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Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands often Limit exposure to infected people Keep stress in check Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Exercise Symptoms Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who u...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

Is seeing believing in imaging artificial intelligence?
Sometimes seeing is believing. An imaging artificial intelligence algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? Deep learning shows promise for bone age assessment AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pneumonia in a teenager hiding a fire-eating stunt - Ghezzi M, Odoni M, Testagrossa O, Messina D, Ruocco JD, Lovati C, Kantar A.
Pneumonia in children due to hydrocarbon aspiration is usually the result of an uncommon accidental event. However, an acute and severe type of pneumonia induced by hydrocarbon aspiration is occasionally experienced by entertainers known as fire-eaters. Di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nurse-led team improving outcomes for pneumonia patients
A new nurse-led respiratory infections team has reduced both hospital stays for patients with pneumonia and unnecessary antibiotic use, according to latest data. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Action Needed to Avoid the End of Modern Medicine
This study influenced the development of the WHO’s new  guidelines, which are aimed at influencing policy makers in the agriculture and health sectors.   According to a WHO press release, the guidelines include:An overall reduction in the use of all classes of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals.Complete restriction of these antibiotics for growth promotion and for disease prevention without diagnosis.Healthy animals should only receive antibiotics to prevent disease if it has been diagnosed in other animals in the same flock or herd or fish population.Antibiotics used in animals ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Development & Aid Global Governance Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Health Tip: Diagnosing Pneumonia
-- Pneumonia is a lung infection that most often spreads through coughing, sneezing or touching. Most people recover in one to three weeks, but pneumonia can be deadly, especially among people with weaker immune systems. The American Lung... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 5, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Diagnosing Pneumonia
Title: Health Tip: Diagnosing PneumoniaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

When Medicines Don ’t Work Anymore
Credit: BigstockBy Martin KhorPENANG, Malaysia, Dec 4 2017 (IPS)The growing crisis of antibiotic resistance is catching the attention of policy makers, but not at a rate enough to tackle it.More diseases are affected by resistance, meaning the bacteria cannot be killed even if different drugs are used on some patients, who then succumb.We are staring at a future in which antibiotics don’t work, and many of us or our children will not be saved from TB, cholera, deadly forms of dysentery, and germs contracted during surgery.Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, base...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Development & Aid Global Global Governance Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Resistance to Popular Antibiotic Began Years Ago
Ampicillin, a broad-spectrum penicillin, is widely used to treat many bacterial infections, including bladder and ear infections, pneumonia and gonorrhea. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean and Faculty on Domestic Violence
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clinical Signs Accurately Identify Pneumonia, Study Suggests Clinical Signs Accurately Identify Pneumonia, Study Suggests
Four specific clinical variables may help primary care providers accurately identify patients with pneumonia and thereby reduce unnecessary antibiotic use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Tens of Thousands Dying From $30 Bln Fake Drugs Trade Tens of Thousands Dying From $30 Bln Fake Drugs Trade
One in 10 drugs sold in developing countries is fake or substandard, leading to tens of thousands of deaths, many of them of African children given ineffective treatments for pneumonia and malaria, health officials said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Pneumonia symptoms could fought off by eating GARLIC, scientists reveal
DEADLY bacterial infections that cause chronic conditions like cystic fibrosis, pneumonia and the superbug MRSA, can be fought off by eating garlic, scientists have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 10 medicines in poor countries are fake or substandard, WHO warns
The World Health Organization says children are dying because they're being given counterfeit medicines for life-threatening conditions like pneumonia and malaria that aren't actually treating them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade, WHO says
LONDON (Reuters) - One in 10 drugs sold in developing countries is fake or substandard, leading to tens of thousands of deaths, many of them of African children given ineffective treatments for pneumonia and malaria, health officials said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bayer ’ s antibiotic drug-device combo fails in late-stage trial
Bayer (ETR:BAYN) reported last week that its antibiotic drug-device combination product failed in a phase III trial. In the 725-patient Inhale trial, Bayer’s Amikacin Inhale did not out-perform a placebo as a treatment for Gram-negative pneumonia in patients on ventilators. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Bayer’s antibiotic drug-device combo fails in late-stage trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Bayer nektartherapeutics Source Type: news

