Near-drowning associated Aeromonas pneumonia - Fouquet H, Guimas M, Teulier S, Testaert H, Bergot E, Reviron-Rabec L.
INTRODUCTION: Aeromonas pneumonia associated with near-drowning, though uncommon, is serious and a major morbidity factor for patients. CLINICAL CASE: A healthy 30-year-old man nearly drowned in a pound. He was admitted to the medical intensive care unit a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

PPIs and Long-Term Risk of Pneumonia in Older Adults PPIs and Long-Term Risk of Pneumonia in Older Adults
Might long-term use of proton-pump inhibitors increase pneumonia risk in the elderly?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Decades later, man meets the UCLA doctor who saved his life
It ’s 1970 and 10-month-old Maurice Elias lay in a hospital bed in the pediatric intensive care unit dangerously malnourished, at just 14 pounds, and with a severe infection in his mouth. The antibiotics that doctors at UCLA had been using to treat Maurice, who had been born without a functional immu ne system, were no longer working.The only way Maurice was going to survive was a bone marrow transplant.“If we couldn't find a way to give Maurice a working immune system, he was going to die. And the only way to do so was with a risky transplant that could be fatal, too,” said Dr. Richard Stiehm, the UCLA d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Disparities in Mortality, Readmissions, Across US Hospitals Disparities in Mortality, Readmissions, Across US Hospitals
A new study shows racial and socioeconomic disparities in outcome for MI, heart failure, and pneumonia, but findings suggest they stem not from level of care but larger systemic causes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Disparities in Mortality, Readmissions Across US Hospitals Disparities in Mortality, Readmissions Across US Hospitals
A new study shows racial and socioeconomic disparities in outcome for MI, heart failure, and pneumonia, but findings suggest they stem not from level of care but larger systemic causes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Italy confirms Legionnaires' outbreak from cooling towers
Officials in northern Italy say they have confirmed that commercial water cooling towers were the source of a Legionnaires' outbreak that sent more than 400 people to the hospital with pneumonia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI
NEW YORK CITY - Will artificial intelligence (AI) replace radiologists over...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm produces synthetic brain MR images C-MIMI: AI automatically generates radiology impressions C-MIMI: FDA readies program to speed software reviews C-MIMI: Radiologists 'swarm' with AI to detect pneumonia Business models emerge for AI in medical imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

No increased risk of lung infections among infants using popular anti-reflux medicines
(University of Otago) New University of Otago research shows infants using popular anti-reflux medicines like omeprazole are not at increased risk of pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections, contrary to findings from other international studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Overcrowding Played Huge Role in Spreading of Klebsiella Pneumonia Outbreak At Thelle Mogoerane Hospital
[News24Wire] The Gauteng department of health says an interim report revealed that "extreme overcrowding" played a major factor in the spreading of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria Klebsiella Pneumonia at the Thelle Mogoerane hospital in Vosloorus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Inhaled corticosteroids linked to higher infection risk
People using ICS at much greater risk of developing non-TB mycobacteria lung infections Related items fromOnMedica Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Macrolide antibiotics improve symptoms in bronchiectasis Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD, says NICE Pneumonia guidelines might raise death rate More action needed to treat TB (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AI firms to establish research platform
A coalition of firms working on artificial intelligence plans to establish...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: C-MIMI: AI automatically generates radiology impressions C-MIMI: FDA readies program to speed software reviews C-MIMI: Radiologists 'swarm' with AI to detect pneumonia Business models emerge for AI in medical imaging Live from C-MIMI: Dr. Bradley Erickson on AI and radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chest Radiograph Effective for Excluding Pediatric Pneumonia
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 -- A negative chest radiograph (CXR) accurately excludes pneumonia in the majority of children, according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics. Susan C. Lipsett, M.D., from Harvard University in Boston,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug Combo No Better for Hard-to-Treat Bloodstream Infections Drug Combo No Better for Hard-to-Treat Bloodstream Infections
A carbapenem-sparing option for the treatment of ceftriaxone-resistant infections was not equal to meropenem and should not be used in the setting of E coli or K pneumonia bloodstream infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

