Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Warm waters raise risk for flesh-eating bacteria

As waters warm across the United States and hurricanes and flooding season begin, the odds of being infected by flesh-eating bacteria are also rising, U.S. health officials warn.

Biomedical technology

Bioengineers test biodegradable bandage for treating chronic wounds

Chronic skin wounds that never heal can be disfiguring and painful. In the journal Biomaterials, University of Connecticut bioengineers describe a special scaffold for new skin that also kills bacteria. Their invention has ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Superbugs pose 'huge challenge' in treating Ukraine war wounds

Infections with superbugs that are resistant to most drugs have presented a "huge challenge" in treating the devastating injuries of people wounded in the war in Ukraine, doctors in Germany said on Tuesday.

Medical research

Girl infected with Mycobacterium marinum after iguana bite

A three-year-old girl contracted an unusual Mycobacterium marinum infection that developed following an iguana bite while she was on holiday in Costa Rica. The doctors who treated her will report on the case at this year's ...

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