Category Archives: pneumonia

Can Hanging Around An Indoor Waterfall Make You Sick?


According to a study published in the latest issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology an indoor waterfall inside a hospital in Wisconsin made 8 people sick with Legionnaires’ disease. If you love hanging around the indoor waterfall you may want to think … Continue reading

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Not Brushing Your Teeth Could Lead to Pneumonia


The Dental Health Foundation has put out a warning that poor oral hygiene could cause a respiratory infection after research found a link between bacteria in the mouth and lung disease. At the University School of Medicine they found changes … Continue reading

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Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Climb in New England


Legionnaires’ Disease is on the rise in New England.  Legionnaires’ is a severe form of pneumonia caused by infection usually acquired by inhaling the bacteria from water droplets emitted by cooling towers, whirlpool spas, showers, facets and other sources. Symptoms … Continue reading

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New Disease Fighting Cell Found to Help Fight Infections


Researchers in Australia found a new type of cell that increases the body’s own self defense mechanism to fight infections and other deadly diseases. It was published in the journals Nature Immunology and Immunity. The cell was named as natural killer T follicular helper … Continue reading

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Do you use hand sanitizers?


By Ken Buben, President, Fancy Scrubs.com Have you heard the 4 companies who make hand sanitizers have been told to stop claiming their products prevent infection by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ? The agency “does not have sufficient evidence demonstrating … Continue reading

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Is what you are wearing today deadly?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com I read a report today in the New York Times about the number of annual deaths that result from doctors wearing ties or germ infected lab coats.  The articles author referred to  an incident with … Continue reading

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Can Flu Spread Pneumonia?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis are only able to spread when individuals are infected with flu, says a scientist reporting at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Harrogate. The scientific work on … Continue reading

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