Tag: infections

Innovation, Research

US infections rates related to kidney dialysis are higher among minorities, CDC reports

February 7, 2023

Via: Fox News

Preventable bloodstream infections related to kidney failure treatment are more common in U.S. Blacks and Hispanics than in whites, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on Monday. Use of neck veins for […]


Is Covid ‘Under Control’ in the US? Experts Say Yes

September 26, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

President Joe Biden caused a stir in a “60 Minutes” interview on Sept. 18 when he declared that the covid-19 pandemic is over. “We still have a problem with covid — we’re still doing a lot of work on it,” […]

Innovation, Research

Scientists devise method to prevent deadly hospital infections without antibiotics

May 19, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A hospital or medical clinic might be the last place you’d expect to pick up a nasty infection, but approximately 1.7 million Americans do each year, resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths from infection-related complications and roughly $30 billion in direct […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Urine Tests Before Surgery Blasted as Mostly Unnecessary

August 2, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

“The vast majority” of urine tests conducted prior to scheduled surgeries to check for infections “were not plausibly indicated,” said researchers who examined claims data from private insurers and Medicare. And while the individual tests didn’t cost much — about […]

Innovation, Research

Study shows prevalence of inappropriate treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infections

February 24, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Nearly half of women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections received the wrong antibiotics and almost three-quarters received prescriptions for longer than necessary, with inappropriately long treatment durations more common in rural areas, according to a study of private insurance claims […]

Innovation, Research

Hybrid implant coating can protect patients from future infections

November 2, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A hybrid implant coating made from antibacterial silver and an antibiotic will protect patients from infection in the future. The antibiotic is tailored to the patient’s unique requirements for even better protection. The AntiSelectInfekt project came about in collaboration with […]

Innovation, Research

Small RNA as a central player in infections

October 15, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

More than half of the world’s population carries the bacterium Helicobacter pylori in their stomach mucosa. It often causes no problems throughout life, but sometimes it can cause inflammation, and in some cases, it can even lead to the development […]


Everything You Need To Know About Wearing Masks—Until The CDC Tells Us More

April 7, 2020

Via: Forbes

As of Friday afternoon, April 4, the CDC has officially begun recommending more widespread mask-wearing, including by people who don’t show any symptoms of COVID-19. Specifically, the CDC “recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing […]

Innovation, Research

Chinese scientists identify two types of the coronavirus — with faster spread of the more aggressive kind

March 4, 2020


Researchers in China have found that two different types of the new coronavirus could be causing infections worldwide. In a preliminary study published Tuesday, scientists at Peking University’s School of Life Sciences and the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai found that […]


Do face masks work? Medical experts explain how to protect yourself from coronavirus

March 2, 2020


Medical experts have urged people to stop panic buying face masks, warning that such equipment is not an effective way to protect yourself from the fast-spreading coronavirus. The advice comes at a time of intensifying concern about COVID-19, which has […]

Innovation, Research

Antibody may help the immune system fight sepsis-related fungal infections

August 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

An antibody that blocks the “programmed cell death” pathway may help the immune system fight off sepsis-related fungal infections, according to animal studies reported in SHOCK®: Injury, Inflammation, and Sepsis: Laboratory and Clinical Approaches, Official Journal of the Shock Society. […]


Medicare trims payments to 800 hospitals, citing patient safety incidents

March 1, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Eight hundred hospitals will be paid less by Medicare this year because of high rates of infections and patient injuries, federal records show. The number is the highest since the federal government five years ago launched the Hospital Acquired Conditions […]

Innovation, Research

Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease

November 30, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

The term cardiovascular disease (CVD) covers a range of conditions: from heart attack and heart disease to stroke, hypertension, and heart failure. As many as 84 million people in the United States are living with one of the conditions above, […]

Innovation, Research

Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs

October 22, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Every year, over 2 million people in the United States develop infections that are resistant to treatment, and approximately 23,000 people die as a result. These statistics have prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to deem drug […]

Innovation, Research

Diabetes patients with poor blood sugar control face highest risk of serious infections

September 26, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study has shown that diabetes patients with the poorest control of their blood sugars face the highest risks of hospitalization and death due to infections. The study, conducted by researchers at St George’s, University of London, analyzed the […]

Innovation, Research

New method can quickly and accurately detect infections

June 12, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The most common method of testing for infection in medical facilities is currently a strip that turns a certain color when infected fluids come into contact with it. “The problem with this method is that it’s imprecise,” Gorski said. “The […]


Types and side effects of antiemetic drugs

December 21, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Antiemetic drugs are types of chemicals that help ease symptoms of nausea or vomiting. Antiemetic drugs may also be used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by other medications, frequent motion sickness, infections, or stomach flu. Antiemetic drugs help to […]


What’s Really In Raw Food

February 22, 2016

Via: Forbes

There’s a thing called the Raw Food Movement that has been growing in popularity in recent years. Proponents argue that it’s far healthier than our usual (human) diet of cooked foods, claiming that cooking removes many of the natural enzymes […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

New paint could stop spread of infections

November 13, 2015

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

When looking to prevent the spread of germs in hospitals, executives must look at all options available to disinfect facilities. If a new product delivers on its promise, one might be as simple as putting a fresh coat of paint […]