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Patients With Filariasis More Prone To HIV Infection

According to a report published in the December issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases, HIV infection is significantly enhanced in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from individuals with untreated filarial infection compared to PBMCs from infected patients treated with antifilarial agents. According to Dr. Ramya Gopinath and her team at the National Institute of Allergy and Infecti...

Gay capital reeling with rising HIV infection

The gay capital? of the world, San Francisco is now reeling under the shock waves of a rebound epidemic of HIV infection. In the past one-year the rate of infection has actually doubled in most areas and in some select high-risk pockets of gay men, who are also intra venous drug users, the rates are even higher. And what is the cause for this sudden spurt? ..Hold your breath! The successful contr...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

Most people are paranoid about heart disease. One survey said that of all ailments people are most worried about AIDS/HIV, hepatitis and heart disease. Whenever people get to read something on heart disease, they get so engrossed in it that they start worrying at times over trivial problems based on the assumption that it could lead to heart disease...However a recent study conducted in Austria s...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

Most people are paranoid about heart disease. One survey said that of all ailments people are most worried about AIDS/HIV, hepatitis and heart disease. Whenever people get to read something on heart disease, they get so engrossed in it that they start worrying at times over trivial problems based on the assumption that it could lead to heart disease...However a recent study conducted in Austria s...

Tattoos may significantly increase risk of hepatitis C infection

It is a fad these days to sport tattoos. Kids often show off their sticker tattoos. But adults go a step further. Permanent tattoos, which are permanent reminders throughout life, in different designs and shapes, are very popular. However there is a darker side to the whole affair. The study in the United States of America says that tattoos significantly increase the risk of hepatitis C infe...

Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.

The strain of bacteria known as E. coli 0157:H7 causes some of the most serious digestive infections in both children and adults. Infections with this organism are often caused by eating undercooked meat. A major study shows using antibiotics to treat children with E. coli bacterial infection increases the risk of developing a potentially deadly liver disorder. .."Our data suggests that antibioti...

Ear infection- a new treatment

The study in this week’s British Medical Journal shows that bacteria with the ability to inhibit the growth of the pathogens responsible for ear infections can be used successfully and may help reduce the use of antibiotics. ....Acute Otitis Media is one of the most common bacterial infections in young children, and is often treated// with large amounts of antibiotics. It is caused by the spread...

Acne may protect against infections

Acne may simply be the price we pay for a natural defence mechanism. The bacteria that cause acne may protect sufferers from other infections and cancer in later life. Says a research published in the journal of microbiology. ....Scientists believe that the presence of the bacteria, known as propionibacteria (P. acnes), may help to crank up the immune system so that is more effective at tackling...

Infection linked with heart attack

Risk of heart deaths is increasing day by day. The number of infections a person has been exposed to is linked to artery thickening and risk of death from heart attack. It is long been suspected that infection plays a role in the development of heart disease.// This has been possible by promoting inflammation within the coronary arteries. However, the studies that have been produced, so far, have...

Link Between Infection And Heart Disease

Within the last few years, there has been a lot of research on the potential link between infection and heart disease. Now, a new study shows that the more infections you have throughout your life, the more likely// you are to die from heart disease. The researchers, from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, looked at more than 570 people with heart disease. They tested their bloo...

HIV infections have reached a new high

The number of people infected with HIV in the UK is likely to increase by almost half over the first five years of the 21st century, according to public health experts.// ....New figures released by the Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) predict that the number of people living with an HIV diagnosis may rise from around 23,000 in 2000 to almost 34,000 by the year 2005. In 2001, the number of...

Parasite infections linked to organ transplants

Three transplant patients contracted a dangerous parasitic disease from their new organs in the United States.Two of the three women died, but only one recovered after antibiotic treatment.// A second study also released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention turned up 26 bacterial infections traced to tissue grafts that had come from cadavers in the United States. ....This shows that...

Tongue piercing leads to bacterial infection

"Body art is regnant among undergraduate university students, and there is significant incidence of medical complications among students with piercing,"// said Dr. Lester B. Mayers of the Pace University Athletic Department's Division of Sports Medicine and the lead author of the study. ....A survey of university undergraduate students revealed that more than one-half had some type of body pierc...

Supplements for Ear Infections

Researchers say a daily teaspoon of lemon-flavored cod liver oil followed by a chewy, multi-vitamin tablet with selenium may help prevent middle ear infections in children. New studies show children with otitis media, or middle ear infection,// required fewer antibiotics and had fewer ear infections once they began taking vitamin/mineral supplements and cod liver oil, which has vitamins A and D a...

