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Pneumonia is a leading cause of death and hospitalization, costing health care systems billions of dollars and an estimated 600,000 adult deaths worldwide each year. Pneumococcal disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and the term describes a group of illnesses, including invasive infections, such as bacteremia/sepsis and meningitis, as well as pneumonia and upper respiratory tract infections. Although all age groups may be affected, the highest rate of pneumococcal disease occurs in young children and older adults. In addition, persons suffering from a wide range of chronic conditions (eg, diabetes, cardiovascular disease) and immune deficiencies are at increased risk.
One-shot vaccine passes key preclinical test in newborn monkey models

One-shot vaccine passes key preclinical test in newborn monkey models

Early treatment with stem cells can safely help recovery in stroke patients, study shows

Early treatment with stem cells can safely help recovery in stroke patients, study shows

Smoking cessation program prior to hip or knee replacement provides better surgical outcomes

Smoking cessation program prior to hip or knee replacement provides better surgical outcomes

Investigational RSV vaccine protects cattle from respiratory diseases

Investigational RSV vaccine protects cattle from respiratory diseases

New study highlights exposure of infants to harmful pollutants during school drop-in hours

New study highlights exposure of infants to harmful pollutants during school drop-in hours

WHO report: 1.7 million children die every year due to unhealthy environments

WHO report: 1.7 million children die every year due to unhealthy environments

Common cold virus can cause deadly pneumonia in transplant patients, study shows

Common cold virus can cause deadly pneumonia in transplant patients, study shows

Study finds causes for early readmission among older adults discharged to post-acute care facilities

Study finds causes for early readmission among older adults discharged to post-acute care facilities

McMaster researchers find new way to combat world's worst infectious diseases

McMaster researchers find new way to combat world's worst infectious diseases

Innovative ways to target antibiotic resistance in short term

Innovative ways to target antibiotic resistance in short term

WHO releases first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

WHO releases first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

Study increases understanding of how air pollution affects human health

Study increases understanding of how air pollution affects human health

Immune system defect makes Addison’s patients prone to respiratory infections

Immune system defect makes Addison’s patients prone to respiratory infections

New research pinpoints how bacteria get into lungs of healthy people

New research pinpoints how bacteria get into lungs of healthy people

Novel antiviral drug can protect transplant patients against CMV infections

Novel antiviral drug can protect transplant patients against CMV infections

New research pinpoints how immigrant microbes get to the lungs

New research pinpoints how immigrant microbes get to the lungs

First breath of newborn shapes lifelong immunological milieu of lungs

First breath of newborn shapes lifelong immunological milieu of lungs

Researchers explore how patients with COPD, heart failure and heart attack fared in ICU

Researchers explore how patients with COPD, heart failure and heart attack fared in ICU

New class of antibiotics effective in treating children with MRSA skin infections

New class of antibiotics effective in treating children with MRSA skin infections

New report highlights serious health problems faced by spinal cord injury patients

New report highlights serious health problems faced by spinal cord injury patients