Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look to the Livestock Industry
Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 (IPS) Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots. In a new report, the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance estimates that antibiotic resistance could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050. Already, drug-resistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) WHO Source Type: news

DDT COA #000018: Pneumonia Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PNEUMO-PRO) specific to CABP and HABP
Clinical Outcome Assessments (COA) Qualification Submissions Office of Antimicrobial Products (OAP) Division of Anti-Infective Products (DAIP) DDT COA Number DDT COA #000018 (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Heart attacks: Having a cold or flu could put you at risk of having a heart attack
PEOPLE who have had a flu or pneumonia may be six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke in the days after an infection. Who is at risk and how can this be prevented? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington State Limits Exemptions for Children Not Being Vaccinated
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The state saw more than 70 cases of measles this year, and Inslee signed the bill at Vancouver City Hall, in the county where most of those cases were centered. The new law takes effect at the end of July. Inslee said that while the bill was an important step in public health, he warned it doesn’t do “everything ne...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GILLIAN FLACCUS and RACHEL LA CORTE / AP Tags: Uncategorized measles onetime washington Source Type: news

After FDA rebuff, Nabriva turns its attention to Europe
A week after its new drug application for one antibiotic was rejected by the Food and Drug Administration, Nabriva Therapeutics has filed an application seeking approval for a second experimental antibiotic in Europe. Nabriva (NASDAQ: NBRV) is seeking approval from the European Medicines Agency for both the intravenous and oral formulations of Lefamulin as a treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in adults. If the application is approved, Nabriva — which is based in Dublin, Ireland, and has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Mozambique: Breastfeeding Is Critical for Child Survival Following Cyclones in Mozambique
[WHO] Breastmilk is the best source of food for all babies wherever they live but, in emergency settings where there is a high risk of diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition, breastfeeding can be critical for child survival. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Treating CAP: Which Oral Drug After Discharge? Treating CAP: Which Oral Drug After Discharge?
What antibiotic would you prescribe when de-escalating therapy for community-acquired pneumonia?Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Case Challenge Source Type: news

What’s lurking in the ball pit? The FIVE deadly bacterial infections to watch out for
BACTERIAL infections could lead to a number of deadly conditions, including pneumonia and meningitis. You and your children could be at risk of these infections by simply playing in ball pits, it ’s been revealed. These are the medical conditions to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer nudges guidance higher amid strong drug sales
Drugmaker reports strong sales of blood thinner, breast cancer and pneumonia medications (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Holidaying mother is fighting for her life with pneumonia in a Tenerife hospital
Elaine Ruddick, from Milton Keynes, is in intensive care in a hospital in Santa Cruz on the holiday island battling pneumonia after she became ill while away with her husband. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ball pits are so dirty it's dangerous: Scientists find thousands of bacteria on a plastic ball
Researchers at the University of North Georgia found 31 different types of bacteria and a yeast that can cause pneumonia, skin, heart, and blood infections and more in ball pits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With and Without Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Pulmonary Sepsis
To date, studies have provided conflicting results regarding the impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) on sepsis-related outcomes. Our objective is to understand the impact of type 2 DM in bacterial pneumonia and sepsis-related intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes. Our findings demonstrated that type 2 DM does not increase the overall mortality. Our findings of increased mortality in both type 2 DM patients with lower admission glucose, and non-DM patients with higher mean glucose during the hospital stay needs to be further evaluated. Future studies in regards to this could lead to personalized glucose treatment goals for...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Measles Cases Reach Highest Level in 25 Years. Vaccine Misinformation May Be to Blame
(NEW YORK) — U.S. measles cases in 2019 have climbed to their highest level in 25 years in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. New York City health officials on Wednesday reported 61 new cases since late last week, pushing this year’s nationwide tally past the 667 cases reported for all of 2014. That would make 2019 the worst year for measles since 1994. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its national measles count on Mondays. CDC officials said they are reviewing the latest reports. Roughly three-quarters of this year’s illnesses...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized measles onetime Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 4/20/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 4/20/19 Vaccinations often are thought of as a childhood recommendation, but there are important?vaccinations for adults, too. Between 50,000 and 100,000 Americans die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases, such as flu and pneumonia, according to the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?(CDC).?On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast,?Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 22, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Early Tracheostomy and Complications in Head and Neck Surgery Early Tracheostomy and Complications in Head and Neck Surgery
Might early elective tracheostomy reduce the incidence of postoperative pneumonia and delirium in patients undergoing head and neck surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Global Health: In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners
A hand-held device brings medical imaging to remote communities, often for the first time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and ESTHER RUTH MBABAZI Tags: Tests (Medical) Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Africa Pneumonia Uganda Third World and Developing Countries Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation United States Agency for International Development Canada your-feed-photojournalism Source Type: news

