MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A common group of bacteria may be causing deadly pneumonia or anthrax-like disease among metalworkers in the southern United States, health officials report. The bacteria, called Bacillus cereus (B. cereus), naturally occurs in soil and dust. B. cereus can cause food poisoning andContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Social distancing and mask mandates during the pandemic nearly eliminated cases of the flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) among children, a new study finds. “Numbers don’t lie. Face masking, and proper hygiene and isolation, can be effective means to protect the vulnerableContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When COVID-19 patients are discharged from the hospital, most are far from being well — even if their hospital stay was fairly short. That’s among the initial findings of a study that followed Americans hospitalized for COVID-19 during the pandemic’s “third wave” —Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Surprisingly, patients who isolate before surgery to protect themselves from COVID-19 actually have a higher risk of lung complications after their operation than those who don’t isolate, a new study reports. The findings conflict with current guidelines that recommend isolation before surgery, researchersContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A rise in cases of a common childhood disease called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is unfolding just as coronavirus infections are increasing among children. RSV is a highly contagious, flu-like illness that causes symptoms such as runny nose, coughing, sneezing and fever, andContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is causing deadly pneumonia infections among large numbers of children in the South Asian nation of Bangladesh, a rising threat that could one day reach American shores, experts warn. Doctors found these “superbug” bacteria in more than three of four childrenContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A flu shot might offer some protection against severe effects of COVID-19, a new study suggests. If you are infected with COVID-19, having had a flu shot makes it less likely you will suffer severe body-wide infection, blood clots, have a stroke orContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Aspirin has long been taken by heart patients to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack, but a new study suggests that it can also guard against cardiovascular trouble in pneumonia patients. Such complications are common in pneumonia patients and strongly associatedContinue Reading

FRIDAY, June 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Infectious disease expert Ravina Kullar’s husband has a cold. So does her sister-in-law. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Clinic’s waiting rooms are becoming much more frequented by folks with coughs, sneezes and sniffles, said family medicine physician Dr. Neha Vyas. These folks are part ofContinue Reading