California inmate dies after getting Legionnaires’ disease

U.S. 03/27/19, 21:09

A California prison inmate has died after contracting Legionnaires' disease and a second inmate has tested positive for the disease, which is considered a severe type of pneumonia, authorities said Wednesday. Officials said Wednesday that they are taking precautions at a prison hospital and a neighboring youth correctional facility in Stockton, ...

Coroner: Model and actress Kim Porter died from pneumonia

Entertainment 01/25/19, 16:30

Coroner office officials say former model and actress Kim Porter died last year from pneumonia.The Los Angeles coroner's office on Friday released the results of its investigation into Porter's Nov. 15 death. Investigators determined after an autopsy that her death was from natural causes.The 47-year-old was also a former girlfriend ...

Science Says: Fatal outbreak germ a threat to frail patients

Science 10/24/18, 16:17

A common virus blamed for a deadly outbreak at a New Jersey children's rehabilitation center usually poses little risk for healthy people but can lead to dangerous pneumonia in already frail patients.The patients, most younger than 18, were infected by a germ called adenovirus 7, a strain that is among ...

Kansas records its first flu death of the season

Health 10/16/18, 22:58

Health officials say Kansas has recorded its first flu deaths of the season. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says two deaths in the state have already been directly attributed to influenza as of Monday. Pneumonia has been the direct cause of death in another ...

US regulators OK updated version of decades-old antibiotic

Business 10/02/18, 19:03

U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved a modernized version of a decades-old antibiotic used to treat a number of infections.Paratek Pharmaceuticals' Nuzyra was designed to overcome the problem of resistance to tetracycline, an antibiotic widely used until recent years.The company said the Food and Drug Administration approved Nuzyra for treating bacterial ...

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