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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.
Breast milk protective against bacterial infections

Breast milk protective against bacterial infections

Scientists reveal existence of alternative bacterial quorum-sensing mechanism

Scientists reveal existence of alternative bacterial quorum-sensing mechanism

Despite advance directive, dementia patient denied last wish, says spouse

Despite advance directive, dementia patient denied last wish, says spouse

Newly discovered immunodeficiency can make people seriously ill from chickenpox virus

Newly discovered immunodeficiency can make people seriously ill from chickenpox virus

Opioid crisis results in increased admissions to hospital ICUs and deaths

Opioid crisis results in increased admissions to hospital ICUs and deaths

New water safety program streamlines processes to help healthcare providers reduce Legionella risk

New water safety program streamlines processes to help healthcare providers reduce Legionella risk

New study shows how gut microbes can prevent severe flu infections in mice

New study shows how gut microbes can prevent severe flu infections in mice

Under Trump, hospitals face same penalties embraced by Obama

Under Trump, hospitals face same penalties embraced by Obama

Drug puts a $750,000 ‘price tag on life’

Drug puts a $750,000 ‘price tag on life’

Breastfeeding is currently failing to meet recommended standards across the globe, UNICEF and WHO report reveals

Breastfeeding is currently failing to meet recommended standards across the globe, UNICEF and WHO report reveals

Cardiovascular disease risk increases after hospital admission for sepsis or pneumonia

Cardiovascular disease risk increases after hospital admission for sepsis or pneumonia

Two new discoveries provide better understanding of how bacteria resist antibiotics

Two new discoveries provide better understanding of how bacteria resist antibiotics

Scientists developing new tool to help physicians reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics

Scientists developing new tool to help physicians reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics

When high deductibles hurt: Even insured patients postpone care

When high deductibles hurt: Even insured patients postpone care

UGA researcher develops clinical decision rule to accurately detect acute bacterial rhinosinusitis

UGA researcher develops clinical decision rule to accurately detect acute bacterial rhinosinusitis

Study finds no significant benefits of cooling down cardiac arrest patients for 48 hours

Study finds no significant benefits of cooling down cardiac arrest patients for 48 hours

Cocktail of drugs for HIV patients with advanced immunosuppression reduced deaths by 27%, study shows

Cocktail of drugs for HIV patients with advanced immunosuppression reduced deaths by 27%, study shows

UC scientists take different approach to investigating how influenza spreads through the lungs

UC scientists take different approach to investigating how influenza spreads through the lungs

California Valley Fever cases highest on record

California Valley Fever cases highest on record

Study shows how E. coli bacteria hijack copper, use it as nutrient to fuel growth

Study shows how E. coli bacteria hijack copper, use it as nutrient to fuel growth