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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...ns of drug treatment (including increased risk for infections and cancer) against the consequences of potential under-treatment of their patients’ disease (including poor quality-of-life, complications of disease, and the costs associated with active disease and the treatment of complications). The decision of ...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...ounts drop too low, they are at risk for dangerous infections that can cause death." Often, chemotherapy must be delayed, reduced in strength or halted when a patient's white blood cell count is too low, potentially leading to poorer outcomes, she added. "Patients taking a drug known as granulocyte colony-sti...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

... agents Brucella and Coxiella burnetti. Brucella infections cause prolonged fever and a wide range of other possible manifestations, such as arthritis, hepatitis, and meningitis. Symptoms can be prolonged, but the disease is rarely fatal. In livestock, brucellosis causes infertility and abortions. As bioterro...

Dengue Surge in Singapore, Man Prosecuted for Breeding Mosquitoes

...he city-state last week rose to 381, exceeding 378 infections in a week the government's definition of an epidemic. The disease, which causes joint pain, high fever, nausea and a rash, is endemic to the region. In severe cases, it leads to internal bleeding and sometimes death. Though known for making a fe...

South Africa Notes Signs of First-ever Decline in HIV Infection Rates

...n particular, suggests a possible reduction in new infections in the population," the minister said. The repor... the aim of reducing by 50 percent the rate of new infections by 2011, focusing on the youth among whom most new infections occur. The country has the world's s...

US Baby Dies of Salmonella from Pet Turtle

...be handled like toys," the CDC said. "Salmonella infections in children can be severe and can result in hospit...s, the CDC said. The CDC said that turtle-linked infections continue to occur because the sales ban is not "fully enforced" and contains exceptions for educatio...

Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

...se. Its side-effects can include upper respiratory infections and other potentially serious reactions. The Al and Heidi Azus Foundations Pediatric Infusion Center opened in early April within the Cedars-Sinai Childrens Health Center. The colorful two-room suite is furnished with X-Boxes, flat screen television...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...d infection rates, the number of hospital acquired infections had decreased over the last four years, the statement said. However, doctors and nurses have said that cross-infection is one of their biggest concerns. WCH specialist pediatrician Dr David Thomas said it was a particular problem in winter, with...

Hospital Rapped For Failing To Combat Superbug Infections

...of UK moves towards its 2008 goal of reducing MRSA infections and Clostridium difficile rates , it has supported...pectors discovered the flaws in management of such infections through a series of unannounced visits. In total 120 trusts will face spot checks over the next year...

Olive-pomace Oil Compound Inhibits HIV Spread

... a very active compound in opportunistic parasitic infections seriously affecting HIV patients. Prof. Andres Garcia-Granados' team intends to continue working in the design and implementation of new maslinic acid by-products to fight against HIV, as well as in other innovative research projects....

Scientists Find New Way to Kill Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

...nt in the last decade, and these bugs cause deadly infections that are difficult to treat and expensive to cure, according to the background information in an article published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. When a person takes an antibiotic, any bug having a protective mutati...

HIV Prevention Programs on a Massive Scale Turn Out Economical

...s of prevention services. This means that more HIV infections may be averted, said the studys principal investigator, James G. Kahn, MD, MPH, professor at UCSFs Institute for Health Policy Studies and AIDS Research Institute. In the study, published in the online open access journal BMC Health Services Researc...

WBC Selective About Sugar

... body. They protect our body from various kinds of infections caused by bacteria and fungi by spotting and wiping out any intruder that invades the body. A new study shows that neutrophils may in fact differentiate between their targets. This new indication can prove useful in the research for new drugs to batt...

Hospital Infection Affecting Patients in Scotland

...rehensive study ever undertaken into the extent of infections in Scotland's hospitals. Investigators from Health...eing treated on the day and how many had developed infections while there. It recorded the presence of all types of infections on the day of the survey. It found ...

Larger HIV Prevention Programs in India are Cheaper, Increase Efficiency

...s of prevention services. This means that more HIV infections may be averted," said the study's principal investigator, James G. Kahn, MD, MPH, professor at UCSF's Institute for Health Policy Studies and AIDS Research Institute. In the study, researchers looked at six types of ongoing prevention interventions...

Senior Church Leaders in Lesotho Pledge to Fight AIDS

...AIDS Commission (NAC) and UNAIDS, about 29,000 new infections are estimated in 2007, that is 80 per day, bringing the number of people living with HIV to a total of more than 270,000, of which more than 16,000 are children aged below 14 years. More than 55 percent of 180,000 children have been orphaned by AID...

AIDS can Be Prevented by Using Diaphragm During Intercourse

...d no statistical difference in the rate of new HIV infections in the two study arms: those who received a diaphr...ision of condoms. Findings also showed 158 new HIV infections in the intervention arm and 151 in the control group. These results do not support the addition of...

Vaginal Bacteria Vary Among Healthy Women

...etter identify conditions that make women prone to infections and other diseases, and avoid the development of health problems. Women suffer from insidious health problems, including bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections, and those problems send them in droves to seek medical treatment, said Larry Forney,...

Protein Structure of Pathogens Associated With CF and TB Solved

...may identify a new antibiotic that could limit the infections that can be fatal in CF patients, Gulick said. Wo... pathogens and learning new ways that we can block infections by these nasty bugs," Gulick said. He added that the research was enhanced by the HWI groups collab...

Key Mechanism to Emergence of Strep Bacteria

...bacteria that has evolved to produce serious human infections worldwide. The incidence of serious strep infections has risen dramatically in the last three decades, and this increase is largely attributed to the spr...

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