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An ultra-resistant to antibiotics bacteria threatens to spread

Sat Aug 14, 18:13 / comments: 0
The NDM-1 resistant to virtually all types of antibiotics, including carbapenems
British doctors have discovered a bacterium resistant to almost all antibiotics in patients who have medical tourism in South Asia. This discovery has potential of a global spread.

SIDS: New data from research

Fri Mar  5, 12:13 / comments: 0
Cardiac abnormalities involved in the sudden death of infants
A team of researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and University Hospitals of Strasbourg has identified "an anomaly of the nervous regulation of cardiac function" in the sudden infant death.

Parkinson's disease: reduce risk by ibuprofen

Fri Feb 19, 13:13 / comments: 0
According to a study conducted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, regular consumers of ibuprofen had by 40% less chance of developing Parkinson's disease than others.

Asthma: How to halt the crisis?

Sat Feb 13, 09:08 / comments: 0
Parents wait too long to treat asthma in children
Parents can identify the warning signs of asthma in their children but do not treat the symptoms early enough to halt or avert the crisis.

Parkinson: Smell disorders can be a sign?

Sat Jan 30, 10:22 / comments: 0
Olfactory disorders appera in 40 to 90% of Parkinson's patients
Disorders of smell allow earlier diagnosis of Parkinson's disease? This is the idea that developing specialists in a study resumed recently in the Journal of International Medicine (JIM).

New promising treatment against hepatitis-C

Thu Jan 21, 12:18 / comments: 0
Promising potential new treatment against hepatitis C
U.S. researchers have discovered a new substance that blocks the replication of hepatitis C, potentially paving the way for more effective treatments against this infection, the leading cause of liver cancer.

Cell phones to treat Alzheimer's disease?

Thu Jan  7, 15:13 / comments: 0
Electromagnetic waves of correct frequency could effectively prevent the accumulation of amyloid in the brain
Having been suspected to cause brain tumors, cell phones reveal the miraculous healing properties to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Gastroenteritis: How to respond to symptoms

Mon Dec 28, 12:49 / comments: 0
Here are some steps on how to respond to the symptoms of gastroenteritis. These recommendations will improve the health status of adults in few days. However, it is strongly recommended that infants and elderly should consult a doctor as soon as the first signs of the disease appear.

H1N1: A "rapidly fatal" form of the disease

Fri Dec 25, 14:47 / comments: 0
A "rapidly fatal" form of H1N1, which kills but in different ways
The people who died from influenza H1N1 had contracted a form of "rapidly fatal" disease, which kills but in different ways, according to a study published Thursday in the United States.

Do not kiss frogs!

Sun Dec 13, 13:44 / comments: 0
The amphibians are known to be carriers of salmonella
The American Veterinary Medical Association urged the American public not to "kiss frogs", because the amphibians are known to be carriers of salmonella.

Influenza A transmissible to pets?

Tue Nov 24, 13:29 / comments: 0
The cases of influenza A reported at this time exclusively of cats and ferrets
Owners of animals infected with influenza A could transmit the virus to their pets.

Down syndrome: a new hope

Thu Nov 19, 14:42 / comments: 0
Trisomy 21 is a genetic defect caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21
Encouraging research on mice could potentially lead to treatments to improve the mental functioning of children with Down syndrome, according to a study released Wednesday.

Pertussis: Not only children are affected

Wed Nov 18, 13:04 / comments: 0
B.pertussis. Gram-negative, aerobic
Pertussis affects not only newborns. Certainly, it is more severe for them, but adults also can contract it and pass it to infants not yet immunized. One solution: adults need immunization too.

A vaccine against malaria within three years?

Sun Nov 15, 10:52 / comments: 0
Malaria kills over one million people annually worldwide, mostly children under five and pregnant women, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where one child dies every 30 seconds as a result of the disease
A vaccine against malaria, including the final test phase has been underway since May in seven African countries, could be licensed within three to five years.

What is the Guillain-Barre syndrome?

Fri Nov 13, 16:14 / comments: 0
According Afssaps, this syndrome can both be caused by influenza and vaccination against influenza
What are the symptoms? Symptoms may be mild (tingling, loss of sensation, tachycardia, headache) or may result in having more serious disorders such as complete paralysis.

Mosquitoes to fight against malaria?

Fri Nov  6, 00:10 / comments: 0
Mosquito Anopheles gambiae, the main malaria-transmitting mosquitoe in Africa
The mosquitoes that transmit malaria to humans could also be used in the fight against this disease, according to a study.

H1N1 influenza: first case of Tamiflu resistance in the Netherlands

Thu Nov  5, 16:56 / comments: 0
A first case of resistance to Tamiflu in the Netherlands
A patient with severe symptoms of the flu has been infected with H1N1 virus resistant to oseltamivir, marketed under the name Tamiflu.

Systemic lupus erythematosus treatment: Positive clinical results

Tue Nov  3, 05:20 / comments: 0
GSK: positive clinical results for lupus treatment
The British pharmaceutical GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and U.S. Human Genome Sciences (HGS) announced on Monday positive clinical results for a second study of treatment against systemic lupus erythematosus, a chronic inflammatory disease.

Asthma: do follow your treatment!

Wed Oct 28, 18:13 / comments: 0
Most patients with asthma do not follow their medication seriously
The difficulties in treating asthma are primarily due to poor monitoring of medication by patients, according to a study.

Swine fever hits the north of Russia

Thu Oct 22, 18:18 / comments: 0
Swine fever hits the north of Russia, is likely to break into the EU
African swine fever, a disease fatal to pigs but not transmissible to humans, has reached 2000 kilometers from south to north-west Russia
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