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5 major causes of pneumonia and how you can prevent it

You can get pneumonia through bacterial, fungal, or viral infections. You can also get aspiration pneumonia, which is when you inhale food, or hospital-acquired pneumonia. To prevent pneumonia, get the flu shot, wash your hands, and stop smoking. Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice. Pneumonia is a lung […]
5 major causes of pneumonia and how you can prevent it
Lifestyle

How to get rid of a cough and whether medication can help

You can get rid of a cough by staying hydrated, coughing effectively to clear mucus, using cough drops or honey, and breathing moist air. Research has not found that cough medications are very effective, though they may help alleviate some symptoms in certain cases. To get rid of a cough, […]
How to get rid of a cough and whether medication can help
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This animation shows how far your sneeze can actually travel

Flu season is underway and if you’ve ever wondered how contagious you are if you keep going to work when you’re sick, some research might make you want to stay home. Researchers studied how far germs can travel when you sneeze and cough – i t’s not just about the […]
This animation shows how far your sneeze can actually travel
Markets

An Australian app is better at finding chest infections than doctors

A smartphone app developed in Australia has been found to be highly accurate in detecting respiratory illness, getting better results than experienced doctors. ResApp Health Limited today released the results of trials in Perth hospitals, showing the app correctly detected lower respiratory tract disease in 97% of patients who were […]
An Australian app is better at finding chest infections than doctors