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The Dangers Of Desert Dust

The Dangers Of Desert Dust

By Richard Harth, Arizona State University On July 5, 2011, a massive wall of dust,  (“haboob,” in Arabic), blanketed Phoenix, Arizona, creating an awesome spectacle, (or stubborn nuisance, depending on your perspective). Dust storms are...

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2014-07-28 23:09:01

"Puswhisperer" is a compilation of clinical tales from an Oregon infectious disease specialist. Revised and edited for a lay audience, the book will be released in November by Bitingduck Press and is available starting today for pre-release reviews. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Mark Crislip, MD has been practicing Infectious Disease (ID) for over 23 years in the Pacific Northwest. Inspired by all that microbes had to offer, from beer and waffles to fever and death, he...

2014-07-25 12:25:29

OTTAWA, July 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is reminding healthcare professionals, caregivers and consumers of the safe use of topical antiseptics used to clean the skin before an operation (preoperative) or before an injection (preinjection). These products can be considered safe and effective; however, if proper care is not taken when using them, they can become contaminated and cause serious, subsequent infections. This class of topical antiseptics is used to remove...

2014-07-24 08:34:30

TRU-D SmartUVC adds sophisticated technology to traditional disinfection protocols MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In any given hospital in the country at any given time, one in 25 patients has at least one hospital-acquired infection, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. What's more, many of these infections prove fatal. And as increased surveillance has shown that HAIs are causing an alarming number of patient deaths per year, infection control...

2014-07-23 23:29:12

The Life Within Chiropractic Center in San Diego, California continues to be on the cutting edge of natural healing for childhood ear infections though pediatric chiropractic care. Dr. Mo Estepa expands on this issue further in his latest blog. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Childhood ear infections are one of the most common reasons for parents to seek pediatric chiropractic care at the Life Within Chiropractic Center. One of the center’s primary missions is to increase awareness...

2014-07-23 12:31:01

Researchers found that a considerable proportion of infections were discovered outside the hospital setting PASADENA, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 80 percent of hospitalized patients who tested positive for Clostridium difficile were tested outside the hospital or within the first 72 hours of hospitalization, suggesting that settings outside of the hospital may play key roles in the identification, onset and possible transmission of the disease, according to a new...

2014-07-19 23:01:51

The Ultimate Herpes Protocol is a new product developed by Melanie Addington—with technical assistance from her physician father—which is meant for exclusive use by herpes sufferers both new and old. Vinamy recently unveiled a full overview of the product. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 The Ultimate Herpes Protocol is a revolutionary product developed by Melanie Addington, a medical researcher and a former sufferer of herpes. Partly developed as a response to the immense social...

2014-07-18 11:24:04

PLOS How Helicobacter pylori identifies and colonizes sites of small injury in the stomach Helicobacter pylori infection promotes stomach ulcers and cancer. How H. pylori initially interacts with and irritates gastric tissue is not well understood. An article published on July 17th in PLOS Pathogens now describes that H. pylori rapidly identifies and colonizes sites of minor injuries in the stomach, almost immediately interferes with healing at those injury sites, and so promotes...

2014-07-17 08:29:20

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRX) today announced it has initiated patient enrollment in the first of two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials, known as OneStep-1 and OneStep-2, evaluating Locilex® (pexiganan cream 0.8%), the company's novel, broad-spectrum, topical antibiotic peptide, for the treatment of patients with mild infections of diabetic foot ulcers, or Mild DFI. According to medical literature, approximately 47% of all...

2014-07-17 08:28:41

SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruthigen, Inc., (NASDAQ: RTGN) today announced that it has treated the first human subjects with its leading drug candidate RUT58-60 in a 30 patient, 21-day skin irritation trial, which is expected to be completed in August 2014. In June 2014, Ruthigen's Investigational New Drug (IND) application became effective following review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ruthigen is developing RUT58-60 as a safe and fast...

2014-07-16 08:29:22

SER-109 demonstrated remarkably high clinical cure rate and excellent safety profile CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seres Health, a clinical-stage therapeutics company developing novel treatments for diseases related to the human microbiome, today announced that it has completed enrollment for its single-arm, open-label clinical trial of SER-109, its first-in-field, oral microbiome therapeutic designed for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection...


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2011-04-28 18:03:11

Yersinia enterocolitica is a species of gram-negative coccobacillus-shaped bacterium, belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Infection from Yersinia enterocolitica causes the zoonotic disease yersiniosis. Most infected animals recover from the disease and become asymptomatic carriers. Acute infections lead to mild self-limiting entero-colitis or terminal ileitis in humans. Symptoms include watery or bloody diarrhea and fever. After oral uptake it replicates in the terminal ileum and...

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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-26 20:59:00

Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of thirty-three known species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of our skin flora and can also be found in the mucous membranes and in animals. It is the most common species found in laboratory test due to contamination. It is not usually pathogenic; however, patients with a compromised immune system often risk infection. Infections can be both nosocomial and community acquired and are more of a threat to hospital patients. Hospitals carry...

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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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