Tag Archives: Pneumonia

Benzodiazepine Use May Increase Risk for Pneumonia

January 29, 2019 Share this content: The risk for pneumonia was slightly higher in recent benzodiazepine users compared with former users. Patients who either are currently or have recently taken benzodiazepines may have an increased risk of developing pneumonia, according to study results published in The International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Using the PubMed and EMBASE… Read More »

World Pneumonia Day 2018: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of This Deadly-But-Preventable Lung Disease

World Pneumonia Day 2018 (Photo Credits: File Image) Pneumonia is a disease caused by an inflammation in one or both lungs. It affects the air sacs of the organs known as alveoli, causing mild to severe illness in the afflicted. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this deadly disease is the “world’s leading infectious… Read More »