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Latest Fungal diseases Stories

Meningitis Death Toll Climbs
2012-10-12 07:57:52

As more and more information comes to light regarding the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis, state and federal health officials as well as health experts debate the use of epidural steroid shots.

2012-09-27 23:01:02

The experienced podiatrists at Innovative Foot Care and Laser Center in San Antonio say that toenail fungus can cause other medical conditions if left untreated.

2012-09-26 13:23:07

The most cost-effective treatment for cryptococcal meningitis (a serious infection of the brain membranes, usually in people with AIDS or other immune system deficiencies) is different to that currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), warranting a review of policy.

2012-07-26 01:15:05

New research conducted by biologists at Texas A&M University suggests that ZOLOFT®, one of the most widely prescribed antidepressants in the world, also packs a potential preventative bonus — potent mechanisms capable of inhibiting deadly fungal infections.

2012-07-25 09:43:12

The opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida albicans inconspicuously lives in our bodies until it senses that we are weak, when it quickly adapts to go on the offensive.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.