South Africa:Probe Under Way After Five Babies Die in Klebsiella Outbreak at Gauteng Hospital
[News24Wire] A probe is currently under way to establish the extent of a Klebsiella pneumonia outbreak after the death toll rose to five babies at a hospital in Vosloorus, Gauteng this past week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

C-MIMI: Radiologists 'swarm' with AI to detect pneumonia
Are radiologists and artificial intelligence (AI) better together than apart?...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live from C-MIMI: Dr. Bradley Erickson on AI and radiology Live from C-MIMI: Dr. Eliot Siegel on AI and radiology C-MIMI: 8 myths about AI in radiology -- and why they're wrong RSNA launches AI challenge to detect pneumonia on x-rays Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Italy health authorities investigate pneumonia outbreak
Health authorities in northern Italy are investigating whether bacteria in the water supply is behind an outbreak of pneumonia that has sickened more than 100 people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The prognostic performance of qSOFA for community-acquired pneumonia
The objectives of the present study were to compare the prognostic performance of qSOFA with existing pneumonia severity scores, such as CURB-65 (confusion, blood urea nitrogen> 19 mg/dL, respiratory rate ≥ 30/min, systolic blood pressure (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: I ’m worried my pneumonia jab has worn off after 20 years
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns. This week, he focuses on the pneumonia jab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the complications of COPD?
COPD is a chronic condition that can worsen over time. Possible complications of COPD include pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, depression, heart failure, and frailty. Here, we examine these complications and look at whether or not COPD can cause death. We also offer tips for preventing complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Uganda:No More Septrin for Aids Patients - Government
[Monitor] Kampala -People living with HIV/Aids in Uganda (PLWHA) will stop taking Septrin as a complementary drug that fights opportunistic infections such as malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia, according to the new Health ministry guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Improving Oral Care in Nursing Homes May Reduce Pneumonia Rates
Preliminary results from a cluster randomized controlled trial have shown the potential of a mouth care program to curb the rates of pneumonia in the nursing home setting. Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presented his group ’s findings at AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Annual Conference. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Ellis Source Type: news

How a Design Tweak Triggered a CPAP-Related Product Recall
Sometimes even the most simple design changes can create a safety issue. That seems to be the takeaway from a Class I recall that one manufacturer of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask is dealing with. Want to learn how to employ evolutionary Design while satisfying the requirements for an FDA compliant process? A panel of experts will tackle the topic at MD&M Minneapolis, the Midwest's largest medtech event.    Compass Health is recalling the replacement cushion seals for the Probasics Brand Zzz-Mask SG Full Face CPAP Mask due to a design change made to the cushion seal replace...
Source: MDDI - August 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance & Source Type: news

1 Dead, 11 Others Sickened In Hampton Beach Legionnaires ’ Outbreak
HAMPTON, N.H. (CBS) – New Hampshire health officials confirmed Thursday that one person has died from pneumonia linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the popular beach town of Hampton. Health officials say one elderly adult died from complications related to the disease. Eleven other people tested positive for Legionnaire’s disease. The state has been investigating the cases at Hampton Beach in the area of Ashworth Ave. between Island Path and M Street. As a precaution, the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DPHS) has closed the hot tubs at Sands Hotel and the Harris Sea Ranch Motel. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Hampton Beach Legionnaires Disease Local TV Source Type: news

Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Requiring health insurers to pay for adult vaccinations given at retail pharmacies could help prevent the spread of deadly communicable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal infection and human papillomavirus, according to a  new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Many insurers do not cover pharmacy-administered vaccines; cover a limited selection of vaccines; or require people they insure to get vaccinated only at pharmacies within their insurance network, the study reports.Overall vaccination rates in state are lowThe overall vaccination rate among adult Californians is far below federa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Preop Dental Care Slightly Cuts Pneumonia Risk After Cancer Surgery Preop Dental Care Slightly Cuts Pneumonia Risk After Cancer Surgery
Patients undergoing major cancer surgery might reduce their risk of postoperative pneumonia by seeing a dentist beforehand, a study from Japan suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

