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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.
The talk seniors need to have with doctors before surgery

The talk seniors need to have with doctors before surgery

Use of broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat pneumonia does more harm than good

Use of broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat pneumonia does more harm than good

Cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterium more resistant to antibiotics

Cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterium more resistant to antibiotics

Scientists find surprising insight into Legionnaires’ disease

Scientists find surprising insight into Legionnaires’ disease

Researchers identify toxin responsible for Legionella growth

Researchers identify toxin responsible for Legionella growth

Harvesting hidden information in chest X-rays using AI to predict mortality

Harvesting hidden information in chest X-rays using AI to predict mortality

Study analyzes high capacity of A. baumannii to persist on various surfaces

Study analyzes high capacity of A. baumannii to persist on various surfaces

Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine

Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine

Australian seagulls carry superbugs

Australian seagulls carry superbugs

Study: Two-thirds of pneumonia patients receive more antibiotics than they probably need

Study: Two-thirds of pneumonia patients receive more antibiotics than they probably need

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

Researchers study the role of nasal ecosystem and viral infection on pneumococcal acquisition

Researchers study the role of nasal ecosystem and viral infection on pneumococcal acquisition

Study looks at impact of hospital readmissions penalties on targeted surgical conditions

Study looks at impact of hospital readmissions penalties on targeted surgical conditions

Antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Enterobacteriaceae found in Ghana

Antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Enterobacteriaceae found in Ghana

Space station mold may be tougher to kill than previously expected

Space station mold may be tougher to kill than previously expected

Global study reveals viruses as important cause of childhood pneumonia

Global study reveals viruses as important cause of childhood pneumonia

How black pharmacists are closing the cultural gap in health care

How black pharmacists are closing the cultural gap in health care

High prevalence of multiresistant intestinal bacteria in Vietnamese hospitals

High prevalence of multiresistant intestinal bacteria in Vietnamese hospitals

Cannabis ingredient shows promise as potential antibiotic for superbugs

Cannabis ingredient shows promise as potential antibiotic for superbugs

Scientists develop new, rapid test to diagnose bacterial lower respiratory tract infections

Scientists develop new, rapid test to diagnose bacterial lower respiratory tract infections