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Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI) are the leading global cause of death in early childhood, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lower respiratory tract infections, including bronchiolitis and viral and bacterial pneumonia, take a toll on children's health, too, causing much ...
It said median syphilis prevalence for 2016 is 0.2 per cent and the regional syphilis infections ranged from zero in the Brong Ahafo and Upper East regions to 0.8 per cent in the Central Region. The HIV Sentinel Survey is a cross-sectional survey targeting pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in ...

Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI) are the leading global cause of death in early childhood, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lower respiratory tract infections, including bronchiolitis and viral and bacterial pneumonia, take a toll on children's health, too, causing the ...
Health officials have seen an alarming increase in the number of cases involving HRSV infections, according to the National Institute for Health and Welfare, THL. Specialist Niina Ikonen said that more than 500 cases were recorded in the infectious diseases register last week alone. The HRSV virus can ...
Have you ever been laid up in bed for days with a headache, sore throat, runny nose and bad cough that won't go away? These symptoms are all too familiar and common, but how do you know if they are caused by bacteria or a viral infection? Both viruses and bacteria are passed on by contact with ...
"Because of the virulent nature of multidrug resistant infections and C. difficile infections, hospitals should consider establishing policies on the duration of contact precautions to safely care for patients and prevent spread of these bacteria," said David Banach, MD, MPH, an author of the study, and hospital ...

Fungal infections can usually be treated with over-the-counter medication. But there are times when you may need to see your doctor, especially if the infection is recurring. 0. Ringworm on the body. A patient speaking to her doctor. How do you know when to see your doctor about a fungal infection? ~.
Staphylococcus bacteria can cause everything from rashes to food poisoning to blood infections. Streptococcus bacteria can cause strep throat, as well as a host of more serious illnesses (SN: 10/4/14, p. 22). Different strains of the same species provoked wildly different immune responses in blood samples ...
In a study yesterday in science Translational Medicine, a team led by researchers from Leiden University Medical Center report that the drug candidate, SAAP-148, killed several types of multidrug-resistant pathogens in lab cultures and was able to eliminate biofilm-associated skin infections in human skin ...
A possible inhalable treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in people with cystic fibrosis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa now has a U.S. patent and is being readied for a first clinical trial, Novoclem Therapeutics announced. The patent (No. 9,850,322) was issued to the University of North ...
The Georgia Department of Community Health, which oversees nursing homes in the state, referred GHN to federal regulators for information on fines over infections. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has required long-term care facilities to establish better systems to prevent ...
"There is a risk of infection with any surgery, but infections after a joint replacement surgery are harder to treat," says Dr. Terry Clyburn, who developed the technology. "The metal implants are not connected to the body's bloodstream, so the white blood cells sent to fight the infection cannot reach the implant ...
"Eravacycline is a novel, fully-synthetic fluorocycline antibiotic being developed for the treatment of serious infections, including those caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens that have been highlighted as urgent public health threats by both the World Health Organization and the Centers for ...
So you've made your New Year's resolution to join the gym, get buff, and enjoy all the perks of a trim, svelte you. Just make sure your best intentions don't backfire in the form of a nasty skin or respiratory infection. They're rare-luckily-but gym infections can and do happen. With sweaty members swapping ...
The SOC group will receive treatment from care managers. Primary outcomes are 30-day readmissions and deep surgical site infections, and secondary outcomes include pre- and postoperative quality of life measures, superficial SSIs, in-home visits by a nurse, and instances of 30-day stroke, myocardial ...
Most people who contract Vibrio from raw oysters experience only diarrhea and vomiting, and those with these milder cases typically recover in about three days, according to the CDC. But in some people, more serious illness can occur, resulting in bloodstream infections and severe blistering skin lesions, ...
Antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas infections in cystic fibrosis patients show predictable sensitivities to other classes of antibiotics. A new study made by scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark suggests that this could lead to new ways ...