Reducing The Rate Of Infections

In the last 20 years, hospital infections have increased nearly 40 percent. Nearly 100,000 people die from these infections every year, which is more than // those who die from breast cancer, prostate cancer and skin cancer, combined. ..Each year, about 2 million Americans develop a potentially fatal infection during a hospital stay. Many of those infections are developing a strong resistance to...

Frequent use of antibiotics raises the risk of carrying resistant infections

Antibiotic prescription given within two months of previous prescription of antibiotics increases //the chance of carrying medication resistant bacteria by almost double than in people who were given antibiotics after almost a year. ....It was always suggested that high levels of taking antibiotics are harmful to health as they may encourage the risk of having superbugs. This is the first study t...

Teaching the immune system to fight diseases is the key to reducing childhood infections

Immunity refers to the natural ability of the body to fight against specific diseases. The development of this natural ability is to a certain extent dependent on exposure to agents that cause the disease.// On exposure to a pathogen, the body is capable of recognizing it the next time an infection occurs and combat it more effectively than the earlier exposure. ....This theory holds good in the...

20 Men Involved In Gay Sex Network Acquire HIV Infection

The much used Internet that enabled gay men contact in Hong Kong has been in a way responsible for HIV infection among 20 men according to a latest report. // ....Government health officials found all 20, who met between November 2003 and November 2005, had HIV with similar gene sequencing, the South China Morning Post reported. ....The discovery was made when all the men sought medical help af...

A new infection- 'hot tub lung'

Researchers at the Mayo clinic in a new study observe the dangers of getting a lung infection or irritation from a hot tub bath. No doubt it is relaxing to use a hot tub, or jacuzzi, at home or in a health club. The experts advice you to be sure of keeping the tub clean// and well-maintained in order to avoid developing a problem with a common bacterium that lives in hot water. ....They have inv...

Inflammation may help battle infection in gums

Inflammation in the gums as suggested in today's other news article, leads to injuries of the arteries resulting in ischemic stroke diseases. Periodontists who have long been cautioning that inflammation of the gums is a sign of periodontal diseases are now puzzled by a recent research study which indicates that chronic// gum inflammation may in fact help some people fight infection. ..The study...

Diabetics & Foot infections

A recent study by a Diabetes Research Centre in India has shown that nearly 80 per cent of diabetic patients with foot infections had considerable improvement when they followed safe practices advised by their doctors. The study was conducted// as a result of doctors discovering that many patients came to the Centre with advanced neuropathy and often had to undergo amputation to save their lives....

New way to control hospital infection

People go to hospitals to overcome illness. However, very often, patients land up becoming more ill in the hospital due to infections that they contract during their stay. Sanjay Saint, M.D., University of Michigan Health System said that hospital born infections are common, costly and harmful, but they are preventable. Every year thousands die from hospital infections which can be prevented by n...

Once-Daily Cipro(R) XR for Treating Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are often caused by bacteria and are frequently treated with antibiotics, such as fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones have been recommended empirical therapy for treatment of complicated UTIs. Research indicates that Ciprofloxacin has high activity against E. coli that causes the majority of these infections. This new extended release formulation of ciprofloxacin may...

Vaccine Reduces antibiotic-resistant infections in Children

Children who receive a vaccine to protect them against severe strains of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae are less likely to contract a serious disease, according to a new study...// ..Researchers from Harvard Medical School studied more than 740 children who lived in 16 diverse communities throughout Massachusetts. Results of the study show 28 percent of the children carried a strain of S....

Oral Medication Effective In Combating Eye Infection

Ocular herpes simplex virus is a common eye disease affecting people worldwide. About 400,000 Americans have the disease, and about 50,000 new cases are identified // annually. The disease is caused by the HSV-type 1 virus. ..Acyclovir, which is taken by mouth, has been shown to be effective in reducing the recurrence among people with the disease. A study was done to examine the ability of th...

The Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Products In Reducing Infection

A new study shows the use of antibacterial products, such as soaps, household cleaners and laundry detergents, do not reduce the risk of infectious// disease symptoms in the homes of healthy individuals. ..Investigators studied 224 households in New York with at least one preschool-age child living in the house. One group was given household cleaning and personal hygiene products that contained...

Link Between Ear Infections And Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting children in the United States. A new study shows children who have multiple ear // infections in early childhood are more likely to be diagnosed with asthma. ..The study included 7,538 children between 2 and 11 years old. The complete medical history for each child was reviewed, as well as demographic information on the child and pare...

