- Mario Machado, a longtime Los Angeles news reporter and movie actor, has died at the age of 78.
- A federal official has ordered the state of California to stop housing inmates at two prisons where dozens have died of a fungal infection.
- Anti-Apartheid leader Nelson Mandela made his first televised appearance after being hospitalized just last month for a lung infection.
- Political icon Nelson Mandela was admitted to the hospital this past Wednesday after being diagnosed with his second lung infection in three months.
- Tony Nicklinson's lawyers and family have stated that he has died of pneumonia.
- People on cholesterol-lowering statins may have a somewhat smaller risk of dying from pneumonia - but the link may be weaker than some studies have suggested.
- Greater efforts to control diarrhea and pneumonia, the biggest killers of children under the age of five, could save 2 million children in poor and developing countries, the United Nations Children's Fund said on Friday.
- Teeth brushing may reduce the risk of developing pneumonia, according to a study by Yale University researchers.
- Singer George Michael postponed his Symphonica European tour in the United Kingdom due to pneumonia.
- Pneumonia is the most common serious infection after heart surgery, medical researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found.
- Hospital patients with pneumonia may be at risk of experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, often with few or no warning signs, according to research from the University of Chicago Medical Center under the auspices of the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines project.
- Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are hospitalized for pneumonia and treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have decreased mortality when compared to those who are not treated with ICS, according to a retrospective analysis of almost 16,000 COPD patients admitted to VA hospitals.
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.