Tag: Infections

Teen's Sudden Schizophrenia Turns Out To Be A Bad Case Of Cat Scratch Disease

For two years, doctors tried several tests to solve the mystery of a teen who had a sudden schizophrenia. It only took one doctor to observe a cat scratch on his skin to end the boy's struggle.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2019

Vaccines Administered At Workplaces Across 3 US States May Have Caused Infections

Kentucky Department of Public Health is conducting an investigation over contaminated vaccines that were administered at some businesses across three states. Workers who had the vaccine are encouraged to contact the DPH immediately.

Public Health February 4, 2019

Detroit Woman Warns Others About Eyebrow Microblading Procedure After She Got Deadly Infection

Days after she decided to undergo microblading procedure, a woman got a potentially life-threatening infection. The woman began to see little lumps and was later diagnosed with cellulitis.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 2, 2018

These Horrifying Parasitic Worms Were Found Inside An Oregon Woman's Irritated Eye

What a woman thought as an ordinary eye inflammation is actually an infection that only occurs among cattle. In three weeks, not only one parasitic worm but more than a dozen were extracted from her eye.

Public Health February 13, 2018

Fake Doctor Arrested After Allegedly Infecting Dozens Of People With HIV In India

A fake doctor in India infected dozens of people with HIV by using the same syringe on multiple patients. He was arrested by the authorities and is set to face several charges in court.

Public Health February 8, 2018

Strep Throat Infection: Causes, Signs, Symptoms And Treatment

Strep throat is a common infection among children and causes sore and painful throat, along with high fever. This infection is highly infectious and can be transferred to anyone coming in contact with the infected person.

Public Health March 18, 2017

A Good Night's Sleep Lowers Risk Of Catching Cold, Other Common Infections

A new study has revealed results that we might have known all along. A good night’s sleep is a secret to lowering risk of diseases including common colds.

Life April 13, 2016

Health Experts Issue New Guidelines On Antibiotic Use For Adults With Respiratory Infections: Drugs Not Advised For Colds, Bronchitis

Antibiotic drugs should no longer be prescribed to patients suffering from acute respiratory tract infections such as sore throat, bronchitis and the common cold. The new guidelines released by the CDC and the American College of Physicians aims to prevent patients from overusing antibiotic treatments.

Life January 19, 2016

Zombie Infection Study Makes It To Christmas Issue Of Medical Journal

The British Medical Journal has featured a study on the potential spread of zombie infection. The publication of the article is part of the journal's long-running tradition of featuring light-hearted material for its Christmas edition.

Life December 17, 2015

Pet Dogs And Cats Pass Drug-Resistant Infections To Humans, Experts Warn

Cats and dogs can transmit drug-resistant infections to anyone, officials from Public Health England warned. Experts urge pet owners to be cautious in handling antibiotic doses for pets.

Life November 18, 2015

Scientists Develop Medical Dressing That Changes Color When It Detects Infection

Scientists in the United Kingdom designed a medical dressing that changes color when infection is detected within a wound. Experts hail it as a lifesaver, especially for patients with burn wounds.

Life November 17, 2015

Health Officials Look To Fall Break To Help Stop Norovirus Outbreak In Nevada Schools

The Washoe County health district in Nevada is anticipating the scheduled school break in the fall to help allow students and staff members infected with the norovirus to recover during the recommended 72-hour period. The break will also help prevent the spread of the infection to other individuals.

Life October 26, 2015

FDA Orders Duodenoscope Makers To Conduct Postmarket Surveillance Studies in Healthcare Facilities

Contaminated duodenoscopes contributed to two deaths and exposed more to a dangerous “superbug” in various hospitals earlier this year. FDA ordered Olympus America, Fujifilm Medical Systems, and Pentax Medical to conduct postmarket studies to evaluate how the devices work and how to prevent them from transmitting infections.

Life October 7, 2015

Dirty Hospitals Lead To Deadly Infections: New Study Finds Lapses In Cleaning Practices Of Health Facilities

Cleaning and disinfection are crucial to ensuring that infections acquired in hospitals are limited. Researchers take a closer look at how cleaning and sanitary monitoring processes have evolved through time.

Life August 13, 2015

Hepatitis C Cases In Appalachian States Soar: What You Should Know About Hep C

Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States and it’s currently making its rounds in West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Life June 7, 2015

Effort To Combat Antibiotic Resistance Includes Over 150 Stakeholders

The White House has launched an effort to address antibiotic resistance in the country and more than 150 companies and organizations have responded with their support.

Life June 3, 2015

Don't Name New Human Infectious Diseases After Animals Or Places, Says WHO: Here's Why

Infectious disease names such as bird flu and monkey pox don't do the disease or the consumer much good, says a world health group. They also can taint the species and bring about negative repercussions.

Life May 11, 2015

Brazillian Bodybuilder Suffered Brush With Amputation After Injecting Oil In Arms

A bodybuilder from Brazil almost lost his arms and his life when complications from his synthol use arose. The substance, made from a combination of oil and alcohol, is known to cause several health problems.

Life May 6, 2015

CDC Releases Report on Hospital-Acquired Infections: Declining Numbers Bode Well for Hospitals

Infections from hospitals are still out there but the number of cases is dropping, according to a report released by the CDC. Extra effort on the part of healthcare providers account for the improvement.

Life January 16, 2015

Fat Cells Beneath Skin May Protect Against Infections

Fat cells are able to produce chemical agents able to fight off bacteria and other infectious agents. What role does this play in the human immune system?

Life January 3, 2015

Caramel Apples Kill at Least Four in Listeria Outbreak

Listeria is breaking out among people who consumed commercial caramel apples, and researchers are trying their best to track down the source of the infections.

Life December 20, 2014

HIV Becoming Less Potent to Cause AIDS but Still Deadly: Study

HIV is far from being eradicated but there is good news in knowing it has become less potent, leading to less new infections which make it a bit easier to manage the virus.

Life December 3, 2014

Lazy With Your Contact Lenses? You're Not Alone: One Million Eye Infections in America Caused by Improper Use

CDC offers recommendations on contact lens use and care meant to reduce risk of eye infections. Treatment of such infections costs Americans $175 million every year.

Life November 13, 2014

MRSA superbugs prefer contact sport athletes

The superbug MRSA spreads more quickly among players of contact sports than other athletes, a new study reveals.

Life October 9, 2014

Viruses spread quickly in the office. Wash your hands and be safe

Watch what you touch and put in your mouth. Study shows viruses spread quickly in office buildings but maybe not in the way you assumed.

Life September 9, 2014

Tattoo inks recalled as FDA warns of infections

Some tattoo inks have been recalled as a result of bacterial infection. The FDA warns consumers to inspect their tattoo inks before doing an in-home tattoo or getting one done.

Life August 7, 2014

Real Time Analytics