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Vaginal Microbicides to Reduce the Risk of HIV Acquisition

Vaginal Microbicides to Reduce the Risk of HIV Acquisition

How effective are vaginal microbicides in preventing sexual acquisition of HIV in women?
Does Varicella Vaccine Eliminate Deaths From Varicella?

Does Varicella Vaccine Eliminate Deaths From Varicella?

Can the current vaccine regimen eliminate the most severe outcomes of varicella? Paul A. Offit, MD offers comments on the latest research.
Definition of MRSA

Definition of MRSA

According to the National Institutes of Health, MRSA refers to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, and it was first identified by scientists in 1961. Staph infections are extremely common in the world, especially in hospitals, and approximately 30 percent of people have Staphylococ
Antibiotics to Cure MRSA

Antibiotics to Cure MRSA

MRSA is strain of staph infection that is a rising concern in the medical world. MRSA infections can be life-threatening and are resistant to many traditional treatments for staph infections.
How to Treat MRSA in Children

How to Treat MRSA in Children

MRSA is an abbreviation of an infection called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a strain of staph bacteria resistant to common broad-spectrum antibiotics. This contagious bacteria used to be fairly limited to hospitals and commonly found in post-surgical patients, but these days MRSA is
Treatment and Control of Scabies

Treatment and Control of Scabies

What options are available for the treatment of scabies?
The New Global Health

The New Global Health

Global health is a priority for our collective well-being. Where has global health been in the past, and where is it headed in the future?
Contamination of Healthcare Workers' Hands With C. difficile

Contamination of Healthcare Workers' Hands With C. difficile

This study determines the percentage of heath care workers’ hands that are contaminated with C. difficile spores after care of patients with CDI.
Poststreptococcal Syndrome Mimicking Conjunctival Lymphoma

Poststreptococcal Syndrome Mimicking Conjunctival Lymphoma

This case is the first report of conjunctival involvement in the course of poststreptococcal syndrome.
Landmark Developments in Infectious Diseases

Landmark Developments in Infectious Diseases

The field of infectious diseases has made huge strides, but human behavior has at times impeded this progress.
What Are the Treatments for Recurring Yeast Infections?

What Are the Treatments for Recurring Yeast Infections?

Yeast infections can wreak havoc with your daily routine, especially when you have symptoms such as fatigue, bloating, diarrhea, gas, dizziness, mood swings, depression and cravings for sugar. Yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans. Candida will not harm your body in small amounts, but some
Norovirus in Healthcare Settings

Norovirus in Healthcare Settings

Norovirus outbreaks are common in many health care settings and may lead to long-term sequelae.
Yellow Fever Vaccination

Yellow Fever Vaccination

For elderly travelers, the risk for severe illness and death from yellow fever should be balanced against the risk for systemic illness from the vaccine.
Contact Precautions: More Is Not Necessarily Better

Contact Precautions: More Is Not Necessarily Better

Are increases in contact isolation precautions associated with decreased adherence to isolation practices among healthcare workers?
The Liver

The Liver

Definition of the liver.
Reappearance of Chikungunya in the Americas

Reappearance of Chikungunya in the Americas

After nearly 200 years, chikungunya returned to the American tropics in 2013.
Skin and Soft-tissue Infections in a U.S. Population

Skin and Soft-tissue Infections in a U.S. Population

What patient characteristics make people more susceptible to skin and soft tissue infections?
Bird Flu Infections in Humans

Bird Flu Infections in Humans

Bird Flu or Avian Influenza has been in recent news. Find out more about what it is, its symptoms, methods of treatment, and how to prevent bird flu.
Topical Uses for Kombucha Mushrooms

Topical Uses for Kombucha Mushrooms

Kombucha has been cultivated and used for more than 2,000 years. Originating from China circa 220 BC, the kombucha mushroom is made through fermentation of fungus, green tea and sugar. The tea is said to have healing properties for consumption and topical uses.
Drugs to Treat Staph

Drugs to Treat Staph

Staph infections can range from a simple boil to antibiotic-resistant infections that can ultimately become life-threatening. The difference is dependent on how deep and fast the infection spreads and how treatable it is with modern drugs.