Pneumonia

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.

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Bariatric surgery linked to lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission

Bariatric surgery linked to lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission

A review of Traditional Chinese herbal medicine in management of COVID-19

A review of Traditional Chinese herbal medicine in management of COVID-19

Protection of upper respiratory tract will require vaccines that mimic natural infection by SARS-CoV-2

Protection of upper respiratory tract will require vaccines that mimic natural infection by SARS-CoV-2

AI platform rapidly, accurately spots COVID-19 in X-ray images

AI platform rapidly, accurately spots COVID-19 in X-ray images

New A.I. is fast and accurate at detecting COVID-19 from chest X-rays

New A.I. is fast and accurate at detecting COVID-19 from chest X-rays

Septic shock and pneumonia triggered by SARS-CoV-2 could be treated by radiation-activated MSCs

Septic shock and pneumonia triggered by SARS-CoV-2 could be treated by radiation-activated MSCs

How COVID-19 compares to other respiratory illnesses

How COVID-19 compares to other respiratory illnesses

California law banning toxic chemicals in cosmetics will transform industry

California law banning toxic chemicals in cosmetics will transform industry

Scientists investigate how cell membrane and COVID-19 virus impact each other

Scientists investigate how cell membrane and COVID-19 virus impact each other

Research reveals T-cell abnormalities in severe COVID-19 cases

Research reveals T-cell abnormalities in severe COVID-19 cases

High cost of drugs could lead to more than 1.1 million deaths among Medicare recipients

High cost of drugs could lead to more than 1.1 million deaths among Medicare recipients

Pregnant women with COVID-19 have low risk of developing severe symptoms

Pregnant women with COVID-19 have low risk of developing severe symptoms

SARS-CoV-2 is not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes

SARS-CoV-2 is not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes

Researchers assess types of disease and economic harm from Utah's air pollution

Researchers assess types of disease and economic harm from Utah's air pollution

COVID-19's harmful neurological effects are more common in patients with hypertension, diabetes

COVID-19's harmful neurological effects are more common in patients with hypertension, diabetes

Diabetes and hypertension may increase the risk of COVID-19 brain complications

Diabetes and hypertension may increase the risk of COVID-19 brain complications

Corticosteroids can help in survival of elderly patients with severe COVID-19

Corticosteroids can help in survival of elderly patients with severe COVID-19

Metabolic biomarkers could predict COVID-19 severity

Metabolic biomarkers could predict COVID-19 severity

Care pathways for pregnant women with COVID‐19

Care pathways for pregnant women with COVID‐19

Study: High-dose blood thinners have no additional benefit in COVID-19 patients

Study: High-dose blood thinners have no additional benefit in COVID-19 patients