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2014-07-11 23:02:24

With summer at its peak, travelers are exploring new terrain and visiting distant places around the world. Bird-X explains how travelers can avoid common zoonotic diseases. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 News reports around the world are reporting high numbers of travelers this summer, notably in the United States (according to AAA). Despite the current state of the economy, more people are traveling this summer after an especially harsh winter. However, excited travelers may fall...

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...

2008-12-18 22:06:48

Travelers working in histoplasmosis-endemic areas such as El Salvador should take protective measures, U.S. health officials said. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said histoplasmosis is a fungal disease acquired from inhaling dust containing histoplasma capsulatum spores. The infection usually results in an asymptomatic or mild flu-like illness, but can result in loss of lung capacity. In February 2008, the Pennsylvania and Virginia...

2008-09-09 03:00:06

The Food and Drug Administration ordered stronger warnings yesterday on four medications used widely to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. The FDA says the drugs can raise the risk of possibly fatal fungal infections. The drugs - Enbrel, Remicade, Humira and Cimzia - work by suppressing the immune system to keep it from attacking the body. For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the treatment provides relief from swollen and painful joints, but it's "a double-edged...

2008-09-06 00:00:04

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration ordered stronger warnings Thursday on four medications widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses, saying they can raise the risk of possibly fatal fungal infections.The drugs - Enbrel, Remicade, Humira and Cimzia - work by suppressing the immune system to keep it from attacking the body. For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the treatment provides relief from swollen and painful joints,...

2008-09-05 12:00:00

Due to heightened concerns over a side effect that can leave users prone to infection, the FDA has flexed its new powers to impose safety warnings on anti-TNF drugs. However, Datamonitor believes that while this action may raise awareness of the side effect, it will not affect drug uptake in the many patients with autoimmune diseases that find relief in these therapies. The FDA has exercised its new authority, under the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAA) of 2007, to demand...

2008-09-05 09:00:04

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration ordered stronger warnings Thursday on four medications widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses, saying they can raise the risk of possibly fatal fungal infections. The drugs - Enbrel, Remicade, Humira and Cimzia - work by suppressing the immune system to keep it from attacking the body. For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the...

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2008-09-05 09:45:00

The Food and Drug Administration warned yesterday that a handful of medications commonly prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses can raise the risk of fatal fungal infections. The drugs are called Enbrel, Remicade, Humira and Cimzia. They treat arthritis by suppressing the immune system to keep it from attacking the body. The treatment provides relief from swollen and painful joints, but it's "a double-edged sword," said the FDA's Dr. Jeffrey Siegel. That's...

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2008-04-01 10:58:34

An investigation into the cause of 36 confirmed cases of a rare lung ailment has been linked to a historical governor's mansion in Des Moines, Iowa.Associates of the American Lung Association met for an event at the mansion, named Terrace Hill, on Nov. 29. Since then, the doctors have reported cases of histoplasmosis, a rare but treatable fungus-related lung disease."Those people had only one thing in common, and that was Terrace Hill," said Patricia Quinlisk, the state's chief...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.