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February 21, 2017

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Clean Cookstoves Lead to 40% Reduction in Burns in Children

Oct. 26, 2016 — Initial results from a study in Malawi indicate that cooking with cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstoves reduced the risk of burns in children under the age of five by over 40% compared to ... read more

Saving Lives by Making Pneumonia Vaccine Affordable

Oct. 13, 2016 — New groundbreaking research is on the threshold of aiding researchers in producing vaccines at prices that will propel their widespread use and help protect the estimated 1.6 million children, most ... read more

Antipsychotic Medications Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumonia in Persons With Alzheimer's Disease

Aug. 30, 2016 — Antipsychotic medications are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. The risk of pneumonia was the highest at the ... read more

July 26, 2016 — A new risk model could help patients avoid a common post-surgical complication, reports a new article. The new preoperative risk model is designed to guide clinical decision-making and ... read more

Predicting the Risk for Developing Pneumonia in Older Adults

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a 'prediction score' to help healthcare professionals determine which older adults might be most at risk for developing ... read more

Addressing Antibiotic Resistance: Breath Analysis Aims to Reduce Unnecessary Prescriptions

June 8, 2016 — The overuse of antibiotics gives harmful bacteria the opportunity to evolve into drug resistant strains that threaten health care. To help tackle the problem, scientists have begun a pilot study ... read more

Genes That Increase Children's Risk of Blood Infection Identified

May 26, 2016 — Genes that make certain children more susceptible to invasive bacterial infections have been identified by performing a large genome-wide association study in African ... read more

Gaps in Vaccine Coverage Highlighted With New Report and Online Tool

May 24, 2016 — As the 69th World Health Assembly discusses progress on the Global Vaccine Action Plan, a new data visualization platform, the Vaccine Information Epidemiology Window (VIEW-hub), identifies ... read more

Two-Minute Video Boosts Pneumonia Vaccinations

May 14, 2016 — A two-minute video about pneumococcal vaccination sent to patients before a primary care visit tripled the likelihood they would get the vaccine. Only about 60 percent of older adults get the vaccine ... read more

One in Five Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Missing Recommended Flu Jab

May 3, 2016 — Research has found a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), potentially increasing their infection ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Lung ultrasound has been shown to be highly effective and safe for diagnosing ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — An enzyme antibiotics rely on to kill bacteria also promotes survival of pneumococcus and sets the stage for serious, invasive infections, scientists have ... read more

Study Compares Outcomes at VA Hospitals Vs. Non-VA Hospitals

Feb. 9, 2016 — Among older men with heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, hospitalization at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, compared with hospitalization at non-VA hospitals, was associated with lower 30-day ... read more

Infectious Diseases Cause Significant Emergency Visits, Hospitalizations for Older Adults

Feb. 1, 2016 — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers calculated that infectious diseases account for 13.5 percent of emergency room (ER) visits involving older adults -- a higher percentage than ER visits for ... read more

Studying 'Inflamm-Aging': Monocytes, Cytokines, and Susceptibility to Pneumonia

Jan. 14, 2016 — The chronic state of low-level inflammation seen in many elderly individuals (sometimes called 'inflamm-aging'), is associated with diseases such as cardiovascular disease and dementia, as ... read more

Smokers Diagnosed With Pneumonia Found to Have Higher Risk of Lung Cancer

Jan. 7, 2016 — Screening heavy smokers admitted to the hospital with community-acquired pneumonia could facilitate the early diagnosis of lung cancer and thereby reduce the incidence of mortality, a new report ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — An exciting advance provides hope for developing novel potential method of treating pneumococcal diseases such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia. A team of researchers uses a ... read more

Early Childhood Bronchiolitis Increases Asthma Risk in Adulthood

Nov. 23, 2015 — People who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28-31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers. In lung function tests, they ... read more

20 Pneumococcal Serotyping Methods Tested; Concern About U.S. Healthcare Quality Measures

Nov. 17, 2015 — Twenty pneumococcal serotyping methods were put to the test. Medical doctors express concern about healthcare quality measures in the United ... read more

Staphylococcus Aureus Achilles' Heel

Oct. 21, 2015 — <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> is both a transient skin colonizer and a formidable human pathogen, ranking amongst the leading causes of skin and soft tissue infections, as well as severe ... read more

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