How to Keep Alzheimer ’s From Bringing About the Zombie Apocalypse
I tried to kill my father for years. To be fair, I was following his wishes. He’d made it clear that when he no longer recognized me, when he could no longer talk, when the nurses started treating him like a toddler, he didn’t want to live any longer. My father was 58 years old when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He took the diagnosis with the self-deprecating humor he’d spent a lifetime cultivating, constantly cracking jokes about how he would one day turn into a zombie, a walking corpse. We had a good 10 years with him after the diagnosis. Eventually, his jokes came true. Seven years ...
Source: TIME: Science - November 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jay Newton-Small Tags: Uncategorized Alzheimer's Disease Source Type: news

A Tiny Bug Ended My NFL Career —and Almost My Life
During my nine years in the NFL, I ruptured tendons in my fingers, suffered multiple concussions, and broke several bones. I tore my ACL, MCL, and PCL, and completely blew out my left knee. That last injury should have ended my career. But it didn’t. I put myself back together and played through the pain. What finally took me down? A tiny bug I had never heard of and couldn’t see. A drug-resistant staph infection called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cost me my NFL career—and almost my life. MRSA is one of many deadly, antibiotic-resistant infections. Together, these “superbugs” k...
Source: TIME: Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brandon Noble Tags: Uncategorized health Source Type: news

Study Finds No Support for Purported Side Effects of PPIs Study Finds No Support for Purported Side Effects of PPIs
Proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use is not associated with an increased risk of dementia, pneumonia or intestinal infections, and an association with chronic kidney disease (CKD) was likely due to residual confounding, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Kombucha can trigger bloating, headaches and migraines
Most people aren't aware they can trigger allergy-like symptoms and serious infections such as pneumonia, according to Manal Mohammed, a lecturer in microbiology at Westminster University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Climate Change is Clobbering Kids ’ Health
Let’s pretend the 195 nations that signed the 2016 Paris Climate Accord really do take all of the steps necessary to reach the agreement’s key goal: limiting the increase in global temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In that world, any children born today would grow up to witness some happy milestones. If they lived in the United Kingdom, they’d see their country phase out the use of coal by the time they turned six. If they lived in France, they would see gasoline-powered cars eliminated by their 21st birthday. And, as all of the 195 countries similarly reached their individual targets,...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Children climate change embargoed study Environment global warming health Source Type: news

How Climate Change is Clobbering Kids ’ Health
Let’s pretend the 195 nations that signed the 2016 Paris Climate Accord really do take all of the steps necessary to reach the agreement’s key goal: limiting the increase in global temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In that world, any children born today would grow up to witness some happy milestones. If they lived in the United Kingdom, they’d see their country phase out the use of coal by the time they turned six. If they lived in France, they would see gasoline-powered cars eliminated by their 21st birthday. And, as all of the 195 countries similarly reached their individual targets,...
Source: TIME: Science - November 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Children climate change embargoed study Environment global warming health Source Type: news

Michigan Teen Receives Double Lung Transplant After ‘Enormous’ Damage From Vaping
(DETROIT) — A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping, health officials said Tuesday. Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit described to reporters Tuesday the procedure that saved the 17-year-old’s life and pleaded for the public to understand the dangers of vaping. The teen was admitted in early September to a Detroit-area hospital with what appeared to be pneumonia. He was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and taken Oct. 3 to Henry Ford Hospital where the transplant was per...
Source: TIME: Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: COREY WILLIAMS Tags: Uncategorized health Michigan onetime vaping Source Type: news

Nigeria: Pneumonia Day - Why Govt Should Pay More Attention to Child-Killer Disease
[Premium Times] The high rate of child deaths from pneumonia in Nigeria is a violation of the right of children to survival and development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tuesday's Daily Brief: ‘Forgotten’ pneumonia epidemic, experts urge vigilance over Australia wildfires, Ebola vaccine breakthrough 
A recap of Tuesday’s top stories: Pneumonia number one killer of children; Australia’s wildfires rage on; Ebola vaccine gets green light; new child labour and trafficking study; Malnutrition soars in Latin America and Caribbean; Intellectual Property chief encourages innovation. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Forgotten’ pneumonia epidemic kills more children than any other disease
Pneumonia, an entirely preventable disease, kills more children than any other illness in the world, one child every 39 seconds. But although that statistic is well known, funding to improve survival rates continues to come up short, the UN and partners warned on Tuesday, World Pneumonia Day.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Approach Improves Quality of Care for Children in Rwanda
By Alice Rwema Iribagiza, Communications Officer, Ingobyi Nurse Esther at work. Photo credit: IntraHealth International.November 12, 2019Esther Mukahabiyambere is one of 326 district-based mentors trained on the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) approach. Through the USAID-fundedIngobyi Activity, health workers are using IMCI in Rwanda to prevent and treat pneumonia, diarrhea, malnutrition, and malaria. The project equips health care providers with clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve the quality of care, helping the government of Rwanda reduce child mortality, particularly the managemen...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Education Performance Quality of Care Nurses Source Type: news

