Africa: It's Time to Take Decisive Action on Antimicrobial Resistance
[allAfrica] The age of antimicrobial discovery has been overshadowed by the emerging threat of resistance, For too long clinicians like myself have witnessed the impact of antimicrobial resistance -- more commonly referred to as AMR. As a result of this growing health threat, a wide range of infections -- such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, bloodstream infections and gonorrhoea -- have become harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as more and more antibiotics fail to cure patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Completion of CT lung screening varies between groups in Hawaii
A new study out of Hawaii indicates that participation in CT lung cancer screenin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung screening of low-risk women leads to overdiagnosis Dark-field chest x-ray measures up to CT for diagnosing emphysema New USPSTF guidelines reduce CT lung screening disparities Photon-counting CT improves interstitial pneumonia diagnosis AI could speed up CT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pediatric CAP: Short 5-Day Antibiotic Course Beats 10-Day Pediatric CAP: Short 5-Day Antibiotic Course Beats 10-Day
Treatment of uncomplicated pediatric community-acquired pneumonia with a short, 5-day course of antibiotics results in a superior clinical response compared to the standard 10-day course.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CT lung screening of low-risk women leads to overdiagnosis
A new study from Taiwan found that performing CT lung cancer screening on mostl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New USPSTF guidelines reduce CT lung screening disparities Photon-counting CT improves interstitial pneumonia diagnosis 3D printing enhances treatment of kidney stones AI could speed up CT lung cancer screening Radiomics model distinguishes vertebral compression fractures (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Don ’t demonise those who refuse the Covid vaccine | Letters
One reader ’s experience of the effects on family members of the conspiracy theories surrounding vaccinationsI read David Green ’sletter on anti-vaxxers (12 January) and empathised with theletter written in response (13 January). The week before Christmas my dad died of Covid. The intensive care consultant couldn ’t have been clearer that, in her opinion, if he had been vaccinated he would not have developed Covid pneumonia to the severity that he did.He died very frightened and asking his family to come and be with him, and we couldn ’t. The experience traumatised my sister so badly that she was ho...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Medical research Science Society Source Type: news

New USPSTF guidelines reduce CT lung screening disparities
New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) o...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Photon-counting CT improves interstitial pneumonia diagnosis AI could speed up CT lung cancer screening Cancer deaths increasing worldwide Patient background can impact follow-up of lung nodules CT lung cancer screening reduces mortality rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Systematic review of incidence studies of pneumonia in persons with spinal cord injury - Raab AM, Mueller G, Elsig S, Gandevia SC, Zwahlen M, Hopman MTE, Hilfiker R.
Pneumonia continues to complicate the course of spinal cord injury (SCI). Currently, clinicians and policy-makers are faced with only limited numbers of pneumonia incidence in the literature. A systematic review of the literature was undertaken to provide ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Photon-counting CT improves interstitial pneumonia diagnosis
Photon-counting CT improves reader confidence when it comes to diagnosing interstitia...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Training helps novice CT readers identify interstitial lung disease Image search engine boosts chest CT diagnostic accuracy Specialized CT training helps readers diagnose lung disease Thoracic radiologists give top tips for CT evaluation of lung parenchyma MinIP reconstructions boost CT's COVID-19 performance (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pfizer study shows COVID-19 booster can be co-administered with pneumonia shot
The data provides evidence supporting the potential to administer pneumonia shot, PREVNAR 20, and the company's COVID-19 vaccine at the same time, reducing the number of visits people make to doctors or pharmacies for recommended immunization, Pfizer said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fatal Anthrax Pneumonia in Metalworkers Caused by Anthrax Toxin Fatal Anthrax Pneumonia in Metalworkers Caused by Anthrax Toxin
The source of these fatal cases of anthrax pneumonia in metalworkers in Texas and Louisiana remains a mystery.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 5, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Why 2022 Is the Year We Learn to Live With COVID-19
Hopes of eliminating COVID-19 in the U.S. through vaccine-generated herd immunity are now dashed. Instead, with the rapid spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant, we need to focus on 2022 as the year that in the U.S. will usher in a new era of “living with the virus.” In epidemiology terms this means transitioning from pandemicity to endemicity, as the virus moves from its phase of widespread devastation to episodic local flare-ups and settles into long-term cohabitation with its human host. SARS-CoV-2 will still pose a threat to vulnerable and unvaccinated Americans, but experts believe it will no long...
Source: TIME: Health - January 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Phillips Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Bronchitis vs. Pneumonia
Title: Bronchitis vs. PneumoniaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/5/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/5/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 5, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Having a double hand transplant means I can ruffle my son's hair again 
Corinne lost her hands and legs to sepsis in 2013. With sepsis, the immune system over-reacts to an infection (in her case, pneumonia), starving the limbs and organs of blood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two years of coronavirus: how pandemic unfolded around the world
In December 2019 the WHO was told of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. These charts show how Covid-19 has spread across the world since thenSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo years ago today, as New Year ’s Eve fireworks lit up skies across the world, news reached the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of “pneumonia” in Wuhan, China, the cause of which was unknown.There had been several cases in December and possibly as far back as November in the region. But the subsequentWHO announcement was the first time that the world at large was made aware of its existence.Continue readi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ashley Kirk and Pamela Duncan Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Science Microbiology Source Type: news

