Kenya:Pharmacy Board Recalls Batches of Pneumonia Drug
[Nation] The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has recalled a drug used to prevent and treat pneumonia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Oregon Works: OHSU dean on the skills doctor's do and don't need
When it comes to the skills doctors need in 2018, it ’s about more than medical knowledge and procedural skills, such as how to set a broken arm or diagnose pneumonia. Doctors today need competency in soft skills, said Dr. George Mejicano, senior associate dean for education at the OHSU School of Medicine. Those include professionalism, interperso nal communication, systems-based practice and problem-based learning and improvement. If medicine were a dinner party, the host would need to do more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

How Oregon Works: OHSU dean on the skills doctor's do and don't need
When it comes to the skills doctors need in 2018, it ’s about more than medical knowledge and procedural skills, such as how to set a broken arm or diagnose pneumonia. Doctors today need competency in soft skills, said Dr. George Mejicano, senior associate dean for education at the OHSU School of Medicine. Those include professionalism, interperso nal communication, systems-based practice and problem-based learning and improvement. If medicine were a dinner party, the host would need to do more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistant bug is spreading in the Canary Islands
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is warning that tourists in Gran Canaria have been infected with the Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria, which can cause pneumonia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Combination Boosts Older Adults' Immunity in Early Trial Drug Combination Boosts Older Adults' Immunity in Early Trial
A phase 2a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial showed that a combination of drugs decreases the incidence of infections, including influenza and pneumonia, in older adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Richard Bacon pneumonia: Former Blue Peter star 'put in coma': What is the lung condition?
RICHARD BACON revealed he had pneumonia last week , he told his Twitter followers. But the former Blue Peter presenter has now been reportedly put into a medically-induced coma. What is pneumonia, and what are the symptoms to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse-Driven Protocol Increased Vaccination for Flu, Pneumonia
A pilot protocol developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center resulted in exponential increases in both influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations in the outpatient setting. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elizabeth Rodriguez, DNP, RN, OCN Source Type: news

Drop in Childhood Pneumococcal, Hib Deaths From 2000 to 2015
Most children who died of pneumococcus and Hib presented with pneumonia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

The Respiratory Infections Team a novel paradigm in the management of community-acquired pneumonia
This shared learning outlines how a Respiratory Infections Team was developed at Royal Derby Hospital, comprising 3 specialist nurses supported by a respiratory consultant and antimicrobial pharmacist. Its aims were to review patients admitted to hospital and to improve concordance with NICE pneumonia guidelines. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:Clinics Manage Hypertension Patients Better When More Hands Are On Deck
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's clinic based health system was originally created to provide primary care services like maternal and child care and care for acute conditions such as pneumonia or malaria. But the clinics have been facing rapidly increasing demand for a range of additional services. This is partly because of the need to provide antiretroviral drugs at clinic level and partly because there is an increasing number of older South Africans who have chronic conditions like high blood pressure (hypertension). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The only way to protect our  NHS? Fund social care | Sonia Sodha
The founding principles of the health service must be extended to social care. Otherwise the NHS will be run into the groundThere ’s so much of modern life we take for granted, but not the NHS. It has a special place in British hearts, outranking the armed forces and theroyal family in what makes us proud to be British. But the NHS is facing two existential tests on its 70th birthday, both of which exert big cost pressures.Back in the 50s, much of its work involved doling out treatment for one-off illnesses such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. Today, those serious infections are less common and the greatest demands on...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sonia Sodha Tags: Ageing NHS Health Society Science Cancer Diabetes Politics UK news Social care Source Type: news