Gates backs Mail on jabs: Microsoft founder joins fight after witnessing horror measles inflicts
The billionaire American Microsoft founder (pictured in Nigeria) says people have forgotten the death and devastation wreaked by diseases such as measles, polio and pneumonia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Country Recorded Highest Pneumonia Death Rate in 2018'
[Daily Trust] The death of 162,000 Nigerian children, of pneumonia in 2018, is the highest of the estimated total of 802,000 pneumonia deaths globally, the Save the Children said this in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Losses 162,000 Children to Pneumonia
[This Day] Abuja -A leading child rights organisation, Save the Children, has revealed that pneumonia claimed the lives of 162,000 children below the age of five in Nigeria in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records Highest Global Pneumonia Deaths in 2018
[Vanguard] A new report by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) shows Nigeria recorded the highest global deaths from pneumonia at 162,000 last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccine reduces likelihood of severe pneumonia
(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six children are hospitalised with pneumonia EVERY HOUR
Emergency admissions have risen more than 50 per cent over the last decade, with 56,000 British children hospitalised with the condition last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumonia kills a child every 39 seconds, health agencies say
Pneumonia killed more than 800,000 babies and young children last year - or one child every 39 seconds - despite being curable and mostly preventable, global health agencies said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: public image datasets may have QC issues
Two large public image datasets commonly used to train artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI needs robust clinical evaluation in healthcare AI may help improve sensitivity of ED chest x-ray reads AI model could speed up pneumonia diagnosis in ED Are studies on AI for tuberculosis really valid? AI tops recent imaging informatics highlights (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients admitted to the intensive care unit with severe influenza pneumonia: An observational study from a developing country
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Prevalence of Aspergillus infection in delay resolution of community-acquired pneumonia in high-risk population in Taiwan
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What do you know about pneumonia?
PneumoniaIf you have a cold or the flu, symptoms can last from days to more than a week. But if your fever, cough and feelings of being run-down persist, you may have pneumonia. This lung infection inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus, causing cough with phlegm or [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Pneumonia Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, and Recovery
Title: Pneumonia Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, and RecoveryCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pneumonia (Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, and Recovery)
Title: Pneumonia (Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, and Recovery)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Maintain oral health to lower your risk of conditions like pneumonia and rheumatoid arthritis
(Natural News) Over six billion bacteria live in your mouth. Most of them are classified as “good,” but there are some that can be detrimental to your health. In particular, up to 20 bacterial strains are considered bad. Coupled with poor oral hygiene, these can travel down your mouth to your gut and even to your bloodstream. From... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Makes Your Immune System Forget How to Fight Other Diseases
Not so long ago, coming down with measles was seen almost as a rite of passage. Before measles vaccination began in the U.S. in the early 1960s, millions of Americans, many of them children, contracted the virus each year—forcing them to weather a flu-like illness and telltale skin rash, but also bestowing lifelong immunity. As a result, some Americans still view measles as relatively harmless—which, in addition to a dangerous uprising of anti-vaccine sentiment, has led some parents to decline shots for their children, contributing to a resurgence of preventable illness in the U.S. and overseas. A pair of relat...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Infectious Disease Research Source Type: news

New Project Will Strengthen District Health Systems in Karamoja, Uganda
October 30, 2019Through a new $1.8 million project funded by UNICEF, IntraHealth International will strengthen health systems in the Karamoja region of Uganda, using a two-pronged approach to overcome some of region’s biggest health care challenges. The project,“District Health System Strengthening on RMNCAH, HIV/AIDS, and Nutrition in Karamoja,” aims to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH), HIV care, and nutrition services in the region.Karamoja has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country—83% of pregnant women in the area are HIV-positive. And 64...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Uganda District Health System Strengthening on RMNCAH, HIV/AIDS, and Nutrition in Karamoja & Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Indication for Delafloxacin for CABP FDA Approves New Indication for Delafloxacin for CABP
Following approval in 2017 for bacteria skin infections, the fluoroquinolone antibiotic is now indicated for adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

AI may help improve sensitivity of ED chest x-ray reads
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately identify significant...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI model could speed up pneumonia diagnosis in ED AI detects pulmonary nodules on chest x-rays Are studies on AI for tuberculosis really valid? SIIM: AI can detect, classify TB on chest x-rays AI outperforms physicians for interpreting chest x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Baxdela (delafloxacin) for the Treatment of Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP)
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT), a commercial-stage company focused on the development and commercialization of novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, today announced... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - October 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Community Health Workers Are Vital; Governments Should Be Paying Them
Illness is universal, health care is not. Over half of the world’s 7.3 billion people, including 1 billion in rural communities, lack access to health care. Approximately 13 million children still go without a single dose of any vaccine. Nearly 9 million newborns, children and mothers still die each year from preventable or treatable conditions. Compounding this crisis is a massive health-worker shortage, forecast to grow to 18 million by 2030. Training more doctors is necessary, but because doctors are concentrated in cities, they alone are insufficient to close this gap. What if the residents of rural communities&n...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Source Type: news

