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  • The Sobriety :60 spotlights alcohol's role in cold and flu season
    The Sobriety :60 spotlights alcohol's role in cold and flu season
    The seventeenth weekly episode of The Sobriety :60 delves into how alcohol challenges the immune system, especially during a period when the weather contributes to greater incidence of respiratory illness.An important consideration during cold,...
  • Vacinating for pneumonia
    Pneumonia vaccine reduces infant hospital stays
    A study published by the Centers for Disease Control on Nov. 7 appears to demonstrate that the recommendation for infant vaccination with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine that was first made in 2000 has significantly reduced hospitalizations for...
  • A sick woman
    A dry powder formulation inhaler offers protection from pneumonia
    Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The Agency for Science, Technology and Research reported on Oct. 8, 2014 a dry powder inhaler formulation offers very good protection against pneumonia-causing bacteria. This is significant...
  • Excess drinking behind deadly lung conditions in new study
    Excess drinking behind deadly lung conditions in new study
    Heavy drinkers are at a much greater risk of developing lung problems, like pneumonia and life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), according to new research from Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University. Researchers...
  • Pneumonia: what you need to know
    Pneumonia: what you need to know
    Most people are aware that pneumonia is a type of lung infection; however, according to Litjen Tan, MS, PhD many misconceptions exist regarding its cause and prevention. Dr, Tan is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Immunization Action Coalition ...
  • 103 years and with the serenity in her eyes
    Boost needed in healthcare for centenarians
    Centenarians are more likely to have causes of death certified as pneumonia and frailtyPeople aged 100 years or over are a rapidly growing demographic group worldwide in 2011, there were 317,000 centenarians worldwide. It is estimated that this...
  • Parents found guilty in prayer death, 2 y/o son dead
    2nd prayer death: 8 m/o dies of pneumonia, parents guilty of only faith healing
    A couple guilty in the 2nd prayer death of their 8-month-old son, Brandon, was sentenced this week to 3-7 years behind bars for only believing in faith healing when their son had a serious case of pneumonia. Both parents, Herbert and Catherine...
  • Michael Schumacher: Defeats pneumonia as he fights for life with wife beside him
    Michael Schumacher: Defeats pneumonia as he fights for life with wife beside him
    The winningest Formula One driver in history Michael Schumacher may have won his most important victory when he overcame pneumonia while fighting to emerge from a coma, according to Bild, a German daily tabloid. With his loyal wife Corrina, 44,...
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    Preventing pneumonia.
    Malnutrition, alcoholism and poor oral hygiene greatly increase risks for pneumonia.What to do.Malnutrition and its devastating consequences. Malnutrition can greatly increase pneumonia, mortality and morbidity in children, adults and older...
  • Pneumonia in the elderly is the eighth leading cause of death.
    Seniors over 70 are at higher risk of pneumonia .
    Pneumonia in the elderly is the eighth leading cause of death. 81.2% mortality was recorded in 2010. This factor increased tremendously with age due to physiologic and anatomic changes in the lungs.Most Elderly over 65 years suffer from oral...
  •  Obese people are at higher risks for lung injury.
    Are Obese people at higher risks for lung injury?
    Obese people with a body mass index superior or equal to 30 are at higher risks of respiratory disorders. With 1/3 of the adult U.S population now overweight, the fight against lung injury is far of being a success.Obesity is an important factor...
  • Pneumonia symptoms
    Temperature below zero in the Washington DC area: watch out for pneumonia.
    Pneumonia is the most common cause of death worldwide. With temperature getting down in the single digit, the elderly, children, people with HIV as well as patients suffering from AIDS are at greater risks of catching pneumonia. Everyone with a...
  • Air pollution linked to pneunmonia and ear infections in children
    Air pollution linked to respiratory and ear infections in children
    Los Angeles is noted for its sunny climate, fine nearby beaches—and smog. A new study by European researchers has reported a link between air pollution and childhood infections: pneumonia and ear infections (otitis media). The findings were...
  • Barbara Bush speaking to President Obama
    Obama/Clinton send best wishes to ailing Barbara Bush
    President Obama sent his wishes for a speedy recovery to former First Lady Barbara Bush yesterday, according to ABC News, Jan. 1, 2014. Mrs. Bush is in the hospital in Houston, Texas after coming down with pneumonia. In his statement, President...
  • Brittney Murphy may have been poisoned
    Brittany Murphy may have been poisoned, JFK expert weighs in
    Brittany Murphy's death is once again coming under scrutiny, even though the Los Angeles County Coroner's office continues to stand by their findings. Brittany, perhaps best known for her role in "Clueless", died suddenly from...