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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.
New vaccine for pneumonia holds promise to save thousands of lives

New vaccine for pneumonia holds promise to save thousands of lives

New report highlights global burden of pollution-related disease and death

New report highlights global burden of pollution-related disease and death

Good-guy bacteria may help individuals respond well to cancer immunotherapy

Good-guy bacteria may help individuals respond well to cancer immunotherapy

Antibiotics reduce risk of recurrent staph infections in children, research shows

Antibiotics reduce risk of recurrent staph infections in children, research shows

Study identifies two genes involved in invasive group A Streptococcus infections

Study identifies two genes involved in invasive group A Streptococcus infections

Research finds new therapeutic strategy to prevent infections in spinal cord injury patients

Research finds new therapeutic strategy to prevent infections in spinal cord injury patients

University of Portsmouth helping tackle air pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa

University of Portsmouth helping tackle air pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa

New study shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system

New study shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system

WHO report shows serious lack of new antibiotics to combat drug-resistant infections

WHO report shows serious lack of new antibiotics to combat drug-resistant infections

Research deepens understanding of interconnection between nervous and immune system

Research deepens understanding of interconnection between nervous and immune system

Hospital design and effective decontamination can prevent spread of antibiotic-resistant infections

Hospital design and effective decontamination can prevent spread of antibiotic-resistant infections

Modified blood thinner may be first promising method to prevent repercussions after TBI

Modified blood thinner may be first promising method to prevent repercussions after TBI

Insmed reports top-line data from Phase 3 study of new treatment in patients with NTM lung disease

Insmed reports top-line data from Phase 3 study of new treatment in patients with NTM lung disease

Young men have lowest risk of relapse after antireflux surgery, study finds

Young men have lowest risk of relapse after antireflux surgery, study finds

BioCote Silver Ion Antimicrobial Technology makes surfaces inhospitable to influenza viruses

BioCote Silver Ion Antimicrobial Technology makes surfaces inhospitable to influenza viruses

Children with respiratory tract infections have increased risk for asthma, worse lung function in later life

Children with respiratory tract infections have increased risk for asthma, worse lung function in later life

Children with asthma more likely to be prescribed unnecessary antibiotics, study finds

Children with asthma more likely to be prescribed unnecessary antibiotics, study finds

Sodium channels play important role in keeping tiny lung capillaries from leaking, worsening pneumonia

Sodium channels play important role in keeping tiny lung capillaries from leaking, worsening pneumonia

Vaccination efforts in poor countries prevent 20 million deaths, provide economic benefits

Vaccination efforts in poor countries prevent 20 million deaths, provide economic benefits

PolyU researchers uncover new hyper-resistant, hypervirulent superbug

PolyU researchers uncover new hyper-resistant, hypervirulent superbug