Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PST
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer shows that pediatric cancer patients who receive antibiotics within 60 minutes of reporting fever and...
With antibiotic resistance on the rise, scientists are looking for innovative ways to combat bacterial infections.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:00:00 PST
A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk.
Researchers explore individuals' confidence or reluctance to vaccinate their families and the associated effects on global health, in a collection published by the open-access journal, PLOS...
A study publishing in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases describes a new, pragmatic, method for the production of immunoglobulin G (IgG) from human plasma in developing countries.
Children younger than 5 years of age accounted for 70 percent of pneumonia hospitalizations among children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in a study published February...
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST
Two studies have revealed human antibodies that are able to bind to and disable the deadly Marburg virus, a relative of the Ebola virus.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:00:00 PST
Clostridium difficile was the cause of more than 450,000 infections and 15,000 deaths in the US in 2011, according to a new study led by CDC researchers.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:00:00 PST
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have developed an improved method for...
Up to one million people ¾ mainly pregnant woman and young children ¾ are killed each year by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite, which causes the most devastating form of human malaria.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST
Research identifies traits of predators that predicts their ability to reduce parasite transmission - managing predator diversity may be an underutilized tool to reduce human and wildlife diseases...
Researchers identify unexpected activity of antibiotics, potentially reshaping our understanding of why antibiotics evolved and pointing to broad health implicationsMost people have taken an...
Study finds dramatic drop in infection rates when antibiotics are given within first hourFor years, infection rates from open fractures have remained stubbornly high.
Researchers have filled in some 'critical gaps' in knowledge about childhood pneumonia - by uncovering which pathogens were responsible for thousands of cases in a large study.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:00:00 PST
A new small molecule drug that disrupts the production of key proteins the bacterium needs to reproduce and survive shows promise against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:00:00 PST
Use of the same syringe or needle to give injections to more than one person is driving the spread of a number of deadly infectious diseases worldwide.
A chemical found in garlic can kill bacteria that cause life-threatening lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, research suggests.
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), in partnership with the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign, has released a list of five tests or treatments that physicians and patients...
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST
Case Western Reserve University dental researcher Pushpa Pandiyan has discovered a new way to model how infection-fighting T cells cause inflammation in mice.
Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have linked a specific protein to the development of post-viral infection asthma, which is the first step in generating a novel type of asthma...
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