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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.
Certain psychiatric drugs may increase risk of pneumonia

Certain psychiatric drugs may increase risk of pneumonia

Study confirms increased pneumonia risk with prescription opioids

Study confirms increased pneumonia risk with prescription opioids

Medicaid patients in Puerto Rico don’t get coverage for drugs to cure hepatitis C

Medicaid patients in Puerto Rico don’t get coverage for drugs to cure hepatitis C

Irish soil contains bacterial strains effective against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Irish soil contains bacterial strains effective against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Formula of 80 and precautions can help prevent heart attack during festive season

Formula of 80 and precautions can help prevent heart attack during festive season

Implementation of HRRP program associated with increased mortality after discharge

Implementation of HRRP program associated with increased mortality after discharge

Hospital readmission reduction program associated with increase in post-discharge mortality

Hospital readmission reduction program associated with increase in post-discharge mortality

Choking deaths pose serious threat to the wellbeing of people with disability

Choking deaths pose serious threat to the wellbeing of people with disability

A promising, effective vaccine for common respiratory disease

A promising, effective vaccine for common respiratory disease

Malnutrition in children with Crohn's disease linked with increased risk of surgical complications

Malnutrition in children with Crohn's disease linked with increased risk of surgical complications

Scientists discover cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans

Scientists discover cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans

Researchers compare health outcomes for VA and non-VA hospitals

Researchers compare health outcomes for VA and non-VA hospitals

Boosting our defenses to fight Klebsiella infections

Boosting our defenses to fight Klebsiella infections

Study finds increasing risk of infections and antibiotic prescriptions after hip fracture surgery

Study finds increasing risk of infections and antibiotic prescriptions after hip fracture surgery

Study finds rise in risk of postoperative infections following hip fracture surgery

Study finds rise in risk of postoperative infections following hip fracture surgery

World AIDS Day: FIRS highlights need to strengthen efforts to stop TB and HIV

World AIDS Day: FIRS highlights need to strengthen efforts to stop TB and HIV

New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine

New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine

Scientists discover toxic bullet involved in bacterial competition

Scientists discover toxic bullet involved in bacterial competition

Study sheds light on the infection mechanism of influenza virus

Study sheds light on the infection mechanism of influenza virus

Concomitant use of sleeping pills and opioids found to prevalent among people with Alzheimer’s disease

Concomitant use of sleeping pills and opioids found to prevalent among people with Alzheimer’s disease