Nelson Mandela is currently being treated for a lung infection, which is basically pneumonia.
South African officials said that Mandela's infection is "recurring."
He is 94-years-old and at that age, it's very easy for fluid to build up in the lungs.
The cough response is decreased in the elderly, making it easy to breathe in some saliva and just have it sit in your lungs, growing bacteria.
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You have GOT to take better care of yourself!!!
We've just learned that despite the need to completely fight off the bitchy illness know as pneumonia, Lindsay Lohan decided to go party at a Central Park event with the weather forecasting an impending storm Saturday night.
Apparently she and some gurlfriends were livin' it up for DJ Steve Angello in the open-air Satsky & Gefter VIP room when the storm blew in. And even though they left when it started getting bad, sources say she still got soaked.
Then sure enough, Linds was rushed to Mount Sinai on Sunday when her lungs needed some antibiotic assistance, saying, "I got sick again, but I am all right." We're betting her doctors are still shaking their heads!
Lindsay also said:
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Not the cigarettes! The arrest!
As we discussed, Lindsay Lohan was taken to a NYC emergency room Sunday night for a lung infection.
But now, she's saying her latest arrest was the culprit that aggravated her walking pneumonia. Again, not the cigarettes…
Now, she didn't stay in the hospital very long after she checked in — and we hope this doesn't happen again — but c'mon, Linds!
Stress can hinder health, absolutely. But what we consume (or inhale) takes a toll on it too!
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We occasionally poke fun at the lovely LiLo, but we would never wish this upon anyone!
Lindsay Lohan was rushed to an NYC emergency room last night when her lung infection worsened to the point where she needed immediate medical care!!
Sources close to the actress say she has had a severe case of "walking pneumonia" for awhile now, but thankfully, doctors at Mt. Sinai were able to examine her quickly and treated her with antibiotics before discharging her!!
She is currently taking some much needed bed rest back in her hotel room!
Get well soon, gurl! We're pulling for you!
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Hmmm. If this tragic tale is true, then this be some Agent Moulder territory…
Brazillian news outlets are reporting on a super-sad and very strange resurrection event that recently occurred at two-year-old Kelvin Santos' (above) funeral in Brazil's Northen city of Belém.
The young boy was pronounced dead due to
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This man's recovery is incredible enough on its own, let alone how quickly he seems to be on the mend!
Robin Gibb reportedly had a 10% chance of survival when he slipped into a coma earlier in the month while battling both colon and liver cancer, as well as pneumonia, but he remarkably was able to wake up last week - and now is doing so well that he is preparing to leave the hospital!
A source explains
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We were so saddened to hear that Robin Gibb had slipped into a coma due to a battle with pneumonia, colon and liver cancer.
Before all the health issues, though, Robin was actually working on a bucket list according to a close friend.
Here's what the friend said:
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