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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 drug- free, nanotechnology-based method detects and treats oral plaque

New drug- free, nanotechnology-based method detects and treats oral plaque

Prams may expose babies and toddlers to more air pollution finds study

Prams may expose babies and toddlers to more air pollution finds study

Researchers develop new way of testing bacterial resistance to antibiotics

Researchers develop new way of testing bacterial resistance to antibiotics

Preoperative oral care may benefit patients who undergo cancer surgery

Preoperative oral care may benefit patients who undergo cancer surgery

Researchers develop device that diffuses potent disinfectants for airborne delivery

Researchers develop device that diffuses potent disinfectants for airborne delivery

Study uncovers why elderly people struggle to swallow

Study uncovers why elderly people struggle to swallow

Scientists uncover why sepsis caused by staph leads to serious damage and organ failure

Scientists uncover why sepsis caused by staph leads to serious damage and organ failure

Study helps to explain why older adults experience dysphagia

Study helps to explain why older adults experience dysphagia

CNDA approves KEYTRUDA for treatment of advanced melanoma

CNDA approves KEYTRUDA for treatment of advanced melanoma

Phase 3 study of KEYTRUDA monotherapy meets primary endpoint

Phase 3 study of KEYTRUDA monotherapy meets primary endpoint

New target for pneumonia seems to restore tight barriers and fluid clearance in the lungs

New target for pneumonia seems to restore tight barriers and fluid clearance in the lungs

Environment could be important battle ground in the global fight against antibiotic resistance

Environment could be important battle ground in the global fight against antibiotic resistance

Bundled-payment system did not lower costs for serious medical conditions, shows study

Bundled-payment system did not lower costs for serious medical conditions, shows study

Novel delivery system for bacteriophages could offer new way to battle lung infections

Novel delivery system for bacteriophages could offer new way to battle lung infections

Study reveals link between gastrointestinal flora and acute lung injury after blood transfusions

Study reveals link between gastrointestinal flora and acute lung injury after blood transfusions

FDA requires safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolones to strengthen warnings on adverse reactions

FDA requires safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolones to strengthen warnings on adverse reactions

Reducing length of antibiotic course decreases risk of drug resistance

Reducing length of antibiotic course decreases risk of drug resistance

Bacteria adapted to the human body may become more susceptible to antibiotics

Bacteria adapted to the human body may become more susceptible to antibiotics

Pneumococcal genes predict course of disease

Pneumococcal genes predict course of disease

Study explores relation between hospital occupancy levels and infection risk

Study explores relation between hospital occupancy levels and infection risk