Thursday, October 19, 2017

Nursing Student Dies After Tweeting ‘I Think I’m Dying’: How To...

A tweet sent by a Georgetown University nursing student eerily foreshadowed her death on Tuesday. “This is what dying must feel like,” Andrea Jaime...

Ozone Nano-Bubbles as Treatment for Periodontitis, Severe Gum Infections

A powerful new antiseptic agent, ozone nano-bubble water, holds promise for treating periodontitis, or severe gum disease, according to a new study published in...

Mouth Bacteria Linked to Joint Infection, Failure of Artificial Joints —

Researchers have discovered bacteria that normally resides on teeth in the synovial fluid of patients requiring joint replacement surgery. The study from the Case...

Bacteria From Honey Bees Possible Alternative to Antibiotics

Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, well before honey as we now know it was manufactured and sold in stores. So...

Treating Acute Pancreatitis with Insulin Offers New Hope

Acute pancreatitis involves the pancreas digesting itself, resulting in severe abdominal pain, vomiting and systemic inflammation. About 80,000 cases occur in the United States each...

Test Combo Diagnoses Invasive Aspergillosis with 100% Accuracy

Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is life threatening fungal infection, especially for patients whose immune systems are weakened by chemotherapy or immunosuppressive drugs. People with deficient immune systems – such as patients...

New Antibacterial Gel Disrupts BioFilms to Kill Hospital Superbugs

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs – Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococci and E.coli. The...

Breakthrough “Cling-Wrap” Biomaterial Protects Burn Victims Against Infection

Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. Now scientists have reported on the...

Spread of Drug-Resistant Superbug Increases Five-Fold in Southeastern U.S.

Cases of the highly contagious, drug-resistant bacteria, Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), have increased fivefold in community hospitals in the Southeastern United States, according to a...

Potential Epidemic as Painful Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Arrives in U.S.

The tropical virus, Chikungunya, has turned up the U.S. and is poised to become an epidemic, according to researchers with the Centers for Disease Control...

Parasite in Cat Poop May Play a Role in Curing Cancer

Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a single-celled parasite that is happiest in a cat’s intestines, but it can live in any warm blooded animal. Found...

Vitamin D Provides Relief From Chronic Hives, Study Shows

A study by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center shows vitamin D as an add-on therapy could provide some relief for chronic...