Indian toddler with protruding eyes dies after donations
The plight of Zailian Kaipeng, from rural India, hit the headlines two months ago and £10,000 poured in. But the boy, who had blood cancer, caught an infection which turned into pneumonia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about double pneumonia
A look at double pneumonia, a condition where pneumonia affects both lungs. Included is detail on when to seek treatment and the recovery outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Incidence and consequences of near-drowning-related pneumonia-a descriptive series from Martinique, French West Indies - Cerland L, Megarbane B, Kallel H, Brouste Y, Mehdaoui H, R ésière D.
Drowning represents one major cause of accidental death. Near-drowning patients are exposed to aspiration that may result in pneumonia with life-threatening consequences. We designed this descriptive study to investigate the frequency, nature, and conseque... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Phase III study with Amikacin Inhale in intubated and mechanically ventilated patients with Gram-negative pneumonia does not meet primary endpoint of superiority
WHIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 24, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Bayer today announced that INHALE, a global Phase III clinical study program investigating Amikacin Inhale in addition to standard of care in intubated and mechanically ventilated ... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery Bayer, Amikacin Inhale (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Quartet of tests could help GPs spot pneumonia more easily
All factors that can be readily tested for; but pulse oximetry key element Related items fromOnMedica Could ultrasound replace CXR for spotting pneumonia? Significant fall in hospital deaths from pneumonia Pneumonia or sepsis linked to increased risk of CVD Childhood asthma overdiagnosed, warn respiratory doctors Flimsy evidence for pharmacy sore throat test, claims dtb (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sclerosis medicine can fight multi-resistant bacteria
Encountering bacteria with innocent names such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacteriaceae can lead to hospitalisation and - in a worst-case scenario - can also be life-threatening. The bacteria, which cause infections such as pneumonia, frequently develop multi-resistance towards classic antibiotics. Researchers from Aarhus University have discovered that a drug known as glatiramer acetate, which is normally used for treating the disease multiple sclerosis, has a hitherto unknown effect on obstinate bacteria. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Four simple tests could help GPs spot pneumonia and reduce unnecessary antibiotics
(European Lung Foundation) Testing for fever, high pulse rate, crackly breath sounds, and low oxygen levels could be key to helping GPs distinguish pneumonia from less serious infections, according to a large study published in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Aridis uses human antibodies to fight against “time bomb” of antibiotic resistance
Although antibodies have gained plenty of ground in recent years as vehicles for cancer therapies, Aridis Pharmaceuticals wants to use them as nature intended – to fight infection. “These are human monoclonal antibodies being investigated as anti-infectives to treat bacterial infections associated with pneumonia,” founder & CEO Vu Truong told Drug Delivery Business News, referring to the company’s projects that are in pivotal trials. “The fundamental reason is that this is exactly what the antibody is designed to do – that is, to fight infection,” he explained. G...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Hospital Care Pharmaceuticals Research & Development aridispharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Concomitant Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Influenza B Virus Pneumonia in a Child without Evidence of Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Infection
We describe an 8-year-old boy who was admitted to our hospital with pneumonia caused by M. pneumoniae and influenza B virus without evidence of influenza A (H5N1) virus infection, during a concurrent H5N1 virus outbreak among domestic chickens in Kelantan, a state in Malaysia. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - November 21, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Zeti Norfidiyati Ayub, Azian Harun, Chan Yean Yean, Alwi Muhd Besari, Mimi Azliha Abu Bakar Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Pneumonia: Treatment with vaccines instead of antibiotics
(University of Zurich) A properly functioning immune system is key to resolve bacterial pneumonia. Researchers from the University Children's Hospital Zurich and UZH working with an international team have now found that specific immune cells are crucial for recovery. The researchers' work paves the way for developing new vaccines, which would also counteract the emerging resistance to antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why India ’s High Court Should Overturn Decision to Grant Vaccine Patent to Pfizer
The unmerited patent on Pfizer ’s lifesaving pneumonia vaccine would limit access to children worldwide. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

MSF: India's Decision to Give Pfizer Unmerited Patent on Lifesaving Pneumonia Vaccine Limits Access for Children Globally
Press releaseMSF: India's Decision to Give Pfizer Unmerited Patent on Lifesaving Pneumonia Vaccine Limits Access for Children GloballyNovember 20, 2017At High Court of Delhi hearing tomorrow, Doctors Without Borders will urge India to remain the “pharmacy of the developing world” and rethink decision that solidifies Pfizer monopoly on critical pneumonia vaccine (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

