Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Survivors of Joplin tornado develop rare infection

(AP) -- In the aftermath of the Joplin tornado, some people injured in the storm developed a rare and sometimes fatal fungal infection so aggressive that it turned their tissue black and caused mold to grow inside their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fungi cause brain infection and impair memory in mice

Fungal infections are emerging as a major medical challenge, and a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a mouse model to study the short-term consequences of fungal infection in the brain.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Does fungus cause Alzheimer's?

Traces of fungus have been discovered in the brains of Alzheimer's sufferers, researchers said Thursday, relaunching the question: might the disease be caused by an infectious microbe?

Health

Why drying washing indoors can pose a health threat

(Medical Xpress)—As winter approaches doctors are warning that wet washing dried indoors can pose a serious health threat for people with weakened immune systems or severe asthma.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ATS issues statement on the treatment of pulmonary fungal infections

The American Thoracic Society has released a new official clinical policy statement on the treatment of fungal infections in adult pulmonary and critical care patients. The statement replaces ATS guidelines published in 1988, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why we should take fungal infections more seriously

When most healthy people think of fungal diseases, they often think of oral or vaginal thrush, nappy rash, fungal nail infections, and athlete's foot. Although these are very common, annoying and sometimes debilitating conditions, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Intensive fungicide use may lead to azole resistance in humans

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists from the Netherlands, including Gert Kema of Plant Research International, published an article in the Lancet Infectious Diseases about the relationship between fungicide use in agriculture ...

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