RSNA launches AI challenge to detect pneumonia on x-rays
The RSNA has launched its second annual machine-learning challenge: The RSNA...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA names editor for new online journal RSNA to offer educational AI events Perception Lab to return to RSNA for 3rd year RSNA foundation to award $4M in grants RSNA plans AI course in Paris (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Alcohol and the risk of pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This review article found the risk of community-acquired pneumonia was increased in people who consumed alcohol at all or in higher amounts, relative to those who consumed no or lower amounts of alcohol, respectively. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Case Of Dog Flu Confirmed In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) – Dog owners are being urged to vaccinate their pets as the first case of canine flu this year has been confirmed in Massachusetts. A six-month-old poodle was treated and released on Aug. 14 after a two-day stay at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center. The MSPCA is urging owners of at-risk dogs to consider vaccinating their pets against the highly contagious virus for added protection. Veterinarians estimate that the the vaccine is about 60 percent effective. Dr. Virginia Sinnott of Angell’s Emergency & Critical Care Unit examines a dog after Massachusetts saw its first confirmed case...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Angell Animal Medical Center dog flu MSPCA Source Type: news

Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Pneumonia Risk in Older Adults
THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 -- Among older adults in primary care, use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is associated with greater risk of pneumonia in the second year of treatment, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel nanoparticle-based approach detects and treats oral plaque without drugs
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) When the good and bad bacteria in our mouth become imbalanced, the bad bacteria form a biofilm (aka plaque), which can cause cavities, and if left untreated over time, can lead to cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases like diabetes and bacterial pneumonia. A team of researchers from the University of Illinois has recently devised a practical nanotechnology-based method for detecting and treating the harmful bacteria that cause plaque and lead to tooth decay and other detrimental conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dental care may benefit patients scheduled for cancer surgery
Preoperative oral care by a dentist may help reduce postoperative complications in patients who undergo cancer surgery, according to a newBJS (British Journal of Surgery) study.Of 509,179 patients studied, 16% received preoperative oral care from a dentist. When a surgeon requested that a dentist provide preoperative oral care to a patient with cancer, the dentist checked the patient's oral condition, provided professional tooth cleaning, taught the patient self-cleaning methods for the teeth, and provided any treatment needed. In the study, 15,724 patients (3.09%) developed postoperative pneumonia and 1734 (0.34%) died wi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The life-affirming legacy of my near-death experience
Before I nearly died I suffered from acute anxiety – but there’s been no sign of it sinceA few weeks ago, the TV and radio presenterRichard Bacon was in the news for having spent seven days in an induced coma in Lewisham Hospital in south London after becoming ill with a lung infection on a flight from Los Angeles. Doctors told him afterwards that he had nearly died. My first reaction to this was: how dreadful for him and his family. My second reaction, more or less on top of the first, was: seven days? That ’s nothing.In 2012, I spent three weeks in an induced coma at King ’s College Hospital, a fe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tom Lee Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Omadacycline Recommended by FDA Panel for ABSSSI and CABP Omadacycline Recommended by FDA Panel for ABSSSI and CABP
An FDA panel recommended omadacycline for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Advisors Like Novel Tetracycline Analogue
(MedPage Today) -- Recommend approval for omadacycline in pneumonia, skin infections (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA panel recommends approval of Paratek's antibiotic
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has recommended approval of an experimental medicine, in both intravenous and oral forms, developed by Paratek Pharmaceuticals to treat skin infections and pneumonia. The FDA's Antimicrobials Drug Advisory Committee voted 17-to-1 to recommend approval of the new drug candidate, an antibiotic called omadacycline, for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. The committee voted 14-4 to recommend approval of omadacycline for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA panel recommends approval of Paratek's antibiotic
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has recommended approval of an experimental medicine, in both intravenous and oral forms, developed by Paratek Pharmaceuticals to treat skin infections and pneumonia. The FDA's Antimicrobials Drug Advisory Committee voted 17-to-1 to recommend approval of the new drug candidate, an antibiotic called omadacycline, for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. The committee voted 14-4 to recommend approval of omadacycline for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA panel recommends approval of Paratek's antibiotic
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has recommended approval of an experimental medicine, in both intravenous and oral forms, developed by Paratek Pharmaceuticals to treat skin infections and pneumonia. The FDA's Antimicrobials Drug Advisory Committee voted 17-to-1 to recommend approval of the new drug candidate, an antibiotic called omadacycline, for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. The committee voted 14-4 to recommend approval of omadacycline for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA panel recommends approval of Paratek's antibiotic
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has recommended approval of an experimental medicine, in both intravenous and oral forms, developed by Paratek Pharmaceuticals to treat skin infections and pneumonia. The FDA's Antimicrobials Drug Advisory Committee voted 17-to-1 to recommend approval of the new drug candidate, an antibiotic called omadacycline, for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. The committee voted 14-4 to recommend approval of omadacycline for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