Problems with equine cheek teeth, especially infections of the pulp and root area, can have serious consequences due to their frequent spread to the supporting bones and/or nearby paranasal sinuses. Limited studies have looked at the accuracy of computed tomographic (CT) imaging in diagnosing these ...
Got a sore throat? The doctor may write a quick prescription for penicillin or amoxicillin, and with the stroke of a pen, help diminish public health and your own future health by helping bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics. It's time to develop alternatives to antibiotics for small infections, researchers say, ...
POTTSVILLE -- Lehigh Valley hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street was penalized by the federal government for its hospital-acquired infections rate. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill S. Jackson Street was not penalized. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services penalized the hospital 1 ...
Antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas infections in cystic fibrosis patients show predictable sensitivities to other classes of antibiotics. A new study made by scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark suggests that this could lead to new ways ...
The team are now investigating immune cells in biopsies of human fat tissue. Once finding them, the researchers will try to discover what exactly the fat cells do to boost the power of these cells researchers are hopeful that this could lead to new ways to boost our body's immune response to infections, ...
Though Albany doctors have seen some flu case, patients at a couple doctors' offices have mostly come in with viral infections, like colds, sinus infections or bronchitis. "It's very easy to transmit an infection like this," said Dr. Derrick Taylor, who practices general internal medicine at Phoebe. "We're seeing a ...
(WIVB) -- We often associate the extreme cold with illnesses such as influenza, but this time of year, doctors also treat more patients with ear infections. Most of the patients are children, but ear infections also occur in some adults. It's not the cold itself that leads to the spike in infections, but the illnesses that ...
Many of these people are prone to suffering from bacterial lung infections. In the latest study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers found that the concentration of glucose in the airways of people with COPD was almost twice as high as in people without the condition.
Two women, both under the age of 65, died "very recently" from influenza-related infections, said Tammie Weyker-Adkins, a spokeswoman for the Tulare County Department of public health. The agency is not releasing the specific dates of the deaths and did not know whether either of the women had ...
If your vagina is constantly burning, itching, and releasing a thick, white, odorless discharge, you may have a recurrent yeast infection. This is the medical term for when your vagina decides to be an asshole and gives you four or more yeast infections a year, according to the Mayo Clinic. If you get yeast ...
Other research groups are also developing host-response assays to identify whether patients' infections are viral or bacterial in nature. In 2013, a Duke research team led by Geoffrey Ginsburg began developing a RT-PCR assay that can gauge a host gene expression signature from a patient blood sample ...
Group A strep causes a wide range of infections, from mild cases of strep throat, to scarlet fever, to life-threatening infections that can lead to organ failure. In rare cases, the bacteria can cause necrotizing fasciitis, a serious and sometimes deadly skin infection that quickly spreads and kills soft tissue.
Basic steps to prevent infections -- such as washing hands, isolating contagious patients and keeping ill nurses and aides from coming to work -- are routinely ignored in the nation's nursing homes, endangering residents and spreading hazardous germs. A Kaiser health news analysis of four years of ...
Food poisoning may be the unwanted gift that keeps on giving -- at least according to a new study. A startling discovery by UC Santa Barbara scientists, published in the journal science, reveals how a past history of bacterial infections adds up with age to cause severe inflammatory disease. Small bacterial ...
People tend to stay indoors during winter and shopping malls are the top destination to spend time. However, the risk of infection increases in malls during the winter season because more often than not ventilation is not sufficient. Commenting on the risk, Professor Mehmet Ceyhan, the head of the ...
LEWISTON -- For the second consecutive year, Medicare will penalize Central Maine Medical Center for its high rates of infection and patient injuries. The news comes just weeks after CMMC's accrediting agency said the hospital was not doing enough in its policies and procedures to prevent infections.
"We have the incredible opportunity to stop new infections and prevent people from dying of hepatitis C," said Dr. John Ward, director of CDC's Division of viral Hepatitis. "With the right treatment and prevention efforts, we can eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat within our lifetime -- but to do so we ...
In the grip of viral and vector-borne infections, Bengaluru is now seeing a spurt in the number of people reporting ear infections. ENT specialists in major hospitals across the city said the upsurge was nearly two-fold. While common cold and upper respiratory tract infections are common in winter and rainy ...
The University of Vermont Medical Center is grappling with a sharp increase in the number of patients who come to the emergency room with a rare and life-threatening heart infection. Doctors say the opiate crisis is to blame. In fiscal year 2013, the Burlington hospital treated nine people who contracted ...
In order to help people understand their role in preventing further virus transmission, the U=U ("undetectable means untransmittable") campaign has been launched, focusing on educating HIV-positive individuals that they are not contagious with an undetectable viral load. New infections are occurring in ...
Patients receiving autologous and allogeneic HSCT typically have inpatient hospitalizations, daily hospital visits or both, posing a variety of challenges such as nosocomial infections, hospital-induced delirium and lifestyle adjustments. Researchers reasoned that performing HSCTs at home could lower ...
A team of researchers from a Harvard University teaching hospital have developed a microscope equipped with AI that can diagnose blood infections. The AI was able to categorize 93 percent of samples without human help.
Ear infections are not fun and can even be scary. Thankfully, most can be treated with appropriate antibiotics. What if they keep happening? Or don't get better? Or worse, lead to complications like hearing loss or recurrent febrile seizures? As a pediatric otolaryngologist, that is where we become involved.
More than half of clients reported skin or fungal infections. The infections were most common among those that visited the salon at least three times within a year. In the UK, beauty salons should be well ventilated, use good practices to avoid contact with harmful substances, and practice good hand care, ...
As technology goes, microscopes are pretty smart, allowing us to examine samples blown up thousands of times their original size. But what if a microscope was able to identify what it was looking at? And what if this capability could be used to save people's lives? That's the idea behind new work carried ...
MIT researchers have discovered a way to make bacteria more vulnerable to a class of antibiotics known as quinolones, which include ciprofloxacin and are often used to treat infections such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The new strategy overcomes a key limitation of these drugs, which ...
Each year, 150,000 U.S. nursing home residents will receive a urinary catheter -- half of whom will develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection, or CAUTI. While 70 percent of facilities report having an infection preventionist on staff, many nursing home IPs often have limited time to advance their ...
Get prepared for a dangerous flu season. Early indicators show the flu shot may only be up to 10 percent effective this year. Doctors warn flu cases in the US are picking up dramatically in the last week. Dr. Mary Beth Saunders is the Director of epidemiology for Lee Health. She said while flu cases are ...
"Practitioners who do believe in it however typically cite symptoms including chronic vaginal yeast infections or UTIs, fatigue, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea, brain fog, moodiness, and skin problems (itchiness, worsening of eczema or psoriasis)." But not all health professionals believe it's a legitimate ...
Sir: Fungal infections are becoming a growing public health concern in Pakistan. The Pakistani public is vulnerable to 20 types of fungal infections, which are caused by more than 60 species. This has been reported by the country's most reputable healthcare institutions. Common fungal infections affecting ...
Delafloxacin (Baxdela) The FDA has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela) from Melinta for treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Delafloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that inhibits DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV enzymes. The spectrum of activity of delafloxacin ...
Low bone density is a common reason why people break bones, but people with HIV and HCV co-infections don't necessarily have lower bone density than those infected with either virus alone. So, researchers at the VA North Texas health care System and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical ...
Interior Health is launching a review into total joint replacement surgeries performed at Kootenay Boundary Regional hospital after a cluster of post operative infections. This after six people who had either knee or hip replacements suffered infections. Jane Cusden, a health service administrator for Interior ...


 

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