Healthcast : Research on a Vaccine for Pneumonia

LUBBOCK, TX - A new vaccine being developed could possibly wipe out deaths caused by pneumonia. Researchers combined protein with sugars and stored it in a bubble of fat. a process known as liposome. The vaccine destroyed harmful bacteria in the body before causing symptoms.

Fewer hip and knee replacement patients are using opioids after surgery.  New research showed the number of people prescribed the pain medication dropped by one-third between 2006 and 2014. Instead, patients are shifting to other pain management methods including acetaminophen.

A new study supported what doctors have been saying for a long time, that lack of sleep and poor exercise increase the genetic risk of obesity. In previous studies, doctors depended on diaries to collect data. This time around they monitored subjects using wrist devices to determine the amount of activity and sleep.

Sources : 
1 - University of Buffalo
2 - American Society of Anesthesiologists
3 - American Society of Human Genetics


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