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'Complete the course' message for antibiotics should be dropped

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Advice that patients should complete a course of antibiotics is not supported by evidence and should be dropped, according to researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and colleagues.

Finger infection: Types, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about the different types of finger infections and what may cause them. How are the infections diagnosed and can they be prevented?

Your partner could affect your microbiome, study says

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cohabitating couples do influence each other's microbiomes, study finds, but not enough to modify a person's individual 'imprint.'

Consistent treatment prevents HIV transmission among gay men

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Zero cases of HIV transmission were reported among serodifferent gay men who engaged in unprotected sex over a period of 4 years. HIV treatment is key.

Novel class of antibiotics shows promise against plague, drug-resistant bacteria

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Pathogenic bacteria are rapidly developing resistance to the arsenal of microbial therapies - and driving researchers to identify families of therapeutics with new modes of action.

Enterocolitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Enterocolitis is an inflammation in the gut. Learn about the different types, how it develops, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

Innovative technique developed to produce antibodies

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

An international team of scientists has discovered a method to generate human antibodies in a laboratory, which could be used to treat many diseases.

Folliculitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about folliculitis. What is it, what causes it, and what are the risk factors? How is folliculitis diagnosed and can it be prevented?

Herpangina: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Herpangina is a condition that mainly affects children, and causes small blisters in the mouth and throat. Learn about its symptoms and how it is treated.

Failures in stethoscope hygiene can lead to patient infections

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

You can lead a doctor to disinfection, but how do you get them to clean...or wipe ....or swab a stethoscope?

New test distinguishes Zika from similar viral infections

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new test is the best-to-date in differentiating Zika virus infections from infections caused by similar viruses.

MRSA emerged years before methicillin was even discovered

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) emerged long before the introduction of the antibiotic methicillin into clinical practice, according to a study published in the open access journal...

Ehrlichiosis: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Ehrlichiosis is a type of bacterial infection commonly transmitted by the lone star tick. Learn about the symptoms of ehrlichiosis and how it is treated.

Experimental Zika virus vaccines restrict in utero virus transmission in mice

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two experimental vaccines can restrict Zika virus transmission from pregnant mice to their fetuses and can prevent Zika virus-induced placental damage and fetal demise, according to new findings...

Newly identified genetic marker may help detect high-risk flu patients

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified a genetic variation associated with influenza severity and the supply of killer T cells that help patients fight the infection.

HIV infection boosted by seized cell signaling

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research on the fusion stage of HIV concludes that a component of cell membranes facilitates infection, but also provides pathway to blocking transmission.

Diabetes causes shift in oral microbiome that fosters periodontitis, Penn study finds

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity.

Calcium could be the answer to C. difficile infection

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Calcium is key in allowing Clostridium difficile to germinate, a new study finds, but it might also be the answer to stopping or slowing down its spread.

Scientists stumble across new method of making antibiotics

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cancer researchers in the UK may have stumbled across a solution to reverse antibiotic drug resistance and stop infections like MRSA.