U.S. FDA panel backs approval of Paratek's antibiotic
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert panel on Wednesday voted in favor of approval of Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc's antibiotic to treat bacterial pneumonia and skin infections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Paratek Antibiotic Noninferior to Current Treatments-FDA Staff Paratek Antibiotic Noninferior to Current Treatments-FDA Staff
Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc's new antibiotic for bacterial pneumonia and skin infections is not inferior to current treatments, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA Advisors Set to Consider Next-Gen Tetracycline for CABP
(MedPage Today) -- Omadacycline promising in community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and more (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Paratek antibiotic not inferior to current treatments: FDA staff
A new antibiotic from Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc is not inferior to current treatments for bacterial skin infections and pneumonia, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Pneumonia, Diarrhoea Persist in Nigeria
[Leadership] The prevalence of ailments such as pneumonia and diarrhoea in Nigeria has been linked to the inability of state governments to domesticate Amoxicillin dispersible tablet and Co-Pack Zinc tablet/Low Osmolality Oral Rehydration Solution for the treatment of the diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Case For Sauna Bathing Is Stronger Than Ever
A new research review has plenty of good news for people who love a good sauna session: Studies overwhelmingly suggest that the relaxing habit is also a healthy one. A paper published Wednesday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings gathered existing findings on Finnish sauna bathing, the practice of spending time in relatively dry rooms heated to between 80 and 100 degrees, interspersed with periods of cooling. The results were culled from more than 70 studies published up through February 2018. Overall, the research suggests that “sauna bathing, an activity used for the purposes of pleasure, wellness, and relaxation, is linked...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Ultrasound shows potential for confirming the diagnosis of pneumonia in children
This NIHR Signal concludes that lung ultrasound may be a viable and accurate alternative to chest X-ray for confirming a clinical diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia in children. The authors states that if ultrasound could replace at least some of the X-ray investigations in emergency departments, it would spare children a dose of radiation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Readmissions Conundrum: How (and What) Are We Doing?
It ’s been a good 6 years since the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services started wielding the stick called HRRP, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, designed to encourage hospitals to improve discharge planning and reduce unnecessary acute care rehospitalizations. In 2012, the 30-day readmission rate for Medicare beneficiaries was around 19%, and it was thought that many of these readmissions were potentially avoidable. The penalties started at a maximum of 1% of a hospital ’s total Medicare A payments, and initially considered only the diagnoses of heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, an...
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Karl Steinberg Tags: on my mind Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about bibasilar crackles
Bibasilar crackles are abnormal sounds from the base of the lungs, and they usually signal a problem with airflow. Some causes of bibasilar crackles include bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, and heart failure. In this article, we describe the sounds and symptoms in detail. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

New target is an apparent triple threat to pneumonia
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Severe pneumonia causes a buildup of fluid in the lungs that makes the basics of breathing and getting oxygen out to the body difficult to impossible.Scientists are exploring a new target for treating both barrier leakiness and fluid buildup that, in lab animals and early human trials, seems to restore tight barriers and fluid clearance so we can breathe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Six Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Patients
It ’s difficult to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing an article about artificial intelligence. These column-inches spark our imaginations with heady visions of possible futures and crease our brows with concern in equal measure. But one thing you cannot escape is that AI is here now and it’s only going to become more pervasive.While fear of an unknown technology is understandable, in many ways it does a disservice to the incredible impact that AI is already having on the world around us. In the healthcare space alone, it is offering ways to fundamentally rethink clinical practice, speeding up diagnosis, ...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Kenya:Alarm As Children Miss Vaccines Due to Health Workers' Strikes
[Nation] A prolonged health workers strike last year has cost the country its gains in immunisation coverage, exposing children under one year to polio, pneumonia and tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news