IPAF: Heterogeneity Hurts Clinical Utility IPAF: Heterogeneity Hurts Clinical Utility
A pro-con debate surrounds the definition of interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

AEDs Tied to Higher Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer Patients
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- Antiepileptic drug (AED) use may increase the risk for pneumonia in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Heidi Taipale, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes asthma complications?
Asthma is a disease of the lungs that can lead to medical and lifestyle complications, including sleep problems, pneumonia, and respiratory failure. In severe cases, it can be life-threatening. Find out what can cause these complications and how to avoid them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Molecular Classifier Helps Spot Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Molecular Classifier Helps Spot Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
A molecular classifier based on RNA-sequencing data from transbronchial lung biopsies can recognize an expression signature associated with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), the defining pathology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Choose ‘green’ inhalers, where possible, NICE urges people with asthma
New patient decision aid aims to help patients do their bit for the environment Related items fromOnMedica Total number of UK asthma attacks could top 10 million, says charity Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Medicines linked to risk of community-acquired pneumonia Three quarters of adult COPD cases may originate in childhood High TV viewing linked to increased asthma risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

He Married His Kidney Donor. But Now, He Needs Another Kidney
Kyle Froelich’s first search for a donor kidney ended in a fairy tale romance. In 2010, Chelsea Clair decided to give her kidney to Froelich—a man she’d never met—after hearing through a mutual friend that both of his were failing. The pair began seeing each other every day as Clair went through the donor testing process and eventually started dating after the transplant was complete. Kyle’s health returned, and they got married three years later, making headlines across the country. Now, however, the Indiana couple is back in the news for a less celebratory reason: the kidney Chelsea donated ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Are the uninsured and medicaid patients more likely to be transferred to another hospital?
This study analyzed 215,000 emergency department (ED) visits to 160 US hospitals to see if patients with the common conditions of pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma were more likely to be discharged from the ED or transferred to another hospital after being stabilized based on their insurance status. Researchers report differences based on insurance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mother reveals her 11-month-old girl's strange 'grunting' cough was deadly pneumonia and SEPSIS
Louise Wood, of Merseyside, panicked when her baby, Clara, was rushed to hospital after she sought advice with NHS 111. She battled the deadly condition for a week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic use practice and predictors of hospital outcome among patients with systemic bacterial infection: Identifying targets for antibiotic and health care resource stewardship.
Malpractice and excess use of antimicrobials have been associated with multiple costs, including the development of resistant bacteria, which has become a threat to the human health. The aim of this study, therefore, was to assess the antibiotic use practice and to identify predictors of hospital outcome to uncover targets for stewardship. Generally, this observation entails an appropriate infection management and antimicrobial use policy. Any future policy should better start by addressing cases like pneumonia, and sepsis and drugs like cephalosporins. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Partnership Forms to Develop Breakthrough Neuromodulation Device
WeHealth, an e-health department of Servier Group, said it is in a partnership with Pathmaker Neurosystems, a pioneering clinical-stage bioelectronic medicine company. The two companies revealed plans to develop and commercialize the first neuromodulation technology designed to treat muscle spasticity non-invasively. The new technology will be known as the MyoRegulator device. The new MyoRegulator PM-200 provides a non-invasive treatment option for patients suffering from muscle spasticity, a common condition found in many patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and traumatic...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Business Source Type: news

