Infections

People with hepatitis C are two to five times more likely to develop certain head and neck cancers
Apr 14 16


Long associated with liver cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals for the first time… People with hepatitis C are two to five times more likely to develop certain head and neck cancers   

 

Genetic variation shown in patients with severe vascular complications of infection
Feb 16 16


Major infections such as influenza and bacterial sepsis kill millions of people each year, often resulting fro dangerous complications that impair the body’s blood… Genetic variation shown in patients with severe vascular complications of infection   

 

Enhanced treatment for hepatitis C could cut prevalence by 80 percent
Dec 01 15


Novel antiviral therapies for hepatitis C could reduce the prevalence of the blood-borne infection by more than 80%, according to an analysis by Yale… Enhanced treatment for hepatitis C could cut prevalence by 80 percent   

 

Scottish university scientist behind successful rapid-detection Ebola test
Nov 06 15


A rapid-detection Ebola test developed by international scientists including a University of Stirling, Scotland virologist has been deployed following a highly effective pilot project.

Scottish university scientist behind successful rapid-detection Ebola test   
 

Developing the tools to find new generation antibiotics
Oct 15 15


Scientists at the University of York have taken an important step in the search to find new antibiotics that are effective against resistant bacteria.

Developing the tools to find new generation antibiotics   
 

Early life infections may be a risk factor for celiac disease in childhood
Sep 28 15


Children with frequent infections in the first 18 months of life have a slightly increased risk of later developing coeliac disease compared with children… Early life infections may be a risk factor for celiac disease in childhood   

 

Breastfeeding could reduce common infections among Indigenous infants
Aug 17 15


Promoting breastfeeding could lead to a substantial reduction in common infections and even deaths that are more common in Indigenous infants than non-Indigenous infants,… Breastfeeding could reduce common infections among Indigenous infants   

 

Chickenpox continues to decline in US thanks to vaccination
Aug 13 15


Since the chickenpox vaccine became available in the U.S. in 1995, there has been a large reduction in chickenpox cases. Hospitalizations and outpatient visits… Chickenpox continues to decline in US thanks to vaccination   

 

Hepatitis B continues to be a global health problem
Jul 28 15


Hepatitis B infections are among the most common infectious diseases worldwide. The disease can become chronic, and is one of the most important causes… Hepatitis B continues to be a global health problem   

 

New understanding of genetic susceptibility to infections by Candida and Mycobacterium
Jul 10 15


The discovery of bi-allelic mutations in RORC in patients with candidiasis and mycobacteriosis revealed the pivotal role of RORC in mucocutaneous immunity to Candida… New understanding of genetic susceptibility to infections by Candida and Mycobacterium   

 

Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infections
Jun 29 15


Many parents have heard the night-time cry of “my ear hurts.” For some children, this might happen frequently beginning in infancy and even persist… Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infections   

 

The new detection method for a key drug resistant hepatitis C virus mutation
Jun 29 15


A rapid, sensitive, and accurate method to detect drug resistant hepatitis C virus (HCV) mutants has been developed. Researchers at Hiroshima University established a… The new detection method for a key drug resistant hepatitis C virus mutation   

 

Reenergizing antibiotics in the war against infections
Jun 24 15


Antibiotics are the mainstay in the treatment of bacterial infections, and together with vaccines, have enabled the near eradication of infectious diseases like… Reenergizing antibiotics in the war against infections   

 

Best practices highlighted to prevent infections during healthcare laundry process
Jun 18 15


Proper laundering and handling are important in achieving and maintaining the hygienically-clean quality of healthcare fabrics and textiles delivered to the point of care,… Best practices highlighted to prevent infections during healthcare laundry process   

 

New mechanism that attacks viral infections discovered
Jun 15 15


An innovative mechanism that the innate immune system uses to control viral infections has been uncovered by researchers at the University Medical Centers in… New mechanism that attacks viral infections discovered   

 

Whole genome sequencing found to rapidly enhance infection control
Jun 08 15


Whole genome sequencing can quickly isolate the specific strain of bacteria causing an outbreak, identify the source of contamination, and enable rapid infection prevention… Whole genome sequencing found to rapidly enhance infection control   

 

Researchers’ discovery may explain difficulty in treating Lyme disease
Jun 01 15


North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers have found that the bac­terium that causes Lyme dis­ease forms dor­mant per­sister cells, which are known to evade antibi­otics. This sig­nif­i­cant… Researchers’ discovery may explain difficulty in treating Lyme disease   

 

In study, new swab reveals one-third of babies with severe diarrhea had undiagnosed, treatable infection
May 25 15


With Canadian government funding, medical scientists have created and demonstrated a new tool that could dramatically lower the tragic annual toll of 760,000 infants… In study, new swab reveals one-third of babies with severe diarrhea had undiagnosed, treatable infection   

 

Natural plant chemicals could help fight tooth decay, study shows
May 20 15


Oral care products containing a natural chemical that stops bacteria harming teeth could help prevent decay, a study suggests.

The plant natural product acts… Natural plant chemicals could help fight tooth decay, study shows   

 

Novel biomarkers may provide guide to personalized hepatitis C therapy
May 13 15


A simple blood test can be used to predict which chronic hepatitis C patients will respond to interferon-based therapy, according to a report in… Novel biomarkers may provide guide to personalized hepatitis C therapy   

 

Interferon-free therapy clears hepatitis C in 93 percent of patients in trial
May 05 15


A 12-week dose of an investigational three-drug hepatitis C combination cleared the virus in 93 percent of patients with liver cirrhosis who hadn’t… Interferon-free therapy clears hepatitis C in 93 percent of patients in trial   

 

Treatment reduces risk of recurrence of C. difficile infection
May 05 15


Among patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) who recovered following standard treatment with the antibiotics metronidazole or vancomycin, oral administration of spores of a… Treatment reduces risk of recurrence of C. difficile infection   

 

U.S. CDC cautions against unprotected sex with Ebola survivors
May 01 15


U.S. health officials are now recommending people avoid contact with the semen of Ebola survivors after a woman in Liberia contracted Ebola through sexual… U.S. CDC cautions against unprotected sex with Ebola survivors   

 

Citizen science helps predict risk of emerging infectious disease
May 01 15


Crowdsourced science helped predict the path of a deadly plant disease over a six-year period, demonstrating the contributions that trained citizen scientists can make… Citizen science helps predict risk of emerging infectious disease   

 

Use wipes in the kitchen to reduce risk of food poisoning by 99 percent Wiley
May 01 15


Consumers can reduce the risk of Campylobacter food poisoning by up to 99.2% by using disinfectant wipes in the kitchen after preparing poultry. This… Use wipes in the kitchen to reduce risk of food poisoning by 99 percent  Wiley   

 
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