Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What do you know about pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills and difficulty breathing. A variety of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New model sheds light on secondary bacterial pneumonia

August 9, 2016 - For years, researchers have known that the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) can trigger severe, sometimes deadly secondary bacterial pneumonia, in some people who are subsequently infected with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High alcohol intake linked to heightened HPV infection risk in men

A high alcohol intake is linked to a heightened risk of human papillomavirus infection among men, suggests research in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. The findings seem to be independent of other risk factors ...

Immunology

Viral infection in nose can trigger middle ear infection

Middle ear infections, which affect more than 85 percent of children under the age of 3, can be triggered by a viral infection in the nose rather than solely by a bacterial infection, according to researchers at Wake Forest ...

Medications

Inappropriate use of antibiotics in ERs remains high for adults

(HealthDay)—For patients presenting to the emergency department with acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI), inappropriate utilization of antibiotics has decreased for children, but not for adults, according to a study ...

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