The only way to protect our  NHS? Set up a National Care Service | Sonia Sodha
The founding principles of the health service must be extended to social care. Otherwise the NHS will be run into the groundThere ’s so much of modern life we take for granted, but not the NHS. It has a special place in British hearts, outranking the armed forces and theroyal family in what makes us proud to be British. But the NHS is facing two existential tests on its 70th birthday, both of which exert big cost pressures.Back in the 50s, much of its work involved doling out treatment for one-off illnesses such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. Today, those serious infections are less common and the greatest demands on...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sonia Sodha Tags: Ageing NHS Health Society Science Cancer Diabetes Politics UK news Social care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of viral pneumonia?
Viral pneumonia causes symptoms that include a cough, fever, and chills. It often occurs as a complication of the common cold. Those more at risk include young children and older adults. The condition usually resolves without treatment, but doctors may prescribe antiviral medication. Learn about viral pneumonia here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Number of smokers in England falls by 1.6m
Number of adult smokers fell from 7.7m in 2011 to 6.1m in 2017 Related items fromOnMedica Vaping may boost pneumonia risk, preliminary findings suggest Cutting smoking rates could save NHS £67m a year Public Health doctor argues for a smoke-free NHS Tobacco use falls but targets still unmet Million fewer smokers in France (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How a New Emphysema Device Won FDA Approval in Six Months
FDA has approved a new device intended to treat breathing difficulty associated with severe emphysema. The approval comes just two weeks after an FDA advisory panel shot down a competing technology targeting the same patient population. The agency approved Pulmonx Inc.'s Zephyr endobronchial valve through the breakthrough device designation, a pathway reserved for devices that provide for more effective treatment or diagnosis of a life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating disease or condition. Devices also must meet one of the following criteria: the device must represent a breakthrough technology; there must be no app...
Source: MDDI - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Pulmonx wins FDA approval for Zephyr endobronchial valve
The FDA today granted pre-market approval under its breakthrough devices designation to the Zephyr endobronchial valve made by Pulmonx for treating severe emphysema. Emphysema, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, causes irreversible damage to the lung’s alveoli, trapping air during exhalation that in turn can cause the diseased tissue to grow larger and pressure healthy lung tissue. The Zephyr device is designed to decrease the volume of the chest to improve function in the heart, respiratory muscles and healthy lung tissue. Inserted via bronchoscopy, the pencil-eraser-sized valves prevent air from ent...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Pulmonx Source Type: news

Re: Today is ASK day. Also, are you a new mom struggling with breastfeeding?
Today isASK day.  ASK (Asking Saves Kids) is a campaign to promote a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe: We encourage parents to ask, " Is there an unlocked gun in your house? " before sending their child over to play at another home. Every day78 children (28,470 annually!) are killed by guns in our country.  About one-third of homes with kids have guns, many left unlocked or loaded.  In 2017 at least 285 of those children inadvertently shots themselves or someone else because they found a gun that was unlocked and loaded according to everytownresear...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - June 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Chemical Found In Toothpaste May Help Fuel Antibiotic Resistance
BOSTON (CBS) – Last month WBZ-TV reported that a chemical found in toothpaste could be linked to colon cancer. Now a new study finds that the same ingredient could be putting our lives at risk from dangerous infections. The inappropriate use of antibiotics is making bacteria more resistant. Common conditions like pneumonia, skin infections, urinary tract infections, and ear infections are becoming more difficult to treat and people are actually dying from resistant infections. A chemical called triclosan, which is often used in toothpaste and other household products to prevent growth of bacteria, could be contributi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Triclosan Source Type: news

Patterns of injury and outcomes in the elderly patient with rib fractures: a multicenter observational study - Van Vledder MG, Kwakernaak V, Hagenaars T, Van Lieshout EMM, Verhofstad MHJ.
This study aims to identify patterns of injury and risk factors for pneumonia and death in elderly patients with rib fractures. METHODS: A r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Pneumonia Vaccination: Who Should Have One?
Title: Pneumonia Vaccination: Who Should Have One?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/8/2006 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Testing for Coccidioidomycosis Among CAP Patients Testing for Coccidioidomycosis Among CAP Patients
Which community-acquired pneumonia patients should be tested for coccidioidomycosis?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Huge drop in children dying of meningitis and pneumonia
Hib and pneumococcus once killed thousands a year in the US and Europe, and still do in developing countries. A new Johns Hopkins report finds vaccines are driving down the rate of deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccination (Pneumonia Vaccine)
Title: Pneumococcal Vaccination (Pneumonia Vaccine)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 4/12/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

1.35 million children's lives saved by HiB and pneumococcal vaccines since 2000
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Childhood deaths from two leading bacterial causes of pneumonia and meningitis, pneumococcus and Hib, declined sharply during the period 2000 to 2015, especially as vaccines against these pathogens were introduced in high-burden countries, according to new estimates from a team led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

