Gardening – A Deadly Pursuit?

Could a seemingly harmless hobby of pottering in the garden be fatal? In some cases it has. With one million adults in the U.S. every year hospitalized with pneumonia and increasing antibiotic resistance of the illness, most people would hope to avoid contracting it. However, one of the less obvious ways pneumonia can be contracted is through the legionella bacteria, and this is where the gardener can fall victim to the deadly illness. Although cases are rare, the high mortality rate associated with pneumonia, particularly for those with weakened immune systems such the young, the frail and the old, means that this risk should not be overlooked.

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IDF and Novo Nordisk launch first-ever global survey on cardiovascular disease awareness among people with type 2 diabetes

To mark World Heart Day, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has partnered with Novo Nordisk to launch the first-ever multi-country online survey investigating the level of CVD awareness and knowledge among people living with type 2 diabetes.

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