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2012-04-23 09:24:10

Data from 2 new studies presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation Widespread screening of children in poorer countries is now being studied and is resulting in the diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in patients that would likely have gone undetected under normal circumstances, according to two new studies carried out in Fiji and Uganda presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. Coordinated screening and control programs can...

2012-04-23 09:21:55

Preliminary data from the REMEDY study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is significantly under-treated in Africa and India according to the preliminary findings of a new global study presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. Across the African and Indian regions included in the study it was revealed that patients are not receiving the surgery they need, secondary prevention with penicillin - to...

Are We On The Road To The End Of Modern Medicine?
2012-03-17 04:08:12

Bacteria could soon become so resistant to antibiotics that common injuries or illnesses could eventually become life-threatening, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned during a conference of infectious disease experts on Friday. According to NewsCore reports, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told those attending the meeting, which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, that even ailments as simple as a scratched knee or a sore throat could someday become fatal....

2012-02-21 21:07:11

Researchers have discovered a promising alternative to common antibiotics used to fight the bacteria that causes strep throat. In an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists discussed how their discovery could fight the infection with a reduced risk of antibiotic resistance. By screening tens of thousands of small molecules, the team from the University of Missouri and University of Michigan identified a class of chemical compounds that...

2011-11-21 23:25:30

Taking oral antibiotics for treatment of acne appears to be associated with reporting symptoms of pharyngitis (sore throat), according to a report published Online First by Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Many inconsistent concerns have been voiced about the safety of long-term use of antibiotics," the authors write as background information in the study. "Because of the high prevalence of acne and the frequent use of antibiotics to control acne, individuals...

2011-09-20 11:14:36

A population perspective can improve individual patient care and clinical decision making for communicable diseases By taking local biosurveillance data into account when assessing patients for communicable diseases, doctors may be able to make better diagnostic decisions, according to researchers at Children's Hospital Boston. For instance, in the case of strep throat, awareness of local epidemiology at the time of diagnosis could help more than 166,000 people avoid unnecessary antibiotic...

2011-02-01 17:46:54

Sinus infections may be prevented, but in some cases they just can't be avoided. The good news is that with over-the-counter anti-histamines and time, most go away, said a Baylor College of Medicine physician. "In subtropical climates like Houston, there are a lot of pollutants and allergens looming around," said Dr. Steve Rosenbaum, assistant professor of medicine and section chief of general internal medicine at Baylor Clinic. "Sinus infections are caused by some of these things that we...

2011-01-04 09:18:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A tonsillectomy is a 3,000-year-old surgical procedure that has just received it's first multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline, which provides evidence-based recommendations on the pre and postoperative care and management of children aged 1 to 18 years under consideration for the operation.  It also addresses practice variation in medicine and the considerable public health implications of tonsillectomy. Tonsillectomy, one of the most common surgical...

2009-12-01 12:13:11

New analysis from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) suggests that physicians need to re-think their diagnosis and treatment of sore throat, or pharyngitis, in adolescents and young adults to consider a more newly identified and potentially dangerous culprit as the source of that infection. Currently, physicians are taught to suspect group A streptococcal bacteria as the primary cause of pharyngitis. But according to findings published Dec. 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine,...


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