How effective are vaginal microbicides in preventing sexual acquisition of HIV in women?
Can the current vaccine regimen eliminate the most severe outcomes of varicella? Paul A. Offit, MD offers comments on the latest research.
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
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.
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
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This study determines the percentage of heath care workers’ hands that are contaminated with C. difficile spores after care of patients with CDI.
This case is the first report of conjunctival involvement in the course of poststreptococcal syndrome.
The field of infectious diseases has made huge strides, but human behavior has at times impeded this progress.
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 outbreaks are common in many health care settings and may lead to long-term sequelae.
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.
Are increases in contact isolation precautions associated with decreased adherence to isolation practices among healthcare workers?
After nearly 200 years, chikungunya returned to the American tropics in 2013.
What patient characteristics make people more susceptible to skin and soft tissue infections?
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.
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.
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.