A new study links viral infections including mononucleosis and pneumonia experienced during adolescence with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
People with a poor sense of smell are 50% more likely to be hospitalized for pneumonia than those with a good sense of smell.
Immunization with the vaccines for pneumococcal conjugate and rotavirus reduces the rates of acute respiratory infections and gastrointestinal infections in small children, thus reducing the need for antibiotic medications. Researchers say if universal childhood vaccination is achieved, an additional 40 million cases of antibiotic-treated illnesses could be prevented each year.
Researchers report death rates slow after the age of 105. The study reveals there appears to be no fixed limit to the human life span yet in sight.