Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sudan's 'silent death' from flesh-eating cuts

It seemed little to worry about: Sudanese farmer Khadija Ahmad was planting onions when she stepped on a thorn that pierced her sandal and cut her foot.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacterial, fungal coinfection uncommon in COVID-19 patients

(HealthDay)—Bacterial and fungal infections are uncommon in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but coinfection is associated with high mortality and antibiotic use is widespread, according to a study published in the July ...

Health

Cannabis smoking may increase risk for fungal infection

(HealthDay)—The likelihood of having a fungal infection was increased in association with cannabis use in 2016, according to a study published online May 13 in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers ...

Medical research

Dangerous bone marrow, organ transplant complication explained

For the first time, scientists have discovered the molecular mechanism behind how a common virus can wreak havoc on bone marrow and organ transplant patients, according to a paper published in the journal Cell & Host Microbe. ...

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