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A TikTok user said they got chlamydia in their lungs from a nicotine vape

A TikTok user said their lungs were infected with chlamydia after using a vape for a year. They were diagnosed with chlamydia pneumoniae. The video reignited talk of life-threatening vaping illnesses being investigated by the CDC and FDA. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. A TikTok user’s lungs were infected […]
A TikTok user said they got chlamydia in their lungs from a nicotine vape
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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
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Is pneumonia contagious? Yes, when it’s caused by bacteria or viruses

Most types of pneumonia are contagious. When pneumonia is caused by a virus or bacteria – as it usually is – it can spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. To prevent the spread of pneumonia, you should practice good hygiene, work to boost your immune system, refrain from […]
Is pneumonia contagious? Yes, when it’s caused by bacteria or viruses
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Some coronavirus patients who should be unconscious from lack of oxygen can appear totally fine. Doctors call it ‘silent hypoxia.’

Some coronavirus patients are coming into hospitals with “silent hypoxia,” a condition in which they have had dangerously low blood-oxygen levels for days with no shortness of breath. Doctors traditionally put patients with such low oxygen levels on a ventilator, but some are recovering without that treatment. Sick people without […]
Some coronavirus patients who should be unconscious from lack of oxygen can appear totally fine. Doctors call it ‘silent hypoxia.’
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More than 1.3 million people have recovered from the coronavirus — and are likely now immune. But painful symptoms may last far longer than people realise.

More than 1.3 million people worldwide have recovered from the coronavirus. Recovered COVID-19 patients may have a residual cough or fatigue for weeks after major symptoms disappear. Though long-term effects remain unclear, patients who develop severe pneumonia could come away with scarred lungs and reduced lung function. Recovery likely means […]
More than 1.3 million people have recovered from the coronavirus — and are likely now immune. But painful symptoms may last far longer than people realise.
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1 person has died from a mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China

59 people in Wuhan, China, have been infected with a viral pneumonia. Seven of those people are reported to be in critical condition. One has died. Officials still don’t know how the disease was transmitted, though they have traced the outbreak to a seafood market that sold live animals. Residents […]
1 person has died from a mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China
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A woman is the first to die from an Atlanta outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, an extreme form of pneumonia that can spread through shower heads and sink faucets

On Tuesday, officials in Atlanta, Georgia, confirmed a woman died from Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel. Legionnaires’ disease is an extreme form of pneumonia or lung disease that comes from the Legionella bacteria. Legionella bacteria grows and spreads in fresh water and can get into sink […]
A woman is the first to die from an Atlanta outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, an extreme form of pneumonia that can spread through shower heads and sink faucets