You'll Never Unlearn How Much Bacteria Lives On Gym Equipment
We hope you’re sitting down for this news, and preferably not on a weightlifting bench: The gym is a pretty gnarly place.  Turns out, there’s a lot of bacteria on that piece of gym equipment you’re using. Fit Rated, a website that reviews fitness products, commissioned indoor air quality laboratory EmLab P&K to perform lab testing on three different gyms and 27 different pieces of equipment, which included treadmills, bikes and free weights, to examine gym cleanliness. Let’s just the say the findings are more nauseating than an intense cardio session. The study revealed that there...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seawater drowning-associated pneumonia: a 10-year descriptive cohort in intensive care unit - Robert A, Danin P É, Quintard H, Degand N, Martis N, Doyen D, Pulcini C, Ruimy R, Ichai C, Bernardin G, Dellamonica J.
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is one of the major complications of drowning, but the optimal empirical antibiotic treatment is not clearly defined. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria and fungi have been identified in a recent series of freshwater drowning-associat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Cempra loses executive, but eyes FDA feedback
Following Cempra ’s disclosure earlier this year to cut 67 percent of its workforce amid an uncertain future of its pneumonia drug, the Chapel Hill-based company will see one of its senior executives depart. “On April 25, 2017, David Moore, our President and Chief Commercial Officer, informed us of his resignat ion from our employment, to be effective on May 5, 2017,” Cempra stated in an SEC filing April 28. “Mr. Moore is resigning to take a senior management position with a global pharmaceutical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Cempra loses executive, but eyes FDA feedback
Following Cempra ’s disclosure earlier this year to cut 67 percent of its workforce amid an uncertain future of its pneumonia drug, the Chapel Hill-based company will see one of its senior executives depart. “On April 25, 2017, David Moore, our President and Chief Commercial Officer, informed us of his resignat ion from our employment, to be effective on May 5, 2017,” Cempra stated in an SEC filing April 28. “Mr. Moore is resigning to take a senior management position with a global pharmaceutical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

May 2017
Keeping Your Gut in Check: Healthy Options to Stay on Tract...Cough Culprits: What ’s the Difference Between Bronchitis and Pneumonia?...How Your Eating Habits Affect Your Health...Spanish-Language Health Materials...Featured Web Site: Understanding the Human Genome Project (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former President George HW Bush released from hospital after treatment for pneumonia
Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital earlier this month. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Benzos Increase Risk of Pneumonia
Community-dwelling individuals with Alzheimer ’s disease who received benzodiazepines were more likely to develop pneumonia, according to results from a Finnish study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Investors Urge Pfizer to Lower Price of Pneumonia Vaccine
MSF brings investors ’ voices to Pfizer meeting to demand more affordable pneumonia vaccine for children in developing countries.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Investors Urge Pfizer to Lower Price of Pneumonia Vaccine
Press releaseInvestors Urge Pfizer to Lower Price of Pneumonia VaccineApril 27, 2017MSF is bringing individual investors ’ voices to Pfizer’s annual general meeting today in New Jersey. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Vaccines for adults: Which do you need?
It's World Immunization Week, so it's a good time to see if you're up to date on your shots. Just because you're an adult, doesn't mean you shouldn't worry about getting certain vaccinations. Besides influenza you also may need a vaccination for pneumonia, shingles and more.?Find out how to stay on top of the vaccines [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC
Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible causeSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Pneumonia, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Replacing Existing Vaccines with Heat-Stable Versions Saves Money, Protects More Mothers and Children From Deadly Diseases
Press releaseStudy: Replacing Existing Vaccines with Heat-Stable Versions Saves Money, Protects More Mothers and Children From Deadly DiseasesApril 25, 2017NEW YORK, APRIL 26, 2017—Replacing the standard vaccines currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)—most of which require refrigeration—with heat-stable versions would save money and increase protection of women, children and babies from deadly diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus, measles and yellow fever, according to a study by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) and the HERMES Logistics Team ...