CHEST: Flu Shots Benefit Patients Hospitalized With Pneumonia
Study shows that in - hospital influenza vaccination may lower costs, risk for readmission or death (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

CHEST: Flu Shots Benefit Patients Hospitalized With Pneumonia
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 -- Routine, in-hospital influenza vaccinations for all adults hospitalized with pneumonia may save lives and reduce hospitalizations, according to a study presented at CHEST 2019, the annual meeting of the American College... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rezafungin prophylactic efficacy in a mouse model of pneumocystis pneumonia
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 22, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Risk for Death From Pneumonia Rises Without Flu Vaccine Risk for Death From Pneumonia Rises Without Flu Vaccine
Patients who receive a flu shot during a hospital stay for pneumonia are less likely to be readmitted or to die from complications, according to investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Poorly patient developed resistance to last-ditch antibiotic for killer infection in just 22 days
The unnamed three-year-old, from France, had pneumonia caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a germ already strong enough to fight off many of the life-saving drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE Bites: Community acquired pneumonia, antimicrobial prescribing
This bulletin provides a summary of key prescribing points taken from the NICE guidance NG138 (September 2019). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Pneumonia Guidance: Testing, Treating, and Follow-up New Pneumonia Guidance: Testing, Treating, and Follow-up
Updated guidelines on community-acquired pneumonia focus on reducing inappropriate use of antibiotics and emphasize the need for more research on diagnostics and therapeutics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

UCSF launches AI center for medical imaging
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is launching a new center...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiofrequency ultrasound, AI predict thyroid cancer AI model could speed up pneumonia diagnosis in ED Societies team up to promote ethics in radiology AI AI algorithm can accurately diagnose appendicitis Nvidia, ACR collaborate on AI for radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Blood Test Helps Identify Pneumonia Patients at Risk for Acute Respiratory Failure or Sepsis Blood Test Helps Identify Pneumonia Patients at Risk for Acute Respiratory Failure or Sepsis
A blood test can identify a subgroup of pneumonia patients at increased risk for developing acute respiratory failure or sepsis, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Pneumococcal serotype trends, surveillance and risk factors in UK adult pneumonia, 201318
Prospective cohort study (n=2,934) found that the incidence of pneumococcal community acquired pneumonia increased from 32.2 to 48.2 per 100 000 population, predominantly due to non-vaccine type serotype and serotype 3. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guideline-Based Clinical Assessment Versus Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Use in Pneumonia: A Pragmatic Randomized Trial
This research article concludes that guideline-based serial clinical assessment did not reduce antibiotic exposure compared with procalcitonin-guided care among ED patients with community-acquired pneumonia. The strategies were similar in terms of duration of antibiotic use and clinical outcomes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Pregnant Women Aren ’ t Getting Flu And Whooping Cough Shots, CDC Warns
(CNN) — Most pregnant women in the United States don’t get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The report said the low rates of vaccination during pregnancy could put moms-to-be and newborns at greater risk of infection, hospitalization and death. The two vaccinations pass on antibodies to the fetus that provide protection after birth, when babies are too young to be vaccinated. It added that pregnant women have more than double the risk of hospitalization if...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Flu Vaccine Pregnancy Whooping Cough Source Type: news

Implementing Syndromic Multiplex PCR for Pneumonia within an...
Antimicrobial stewardship programs should consider utilizing new technologies such as multiplex PCR panels to identify pathogens, given their increased sensitivity over traditional culture methods....(PRWeb October 08, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/implementing_syndromic_multiplex_pcr_for_pneumonia_within_an_antimicrobial_stewardship_program_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16631240.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Guideline for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Updated
MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- In an updated official clinical practice guideline from the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America, published in the Oct. 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Survey: Many U.S. Adults Not Planning to Get Flu Vaccine
FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 -- Many U.S. adults, including some at the highest risk for the flu and pneumonia, do not plan to get preventive vaccines, according to a survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago on behalf of the National Foundation... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AI model could speed up pneumonia diagnosis in ED
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for chest x-rays that was tested...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM: AI can detect, classify TB on chest x-rays CAD software helps stratify risk in lung cancer patients AI outperforms physicians for interpreting chest x-rays Stanford launches huge dataset of chest x-rays for AI Canada-U.S. duo wins RSNA pneumonia AI challenge (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news