Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New device IDs disease-causing germs

(HealthDay)—A new spectrometer system designed to identify 193 yeast and bacteria that are capable of making people sick has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Listeria outbreak prompts cheese recall

(HealthDay)—A recent listeria outbreak that caused one death and sickened four other people seems to be linked to cheeses made by a Wisconsin firm, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ice pops interfered with hospital patient's lab tests: report

(HealthDay)—Physicians should be aware that frozen ice pops—a common treat in hospitals—can fool tests designed to detect a fungal infection that threatens people with an weakened immune system, researchers report.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tick-borne illness babesiosis a hazard for seniors: FDA

(HealthDay)—A tick-borne illness that can be severe or fatal among seniors, newborns and people with weakened immune systems is becoming more common in certain parts of the United States, federal health officials warn.

Medications

Vibativ approved for certain bacterial pneumonia

(HealthDay)—The antibiotic Vibativ (telavancin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria when other treatments aren't suitable.

Inflammatory disorders

Females fend off gut diseases

At least among mice, females have innate protection from certain digestive conditions, according to a new Michigan State University study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Listeria food poisoning hits elderly, moms-to-be hardest: CDC

(HealthDay)—Soft cheese and raw produce have caused many recent listeria outbreaks in the United States, and at least 90 percent of cases typically occur among seniors, pregnant women, newborns and people with weakened ...

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