Tag: "infections" at medical news
New network of gastrointestinal immune cells discovered
...Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, intestinal infections
and food allergy. Targeting these dendritic cells also could help us develop new types of vaccines. And it's possible that some of the gastrointestinal bacteria and viruses that cause serious illness may co-opt the activity of these cells to enter t...
MGH researchers find way of regenerating cells key to hearing
...are very sensitive to damage from excessive noise, infections
or toxins including some medications. Once damaged, hair cells do not naturally regenerate in mammals, and their death accounts for most types of acquired hearing loss. Cells grow and divide through a process called the cell cycle, and many protein...
How to avoid the health risks of Hajj
...d to be aware of the risks of important bloodborne infections
such as HIV and hepatitis B and C, especially as one of the rites of Hajj is for men to have their head shaved. "With sensible precautions, most of these problems should be preventable," say the authors. The need for vaccination means that a "Hajj tr...
Women In Government report on eliminating cervical cancer
...ay ultimately become cancerous. These persistent infections
are most commonly found in women 30 and older, many of who are unscreened or under-screened. That is why HPV testing is approved by the FDA along with the Pap test in this age group. About Women In Government Women In Government is a bipartisan, ...
Likelihood of a large vCJD epidemic remains small claim researchers
...narios. The first scenario in which 90 per cent of infections
are sub-clinical suggested that relatively few fut...te there is little chance of large numbers of vCJD infections
from primary transmission, we have not taken into account the possibility of additional cases infect...
A comprehensive response to HIV could prevent 10 million AIDS deaths in Africa by 2020
...w best to allocate resources toward preventing new infections
or treating infected individuals. An analysis by...s predicted that there will be 3.7 million new HIV infections
and 2.6 million adults dying of AIDS in this region each year within the next two decades. The autho...
Potential cure for lymphoma in HIV patients
...therapy (HAART) to help reduce these opportunistic infections
and improve immunodeficiency, however, only nine Patients were able to tolerate this treatment for the entire study due to side effects such as nausea and inflammation of the mouth lining. The majority of Patients, though, did resume the HAART therap...
Study suggests isolation of patients with MRSA does not reduce cross-infection in ICUs
...onfirmation from larger studies. Hospital-acquired infections
cost the UK National Health Service around 1 billion a year. A fifth of these infections
are caused by meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), especially within intensive-care un...
Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes
...nd Drug Administration and used to treat bacterial infections
in the brain. More than a dozen of penicillin's relatives, known as beta-lactam antibiotics, were among protective agents identified by a National Institutes of Health-funded project to screen 1,040 Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs for new...
Study finds herpes virus in 98% of healthy participants
...oped the first effective antiviral drug for herpes infections
of the eye. In addition to Dr. Kaufman, the research team included Drs. James Hill, Hilary Thompson, Gregory Sloop, as well as Emily Varnell and Ann Azcuy. They concluded that control of virus excretion could well limit transmission, especially of m...
Making emergency contraception readily available does not increase unprotected intercourse
...tion, or increase the risk of sexually transmitted infections
(STIs), according to a study in the January 5 issue of JAMA. It is estimated that half of the 3.5 million unintended pregnancies that occur each year in the United States could be averted if emergency contraception (EC) were easily accessible and u...
Sex habits of young women unchanged by morning after pill, UCSF study finds
...chers. Rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections
(STIs) were the same at the end of the six-month study regardless of whether women had increased access to EC. In the study, published in the January 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, 2,117 women age 15-24 in two San Franci...
New findings on patient safety at children's hospitals
... children's hospital patients, from post-procedure infections
and dangerous blood clots to bedsores. The measur...for example, measures to prevent hospital-acquired infections
and bedsores among hospitalized children. The authors are already working with a collaboration of c...
Chamomile tea: New evidence supports health benefits
...e tea appears to boost the immune system and fight infections
associated with colds, according to the researchers. Drinking the tea also was associated with an increase in urinary levels of glycine, an amino acid that has been shown to relieve muscle spasms. This may explain why the tea appears to be helpful in...
Study reveals high infection rate in teens for virus linked to cervical cancer
...tors identified several characteristics of the HPV infections
detected. Many of the HPV-positive study participa...ecimens obtained from each study participant. Many infections
were detectable for only a few weeks and might have been missed had specimens been obtained at longe...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for January 2005 (first issue)
...blood. Procalcitonin levels rise during bacterial infections
but not during either viral infections
or inflammatory reactions of a non-infectious origin. Serum levels of procalcitonin are very low in...
Urinary tract infections likely caused by tainted food
A multi-state outbreak of urinary tract infections
caused by drug-resistant Escherichia coli was prob...ct infections, or UTIs, are one of the most common infections
in women. Although they are not typically considered "outbreak" diseases, it is likely that a cluste...
Study links sexual behavior, genetic factors to increased risk of kidney infection in women under 50
... put women at risk for simple, lower urinary tract infections
(UTIs)as well as some unexpected factorsalso make ...eagues found that, like bladder infections, kidney infections
in women under age 50 are linked to: Frequent (more than three times per week) sexual intercourse ...
Study explores antibiotic misuse
...ollege of Georgia. "Ninety to 95 percent of all infections
are viral or low-acuity bacterial infections
such as ear infections
or sinus infections," says Dr. Wilde. Yet studies show that more than half of...
Pfizer's antifungal medicine VFEND receives FDA approval
...ing Candida infections: disseminated (deep tissue) infections
in skin and infections
in abdomen, kidney, bladder wall, and wounds. Bloodstream infections
caused by Candida (candidemia) ...
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