A new study reported that people with sleep apnea have a greater risk of pneumonia.
Pfizer's Prevnar 13 was effective in preventing pneumonia in seniors, according to the results of a large drug trial.
Doctors report that three patients infected with the bird flu, H7N9 are resistant to Tamiflu, an antiviral drug used to treat the virus.
The government also says that two people are seriously ill from the condition.
U.N. agencies hope a new strategy for better sanitation and newer vaccines will largely eliminate child deaths from pneumonia and severe diarrhea by 2025.
Researchers discovered that the activation of a protein in the body can lead to excessive inflammation, which is harmful to the body.
On Sunday, the Chinese government announced that two people had died from an unusual strain of bird flu, with a third person hospitalized for a severe case of infection.
Officials are unsure about the specific cause for the fungal illness, but they warn that physicians should be on the look-out for symptoms of the potentially dangerous disease.
An estimated 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, making it the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
It might not be possible for a doctor to correctly detect pneumonia based only on the symptoms and the patients medical history.