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Deaths From Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Reach 23, Many More Infected
2012-10-22 11:10:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The number of cases of fungal meningitis due to a contaminated injectable drug produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts has risen from 245 cases on Friday to 285 over the weekend. As well, the number of deaths have increased to 23, with 3 new deaths reported over the weekend. While only one case was reported on Sunday, US health experts are warning it could be many months before the...

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

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an additional two people have been identified as having died due to fungal meningitis connected to the steroid injections. The current death total is 14 since the...

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. Innovative Foot Care and Laser Center provides treatment for fungal nails. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) September 27, 2012 According to recent studies, approximately 23 million Americans and 90 percent of elderly people suffer from toenail fungus, yet many people with fungus infected toenails do not recognize the symptoms and most never...

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, according to the findings of a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Researchers from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and from the University of Minnesota in the US found that a short (7-day)...

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. The findings are the result of a two-year investigation by Xiaorong Lin, assistant professor of biology, and Matthew S. Sachs, professor of biology, involving sertraline hydrocholoride (ZOLOFT) and its effects on...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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