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September 26, 2020

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Flu, Pneumonia Vaccinations Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Dementia

Flu (influenza) and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to new ...

CT of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Versus CT of Influenza Virus Pneumonia

A new article investigating the differences in CT findings between coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia and influenza virus pneumonia found that most lesions from COVID-19 were located in the ...

Infections Still Responsible for 1 in 5 Childhood Deaths in England and Wales: 2013-2015

Infections are still responsible for one in five childhood deaths in England and Wales, with respiratory infections topping the league table of known causes, reveals an analysis of the most up to ...

No Benefit Found in Using Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics as Initial Pneumonia Treatment

Doctors who use drugs that target antibiotic-resistant bacteria as a first-line defense against pneumonia should probably reconsider this approach, according to a new study of more than 88,000 ...

Pneumonia Recovery Reprograms Immune Cells of the Lung

Researchers have determined that after lungs recover from infection, alveolar macrophages (immune cells that live in the lungs and help protect the lungs against infection) are different in multiple ...

Vaccine Reduces Likelihood of Severe Pneumonia

A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing ...

Low Blood Oxygen Strongly Increases Sick Children's Risk of Death

Low blood oxygen is more common in sick children than previously thought, and strongly increases children's risk of death, Australian-led research has ...

Cheap, Quick Test Identifies Pneumonia Patients at Risk of Respiratory Failure or Sepsis

Researchers have now identified specific fragments of genetic material that play a role in the development of respiratory failure and sepsis in pneumonia patients. The findings could enable doctors ...

Alcohol-Producing Gut Bacteria Could Cause Liver Damage Even in People Who Don't Drink

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the build-up of fat in the liver due to factors other than alcohol, but its cause remains unknown. Now, researchers have linked NAFLD to gut bacteria that ...

Mysterious Vaping Illness Characterized by Fat-Laden Cells in the Lung

Investigators have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the US in recent months. Within these ...

Dietary Zinc Protects Against Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection, Study Finds

Researchers have uncovered a crucial link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial cause of ...

Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics -- Especially as They Leave the Hospital

A million times a year, pneumonia sends American adults to the hospital. And while antibiotics help save lives, a new study shows two-thirds receive more antibiotics than they probably need. ...

Pneumonia Mapped in Largest Genomic Survey of Any Disease-Causing Bacterium

Researchers have mapped the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world and revealed how these bacteria evolve in response to vaccination. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute ...

Many Kids With Pneumonia Get Unnecessary Antibiotics, Chest X-Rays

Preschool children with community-acquired pneumonia often receive unnecessary tests and treatment at outpatient clinics and emergency departments, according to a nationally representative ...

PCV10 Pneumococcal Vaccine Has Big Impact in Kenya, Even Among Unvaccinated Individuals

A vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae, a major cause of childhood illness and mortality in the developing world, sharply reduced the incidence of serious pneumococcal disease among children in a ...

Winning the Arms Race: Analysis Reveals Key Gene for Bacterial Infection

Researchers have applied molecular evolutionary analysis to quantify the severity of negative selection pressures on genes encoding the pneumococcal choline-binding proteins (CBPs). They found ...

Reevaluating Pneumococcal Vaccine Guidance: An Analysis

If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top public health priority, then recommending that all adults get a pneumococcal ...

Prescribed Opioids Raise Risk of Pneumonia in Patients With and Without HIV

Taking prescribed opioids raises the risk of pneumonia in individuals with and without HIV, a new study ...

How Pneumococci Challenge Our Immune System

Pneumococci are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, such as otitis and sinusitis, as well as of severe infections like pneumonia and meningitis. A new study shows how the bacteria ...

Bacterial Pneumonia Far More Dangerous to the Heart Than Viral Pneumonia

Heart complications in patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are more serious than in patients diagnosed with viral pneumonia, according to new ...

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