MSF Continues Efforts to Reduce Pneumonia Vaccine Price so More Kids Can Be Protected
Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is challenging a recent Indian court decision to give U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer a patent it doesn't deserve on its pneumonia vaccine Prevnar13 (PCV13). This decision solidifies Pfizer's monopoly across the globe and prevents vaccine manufacturers in India from making and selling more affordable versions of PCV13 for people in India and other countries where the patent exists until 2026. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Antimicrobial prescribing: Ceftazidime/avibactam
This evidence summary outlines the best available evidence for a new intravenous antimicrobial, ceftazidime/avibactam (Zavicefta). It is indicated for treating complicated intra-abdominal infections,complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis,hospital ‑acquired pneumonia, including ventilator‑associated pneumonia and infections caused by aerobic gram‑negative organisms in adults with limited treatment options. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists?
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by Stanford University...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep learning shows promise for bone age assessment Chest doctors issue guidelines for CT lung cancer screening AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research NIH releases massive database of chest x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Veni vidi vici: How natural killer cells conquer the superbug Klebsiella
(University of Vienna) Multidrug resistance of microbes poses a serious global threat to human health. Resistant strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae significantly reduce therapeutic options for the treatment of potentially fatal pneumonia or sepsis. Pavel Kovarik and his team now report new insights into how immune cells communicate at the site of infection and join forces in the fight against Klebsiella infections. Their results might be used for the development of alternatives to ineffective anti-microbial drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Africa:Pneumonia Claims 1 Million African Kids Yearly
[CAJ News] Dakar -CIVIL society organisations across Africa are advocating for governments to invest in immunisation and eradicate pneumonia. The disease kills nearly 1 million children in Africa per year. Organisations in some ten countries have met in Senegal where they called for more domestic financing to pneumonia vaccines, routine immunisation programmes and strengthening of health systems. The organisations that met under the auspices of the just-commemorated World Pneumonia Day are from Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivor (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists Have Made Their First Attempt at Gene Editing Inside a Human Patient
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot. “It’s kind of humbling” to be the first to test this, said Madeux, who has a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome. “I’m willing to take that risk. Hopefully it will help me and other people.” Signs of whether i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized gene editing Genetics health Innovation onetime overnight Research Source Type: news

More Laboratory Tests Performed at Major Teaching Hospitals
More tests per day for bacterial pneumonia, cellulitis at major teaching versus nonteaching hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in Bangladesh
SlideshowRohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in BangladeshNovember 14, 2017More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence that began on August 25. Carrying few belongings but bearing many physical and psychological wounds, refugees have shared horrific stories of attacks with staff from Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Teams are treating patients for bullet, blast, and stab wounds, severe burns, and sexual violence. Other serious medical needs include acute watery diarrhea, pneumonia, malnutrition, suspected me...
Source: MSF News - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a  " post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations, are life-threatening. To mark   World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13th-19th November,  we are highlighting Cochrane  evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics. Pr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Kenya:Gasping for Breath - Pneumonia's Deadly Toll
[Bhekisisa] A disease that claims the lives of two children under five a minute worldwide has hit drought-stricken Kenya hard, its spread driven by malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Act Now to End Pneumonia
[allAfrica] The numbers of children who die of pneumonia each year is staggering. In 2015, a child under five died every two minutes -- 920,000 in all -- and pneumonia is the leading cause of child deaths around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Announcement: World Pneumonia Day — November 12, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Progress Slow Against Diarrhoea, Pneumonia
[Daily Trust] Nigeria failed to meet targets for pneumonia and diarrhoea prevention and treatment, according to a progress report by the International Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FT Health: Pneumonia - the biggest killer of children
Mario Raviglione, climate change, music and mental health (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

No Added Value of a Macrolide in Pediatric Pneumonia No Added Value of a Macrolide in Pediatric Pneumonia
The combination of a macrolide like azithromycin with a beta-lactam is no more effective than a beta-lactam alone in treating children hospitalized with pneumonia, according to results from the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community Study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Promising Pneumonia Vaccine Under Development
Animal tests showed an immune response to 72 of the 90 - plus known strains of S. pneumoniae (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pfizer beats profit estimates, raises 2017 earnings forecast
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's quarterly profit beat market estimates, partly helped by higher-than-expected sales of its blockbuster pneumonia vaccine Prevnar, and the company also raised its full-year earnings forecast. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news