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Garlic (allium sativum) is a perennial plant grown all over the world. It has been used as a food and medicine in different cultures dating back to when the pyramids were built, according to the Univerisity of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).
Can the current vaccine regimen eliminate the most severe outcomes of varicella? Paul A. Offit, MD offers comments on the latest research.
When we think of fungus, we typically think of mushrooms or a substance that grows on trees. However, "fungus" can also refer to a germ that grows on the human body. From time to time this germ will cause a skin infection that can be unpleasant and uncomfortable.
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
The early diagnosis and treatment of fungal infection in the ICU is important but is often not an easy task.
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
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.
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.
After nearly 200 years, chikungunya returned to the American tropics in 2013.
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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.
Collicky, irritable babies may have candida, especially if they have been given antibiotics.new babies image by Photoeyes from Fotolia.comBesides adults or sexually active adults, children also can suffer from candida. Candida is a yeast overgrowth and can be found in infants and...
MRSA is the short name for a staph infection called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This bactera is especially dangerous because it is not easily treated with normal antibiotics, resulting in fatalities. It's vital that cases be uncovered early, both to help the infected person and to a