Good News For Individuals Suffering From Frequent Throat Infections

Researchers say they might have positive news for the many adults and children who have endured the pain of strep throat infections .// ..Developing a vaccine to prevent group A streptococcal infections has been a goal for most researchers for more than 70 years. Group A streptococcus is responsible for a variety of health problems -- strep throat and skin infections being the most common. ..T...

Reducing The Rate Of Hospital Acquired Infections

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality and the incidence of MRSA continues to increase.// Hospitals have relied on three methods to prevent the spread of MRSA including better hand hygiene among health care workers, restriction of antibiotics, and the detection and isolation of infected patients. ..For the study, researchers revi...

Eliminating Eye Infection With Antibiotics

A deadly eye infection can now be virtually eliminated by a one-time treatment with an antibiotic say researchers according // to a recent study . Researchers studied a community in Tanzania where the bacterial infection trachoma was running rampant. At the beginning of the study, nearly 10 percent of the population was infected with the bacteria, which causes repeated symptoms that can eventuall...

Eliminating Eye Infection With Antibiotics

A deadly eye infection can now be virtually eliminated by a one-time treatment with an antibiotic say researchers according // to a recent study . Researchers studied a community in Tanzania where the bacterial infection trachoma was running rampant. At the beginning of the study, nearly 10 percent of the population was infected with the bacteria, which causes repeated symptoms that can eventuall...

Common Infections Found To Raise An Individuals Risk Of Having A Heart Attack Or Stroke

Suffering from a cold or the flu or a urinary tract infection can increase your chances of having a heart attack or // stroke within the next few days, say researchers based on findings of a recent study. ..Previous work has linked chronic inflammation, which occurs anytime we have an infection, to atherosclerosis, or clogging of the arteries. Since vaccines produce an immune response to parts o...

Risk Of Developing Infections High In Patients Who Suffer From Abdominal Trauma

Patients undergoing surgery for abdominal trauma, especially from gunshot wounds or blunt force are at risk for developing infections // in the abdomen after surgery show results of a recent study. ..The records of 762 patients with abdominal trauma who underwent surgery and were admitted to a trauma center between November 2000 and August 2002 were evaluated. Most of the patients were male with...

Identifying The Risk For Kidney Infection

Many of the factors that put women at risk for urinary tract infections also put them at risk for kidney infections, say researchers // according to a new study. ..Researchers interviewed 242 women who were treated for kidney infections. They also collected information about the women’s treatment from automated databases. They then compared data from these cases to those of 546 similar women who...

Understanding The Effectiveness Of Antibiotics In Treating Urinary Tract Infection

According to a new study researchers say a three-day regimen of the antibiotic amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) is not as effective // as ciprofloxacin (Cipro) at treating an uncomplicated bladder infection in women. ..The most common bacterial infections for women are acute uncomplicated urinary tract infections. Treating the problem has become increasingly difficult because of antimicrobial...

Mouth Infection better handled with new discovery

Research has proved that a new drug named histatin, a naturally occurring antifungal agent in saliva kills the fungus- Candida albicans,// which is responsible for most HIV-related oral infections. ..It is known that candidiasis, also known as thrush, is a disease characterized by whitish spots and ulcers on the membranes of the mouth, tongue and throat. It primarily affects people with weakened...

Fungal Infections Effectively Controlled By Light Therapy

Light therapy combined with drugs may be an effective treatment for patients with a variety of fungal infections according to a study // which was focused on the mechanism by which an infectious fungus perceives light. This finding could play an important role because it suggests that changes in light following fungal invasion may spark infection. ..Light normally inhibits mating of the C. neofor...

Reduce eye infection through new-age contact lenses

It is possible to reduce eye infections like keratitis by wearing the latest silicone hydro gel lenses for longer hours, reports British Journal// of Ophthalmology. ....Scientists showed that study done on contact lens wearers for daily wear or extended wear contact lenses have varied results on the incidence of non-severe keratitis and severe keratitis. The researchers had observed contact lens...

Transmission Of Infectious Disease On Planes Analyzed

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say people aren’t the only organisms traveling around the world but also is infectious diseases // . ..Previous studies conducted among air travelers, including those involving the spread of tuberculosis on planes. Results suggest sitting within two rows of a contagious individual during a flight lasting longer than eight hours places passengers at...

Skin infections are becoming drug resistant

Scientists have found out that Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is affecting people// who before had no established risk factors for the condition. ....After interviewing patients with MRSA infections, and reviewing their medical records, scientists are of the opinion that these infections are acquired from the community. The rate of being affected by the disease is si...
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