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Tropical parasitic infection found in the Arctic

Radio Canada International - ‎10 hours ago‎
But repeated infections in young children can harm the gut's ability to absorb nutrients. That can stunt their growth and brain development.
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GSK Reformulates Mouthwash Into Antiseptic Gel To Prevent Infection In Newborn Babies

Tech Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
Antiseptic chlorhexidine gel Umbipro from GlaxoSmithKline was endorsed by the European Medicines Agency for use against umbilical cord infection in newborns. The product developed from GSK's mouthwash is targeted to address omphalitis in developing ...
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Researchers discover potential treatment for sepsis and other responses to infection

Science Daily - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The treatment may help control not only sepsis -- deadly infections often acquired in hospital by patients with a weak immune system -- but also new and brutal assaults on human immunity such as novel influenza strains and pandemics of Ebola and other ...

Bacterial infection? Try a phage

Independent Online - ‎8 hours ago‎
Receiving life-saving medical treatment from a long way from home is never ideal, but for many of these patients phage therapy is their last chance in a fight against chronic bacterial infections - which conventional Western antibiotics have been ...

Infection Rates Among Dialysis Patients Declining

Renal and Urology News - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
BOSTON—Overall infection rates among dialysis patients have decreased over time, but much more so in established than new patients, “demonstrating how the period after initiation is still fraught with danger from infections,” researchers reported at ...

Promising method may help identify new antimicrobials to target CRE infection - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
In recent years, hospitals have reported dramatic increases in the number of cases of the highly contagious, difficult-to-treat, and often deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).
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Rare Elizabethkingia Bacterial Infection in Newborn Could Shed Light on Outbreak Mystery

ABC News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Wisconsin health officials are investigating if a suspected case of the rare bacterial infection called Elizabethkingia at a children's hospital could be related to an ongoing outbreak that has infected at least 61 people in three states. The newest ...
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Stress, depression can worsen HPV infection

Times of India - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
"Women who reported self-destructive coping strategies, like drinking, smoking cigarettes or taking drugs when stressed, were more likely to develop an active HPV infection," said principal investigator Anna-Barbara Moscicki from University of ...
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Montreal disease experts tracking tropical infection in the Arctic

Montreal Gazette - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Finding a tropical strain of Cryptosporidium in the Arctic where the disease was not previously known was a big surprise, said microbiologist Cédric Yansouni, the study's senior author and McGill University professor in the division of infectious diseases.
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Antibody infusions provide long-term defence against HIV-like infection - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Previous studies had found that antibodies derived from HIV-infected people can drastically reduce the amount of HIV in an infected person's blood for short periods of time. Researchers have also found that antibodies given one or two days before ...
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First case of Zika virus infection confirmed in New Brunswick

Sackville Tribune Post - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bites of infected mosquitoes. Affected areas include the Americas, the southern and western Pacific, and some African and Asian countries.

Dengue Antibodies Enhance Zika Infection?

The Scientist - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
For the present study, the researchers cultured cells with immune proteins called Fc receptors and exposed them to Zika virus in the presence of human monoclonal antibodies to dengue, finding that Zika virus infection increased 100-fold. The ...

Second woman claims infection from Benton nail salon

KATV - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
In February Channel 7 News told you about a woman who says she was hospitalized with a painful infection after a pedicure at a Benton nail salon.

Higher FGF23 Levels Increase Odds of Respiratory Infection

Renal and Urology News - ‎53 minutes ago‎
BOSTON—Higher levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) are associated with an elevated risk of respiratory infection among older adults, independent of renal function, researchers reported at the National Kidney Foundation 2016 Spring Clinical ...

Scientists Use Natural Immunity to Fight Infection Without Antibiotics

Voice of America - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Antibiotic resistance has made infections hard to fight, even life-threatening in many cases. Scientists in Sweden, however, may have found an alternative to using antibiotics.

Severe Respiratory Infection Outbreak at Windsor Kennel: CVMA

NBC Connecticut - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
There has been a severe respiratory infection outbreak at a large kennel in Windsor, the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association announced.

Glenn Close forced to cancel shows after being hospitalised by chest infection - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Glenn Close, the Hollywood actress, has battled back from a severe chest infection which saw her hospitalised to make a triumphant return to Sunset Boulevard.
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Calgary Zoo gorilla in critical condition following severe abdomen infection

CTV News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
She was diagnosed with a severe abdominal infection and the zoo's veterinary team performed an emergency surgical procedure.

Rare disease gene has a key role in chronic hepatitis C infection

Science Daily - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
In a rational quest to find host factors involved in HCV infection, Gabrielle Vieyres and Thomas Pietschmann from Twincore in Hannover, Germany, with colleagues focused on a list of genes with proposed roles in the formation and maintenance of lipid ...
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Lab findings hint that dengue antibodies intensify Zika infection

CIDRAP - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Florida-based researchers said yesterday they have uncovered early lab evidence that seems to affirm a suspicion some experts have had about Zika—that earlier dengue illness might boost the severity of Zika virus infection. Scientists have known about ...