Source: MSF News - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Neutrophil - to - Lymphocyte Ratio Predicts Mortality in CAP
NLR predicts 30 - day mortality for elderly adults admitted with community - acquired pneumonia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

New antibiotic could cure hospital-acquired pneumonia
Known as Murepavadin, it is the first drug of its class to reach clinical development in more than 40 years, according to researchers at St James' Hospital, Trinity College Dublin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inhaled steroids ‘increase pneumonia risk’ in asthma
Treatment with inhaled steroids may slightly increase the risk of pneumonia in patients with asthma, as well as those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to Canadian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tell Pfizer & GSK to Lower the Price of the Pneumonia Vaccine
Most people don ’t know that through their (401K) retirement savings plan or mutual funds that they likely have money and influence in these pharmaceutical companies.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Empyema Guidelines Published (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The American Association for Thoracic Surgery has released new guidelines for managing empyema. Among the recommendations, published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery:When pneumonia … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Inhaled Steroids Tied to Increased Pneumonia Risk in Asthma Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 83% higher rate of pneumonia hospitalization (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - April 22, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Former President Bush gets special visitor in hospital
Former President George H.W. Bush got a healthy dose of family bonding after his son visited him while he recovers from pneumonia (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma inhalers may cause pneumonia
Breathing in the steroids found in inhalers is thought to be the cause, according to scientists from McGill University, Montreal. Steroid-containing inhalers are prescribed to control airway inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inhaled steroids may increase pneumonia risk in people with asthma
(Wiley) Use of inhaled corticosteroids was linked with an increased risk of pneumonia in a study of individuals with asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

High-resolution Manometry Improves Dysphagia Management High-resolution Manometry Improves Dysphagia Management
High-resolution manometry (HRM) can help identify the best feeding methods for patients with dysphagia and predict their risk of aspiration pneumonia, a new study from Korea reports.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandan Inventors Invent Better Way to Diagnose Pneumonia
[VOA] Three university engineering graduates in Uganda are taking on one of the leading killers of young children in Africa - pneumonia. They say the prototype of their invention, a "smart jacket" they have named Mama's Hope, can diagnose the illness faster and more accurately than the current medical protocol. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ryan Gibson Foundation Gives $500K to the Arkansas Children's Research Institute
The Ryan Gibson Foundation of Dallas awarded on Friday $500,000 for cancer research in the new precision medicine program at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. "Precision medicine uses information from a given to design a medical plan for an individual based on his or her environment, lifestyle, health condition and genetic makeup," Greg Kearns, president of the Arkansas Children's Research Institute, said in a news release. "The goal of precision cancer medicine in conditions such as cancer is to customize treatments by tailoring them to the genetic characteristics of not only a patient but in so...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pneumonia CURE could be on horizon: Major superbug breakthrough could destroy deadly MRSA
PNEUMONIA - a difficult to treat condition which kills hundreds of people every year - and even deadly MRSA - could one day be cured after a scientists revealed breakthrough in the way antibiotics work. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sedatives Tied to Increased Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer ’ s Patients Sedatives Tied to Increased Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer ’ s Patients
Use of benzodiazepines is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in individuals with Alzheimer ’ s disease living in the community, researchers in Finland say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines May Up Risk of Pneumonia in Alzheimer ’ s Disease
Patients ~ 30 percent more likely to develop pneumonia than those who aren't given that Rx (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sedatives May Raise Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's
Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer ’ s Patients
Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Alzheimer's patients at risk of pneumonia from sedative
Researchers found that a commonly-prescribed sedative can significantly increase the risk of pneumonia in Alzheimer's patients. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Medicines, Pneumonia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benzos increase pneumonia risk in dementia patients
Benzodiazepines are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia when used in patients with Alzheimer disease, according to a Finnish study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
