pneumonia

New vaccine ‘could end pneumonia’

Deaths from pneumonia have almost halved since the beginning of the century, and a new vaccine under development could reduce…

Roger Moore

The many lives of Roger Moore: like Bond, he had long cheated death

The death of Sir Roger Moore aged 89 has saddened many men of a certain generation who believed that he…

George Michael

Why did George Michael’s heart fail?

There is still a huge amount of speculation about the exact reason George Michael died at the early age of…

Hillary Clinton’s ill health: how serious is it?

So, Hillary Clinton’s collapse at the 9/11 memorial service on Sunday was down to ‘walking pneumonia’ diagnosed two days earlier.…

Air pollution from the 1970s is still leading to deaths today

Exposure to air pollution can affect an individual’s mortality risk more than 30 years after the event, according to a…

Watching TV for three hours a day raises your risk of an early death

According to research published in the December issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, too much time spent watching…

What you need to know about ‘alcohol-related deaths’

The latest figures for alcohol-related hospital admissions were published last month and, over at the Alcohol Policy blog, James Morris lamented…