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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs usually caused by an infection. Pneumonia often follows infection of the upper respiratory tract, and the main symptoms are fever, chills, pain in the chest, and labored breathing. Untreated, pneumonia can be deadly.

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Heartburn Drug Linked to Pneumonia in Older Adults
The link between pneumonia and few medicines prescribed to older people for heartburn or stomach ulcers such as proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) may not .....
Antimicrobial Therapy Helps to Prevent Sepsis in Pneumonia Patients
New research led by scientists from the University of Leicester reveals that antimicrobial therapy can be used to target specific cells in the immune .....
Blood Transfusion With Old Blood Increases Risk of Bacterial Pneumonia
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  • Blood transfusion with old stored blood increases risk of lung infection.
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Opioid Use Linked to Increased Pneumonia Risk
Opioid users have an increased risk of severe infections such as pneumonia and meningitis as compared to non-opioid users, revealed study conducted b.....
E-cigarette Vapor Increases Susceptibility to Pneumonia
E-cigarette releases nicotine-containing vapor that allows pneumonia-causing bacteria to stick to the cells that line the airways, recent resea.....


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