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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.
Breastfeeding can reduce the risk of death for infants in their first year of life

Breastfeeding can reduce the risk of death for infants in their first year of life

AAP expands recommendations for annual influenza immunizations to include children ages 6 through 23 months

AAP expands recommendations for annual influenza immunizations to include children ages 6 through 23 months

Canadian woman dies of flesh eating disease

Canadian woman dies of flesh eating disease

Dean of Columbia's dental school has issued a "call to action" on geriatric oral health

Dean of Columbia's dental school has issued a "call to action" on geriatric oral health

Elderly black male cancer patients stay in hospital longer than white

Elderly black male cancer patients stay in hospital longer than white

China reports SARS infection in two patients previously under investigation

China reports SARS infection in two patients previously under investigation

Scientists have unraveled the behavior of one key component of bacteria

Scientists have unraveled the behavior of one key component of bacteria

Chinese authorities announce 9th suspected SARS case

Chinese authorities announce 9th suspected SARS case

Canada kicks off National Immunization Awareness Week

Canada kicks off National Immunization Awareness Week

Study finds America’s hospital emergency rooms are overcrowded with patients

Study finds America’s hospital emergency rooms are overcrowded with patients

$11 million for lung injury research

$11 million for lung injury research

Britain wheezes at bottom of European lung league

Britain wheezes at bottom of European lung league

SARS experts head to China

SARS experts head to China

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) overview

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) overview

WHO calls for Sudan humanitarian assistance

WHO calls for Sudan humanitarian assistance

The April 2004 issue of Otolaryngology focuses on head and neck surgery

The April 2004 issue of Otolaryngology focuses on head and neck surgery

First Chinese case of case of SARS since January 2004

First Chinese case of case of SARS since January 2004

Possible new SARS case in Beijing, China

Possible new SARS case in Beijing, China

Doctors from the University of Edinburgh and local intensive care units have linked to fight an antibiotic-resistant infection which attacks some hospital patients.

Doctors from the University of Edinburgh and local intensive care units have linked to fight an antibiotic-resistant infection which attacks some hospital patients.

Surviving pneumonia may only provide a short-term lease on a future healthy life

Surviving pneumonia may only provide a short-term lease on a future healthy life