News tagged with rare infection
It is well known that COPD patients run a higher risk of contracting respiratory infections. However, a new thesis from Lund University in Sweden shows that they are also at higher risk of other bacterial infections, such ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Scanning the DNA of two people with a rare disease has led scientists to identify the precise genetic error responsible for their disorder, primary ciliary dyskinesia.
Genetics Oct 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
At least seven people have died and 91 have fallen ill in the United States in a worsening meningitis outbreak tied to a contaminated drug, updated figures showed Sunday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Afinitor Disperz (everolimus tablets for oral suspension), the first form of the anti-cancer drug Afinitor to be created especially for children.
Medications Aug 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A 24-year-old Georgia woman who survived a rare, flesh-eating disease is back home after more than three months in the hospital and a rehabilitation clinic.
Other Aug 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- The parents of a young Georgia woman battling a flesh-eating bacterial infection said Monday they've learned to read lips and are communicating with their daughter despite a breathing tube in her throat.
Other May 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Whether she was hiking in the woods, growing organic vegetables or working on her master's degree in psychology, Aimee Copeland embraced her passions with determination and a constant smile that made friends wonder ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(AP) -- The pharmaceutical industry won approval to market a record number of new drugs for rare diseases last year, as a combination of scientific innovation and business opportunity spurred new treatments for diseases ...
Medications Jan 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new diagnostic test to help identify patients who have an increased risk of developing a rare brain infection while taking Biogen Idec's multiple sclerosis drug ...
Medications Jan 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Three young Americans have died this year from a rare water-borne amoeba that swims up through the nose and infects the brain, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 19, 2011 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- Two children and a young man have died this summer from a brain-eating amoeba that lives in water, health officials say.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0