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Clue for hepatitis C survival

Scientists have identified why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long. The answer is that the virus attacks the liver cells' energy centers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New flu target identified

A protein produced by the flu virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. This makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Mouthwash recalled due to bacterial contamination

Natural Organics Inc. is voluntarily recalling its Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash after one lot of Tea Tree Mouthwash failed microbial contamination testing.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Lyme disease immunity is possible

Philadelphia - A new study shows that, once infected with a particular strain of Lyme disease-causing bacteria, people can develop immunity against that strain that can last six to nine years.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Using tobacco to combat infectious diseases

A new generation of therapeutics has been developed from tobacco plants. The therapeutics neutralize and protect mice against a lethal dose challenge of West Nile virus even as late as four days after the initial infection.
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One in 25 patients infected in U.S. hospitals

New federal data has revealed that one in 25 U.S. hospital patients has caught an infection while residing in the hospital.
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Hospital infections kill 200 daily in US

Washington - People who are hospitalized in the United States risk acquiring healthcare-associated infections, which kill 75,000 patients per year, US health authorities said Wednesday.Many bacterial infections -- which can lead to serious complications from pneumo...
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Op-Ed: The cost of a total knee replacement can run extraordinarily high Special

Sacramento - Total knee replacements are no longer a rarity. Especially in adults over age 50. Knee and hip replacement surgeries are performed in the United States at a rate of roughly one million annually.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 5 comments

Scientists move a step closer to treating cancer-causing herpes

Researchers have moved a step closer in developing a medication for an efficient treatment against a type of herpes which causes a form of cancer known as Kaposi’s sarcoma.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Cosmetic surgery infection warning issued

People having 'fillers' injected into their facial tissue to give them 'bee-stung lips' or to smooth out their wrinkles are at risk from bacterial infections due to poor hygiene, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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Warning issued over medical bed mattresses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about medical bed mattresses. Between January 2011...
Apr 20, 2013 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

High infection rates in U.S. hospitals

Many hospitals fail to take simple measures to prevent infections of a new strain of Clostridium difficile that's hard...
Apr 10, 2013 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

New MRSA strain

An international study has revealed that a new strain of the MRSA has made a leap from food animals to humans....
Feb 28, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Dimorph and Filamentous Fungi

The primary risk to the immunocompromised patient arises from nosocomial infections (or hospital acquired infections)....
Feb 24, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Blue light for treating bacterial infections

Blue light can selectively eradicate Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections of the skin and soft tissues, while preserving...
Jan 31, 2013 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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