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2013-10-25 10:30:00

A year ago this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention activated its Emergency Operations Center as part of the response to the tragic outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to three contaminated lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). As of October 23, 2013, there have been 751 cases of fungal meningitis and other infections associated with this outbreak; 64 of these patients have died. Since July 2013,...

2013-10-24 23:34:17

Athlete's Foot: Prevention Is the Best Strategy. Dermatologists Drs. Joshua Fox and John Troccoli with Advanced Dermatology P.C. offer tips on prevention and treatment. Roslyn Heights, NY (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Athlete's foot is the most common fungal infection, so common that as many as 70% of people will suffer an episode at least once in their lives and up to ¼ of adults have it at any time. Athlete's foot got its name because the fungi that cause it to thrive in...

2013-10-22 23:25:18

Xtalks presents an exciting live webinar on Thursday October 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT which will describe the use of natural products as starting points for the development of new anti-fungal agents. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Inhibition of b-1,3-glucan synthesis is the mechanism of action of the echinocandin class of natural products and has been shown to result in clinically effective therapy for important fungal pathogens including azole resistant Candida spp. and invasive...

Lung Infections From Fungi Are Up And Can Be Dangerous And Costly To Treat
2013-10-07 11:05:38

[ Watch The Video: ‘Glowing’ Cells Help Spot A Growing Threat ] Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center On a molecular level, you have more in common with shower curtain mold or the mushrooms on your pizza than you might think. Humans and fungi share similar proteins, a biological bond that makes curing fungal infections difficult and expensive. Current costs to treat these stubborn infections can top $50,000 per patient, and no new classes of antifungal drugs that treat...

2013-09-16 23:25:12

Speer Laboratories announces the long-awaited EMUAID® Therapeutic Moisture Bar. Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 New from EMUAID®, the maker of the industry-changing homeopathic First Aid Ointment, comes EMUAID® Therapeutic Moisture Bar. Cleansing is the most important part of skin care, and choosing the right soap is critical. Much more than a typical bar soap, this all natural, advanced formulation contains 5% Emu Oil along with Tea Tree Oil, Argan Oil,...

2013-06-25 12:46:49

A new palm-sized microarray that holds 1,200 individual cultures of fungi or bacteria could enable faster, more efficient drug discovery, according to a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Scientists at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston have developed a microarray platform for culturing fungal biofilms, and validated one potential application of the...

2013-05-09 23:48:53

Toenail fungus is tough to cure with reinfection commonplace and most medical treatments having unwanted side effects. However, Columbia Antiseptic Powder has been endorsed by a podiatrist as an inexpensive over the counter treatment, which he reports to be as effective as potentially harmful prescription remedies based on the results of 25 years of clinical patient use. (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 It's not easy to talk about toenail fungus, and it's definitely not easy to cure. Reinfection and...

2013-02-06 09:59:02

A pair of commentaries to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy highlight a debate within the public health community surrounding Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for treatment of exposed individuals during last year's fungal meningitis outbreak. Manuscripts of the commentaries were published ahead of print today on the journal's webpage. "I will try to offer sufficient documentation to show there are alternative...


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