Medical research

A Rapid Blood Test to Quickly Rule Out Appendicitis?

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new a rapid blood test to rule out appendicitis among the 8 million patients who come to U.S. emergency rooms with abdominal pain each year may save patients from unnecessary radiation from a diagnostic ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

The microbial superhero in your vagina

The aisle is marked with a little red sign that says "Feminine Treatments". Squeezed between the urinary incontinence pads and treatments for yeast infections, there is a wall of bottles and packages in every pastel shade ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel antibiotic shows promise in treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea

An investigational oral antibiotic called zoliflodacin was well-tolerated and successfully cured most cases of uncomplicated gonorrhea when tested in a Phase 2 multicenter clinical trial, according to findings published today ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Site of first chlamydia exposure makes big difference

Exposing the gut to chlamydia protects against subsequent infection in the genital tract and other tissues, researchers from UT Health San Antonio discovered. Chlamydia is the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experimental vaccine protects monkeys from blinding trachoma

An attenuated, or weakened, strain of Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria can be used as a vaccine to prevent or reduce the severity of trachoma, the world's leading cause of infectious blindness, suggest findings from a National ...

Other

Researchers pilot new electronic system for infectious illness

Researchers at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard Medical School, Atrius Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health have created and tested a set of computer programs that use electronic medical records to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wherever you are, time is running out for treating gonorrhoea

Mark King has had the clap so many times he's renamed it 'the applause'. The first time King had gonorrhoea, he was a teenager in the late 1970s, growing up with his five siblings in Louisiana.

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