Tag: "streptococcus" at medical news
Kids are More Prone to Tonsillitis Relapse
...sillitis accompanied with a sore throat) caused by streptococcus
bacteria, reported the online edition of health magazine WebMD. The kids were treated at a private medical centre and each received one of nine different antibiotics to cure the infection. However, symptoms of the infection returned in 17 percent...
FDA Approves New Test For Screening Infection In Babies
...death. Although all women are tested for group B streptococcus
during pregnancy, current screening methods can le...al say. About one-quarter of women carry group B streptococcus
in their bodies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacterium, typical...
Wyeth Launches Vaccine for Pneumococcal Disease in India
...mococcal disease is a group of illnesses caused by streptococcus
pneumoniae, also known as the "pneumococcus" bacteria. Prevenar is a seven-valent vaccine that is expected to prevent pneumococcal diseases like sepsis, meningitis, bacterial pneumonia, septicaemia and bacteraemia (bacteria in the blood). Infant...
Indian Scientist who Enthralls Public With Magic Tricks
...r throat infections. But depending on what type of streptococcus
is involved, the disease can have serious long-ter...illion schoolchildren suffer from the effects of a streptococcus
infection. 'Out of 100 children with a sore throat, about five will get heart disease,' he says. ...
Sugar-Free Yogurt Can Stop Bad Breath
... in the yogurt called lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus
thermophillus who wedges a war against the harmful and odor causing bacteria and chemicals in the mouth. The researchers are of the opinion that eating traditional yogurt or curd may help in oral hygiene by reducing oral bad breath and harmful bacte...
Good News For Individuals Suffering From Frequent Throat Infections
...r 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. The vaccine trial included 28 adults between 18 and 50 years old. Each volunteer received three injections of 50 micrograms, 100 micrograms, ...
The Use Of Antibiotics Questioned
...e use of throat cultures and rapid tests to detect streptococcus
in children and adults who were prompted to seek medical help for their sore throats. After sampling nearly 800 children and adults, ages 3 to 69, researchers determined that the use of throat cultures to distinguish sore throats from strep throat c...
High Demand for a child vaccine
...e the immune system. PREVNAR fights the bacterium streptococcus
pneumoniae, the leading cause of pneumonia, meningitis and millions of ear infections every year in children. According to the Food and Drug Administration, children under 5 suffer 16,000 pneumococcal blood infections and 1,400 pneumococcal meningiti...