Pneumonia

Respiratory Viruses That Hijack Immune Mechanisms May Have Achilles' Heel

One viral protein could provide information to deter pneumonia causing the body's exaggerated inflammatory response to respiratory viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19. That viral protein is NS2 of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), and...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Proteins

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Stephen A. Smith Says He Nearly Died From Covid, '103-degree Fever Every Night'

Stephen A. Smith says his battle with COVID-19 included pneumonia in both his lungs as well as a 103-degree fever "every night" ... and things got so bad, he wondered if he was going to die. The ESPN personality -- who returned to "First Take"...
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New Model Predicts Pediatric Pneumonia With Reduced X-ray Need

MONDAY, Dec. 27, 2021 -- A predictive model has excellent discrimination for radiographic community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in Pediatrics. Sriram Ramgopal, M.D., from Ann & Robert H....
Related topics: Medical Research

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Regular Physical Activity Can Help Cut Pneumonia Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 16, 2021 -- Regular physical activity is associated with lower pneumonia risk in the general population, according to a study published online Nov. 25 in GeroScience. Setor K. Kunutsor, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Mom Who Battled Covid-19 For Weeks After Emergency C-section Never Got To Hold Her Baby

“We did not know the risks [of] this c-section with her being infected with COVID-19 and having pneumonia. She DID know, and still accepted.”

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New Resistance-busting Antibiotic Combination Could Extend The Use Of 'last-resort' Antibiotics

Scientists have discovered a new potential treatment that has the ability to reverse antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause conditions such as sepsis, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections.
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research, Bacteria, Sepsis

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Simple Diagnostic Model For Pneumonia In Kids To Reduce Need For X-rays

In efforts to reduce radiation exposure from x-rays in children and reinforce guideline compliance, researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and colleagues developed a simple diagnostic model that accurately predicts...
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Hospitals Have Ethical Obligation To Care For Unvaccinated Severe Covid-19 Patients

A new opinion piece published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society provides an exhaustive examination of the ethics of using hospital resources on unvaccinated-by-choice COVID-19 pneumonia patients, versus patients with other...

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Longtime Alabama Reporter Cecil Hurt Dies Due To Pneumonia Complications

Longtime Alabama reporter Cecil Hurt died on Tuesday due to complications related to pneumonia. He was 62. Hurt covered Alabama football and basketball for the Tuscaloosa News since 1982. He graduated from Alabama in 1981 and began writing for the...

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Selena Gomez's Mom Mandy Teefey Reacts To Body Shamers, Reveals She Battled Life-threatening Double...

Selena Gomez is slamming the haters. On Friday (November 19), Mandy Teefey took to social media to react to body shamers criticizing her appearance on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine, while revealing that she recently battled life-threatening...
Related topics: Selena Gomez, Social Media

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A Blueprint For Global Health Security

(MedPage Today) -- In early December 2019, a cluster of cases of novel pneumonia began circulating in Wuhan, China, which we now know as COVID-19. Within months, this microscopic novel coronavirus would travel globally, infecting many millions...

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Researchers Target A Mouse's Own Cells, Rather Than Using Antibiotics, To Treat Pneumonia

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a therapy that targets host cells rather than bacterial cells in treating bacterial pneumonia in rodents. The method involves white blood cells of the immune system called macrophages...
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics, Bacteria

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Lower Risk Of Death For Black Veterans With Heart Failure And Pneumonia In Va System

A study of Veterans hospitalized for common conditions in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system confirms that adjusted mortality rates are lower for Black compared to White Veterans - while also showing higher adjusted mortality rates among...
Related topics: Heart Failure, Medical Research

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Breath Test Study Shows 'novel' Way To Rapidly Test For Covid

Researchers found that a "breath print" identified patients with COVID-19 pneumonia with 88% accuracy upon admission to an ICU. Other researchers are developing breath tests as well. Medscape Medical News
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New Study Shows Environmental And Social Factors Contribute To Higher Rates Of Pneumonia In Children

A new study demonstrates that children who are exposed to a certain type of environmental air pollution are more likely to contract community acquired pneumonia, or CAP, and to be hospitalized for longer periods of time. Social factors, including...
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Kelly Price Reveals She’s Been Undergoing ‘respiratory Therapy’ Following Covid-19 Battle,...

Kelly Price has given fans another update regarding her ongoing health battle with COVID-19. Source: Kelly Price / Kelly Price On Oct. 18, the “Friend of Mine” crooner took to Instagram Live where she revealed she had been diagnosed with...
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Two Factors Tied To Risk Of Antibiotic Failure In Pneumonia Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Two factors, age and sex, were associated with a higher risk for antibiotic failure among clinically stable patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), a secondary analysis of a randomized trial suggested...
Related topics: Antibiotics

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Ray J Out Of Hospital And Resting At Home After Pneumonia Scare

Ray J is no longer battling pneumonia from a Miami hospital bed ... he's been discharged and is continuing to recover at home. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... Ray was released from the hospital over the weekend and he's also...

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Redhill (rdhl) Covid Pneumonia Drug Meets Study Goal, Stock Up

RedHill Biopharma’s RDHL shares were up 11.7% on Monday, after the company announced positive new data from the phase II/III study evaluating its oral COVID-19 drug, opaganib, in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia.Data from...
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New X-ray Imaging Technique Investigates Cells Hosting Chlamydiae Bacteria

Best known as the cause of a sexually transmitted infection, Chlamydiae are a diverse group of pathogens whose strains can also lead to pneumonia and blindness.
Related topics: Bacteria, Blindness, Ophthalmology

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