New Model Predicts Pediatric Pneumonia With Reduced X-Ray Need
MONDAY, Dec. 27, 2021 -- A predictive model has excellent discrimination for radiographic community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in Pediatrics. Sriram Ramgopal, M.D., from Ann& Robert H.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The relationships among anxiety, subjective well-being, media consumption, and safety-seeking behaviors during the CoViD-19 epidemic - Luo YF, Shen HY, Yang SC, Chen LC.
The COVID-19 epidemic has been confirmed as the largest scale outbreak of atypical pneumonia since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 and it has become a public health emergency of international concern. It exacerbated public ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Pneumonia symptoms: Indications of lung inflammation following a Covid infection
POSITIVE coronavirus cases have shot up by more than 63 percent in the past seven days. As thousands of people become infected by the Omicron variant, the risk of longer term health complications rises. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European Medicines Agency human medicines committee (CHMP) recommends approval of anakinra for treatment of adults with COVID-19 , EMA
Supporting data from study of 606 hospitalised adults with moderate/severe COVID-19 pneumonia, at risk of severe respiratory failure (suPAR ≥6ng/ml), which showed greater clinical symptom improvement over 28-days in anakinra plus standard of care (SOC) arm vs. placebo plus SOC. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask the Mayo Mom: RSV and bronchiolitis - what to expect this season
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. It's so common that most children have been infected with the virus by age 2. RSV can cause severe infection in some people, especially premature infants, older adults, people with heart and lung disease, or anyone with a weak immune system. In severe cases, RSV infection can spread to the lower respiratory tract, causing pneumonia or bronchiolitis — inflammation of the small airway passages entering… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 17, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Regular Physical Activity Can Help Cut Pneumonia Risk
THURSDAY, Dec. 16, 2021 -- Regular physical activity is associated with lower pneumonia risk in the general population, according to a study published online Nov. 25 in GeroScience. Setor K. Kunutsor, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pathogenicity and virulence of Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most frequent worldwide causes of morbidity and mortality due to an infectious agent. This pathogen can cause a wide variety of diseases, ranging from moderately severe skin infections to fatal pneumonia and sepsis. Treatment of S. aureus infections is complicated by antibiotic resistance and a working vaccine is not available. There has been ongoing and increasing interest in the extraordinarily high number of toxins and other virulence determinants that S. aureus produces and how they impact disease. In this review, we will give an overview of how S. aureus initiates and maintains infe...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Data from MajesTEC-1 Study Show Continued Deep and Durable Responses of Teclistamab (BCMAxCD3 Bispecific Antibody) in Treatment of Heavily Pretreated Patients with Multiple Myeloma
The objective responsive rate observed in this study suggests a potential benefit for many patients with triple-class exposed disease with an off-the-shelf therapy.”As of September 2021, 165 patients were treated with teclistamab at the SC 1.5 mg/kg dose across both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of MajesTEC-1.1 The primary objectives of the MajesTEC-1 Phase 1 study (NCT03145181) were to identify the recommended SC RP2D (part 1) and characterize the safety and tolerability of teclistamab at the RP2D (part 2). The primary objective of the MajesTEC-1 Phase 2 study (NCT04557098) was to evaluate the efficacy of teclistamab at the R...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Updated Results Evaluating First-in-Class Talquetamab (GPRC5DxCD3 Bispecific Antibody) in Heavily Pretreated Patients with Multiple Myeloma
ATLANTA, Ga., December 11, 2021– The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today updated results from the MonumenTAL-1 Phase 1 first-in-human dose-escalation study of talquetamab (NCT03399799). Talquetamab is the only investigational off-the-shelf T cell redirecting bispecific antibody in clinical development targeting both GPRC5D, a novel multiple myeloma target, and CD3 on T cells.[1] Results from the study show that no new safety signals were observed with longer follow-up.1 Heavily pretreated patients with multiple myeloma treated with talquetamab at the recommended subcutaneous (SC)...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