1.45 million children's lives saved by HiB and pneumococcal vaccines since 2000
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Childhood deaths from two leading bacterial causes of pneumonia and meningitis, pneumococcus and Hib, declined sharply during the period 2000 to 2015, especially as vaccines against these pathogens were introduced in high-burden countries, according to new estimates from a team led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about aspiration pneumonia
Aspiration pneumonia is an infection that may occur if a person breathes something in instead of swallowing it. The germs from food particles, saliva, vomit, or other substances may infect the airways and lead to aspiration pneumonia. In this article, learn more about the treatment and complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Mycoplasma pneumoniae
This guidance, covering the characteristics and epidemiology of Mycoplasma pneumonia, was updated in May 2018, when a summary of data was added. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Rights Must Be on the Table During U.S.-North Korea Talks
Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, addresses the Assembly’s annual general debate. Credit: UN Photo/Cia PakBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 8 2018 (IPS)Human rights issues must be included in next week’s United States-North Korea summit in order to create a “sustainable agreement”, said a UN expert. In an effort towards denuclearization, U.S. President Trump is set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.In anticipation of the summit, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Tomás Ojea Quin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Democracy Featured Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Nuclear Energy - Nuclear Weapons TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

In quest to leapfrog Pfizer, Peninsula vaccine company gets $85 million injection
The vaccine that halts pneumonia, meningitis and other bloodstream infections is good, but SutroVax Inc. has 85 million new reasons to believe it can do better. The Foster City company added $85 million in a Series C round and welcomed a well-respected biopharmaceutical executive as chairman as it hopes to surpass Pfizer Inc. to produce a broader, next-generation vaccine against a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. Thanks to the Series C found l ed by new investor TPG Growth, the five-year-old… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

In quest to leapfrog Pfizer, Peninsula vaccine company gets $85 million injection
The vaccine that halts pneumonia, meningitis and other bloodstream infections is good, but SutroVax Inc. has 85 million new reasons to believe it can do better. The Foster City company added $85 million in a Series C round and welcomed a well-respected biopharmaceutical executive as chairman as it hopes to surpass Pfizer Inc. to produce a broader, next-generation vaccine against a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. Thanks to the Series C found l ed by new investor TPG Growth, the five-year-old… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

In quest to leapfrog Pfizer, Peninsula vaccine company gets $85 million injection
The vaccine that halts pneumonia, meningitis and other bloodstream infections is good, but SutroVax Inc. has 85 million new reasons to believe it can do better. The Foster City company added $85 million in a Series C round and welcomed a well-respected biopharmaceutical executive as chairman as it hopes to jump Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) to produce a broader, next-generation vaccine against a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. Thanks to the Series C found led by new investor TPG Growth, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

In quest to leapfrog Pfizer, Peninsula vaccine company gets $85 million injection
The vaccine that halts pneumonia, meningitis and other bloodstream infections is good, but SutroVax Inc. has 85 million new reasons to believe it can do better. The Foster City company added $85 million in a Series C round and welcomed a well-respected biopharmaceutical executive as chairman as it hopes to jump Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) to produce a broader, next-generation vaccine against a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. Thanks to the Series C found led by new investor TPG Growth, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Children who have their tonsils removed are three times more likely to develop asthma and pneumonia  
Researchers at the universities of Copenhagen and Melbourne studied more than a million people born between 1979 and 1999 to find the link between tonsils and lung disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

37th Anniversary of the First Reported Cases of AIDS in the United States
June 5 is an important anniversary in the history of HIV and AIDS in the United States. On this date in 1981 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), describing cases of a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Disease: A Vaccine Preventable Threat
Pneumococcal disease is one of the leading causes of illness among children and seniors. The potentially deadly pneumococcal bacteria causes pneumonia, but it also causes meningitis, sinusitis, sepsis, and ear infections. However, a pneumococcal vaccine can protect both children and adults. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids Are Now Responsible for 1 in 5 Deaths Among Young Adults
In 2016, one in 65 deaths in the United States involved opioids — and among younger adults, that number skyrocketed to one in five, according to a new study. Data has shown for years that deaths involving both prescribed and illicit opioids are rising sharply. They’ve nearly doubled since 2009, and have infiltrated all genders, demographics and geographic areas, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. The new study, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, puts some of those numbers into new perspective. The paper used data from the CDC’s WONDER database, which tracks...
Source: TIME: Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

