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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 risk adjustment model could reduce financial penalty for safety net hospitals

New risk adjustment model could reduce financial penalty for safety net hospitals

Experts release new action steps to provide best care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Experts release new action steps to provide best care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

CMV airway infection enlarges spectrum of environmental allergens

CMV airway infection enlarges spectrum of environmental allergens

Novel drug shows potential to prevent sepsis progression

Novel drug shows potential to prevent sepsis progression

GARDP and Penta join forces to deal with drug-resistant infections in children

GARDP and Penta join forces to deal with drug-resistant infections in children

Recommending adults to get pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 may be effective guidance

Recommending adults to get pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 may be effective guidance

Intervention can increase exclusive breastfeeding rates

Intervention can increase exclusive breastfeeding rates

Verbal autopsy interviews capture more accurate data about causes of deaths in Uganda

Verbal autopsy interviews capture more accurate data about causes of deaths in Uganda

New heated tobacco device is as toxic as vaping and traditional cigarettes

New heated tobacco device is as toxic as vaping and traditional cigarettes

Sinks next to toilets in hospital may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase

Sinks next to toilets in hospital may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase

Researchers move a step closer to developing new pneumonia vaccine

Researchers move a step closer to developing new pneumonia vaccine

Vaccination with live S. mitis may offer protection from Streptococcus pneumoniae

Vaccination with live S. mitis may offer protection from Streptococcus pneumoniae

FDA approves first generic version of commonly prescribed asthma inhaler

FDA approves first generic version of commonly prescribed asthma inhaler

New findings challenge existing strategies for fighting infectious diseases and germs

New findings challenge existing strategies for fighting infectious diseases and germs

New guidelines to make swallowing safer for people in Australian nursing homes

New guidelines to make swallowing safer for people in Australian nursing homes

Rising air pollution linked with increased ER visits for breathing problems

Rising air pollution linked with increased ER visits for breathing problems

Study reveals potential pathway for endothelial cells to avoid apoptosis

Study reveals potential pathway for endothelial cells to avoid apoptosis

Study finds higher suicide rates among youth who were Medicaid enrollees

Study finds higher suicide rates among youth who were Medicaid enrollees

Researchers examine how spray from showers and toilets expose us to disease causing bacteria

Researchers examine how spray from showers and toilets expose us to disease causing bacteria

New bacteria discovered in the blood of human patients

New bacteria discovered in the blood of human patients