HIV & AIDS

Predicting fatal fungal infections

In a study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified cells in blood that predict which HIV-positive individuals are most likely ...

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, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breast cancer drug shows promise against serious infections

An FDA-approved drug used for preventing recurrence of breast cancer shows promise in fighting life-threatening fungal infections common in immune-compromised patients, such as infants born prematurely and patients with cancer. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US clinics rush to warn of tainted steroid; 5 dead

(AP)—Health providers scrambled to notify patients in nearly two dozen U.S. states that the steroid injections they received for back pain may have been contaminated with a deadly fungal meningitis. Five people have died.

page 1 from 6