New Data from Phase 3 GLOW Study Show Fixed-Duration Treatment with IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) Plus Venetoclax Demonstrated Deeper and Sustained Undetectable Minimal Residual Disease Outcomes in First-Line Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
ATLANTA, Ga., December 11, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data from two studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) plus venetoclax (I+V) as a potential fixed-duration treatment in adult patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). These data were both featured today during the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2021 Annual Meeting. New secondary endpoint data from the Phase 3 GLOW study (NCT03462719) showed that fixed-duration treatment with I+V resulted in undetecta...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

How to live longer: Simple lifestyle change could reduce risk of death from pneumonia
REGULAR exercise could reduce the risk of dying to severe respiratory diseases, a new study has suggested. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise May Be a Buffer Against Pneumonia
Title: Exercise May Be a Buffer Against PneumoniaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/9/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

B hinzii Pneumonia and Bacteremia in a SARS-CoV-2 Patient B hinzii Pneumonia and Bacteremia in a SARS-CoV-2 Patient
A patient with SARS-CoV-2 developed co-infections with pneumonia and bacteremia, highlighting the secondary infectious complications that can occur in these patients.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Regular exercise reduces the risk of and death from pneumonia, study suggests
People who exercise regularly can reduce their risk of developing and dying from pneumonia, new research has found. The study, led by the University of Bristol and published in GeroScience, analysed, for the first time, ten population cohort studies with over one million participants. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Latest Phase 3 Data for First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Demonstrates Significant and Durable Improvement in Signs and Symptoms of Active Psoriatic Arthritis while Maintaining its Safety Profile in Patients with Inadequate Response to Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibition (TNFi-IR)
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, December 3, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new TREMFYA® (guselkumab) efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3b COSMOS trial published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD), evaluating this selective interleukin (IL)-23 inhibitor in adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who demonstrated inadequate efficacy or intolerance to tumor necrosis factor inhibition (TNFi).1 Results showed significantly higher proportions of patients treated with TREMFYA had improvement in joint signs and symptoms and complete skin clearance versus...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Targeting mouse cells, rather than bacteria, to treat pneumonia
Members of the research team say the approach may be a novel way to treat pneumonia in humans. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

UCLA in the time of AIDS: In the beginning
When Tom Gillman and his partner opened Hardware, a small clothing shop on Melrose Avenue in late-1970s Los Angeles, it was an instant hit. And having spent weeks at a time in New York ’s Fire Island Pines the previous six summers, their decision to open a seasonal shop there was a no-brainer.In an era of rampant homophobia, Fire Island Pines was a gay mecca — a summer sanctuary where young gay men reveled on the beaches, boardwalks and at parties, unconstrained by the need to hide their identities. The two California men signed a three-year lease and opened Hardware @ the Pines in 1979, and with a wellheeled c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HIV research provided foundation for COVID-19 research
This year's World AIDS Day will be commemorated on Dec. 1. It was 40 years ago in June that the first scientific report was made describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The AIDS epidemic has claimed more than 36 million lives since the first cases were reported in 1981. AIDS is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). While more people can live with the virus that causes AIDS, there is… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 30, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Construction on crisis management system of the school public health emergencies - Yong XU.
Against the background that the current novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic still exists, for schools of all levels and types, the establishment of a rapid response and efficient school public health emergency response mechanism is still the need for scho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Practice and discussion on children health communication public health emergencies - Yian YU, Nan YU.
This article takes the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic as an example, takes the r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Post-COVID-19 psychosis: Cotard's syndrome and potentially high risk of harm and self-harm in a first-onset acute and transient psychotic disorder after resolution of COVID-19 pneumonia - Ignatova D, Krasteva K, Akabalieva K, Alexiev S.
This report aims to illustrate the possibility of an acute onset of psychosis after COVID-19 infection in a patient without previous history of psychiatric disorders and to highlight the need for early screening and intervention in such cases. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Nigeria: Pneumonia Kills 162, 000 Children Annually - Govt
[Daily Trust] Pneumonia claims the lives of 162, 000 Nigerian children under five annually, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Preventing the next public health emergency: New evidence demonstrates need to address antimicrobial resistance
COVID-19 is not the first pandemic caused by a novel strain of a virus affecting the upper respiratory tract.Over the past 100 years, pandemics have been caused by novel forms of influenza and other coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East Severe respiratory syndrome (MERS). Common complications of each of these infections include pneumonia which can lead to secondary bacterial infections requiring treatment with antibiotics. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - November 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jocelyn Ulrich Tags: Research and Development Antimicrobial Resistance Source Type: news

