2018The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has filed a legal petition to the Supreme Court of South Korea requesting that the court review Pfizer’s patent to for its pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). On November 29, 2017, the Patent Court of Korea upheld the patent granted to Pfizer for its PCV13 product , marketed as Prevnar13. Unmerited patents like this are a barrier for people, governments, and treatment providers, such...
Source: MSF News - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Thousands of over-65s missing out on vital pneumonia jab
The lung condition kills an estimated 30,000 a year in the UK and now thousands are thought to be at increased risk as GPs struggle to get hold of enough of the vaccine to meet demand. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's nagging cough turned out to be an enlarged heart
Peg Ollinger, 57, of Wisconsin, learned she had an enlarged heart in 2016 after having a persistent cough that was misdiagnosed as pneumonia twice. She lost 60 pound for a transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lethal Pneumonia Outbreak Caused By Low Chlorine In Flint Water
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Paratek Completes Submission of New Drug Applications to U.S. FDA for Oral and Intravenous Omadacycline for Pneumonia and Skin Infections
BOSTON, Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRTK) announced today that on February 2, 2018, it completed the submission of two New Drug Applications (NDAs) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - February 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis?
Cryptococcus neoformans (wikipedia.org) 2.5 out of 5 stars Cryptococcal meningitis in a daily cannabis smoker without evidence of immunodeficiency. Shapiro BB et al. BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 26 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis? The question is not unreasonable. A wide range of pathogenic fungi — including Aspergillus and various Cryptococcus species — have been isolated from dispensary-grade medical marijuana samples. Concern that these pathogens could cause pneumonia or central nervous system infections has focussed on those with immunodeficiency, such...
Source: The Poison Review - February 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cannabis cryptococcus fungal infection marijuana meningitis Source Type: news

Nigeria:Remote Nigeria Communities Welcome Child Health Programme
[WHO] Integrated community case management (iCCM) is a cost-effective strategy that engages community health workers living in hard-to-reach areas to diagnose and treat 3 deadly but curable illnesses: malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Allergan's Avycaz for Two Types of Pneumonia FDA Approves Allergan's Avycaz for Two Types of Pneumonia
Allergan Plc said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved the drugmaker ’ s antibiotic Avycaz to treat two types of pneumonia caused by drug-resistant bacteria.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves AVYCAZ(R) (ceftazidime and avibactam) for the Treatment of Patients with Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia and Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia
First Gram-Negative Antibiotic Approved in the U.S. to Treat HABP/VABP in Over 15 Years DUBLIN, Feb. 1, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. F... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Allergan, AVYCAZ, ceftazidime, avibactam, Bacterial Pneumonia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Find out more about the'Pneumonia Zero'project and the impact of this intervention on the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia among ICU patients.Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Approves Avycaz (ceftazidime and avibactam) for the Treatment of Patients with Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia and Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia
DUBLIN, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Allergan's supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to expand the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - February 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dysphagia and Pneumonia Linked, but Don ’t Always Go Hand in Hand
Nurses and other health care providers should focus more attention on dysphagia as a risk factor for nursing home-acquired pneumonia (NHAP), researchers reported in a recent issue of Geriatric Nursing. However, some experts recommend that practitioners focus on more global means of managing NHAP risk factors. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

AI luminary Ng launches AI Fund
Artificial intelligence (AI) luminary Andrew Ng, PhD, has launched the AI Fund...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

WATCH: Hospital sets up 1st mobile emergency unit in US to address flu epidemic
A pregnant woman who lost her baby after she got the flu and then pneumonia remains hospitalized. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

UN health agency finds high levels of antibiotic resistance to world ’ s most common infections
Antimicrobials have been a driver of unprecedented medical and societal advances, but their overuse has resulted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting new surveillance data on Monday which reveals widespread resistance to some of the world ’ s most common infections, includingE. coli and pneumonia. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news