Medications

Seniors need two pneumonia vaccines, CDC advisory panel says

(HealthDay)—Adults 65 and older need two vaccines to better protect them from bacterial infection in the blood (called sepsis), meningitis and pneumonia, according to a revised vaccination schedule from the 2015 Advisory ...

Medical research

Team uses Google analytical tool to gauge vaccine effectiveness

Using a statistical method initially developed by Google, a Yale School of Public Health-led research team has devised a novel way to better analyze the impact of vaccines. The research was published in the Proceedings of ...

Cardiology

How pneumonia bacteria can compromise heart health

Bacterial pneumonia in adults carries an elevated risk for adverse cardiac events (such as heart failure, arrhythmias, and heart attacks) that contribute substantially to mortality—but how the heart is compromised has been ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine narrows racial disparities in pneumococcal disease

In a major public health success, the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine PCV13, or Prevnar 13, in 2010 in the United States is associated with reduction in socioeconomic disparities and the near elimination of ...

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