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Severe gum disease strongly predicts higher mortality in cirrhosis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results presented from a prospective study in patients with irreversible scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) demonstrates that severe periodontitis (an inflammatory gum disease) strongly predicts...

Itchy throat: Causes and remedies

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What are the causes of itchy throat, what symptoms may accompany itchy throat, can home remedies help, and how may an itchy throat be prevented?

Armpit lumps: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Armpit lumps are usually harmless and caused by a swollen lymph node or gland, but sometimes they indicate a more serious condition. Learn more.

Gut bacteria may protect infants from intestinal infection

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research in mice offers evidence that Clostridia gut bacteria could protect against the complications of gastrointestinal infections in infants.

Scientists uncover mechanism allowing bacteria to survive the human immune system

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have uncovered molecular details of how pathogenic bacteria fight back against the human immune response to infection.

New mechanism to fight multi-resistant bacteria revealed

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In recent years scientists, clinicians and pharmaceutical companies have been struggling to find new antibiotics or alternative strategies against multi-drug resistant bacteria that represent...

Inhaled steroids may increase pneumonia risk in people with asthma

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Use of inhaled corticosteroids was linked with an increased risk of pneumonia in a study of individuals with asthma.

Fungi have enormous potential for new antibiotics

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from...

New study explains extraordinary resilience of deadly bacterium

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Maryland have identified how the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses tension-activated membrane channels to stop itself from swelling up and bursting...

Diet tips for gastritis and stomach ulcers

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Gastritis is commonly caused by an infection of the bacteria H.pylori. Learn about which foods to eat and which to avoid in order to minimize symptoms.

Common antibiotic azithromycin not linked to increased risk of abnormal heartbeat

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study published in...

Hints for a healthier lifestyle in your oscillating salivary microbiome

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A group of Japanese researchers became the first in the world to discover that bacteria in the salivary microbiome exhibit circadian rhythm and act as if it were a part of the human body, just like...

Study examines effectiveness of steroid medication for sore throat

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In patients with a sore throat that didn't require immediate antibiotics, a single capsule of the corticosteroid dexamethasone didn't increase the likelihood of complete symptom resolution after 24...

Chaining up diarrhea pathogens

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Vaccinations are known to protect against pathogens such as bacteria or viruses.

Gonorrhea bacterium manipulates an anti-infection mechanism in the female reproductive tract

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The bacterium that causes gonorrhea infects the female reproductive tract by breaking connections between cells in the tract's protective lining, according to new research published in PLOS...

Frog skin compound destroys flu virus

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a compound secreted from the skin of the South Indian Hydrophylax bahuvistara frog that may kill some strains of the flu virus.

Scientists engineer human-germ hybrid molecules to attack drug-resistant bacteria

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Inspired by viruses that attack and kill bacteria, researchers at The Rockefeller University have created an entirely new weapon against disease-causing bacteria that shows great promise for...

A doctor's life-enhancing experience of working on a humanitarian TB project

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Tuberculosis is the deadliest infectious disease worldwide. What happened when a doctor from Northern Ireland went to Georgia to work with TB patients?

Navigating vaccine hesitancy: What can the physician do?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Why are some parents concerned about vaccines? Learn what physicians can do to help parents understand the importance of vaccines for their children.

NIH study of Ebola patient traces disease progression and recovery

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Analysis of daily gene activation in a patient with severe Ebola virus disease cared for at the National Institutes of Health in 2015 found changes in antiviral and immune response genes that...