Diagnostic Approaches for Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Diagnostic Approaches for Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
This study examined both invasive and non-invasive methods for establishing a microbiological diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Ball pits contain KILLER germs 'because they go weeks without being cleaned'
Nine germs that can have disastrous outcomes, including septicaemia, meningitis and pneumonia, were identified in a study by the University of North Georgia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-epileptics ‘increase risk’ of pneumonia in Alzheimer’s patients
Patients with Alzheimer ’s disease using anti-epileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia New Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
The treatment of community-acquired pneumonia has become increasingly challenging due to antibiotic resistance, but the availability of new agents may offer more options.Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Lung ultrasound beats chest x-ray for heart failure detection
Point-of-care lung ultrasound has a higher sensitivity than chest x-ray for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung ultrasound a practical tool for disease diagnosis Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism AIUM: Lung US can handle diagnosis of pediatric pneumonia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg makes a surprise return to 'The View'
The co-host shares a health update after battling pneumonia since mid-February. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: theview Source Type: news

Sudan: Darfur - Measles, Dysentery, Pneumonia, and Eye Infections Spreading Fast in Jebel Marra
[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Marra -The Sudan Liberation Movement headed by Abdelwahid El Nur (SLM-AW) has renewed its appeal to local, regional, and international organisations to intervene to save the lives of people living in Jebel Marra against rapidly spreading measles, dysentery, pneumonia, and eye infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Measles Diagnosis Is Confirmed in New Hampshire. Now, 12 States Have Cases of the Disease
A new measles diagnosis has been reported in New Hampshire, bringing the number of states with confirmed cases of the disease to a dozen. As of Mar. 7, 228 measles cases in 12 states have been confirmed so far this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s latest numbers. Outbreaks have been particularly severe in Washington and New York states. The sick person in New Hampshire reportedly contracted measles while traveling abroad, as the CDC says is often the case. The international traveler also took a bus from Boston to Manchester, N.H. in late February, WCAX reports. No measles case...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

A Measles Diagnosis Is Confirmed in New Hampshire. Now, At Least 12 States Have Cases of the Disease
A new measles diagnosis has been reported in New Hampshire, bringing the number of states with confirmed cases of the disease to at least a dozen. As of Mar. 7, 228 measles cases in 12 states have been confirmed so far this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s latest numbers. Outbreaks have been particularly severe in Washington and New York states. The sick person in New Hampshire reportedly contracted measles while traveling abroad, as the CDC says is often the case. The international traveler also took a bus from Boston to Manchester, N.H. in late February, WCAX reports. No mea...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Global 'pandemic' of fake drugs killing children worldwide, report says
The deaths of children are a cause for misery, and new research suggests one of the gravest perils comes in the form of falsified and substandard drugs for treating malaria, pneumonia and other diseases. Hundreds of thousands of children each year are dying due to a surge of poor-quality or outright fake medicines, the report says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake drugs kill more than 250,000 children a year, doctors warn
Printer ink, paint and arsenic found in some drugs sold to treat life-threatening illnessesDoctors have called for an urgent international effort to combat a “pandemic of bad drugs” that is thought to kill hundreds of thousands of people globally every year.A surge in counterfeit and poor quality medicines means that 250,000 children a year are thought to die after receiving shoddy or outright fake drugs intended to treat malaria and pneumonia alone, the doctors warned.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Global health Antibiotics Drugs Drug resistance Source Type: news

Whoopi Goldberg: Why She Nearly Died From Pneumonia
Whoopi Goldberg revealed the reason why she's been absent from The View, and it wasn't the Oscars. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Whoopi Goldberg announces battle with pneumonia, sepsis: What you should know
Whoopi Goldberg announced her battle with pneumonia and sepsis on Friday. Here's what that means. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC: Flu Season May Not Have Peaked, Another Wave Of Severe Infections Underway
(CNN) — Flu activity remains high across the nation, and there’s a second wave of severe infections striking some states. There were as many as 26.3 million flu illnesses, 12.4 million medical visits and 347,000 flu hospitalizations between October 1 and March 2, according to the weekly flu report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We’re still having flu. And we’re still seeing a steady stream of patients who are being admitted to hospital with influenza,” said Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Flu Source Type: news

