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Bacteria cause bacterial infections and viruses cause viral infections. Antibiotic drugs usually kill bacteria, but they are not effective against viruses. Infections caused by bacteria include strep throat, tuberculosis and urinary tract infections. Dis

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Histoplasmosis: Causes, risk factors, and treatment

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection with a variety of flu-like symptoms. Although it is not contagious, it can cause chronic complications. Learn more.

Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers urge gardeners to be cautious when handing compost; inhaling or ingesting it could raise the risk of Legionnaires' disease.

Nine effective home remedies for earache

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the possible causes of an earache, as well as nine home remedies to help alleviate the pain and discomfort.

Five home remedies for UTIs

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what you can do at home to help alleviate the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, as well as when to see a doctor.

Skin rash: 34 Pictures and causes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Rashes are one of the most common medical symptoms. We examine 34 potential causes of rashes, including images and links to more detailed information.

Study details impact of antibiotics, antiseptics on skin microbiomes

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results show antibiotic effects can linger, antiseptic impact not as strong as expected.

Study: Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decay

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Though most tooth decay can be blamed on bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans, the fungus Candida albicans may be a joint culprit in an alarmingly common form of severe tooth decay affecting...

Finding the perfect match: A new approach to battle drug-resistant bacteria

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Antibiotics were the wonder drug of the 20th century, but persistent use and over-prescription have opened the door that has allowed bacteria to evolve resistance.

Is your doctor prescribing the wrong treatment for pink eye?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ophthalmologists urge practitioners to stop overprescribing antibiotics for a common eye infection that typically clears up without medication.

Simple method measures how long bacteria can wait out antibiotics

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A growing number of pathogens are developing resistance to one or more antibiotics, threatening our ability to treat infectious diseases.

From helpful to harmful: Bacterial superantigens turn our immune cells to the dark side

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

A subpopulation of immune cells that normally fend off pathogens can turn against the host during certain infections, a new study publishing on June 20 in the open access journal PLOS Biology reveals.

Study: Glutamine suppresses herpes in mice and guinea pigs

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Results suggest possible new treatment approach.Glutamine supplements can suppress reactivation of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in mice and guinea pigs, according to findings recently published...

New flu test: One drop of blood could save your life

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Australian researchers have developed a world first test to identify which influenza patients will need urgent, life-saving, medical treatment.

Ebola vaccine developed in Canada shows promising results

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccine, developed in Canada, was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants...

New genetic technique could help identify potential drug targets for malaria

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have developed a new technique for investigating the effects of gene deletion at later stages in the life cycle of a parasite that causes malaria in rodents, according to a new study in...

Bacteria from cystic fibrosis patient could help thwart antibiotic-resistant TB

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The number of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases is rising globally. But a newly discovered natural antibiotic - produced by bacteria from the lung infection in a cystic fibrosis patient - could...

Researchers discover new antibiotic effective against drug-resistant bacteria

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the biotechnology company NAICONS Srl., and elsewhere have discovered a new antibiotic effective against drug-resistant bacteria: pseudouridimycin.

Gut bacteria might one day help slow down aging process

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Slowing down the aging process might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria.

Erysipelas: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Erysipelas is a form of cellulitis that affects only the top layers of the skin. In this article, learn about its causes and how to prevent outbreaks.

Fungal infections: Types and treatment

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Who may be at risk from a fungal infection? What are the different types of fungal infections and what are their symptoms and treatment options?

Reye's syndrome: What you need to know

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Reye’s syndrome is a rare disorder. What is it and what causes it? In this article, learn about the symptoms, complications, risk factors, and treatment.

Atypical pneumonia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about the bacteria most commonly responsible for atypical pneumonia, as well as how it spreads and how to prevent infection.

Study finds 1 in 5 hospitalized adults suffer side effects from prescribed antibiotics

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Infectious disease experts say nearly a fifth of prescriptions were unnecessary.

Scientists ID mutations that could allow bird flu strain to spread among humans

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

An international team of scientists has identified several genetic mutations that, should they arise, could potentially allow the avian influenza strain H7N9 to spread between humans.

Eight home remedies for a yeast infection

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

What is a yeast infection and what are the symptoms of a yeast infection? Learn how to treat yeast infections at home and how they may be prevented.