MONDAY, April 10, 2017 -- Alzheimer's patients given sedatives such as Valium or Xanax may have an increased risk for pneumonia, a new study warns. People with Alzheimer's disease are often given these drugs, called benzodiazepines, over the long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 10, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common sedatives raise pneumonia risk in Alzheimer's patients
A new study examines the link between the commonly prescribed benzodiazepines and the risk of developing pneumonia among people with Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
Title: Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - April 10, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines Tied to Higher Pneumonia Risk in Patients with Alzheimer's (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Benzodiazepine use is associated with increased pneumonia risk among patients with Alzheimer disease, according to an observational study in CMAJ.Using Finnish registries, researchers … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Collaboration Between Paramedics, Hospitals Pays Dividends for Patients In St. Charles County
The "First 100 Days" is typically a time metric reserved for elected officials, but in St. Charles County, a collaborative effort between Paramedics and BJC Healthcare posted some impressive results of its own during the first 100 days. The initiative, called Mobile Integrated Health [MIH], has resulted in an estimated $149,000+ expenditure savings and vast improvements in patients' health status self-assessments. The program starts at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals, where physicians and case managers identify patients at high-risk for readmission to the hospital following an in-patient s...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - April 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kyle Gaines Tags: Industry News Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

Antibiotic developer's stock soars 23% thanks to positive study data
Paratek Pharmaceuticals, a Boston biotech company that has rapidly expanded its presence in the Philadelphia suburbs, saw its stock price soar by 23 percent Tuesday after posting positive results from late-stage testing of its lead new drug candidate. The study showed omadacycline, its experimental oral and IV antibiotic, met all the clinical trial's primary and secondary endpoints in treating patients with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. Paratek's stock closed up 23 percent at $22.85 per… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Antibiotic developer's stock soars 23% thanks to positive study data
Paratek Pharmaceuticals, a Boston biotech company that has rapidly expanded its presence in the Philadelphia suburbs, saw its stock price soar by 23 percent Tuesday after posting positive results from late-stage testing of its lead new drug candidate. The study showed omadacycline, its experimental oral and IV antibiotic, met all the clinical trial's primary and secondary endpoints in treating patients with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. Paratek's stock closed up 23 percent at $22.85 per… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Paratek shares soar as antibiotic passes late-stage hurdle
Shares of Paratek Pharmaceuticals jumped in after-hours trading Monday after the Boston-based biotech said that its lead antibiotic drug had performed well in a Phase 3 study involving patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia. The news comes a week after reporting positive data from a late-stage trial of an acne treatment. Paratek (Nasdaq: PRTK) said the 774-patient study had showed that omadacycline was nearly as effective as another common antibiotic, moxifloxacin, in helping patients reduce… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Paratek shares soar as antibiotic passes late-stage hurdle
Shares of Paratek Pharmaceuticals jumped in after-hours trading Monday after the Boston-based biotech said that its lead antibiotic drug had performed well in a Phase 3 study involving patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia. The news comes a week after reporting positive data from a late-stage trial of an acne treatment. Paratek (Nasdaq: PRTK) said the 774-patient study had showed that omadacycline was nearly as effective as another common antibiotic, moxifloxacin, in helping patients reduce… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Pneumonia: 5 things to know
Pneumonia kills thousands each year. Learn about the cause, symptoms, treatments and vaccines to prevent this dangerous illness. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paratek's Phase III trial of omadacycline shows positive outcome in CABP treatment
US-based biopharmaceutical firm Paratek Pharmaceuticals has reported positive top-line results from its Phase III clinical trial of omadacycline to treat community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) patients. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - April 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Ups Pneumonia Risk in Dementia
Independent risk factors for pneumonia include age, male gender, underlying cerebrovascular disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Beating deadly pneumonia with hormones
Researchers report inJCI Insight that the hormone hepcidin limits the spread of pneumonia bacteria by hiding the iron in the blood that the bacteria need to survive and grow.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Beating deadly pneumonia with hormones
Researchers have identified a hormone that helps fight off a severe form of bacterial pneumonia, and that discovery may offer a simple way to help vulnerable patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news