- Drug developer Genocea Biosciences Inc said it was suspending the development of a vaccine for pneumonia-causing bacteria after it failed to significantly reduce infection in a mid-stage study.
- The reasons why people are dying early across the world may surprise you.
- A study finds air pollution controls enacted in North Carolina during the early 1990s coincide with decreasing death rates from emphysema, asthma, and pneumonia.
- Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced on Monday that its pneumonia vaccine, which is used on kids, was also proven to work on older adults over 65 years old, in what was possibly the largest drug trial to date.
- Hospital security sent A'Darrin Washington home in a taxi even though he was already dead, according to a lawsuit filed by his mother.
- In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, 4.3 million displaced people are vulnerable to pneumonia, and other infections and illnesses.
- Terminally Ill Bride Gets Dream Wedding After $50,000 Worth Of Donations From Community; 35-Year-Old Suffers Stage IV Lung CancerLocal vendors around the San Diego area donated $50,000 worth of goods and services to give terminally ill bride Jen Buliak her dream wedding.
- The 6-year-old boy spent hours trapped in a sand dune after stepping into a sinkhole. Luckily, health officials say Nathan Woessner could make a full recovery.
- Nelson Mandela's Condition 'Improving'; A Timeline Of The Former South African President's Medical HistoryNobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela is still in serious condition, but doctors say he has made improvements given his medical history.
- Nelson Mandela In ‘Serious But Stable’ Condition, Breathing On His Own Despite Recurring Lung InfectionPeople around the world are watching with concern as 94-year-old former South African President Nelson Mandela's health deteriorates.
- Actress Gwyneth Paltrow tells Beach Magazine she started eating healthier after her father's positive throat cancer diagnosis back in 1998.
- At a conference devoted to medical diagnoses famous historical figures, a researcher speculates a clumsy rescue operation may have caused pneumonia in the Confederate general.
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung—especially affecting the microscopic air sacs — associated with fever, chest symptoms, and a lack of air space on a chest X-ray. Pneumonia is typically caused by an infection but there are a number of other causes. Typical symptoms include cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty breathing.