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2014-02-18 23:28:15

The popular dating website for people with sexually transmitted diseases, PositiveSingles, has released the findings from its latest survey regarding incidences of herpes simplex 1 (HSV1 or oral herpes) transmission. Los Angeles (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The popular dating website for people with sexually transmitted diseases, PositiveSingles, has released the findings from its latest survey regarding incidences of herpes simplex 1 (HSV1 or oral herpes) transmission. PositiveSingles...

2014-02-14 23:00:59

Engel’s groundbreaking book, which explores the implications of living in a world in which up to 95% of adults have some type of herpes and up to 90% of people infected with genital herpes are unaware of their affliction, is now available on Amazon and for easy reading on Kindle. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The stats are in and despite the fact that up to 95% of adults worldwide have some form of herpes, the CDC still actively discourages medical practitioners from including...

2014-02-14 20:21:10

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SBEMP, LLP announces the filing of a personal injury lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of accomplished journalist Liz Crokin against Mallory Hill alleging that he knowingly infected her with a sexually transmitted disease resulting in life-threatening injuries during the couple's relationship from May 2012 to March 2013. Liz Crokin has an extensive background in entertainment and political journalism in print,...

2014-02-13 20:21:59

Bob Costas' worsening conjunctivitis a reminder of the dangers of eye infections SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Bob Costas' worsening eye infection prompts him to step away from his Sochi Olympics reporting duties, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public of the importance of seeking prompt medical treatment and practicing good hygiene to reduce the spread of what can be highly infectious eye conditions....

Well-Child Doctor Visits Lead To Higher Risk Of Illness: Study
2014-02-13 09:42:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the University of Iowa presents parents with an interesting dilemma – bringing a healthy child in for a check-up or vaccination might be the right thing to do for their health, but it could expose them to a higher risk of illness. According to the study, which was published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, “well child” visits to the doctor could be causing more than...

2014-02-13 08:31:08

Nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research adds TRU-D to infection prevention arsenal BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research, has deployed TRU-D SmartUVC(TM), a 5-foot-5 germ-eliminating UV disinfection robot, to help protect against infection. TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) is the first and only portable UV disinfection device on the market...

Clinical Study Shows Test For Persistent Lyme Infection Using Live Ticks Is Safe
2014-02-12 21:08:46

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Recruitment continues in trial at NIH, Tufts Medical Center In a first-of-its-kind study for Lyme disease, researchers have used live, disease-free ticks to see if Lyme disease bacteria can be detected in people who continue to experience symptoms such as fatigue or arthritis after completing antibiotic therapy. The technique, called xenodiagnosis, attempts to find evidence of a disease-causing microbe indirectly, through use of...

2014-02-12 12:30:23

Candidate Oral Bait Vaccine Targets the Vector, Not Humans, to Interrupt Cycle of Transmission MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new technology has been shown to reduce the level of tick infection of Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of Lyme disease. Study details were published online today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, in advance of print publication. The oral bait vaccine was distributed to white-footed mice, which account for the majority of the transmission...

2014-02-10 23:02:37

A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital identifies factors that predict flu severity in patients and sets the stage for more effective therapies to prevent flu complications and deaths Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified a signature immune response that might help doctors identify which newly diagnosed influenza patients are most likely to develop severe symptoms and suffer poor outcomes. The findings...

2014-02-10 23:02:12

Westwood California Doctor, Murray Susser MD announces a new approach for both diagnosing and treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Dr. Murray Susser MD announces a new approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Westwood, California, Dr. Susser is announcing his expanded approach to help people who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This approach includes both diagnoses and treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrom. Dr. Murry Susser co-authored the book, “Solving the...


Latest infection Reference Libraries

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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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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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