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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Researchers find possible cause for SARS-CoV-2 reactive T cells in uninfected individuals

Researchers find possible cause for SARS-CoV-2 reactive T cells in uninfected individuals

BMI should be assessed in management of COVID-19 patients

BMI should be assessed in management of COVID-19 patients

SARS-CoV-2 circulating in Brazil back in November 2019

SARS-CoV-2 circulating in Brazil back in November 2019

Oral hygiene and severity of COVID-19 – the connection

Oral hygiene and severity of COVID-19 – the connection

Specific SARS-CoV-2 genetic elements found in different insect species

Specific SARS-CoV-2 genetic elements found in different insect species

New web-based platform established for reporting vaccine target recommendations for COVID-19

New web-based platform established for reporting vaccine target recommendations for COVID-19

Essential worker shoulders $1,840 pandemic debt due to COVID cost loophole

Essential worker shoulders $1,840 pandemic debt due to COVID cost loophole

Salk Institute expands research to find treatments and cures for COVID-19

Salk Institute expands research to find treatments and cures for COVID-19

Wearable technology for health-related applications

Wearable technology for health-related applications

Fatalities are very rare in children with COVID-19

Fatalities are very rare in children with COVID-19

Pixatimod is active in lab studies against SARS-CoV-2

Pixatimod is active in lab studies against SARS-CoV-2

Biological therapy may decrease the risk of severe COVID-19

Biological therapy may decrease the risk of severe COVID-19

Effective neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 by synthetic nanobodies targeting the spike protein

Effective neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 by synthetic nanobodies targeting the spike protein

The Role of Nutrition in Recovery from COVID-19

The Role of Nutrition in Recovery from COVID-19

Pangolin version of SARS-CoV-2 can cause COVID-19-like illness

Pangolin version of SARS-CoV-2 can cause COVID-19-like illness

Dexamethasone could benefit certain hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Dexamethasone could benefit certain hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Pandemic forced insurers to pay for in-home treatments. Will they disappear?

Pandemic forced insurers to pay for in-home treatments. Will they disappear?

Single-dose Israeli vaccine candidate protective against SARS-CoV-2

Single-dose Israeli vaccine candidate protective against SARS-CoV-2

UTHealth tests arthritis drug's effect on COVID-19-induced cytokine storm

UTHealth tests arthritis drug's effect on COVID-19-induced cytokine storm

UQ superbug drug discoveries will be fast-tracked under international research deal

UQ superbug drug discoveries will be fast-tracked under international research deal