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Why A 32-Year-Old Dad Wanted To 'Cut Off His Leg' After A Brush With Common Hogweed

Nathan Davies, 32, said that he nearly lost his left leg after a severe skin infection. His skin came in contact with common hogweed, which caused lime disease.

Public Health May 30, 2018

Here's Why Wearing Underwear In Bed Is Bad For Your Health, According To An Expert

Time to go commando! Experts recommend sleeping in the nude to prevent severe chafing, skin infections and fertility problems. Not comfortable? Go for loose-fitting pants or boxers instead.

Life April 20, 2016

Some Antibiotics Make The Superbug MRSA Stronger Instead Of Killing It

Researchers in the United States reveal the findings of their study on mice that superbugs or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) become stronger if exposed to inappropriate antibiotic treatment. Beta-lactam antibiotics, the most common line of drugs used in bacterial infections, can make MRSA-induced infections worse.

Life November 12, 2015

Contaminated tattoo ink could be cause of dangerous infection

Tattoo ink could be contaminated with dangerous bacteria, according to the FDA. There may be more of the dangerous ink out in the marketplace.

Life August 10, 2014

Cubist Sivextro approved by FDA to treat skin infections

A new drug, Sivextro, created to treat forms of acute skin infections like MRSA, was approved by the FDA through an expedited review process and will be sold for five years without generic competition.

Life June 21, 2014

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