KA Imaging touts digital x-ray study of pneumonia
KA Imaging is touting early trial results that show the company's Reveal 35...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: KA Imaging lands radiography supply contract from Premier KA Imaging, STC to bring portable x-ray to Pakistan KA Imaging signs Alpha as U.S. x-ray distributor KA Imaging installs 2 x-ray units in Canada KA lands Health Canada license for Sight detector (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

U.S. Overdose Deaths Topped 100,000 in One Year, Officials Say
(NEW YORK) — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply. Overdose deaths have been rising for more than two decades, accelerated in the past two years and, according to new data posted Wednesday, jumped nearly 30% in the latest year. Experts believe the top drivers are the growing prevalence of deadly fentanyl in the illicit drug supply and the COVID-19 pandemic, which left many drug users socially isolated and unable to get treatment or other support. [time-brightcove not-...
Source: TIME: Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Researchers target a mouse ’s own cells, rather than using antibiotics, to treat pneumonia
NIH scientists say the approach may be a novel way to treat pneumonia in humans. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Kenya: World Marks Pneumonia Day Amid Increased Cases
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The World pneumonia day will be celebrated today amid calls from health advocates on leaders to scale up coordination between National and County governments to defeat the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Pneumonia Still Leading Killer of Children in the Country, Says Government
[Nation] Narok, Samburu, West Pokot, Marsabit and Mandera recorded very high cases of pneumonia in the past 12 months, while Kericho, Kisumu, West Pokot, Laikipia, Samburu, Kitui, Nyeri, Nairobi and Uasin Gishu registered the highest neonatal deaths, according to the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is pneumonia?
World Pneumonia Day will be observed on Friday, Nov. 12. This is a day designated to raise awareness about pneumonia, promote interventions to prevent and treat pneumonia, and generate action to combat pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus, causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 12, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Gates Foundation to invest up to $90M in vaccine maker Inventprise
Redmond-based vaccine maker Inventprise is gaining serious backing from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation. On Wednesday, the biotech company announced an investment from the foundation of up to $90 million, contingent on manufacturing, clinical and preclinical milestones. The foundation is investing in IVT-25, a vaccine targeting pneumococcal bacterial infections. Pneumococcus can cause infections like pneumonia and meningitis. "High rates of morbidity and mortality due to pneumococcal disease… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 10, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rick Morgan Source Type: news

Kenya: 60 Hospitals Selected for Test Runs on Pneumonia Detection Devices
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kakamega, Kitui and Uasin Gishu have been selected to have test runs on the use of Pulse Oximeters (POX) in detection of Pneumonia in children under 5. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Baricitinib in Older Adults With COVID-19 Pneumonia Baricitinib in Older Adults With COVID-19 Pneumonia
This study suggests that baricitinib, a Janus kinase inhibitor, is effective in reducing mortality in older adults with moderate-to-severe COVID-19 pneumonia.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Pneumonia symptoms: Five warning signs that a Covid infection is now causing pneumonia
PNEUMONIA - swelling and inflammation in one or both lungs - can suddenly develop within a day or two, following an infection with the coronavirus. Those most at risk include the elderly, smokers, asthmatics, and babies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen to Present the Strength and Promise of its Hematologic Malignancies Portfolio and Pipeline at ASH 2021
RARITAN, N.J., November 4, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 45 company-sponsored abstracts, including 11 oral presentations, plus more than 35 investigator-initiated studies will be featured at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition. ASH is taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta and virtually from December 11-14, 2021.“We are committed to advancing the science and treatment of hematologic malignancies and look forward to presenting the latest research from our robust portfolio and pipeline du...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Age - Related Disease Risks Up for Younger B - NHL Survivors
Relative risks for acute renal failure, pneumonia, and nutritional deficiencies increased for survivors younger than 65 years versus 65 years of age or older (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Magic Johnson ’s HIV Disclosure Helped to Shatter Stigmas. But 30 Years Later, Disparities in Treatment Remain
For many watching Earvin “Magic” Johnson on television on Nov. 7, 1991, his words were tantamount to an announcement of his own death sentence. In a press conference hastily convened by Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers after a local media outlet got wind of the story, the 32-year-old NBA superstar revealed he was HIV positive. Dr. Michael Mellman, then the Lakers team physician, remembers a last-minute conversation with Johnson, just before they walked out to face a sea of cameras: “He looked at me and said, I just want to get this straight, I have HIV, not AIDS, right?” [time-brightcove not-tgx=...
Source: TIME: Health - November 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Francine Uenuma Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 HIV/AIDS nationpod NBA Sports Source Type: news