According to a new study, older adults who are hospitalized for pneumonia are at a higher risk for heart problems. This is because Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria may infiltrate the heart, causing microlesions that can lead to cardiac complications.
A former Division II college football star who disappeared during a fishing trip in Northern Michigan died of pneumonia caused by inhaling his own vomit after he became disoriented, possibly due to pain killers combined with a degenerative brain disease.
French health officials reported the need to test for additional cases of the SARS-like coronavirus that appears to have emerged from the Middle East, as the novel virus continues to demonstrate its ability to spread among human populations.
According to researchers in a report on Monday, the H1N1 swine flu virus has disturbing similarities to that of the 1918 pandemic that killed millions worldwide. The new flu also causes pneumonia more than regular flu viruses.
It is not well known how the flu makes individuals more sensitive to pneumonia. Recently, scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, studied mice that were sick with the flu and identified one mechanism that hinders the immune system.
AIDS-denialist Christine Maggiore, 52, founder of the nonprofit organisation Alive & Well Aids Alternatives, died at her Los Angeles home Saturday after she was treated for pneumonia for six months. Her official cause of death is pending.
Actor Heath Ledger had sleeping problems prior to his death yesterday. An Australian newspaper speculates that his sleeping tablets consumption in combination with his reported pneumonia condition might have led to his fatal death.
He was the man of the game shows. From Match Box to Hollywood Squares Charles Nelson Reilly and his larger than life persona entertained us during the 1970's and '80s. The Tony award winning actor died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 76.
An outbreak of walking pneumonia among children from Greenwood Elementary School that has been linked to at least one death and serious illness in others has forced officials to close the school for at least one week.
'The 93-year-old father of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, a former fitness instructor partly responsible for his son's athletic prowess on stage, has died of pneumonia in England, a spokesman said.'