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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.
Pulmonary thrombosis-on-a-chip enables unprecedented study of blood responses to organ-level injury

Pulmonary thrombosis-on-a-chip enables unprecedented study of blood responses to organ-level injury

Study finds 22% antibiotic failure rate in pneumonia treatment

Study finds 22% antibiotic failure rate in pneumonia treatment

Johns Hopkins researchers find ways to curb common and deadly hospital-acquired infections

Johns Hopkins researchers find ways to curb common and deadly hospital-acquired infections

Study: Antibiotic therapy does not work for nearly one in four adults with community-acquired pneumonia

Study: Antibiotic therapy does not work for nearly one in four adults with community-acquired pneumonia

Recovery from bacterial pneumonia changes the infected lung cells, study shows

Recovery from bacterial pneumonia changes the infected lung cells, study shows

WHO finds 1.2 million adolescent deaths annually, mostly from preventable causes

WHO finds 1.2 million adolescent deaths annually, mostly from preventable causes

New report reveals that 1.2 million adolescents die every year from preventable causes

New report reveals that 1.2 million adolescents die every year from preventable causes

Despite availability of life-saving medicaiton, annual deaths due to fungal meningitis are still over 180,000

Despite availability of life-saving medicaiton, annual deaths due to fungal meningitis are still over 180,000

Researchers invent promising paper-based technology to kill bacteria and sanitize surfaces

Researchers invent promising paper-based technology to kill bacteria and sanitize surfaces

Takeda announces accelerated approval from FDA for new lung cancer treatment

Takeda announces accelerated approval from FDA for new lung cancer treatment

Study finds significant presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria among nursing home residents

Study finds significant presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria among nursing home residents

Hospitals may be unfairly penalized for readmission of heart attack patients, study suggests

Hospitals may be unfairly penalized for readmission of heart attack patients, study suggests

New class of drugs offers hope against antibiotic resistance

New class of drugs offers hope against antibiotic resistance

New test can quickly and accurately diagnose dangerous colistin-resistant bacteria

New test can quickly and accurately diagnose dangerous colistin-resistant bacteria

Research findings could lead to new approaches for preventing infections after stroke

Research findings could lead to new approaches for preventing infections after stroke

Novel test can rapidly diagnose flu in patients with severe respiratory illnesses

Novel test can rapidly diagnose flu in patients with severe respiratory illnesses

AATS releases new Consensus Statement for better management of empyema

AATS releases new Consensus Statement for better management of empyema

Use of inhaled steroids linked to increased pneumonia risk in asthma patients

Use of inhaled steroids linked to increased pneumonia risk in asthma patients

Study explains how pathogenic bacterium persists in different environments

Study explains how pathogenic bacterium persists in different environments

‘Vertical integration’ of healthcare leads to fewer hospital readmissions

‘Vertical integration’ of healthcare leads to fewer hospital readmissions