Break the Menstrual Taboo
In India, less than 10 percent of women and girls have access to sanitary products. Many are forced to seek alternatives, from old rags to newspapers. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 8 2019 (IPS)It is time to rise up and fight a long neglected taboo: menstruation.Marking International Women’s Day, United Nations human rights experts called on the international community to break taboos around menstruation, noting its impacts on women and girls’ human rights.“Persistent harmful socio-cultural norms, stigma, misconceptions and taboos around menstruation, continue to lead t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Internationa Source Type: news

Flu, sepsis, pneumonia during pregnancy increase autism risk
Pregnant women infected with sepsis, flu or pneumonia can increase the chances of giving birth to a baby with autism by up to 80 percent, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to infection in the womb increases risk of autism and depression, study says
Children born to women who had a severe infection during pregnancy, such as sepsis, flu or pneumonia, show an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder and depression, new research finds. Yet those exposed to even a relatively minor urinary tract infection in utero also experienced an increased risk of such disorders. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds a lack of adequate hydration among the elderly
In this study, African-American participants had a salivary osmolality significantly lower than Caucasian participants, which would indicate less severe hydration problems, not more. Further research on hydration among African-Americans will be necessary to better understand these results.Other study colleagues include Michelle Devost, with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Karabi Nandy, with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, both formerly at UCLA. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Reevaluating pneumococcal vaccine guidance: An analysis
(University of Pittsburgh) If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top public health priority, then recommending that all adults get a pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 would likely be effective guidance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Brooklyn Yeshiva Is Responsible for 21 Measles Infections In Growing Outbreak, Health Officials Say
A measles outbreak is spreading within New York City’s Orthodox Jewish community, with 21 cases coming from a single yeshiva in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, according to city health officials. The New York City Department of Health announced Thursday that 121 people have contracted measles since the outbreak began in October, and 31 cases have been newly identified. The vast majority of cases have affected children, particularly in the Borough Park and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The outbreak’s initial case was acquired when a person visited Israel, where a measles outbreak is in progress, according to h...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Children who regularly get infected are more likely to develop a mental illness, according to a new study
(Natural News) Children love to run around and play. Unfortunately, this exposes them to millions of disease-causing microorganisms. Although your child’s immune system does its best to fight off these pathogens, it might also be too weak to succeed. When this happens, your child may develop infectious diseases like pneumonia or bronchitis. These could cause pain and interfere... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Shot Was Far More Effective Than Last Year’s. Here’s Why
The 2018-2019 flu season has been a relatively mild one — and a pretty effective flu shot is part of the reason why. Mid-season estimates suggest that the flu shot has reduced the risk of illness by around 47% in vaccinated people, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Thursday. During the severe 2017-2018 flu season, vaccine efficacy was estimated at just 36%. The difference is partly because the dominant influenza virus last year, H3N2, is known to cause more serious illnesses and to be less responsive to vaccination than other strains. This year, H1N1 — whic...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Vapotherm launches Precision Flow Hi-VNI respiratory device
Vapotherm said today that it launched its next-gen Precision Flow Hi-VNI system intended to relieve respiratory stress in spontaneously breathing patients. The Exeter, N.H.-based company touted that the next-gen device features improvements to both its software and hardware intended to improve reliability. The Precision Flow Hi-VNI system is designed to deliver maskless noninvasive ventilation to patients who are spontaneously breathing to relieve respiratory distress including hypercapnia, hypoxemia and dyspnea, Vapotherm said. The company’s Precision Flow devices are intended to provide high-velocity heated, humidi...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Vapotherm Source Type: news

Sinks by Toilets in ICU Patient Rooms Harbor Harmful Bacteria
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Sinks next to toilets in hospital patient rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase (KPC), according to a brief report published in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news