The Speed of Sound: Ultrasound Beats Other Imaging in Diagnosing Pneumonia
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - June 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: The Speed of Sound Source Type: news

Rise in 'preventable' emergency readmissions to hospital
Undiagnosed pneumonia and pressure sores are behind the rise in hospitals in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida Hospital breaks ground on Connerton facility expansion
Golf course manager Don Schang was placed in a medically-induced coma and spent two months in a hospital to treat a bout of double pneumonia following a ski trip with his two sons in Portland, Oregon. But, when he still needed to go to another facility for more care, he was sent to Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care in Land O’ Lakes, where he spent another two months. "I had the best of care here," he said. "The people here were magnificent." Schang was on hand Thursday morni ng… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

Obese patients more likely to survive infection in hospital
Study reveals obesity paradox where normal weight patients are less likely to recover from pneumoniaObesitycan shorten lives, but obese people who are hospitalised for infectious diseases, pneumonia and sepsis have a better chance of surviving than those who are of normal weight, according to new research.The so-called “obesity paradox” was illustrated by three separate presentations at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna. A study of more than 18,000 people admitted to hospital with an infectious disease in Denmark found those who were overweight were 40% less likely to die, and those who were obese 50% ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Obesity Society Health Hospitals Research UK news US news Science Source Type: news

ANOTHER drop in US life expectancy
Death rates rose for Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, flu and pneumonia, and three other leading causes of death, according to numbers posted online Wednesday by the CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

King of Prussia biopharm firm posts positive study data for experimental pneumonia therapy
Nabriva Therapeutics announced positive results Monday from its second large-scale, late-stage clinical trial of its experimental therapy for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). The biopharmaceutical company, which has operations in Dublin, Ireland and King of Prussia, plans to file a new drug application for the therapy – called Lefamulin – with the Food and Drug Administration during the fourth quarter of this year. Nabriva’s stock surged by more than 20 percent in pre-market… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Nabriva shares tumble as safety worries plague pneumonia drug
(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc's antibiotic drug to treat a common form of pneumonia met the main goal of a key clinical trial, but concerns over its side effects sent the drug developer's shares down 13 percent on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nabriva's pneumonia drug succeeds late-stage study, shares surge
(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc said on Monday its antibiotic to treat adults with a common form of pneumonia met the main goal of a second late-stage study, putting the company on track to file for the drug's approval in the fourth quarter of 2018. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nabriva's pneumonia drug succeeds in late-stage study
(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc's pneumonia drug for adults met the main goal of a late-stage study, the company said on Monday, putting it on track to file a marketing application with U.S. regulators later this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray
Lung ultrasound finds more cases of pneumonia in children and young adults...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? AIUM: Lung US can handle diagnosis of pediatric pneumonia Most pediatric chest x-rays appear unnecessary DR tomo holds promise for fungal pneumonia surveillance H7N9 bird flu pneumonia scans show common imaging findings (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sepsis: the silent killer
Felicity Cottle discusses the impact of sepsis and what trusts can do to continue improving early recognition and treatment Related items fromOnMedica New drive to reduce sepsis deaths unveiled Treat sepsis with same urgency as suspected heart attacks, clinicians told Emergency sepsis care improving but treatment still not given fast enough Pneumonia or sepsis linked to increased risk of CVD New drive to fight ‘silent killer’ sepsis (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hotel Pools and Hot Tubs Are Major Sources of Waterborne Illness Outbreaks, CDC Says
You may want to think twice before taking a dip on your next vacation, according to the results of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2000 and 2014, the CDC recorded 493 disease outbreaks related to treated recreational water, resulting in more than 27,000 illnesses and eight deaths. And in almost a third of those outbreaks, the infections could be traced back to hotel pools, hot tubs and spas, the CDC says. In hotels, pools were a major culprit, but 65 cases stemmed from hot tubs or spas. Of the outbreaks with a confirmed cause, the vast majority — 94% — were due t...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news