News tagged with deadly infections
Two Saudi health workers have contracted the deadly coronavirus from patients, marking the first evidence of transmission in a hospital setting, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Health officials say they still don't understand how a lesser-known bird flu virus was able to kill two men and seriously sicken a woman in China, but that it's unlikely that it can spread easily among hum ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
An outbreak of tuberculosis in the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles may have exposed up to 4,500 individuals to the bacterium that causes the deadly disease and has left federal officials scrambling ...
Medical research Feb 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In 2009, more than 30,000 people in the U.S. learned they had cancer linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus is best known for causing cervical cancer, but it's also the culprit behind many ...
Cancer Jan 21, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1
The impact of antibiotic misuse has far-reaching consequences in healthcare, including reduced efficacy of the drugs, increased prevalence of drug-resistant organisms, and increased risk of deadly infections. A new study ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Twenty-five countries, many in hard-hit Africa, have at least halved new HIV infections in the past decade, with particular progress made toward protecting children from the deadly virus, the United Nations said Tuesday.
HIV & AIDS Nov 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Mass spectrometry helps researchers 'watch' how antibiotics attack tuberculosis bacteria inside cells
Weill Cornell Medical College researchers report that mass spectrometry, a tool currently used to detect and measure proteins and lipids, can also now allow biologists to "see" for the first time exactly how drugs work inside ...
Medical research Nov 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A pharmacy tied to a meningitis outbreak repeatedly found bacteria and mold in its facility long before shipping tainted drugs to patients, US officials said Friday as the death toll rose to 25.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
US officials revoked the license Wednesday of a Massachusetts pharmacy cited for significant sanitary violations as the toll from a meningitis outbreak tied to its tainted drugs rose to 24.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Canada's Supreme Court on Friday decriminalized the non-disclosure of HIV status prior to sex where no realistic possibility of transmitting the potentially deadly virus exists.
HIV & AIDS Oct 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have determined the structure of a critical protein from the Marburg virus, a close cousin of Ebola virus. These viruses cause similar diseases and are some of ...
Medical research Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
For six months last year, a deadly outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria kept infection-control specialists at the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Clinical Center in a state of high alert. A New York City patient ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Hospital-acquired infections are a huge public health burden, and hospital environments play a key role in harboring potentially deadly bacteria such as E. coli, C. difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Scientists on Sunday said they had found a key piece in the puzzle as to why a tiny minority of individuals infected with HIV have a natural ability to fight off the deadly AIDS virus.
HIV & AIDS Jun 10, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (17) | 1
The government wants to start regulating face and hand transplants just as kidneys, hearts and other organs are now, with waiting lists, a nationwide system to match and distribute body parts and donor testing ...
Other Jan 05, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0