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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.
Scientists develop novel enzyme technology that prevents formation of biofilms

Scientists develop novel enzyme technology that prevents formation of biofilms

NYITCOM expert urges people to take caution of Legionnaires' disease during summer

NYITCOM expert urges people to take caution of Legionnaires' disease during summer

The new war on sepsis

The new war on sepsis

Use of non-invasive ventilation decreases mortality in children with respiratory distress, study finds

Use of non-invasive ventilation decreases mortality in children with respiratory distress, study finds

Pfizer initiates Phase 1 trial of investigational GBS vaccine

Pfizer initiates Phase 1 trial of investigational GBS vaccine

New data reveals potential of snus in reducing impact of tobacco-related diseases

New data reveals potential of snus in reducing impact of tobacco-related diseases

New data reveals increase in rate of deaths from Alzheimer's disease

New data reveals increase in rate of deaths from Alzheimer's disease

Case of Legionnaires’ disease in the city sparks alerts

Case of Legionnaires’ disease in the city sparks alerts

When an insurer balks and treatment stops

When an insurer balks and treatment stops

Extensive surgical repair of type A aortic dissection results in better long-term outcomes

Extensive surgical repair of type A aortic dissection results in better long-term outcomes

Understanding stroke: Symptoms and treatment

Understanding stroke: Symptoms and treatment

Canines in Florida are hit with a contagious dog flu strain

Canines in Florida are hit with a contagious dog flu strain

Amped up antibiotic to fight resistant bacteria finally a reality

Amped up antibiotic to fight resistant bacteria finally a reality

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