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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.
Who knew? Life begins (again) at 65

Who knew? Life begins (again) at 65

Synspira’s abstracts accepted for presentation at the 32nd Annual NACFC

Synspira’s abstracts accepted for presentation at the 32nd Annual NACFC

Researchers identify molecule that plays key role in bacterial communication, infection

Researchers identify molecule that plays key role in bacterial communication, infection

Will Maine voters decide to make aging in place affordable?

Will Maine voters decide to make aging in place affordable?

Research explores whether increasing Medicare payments can improve nursing facility care

Research explores whether increasing Medicare payments can improve nursing facility care

Veracyte to present data demonstrating potential of Envisia Genomic Classifier to improve ILD diagnosis

Veracyte to present data demonstrating potential of Envisia Genomic Classifier to improve ILD diagnosis

NCCN adds COPIKTRA capsules to NCCN Guidelines for follicular lymphoma

NCCN adds COPIKTRA capsules to NCCN Guidelines for follicular lymphoma

Energy insecure New Yorkers more likely to have many health issues and poor sleep

Energy insecure New Yorkers more likely to have many health issues and poor sleep

Scripps Research scientists discover role of immune system double agent

Scripps Research scientists discover role of immune system double agent

Genentech announces clinical data from studies investigating risdiplam in spinal muscular atrophy

Genentech announces clinical data from studies investigating risdiplam in spinal muscular atrophy

Scientists perform successful trial of new antibiotic on cancer reoccurrence after surgery

Scientists perform successful trial of new antibiotic on cancer reoccurrence after surgery

Phase 3 ECHELON-2 clinical trial evaluating ADCETRIS plus CHP meets primary endpoint

Phase 3 ECHELON-2 clinical trial evaluating ADCETRIS plus CHP meets primary endpoint

Medicare eases readmission penalties against safety-net hospitals

Medicare eases readmission penalties against safety-net hospitals

Critical illness and major infection can promote brain changes, accelerate cognitive decline

Critical illness and major infection can promote brain changes, accelerate cognitive decline

Verastem Oncology selects US Bioservices to dispense COPIKTRA capsules

Verastem Oncology selects US Bioservices to dispense COPIKTRA capsules

Fina Biosolutions receives patent for expression and purification of the conjugate vaccine protein

Fina Biosolutions receives patent for expression and purification of the conjugate vaccine protein

GARDP partners with Novartis to accelerate development of generic antibiotic treatments for children

GARDP partners with Novartis to accelerate development of generic antibiotic treatments for children

Scientists discover most important target of MRSA bacterial toxin and ways to neutralize it

Scientists discover most important target of MRSA bacterial toxin and ways to neutralize it

Diabetes patients with poor blood sugar control face highest risk of serious infections

Diabetes patients with poor blood sugar control face highest risk of serious infections

Solid fuel use linked with increased risk of hospitalization or death from respiratory diseases

Solid fuel use linked with increased risk of hospitalization or death from respiratory diseases