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April 23, 2019

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Mar. 11, 2019 — 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 ... read more

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

Jan. 7, 2019 — Taking prescribed opioids raises the risk of pneumonia in individuals with and without HIV, a new study ... read more

Report Finds Inequity May Slow Progress in Preventing Child Pneumonia and Diarrhea Deaths

Nov. 8, 2018 — A new report finds health systems are falling woefully short of ensuring the most vulnerable children have sufficient access to prevention and treatment services in 15 countries that account for 70% ... read more

Feb. 7, 2018 — The vapor from e-cigarettes seems to help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to the cells that line the airways, according to new ... read more

Bad Air Quality Along Utah's Wasatch Front Causes More Than 200 Pneumonia Cases Each Year

Jan. 9, 2018 — Air pollution erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of ... read more

Four Simple Tests Could Help GPs Spot Pneumonia and Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotics

Nov. 22, 2017 — Testing for fever, high pulse rate, crackly breath sounds, and low oxygen levels could be key to helping GPs distinguish pneumonia from less serious infections, according to a large ... read more

Azithromycin Overprescribed for Childhood Pneumonia

Nov. 1, 2017 — A combination of two antibiotics is often prescribed to treat community-acquired pneumonia in children but a study is now showing that using just one of the two has the same benefit to patients in ... read more

Oct. 20, 2017 — A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that's responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That's up from the 23 forms of bacteria ... read more

Microbiologists Uncover Clues to Clustering of Lethal Bacteria in CF Patients' Lungs

Oct. 5, 2017 — Microbiologists are adding to body of knowledge of biofilm formation with the ultimate goal of finding better ways to disrupt that formation, leading to improved treatments for the chronic pneumonia ... read more

New Lung Cell Type Discovered

Sep. 18, 2017 — A new lung cell type that is implicated in the body's innate immune defense against the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae -- one of the leading causes of pneumonia worldwide -- has been ... read more

Aug. 31, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a newly emerged superbug, hyper-resistant and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae, which may cause untreatable and fatal infections in relatively healthy individuals and ... read more

Pneumonia or Sepsis in Adults Associated With Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Aug. 2, 2017 — Pneumonia or sepsis in adults that results in hospital admission is associated with a six-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the first year, according to new research. Cardiovascular ... read more

Researchers Overcome Suppression of Immune Response Against Bacterial Pathogens

July 13, 2017 — Researchers were able to positively influence the immune response in severe viral and bacterial co-infection. Using a human lung tissue model, they were able to show that the immune mechanisms ... read more

Shortened Lifespan for Survivors of Invasive Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Study Shows

July 10, 2017 — Patients who recover from invasive pneumococcal pneumonia, on average, live 10 years less when measured against life expectancy tables for the state of West Virginia as well as two other techniques, ... read more

Antibiotic Therapy for Nearly One in Four Adults With Pneumonia Does Not Work

May 22, 2017 — Approximately one in four (22.1 percent) adults prescribed an antibiotic in an outpatient setting (such as a doctor's office) for community-acquired pneumonia does not respond to treatment, ... read more

New Way of Preventing Pneumococcal Brain Invasion

May 17, 2017 — An international team of researchers has identified two receptors on the cells in the blood vessels of the brain that can be blocked and thereby prevent pneumococci from entering the brain. The study ... read more

Researchers Identify Changes in Lung Cells Following Infections

May 17, 2017 — When people develop a respiratory infection, recovery from their illness leaves behind an immunological memory that influences how they will respond to later infections. In a new study, researchers ... read more

Inhaled Steroids May Increase Pneumonia Risk in People With Asthma

Apr. 20, 2017 — Use of inhaled corticosteroids was linked with an increased risk of pneumonia in a study of individuals with asthma, say ... read more

Common Sedatives Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumonia in People With Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 10, 2017 — Commonly used sedatives called benzodiazepines are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia when used in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a ... read more

Beating Deadly Pneumonia With Hormones

Mar. 29, 2017 — 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 ... read more

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