Latest Antifungals Stories

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...

FDA Pressured On Triclosan Decision
2013-05-06 09:13:31

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the past four decades, the antibacterial and antifungal agent triclosan has become a ubiquitous ingredient in products like hand soaps, deodorant, cosmetics and even toothpaste.  And while it has been a part of our lives for over 40 years, only now are federal regulators reviewing the efficacy and safety of the synthetic chemical. An FDA decision expected later this year will determine whether manufacturers will be able to...

Save Your Lungs, Don't Try The Cinnamon Challenge
2013-04-22 15:18:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Viral videos and internet memes might be a good way to waste time at work, but some of these trends can be dangerous to those who pursue YouTube notoriety. A new study from researchers in Miami has found that the viral sensation known as the “cinnamon challenge” resulted in a dramatic uptick in choking, aspiration and potential lung damage. Videos of the cinnamon challenge can be found all over YouTube and they typically...

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...

Antibacterial Soap Chemicals Showing Up In Freshwater Lakes
2013-01-22 14:34:40

[Watch Video: Chemical In Soap Found In Minnesota Lakes] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A chemical from antibacterial soap is winding up in some freshwater lakes in Minnesota, according to research published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. This came to light after engineering researchers from University of Minnesota performed a study to find out where the chemicals that make up antibacterial soap end up. They found that a common...

2012-11-13 12:22:27

Early clinical observations in the fungal meningitis outbreak A new article being published early online in Annals of Internal Medicine describes the diagnosis and treatment protocol established in a Roanoke, Va. hospital to care for dozens of patients presenting with suspected fungal meningitis related to contaminated epidural spinal injections. This unprecedented surge of patients seeking care for a rare central nervous system (CNS) infection required physicians to react quickly with...

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