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Foods That Are to Be Avoided At All Costs to Safeguard Your Liver From Hepatitis!

Foods That Are to Be Avoided At All Costs to Safeguard Your Liver From Hepatitis!

When you have hepatitis, you must become choosy about your food as your liver must be kept free from all kinds of unwanted stress.......[Read More]
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Hospitalizations

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Hospitalizations

These authors' estimates indicate that the national burden of serious MRSA disease is quantifiable and substantial.......[Read More]
Have you ever used injection drugs?

Have you ever used injection drugs?

Injection drug use is the most common way that hepatitis C spreads in the United States. If you are using, or if you've ever used injection drugs (even just one time many years ago) then you should be tested for hepatitis C.......[Read More]
Chagas Disease and Breast-feeding

Chagas Disease and Breast-feeding

Is Chagas disease transmitted through breast milk?......[Read More]
Spider Angiomas

Spider Angiomas

Spiders, or spider angiomas, are blood vessels near the skin's surface that look like thin red lines extending from a central dot.......[Read More]
Candida Krusei Treatment

Candida Krusei Treatment

Candida is a genus of yeasts (a type of fungus) that includes a large number of separate species, most of which live in animal hosts, including humans. Most are essentially harmless, but some species can cause candidiasis, or a candida infection. Candida krusei are responsible for between one and th......[Read More]
Infection Prevention and Control in Residential Facilities

Infection Prevention and Control in Residential Facilities

What guidelines are in place for infection control and prevention in family-centered residential facilities located close to pediatric medical centers?......[Read More]
Foods for Candida Yeast

Foods for Candida Yeast

Foods made with yeast allow Candidiasis to survive.Yeast dough image by Elzbieta Sekowska from Fotolia.comCandidiasis is an overgrowth of Candida yeast within the body which then prohibits new growth of digestive proteins. These digestive proteins are necessary in order to digest food.........[Read More]
New, Rapid, Simple Test for the Detection of Influenza Virus

New, Rapid, Simple Test for the Detection of Influenza Virus

This new, simple influenza test allows for an immediate, accurate clinical diagnosis.......[Read More]
Respiratory Viruses and Their Impact in Healthcare

Respiratory Viruses and Their Impact in Healthcare

This article reviews the major impact that respiratory viruses have on healthcare.......[Read More]
Risk Factors for Chronic Q Fever

Risk Factors for Chronic Q Fever

Untreated chronic Q fever comes with serious risk for illness and death. What are the risk factors?......[Read More]
Rubella Congenital Disease Profile

Rubella Congenital Disease Profile

Rubella, or German measles, causes a congenital disease that can result in spontaneous abortion, prematurity, and severe birth defects. Find out more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of rubella.......[Read More]
The name says it all: Fecal Transplant

The name says it all: Fecal Transplant

There are heart transplants, lung transplants, kidney transplants, but Stool Transplants? Yes, stool transplants. They treat infections like C Diff (Clostridium difficile).......[Read More]
Bridging Knowledge and Ambition Gaps to Eliminate TB

Bridging Knowledge and Ambition Gaps to Eliminate TB

How has TB been eliminated? This report takes a look at the global efforts over the years to eradicate the disease.......[Read More]
Rising Rates of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Rising Rates of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

CRE infections have been labeled as a serious threat to public health. This study examines the epidemiologic trends in community hospitals.......[Read More]
Wound Cleaning & MRSA

Wound Cleaning & MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is a strain of staph infection that is resistant to most antibiotics. There are two types of MRSA: healthcare-associated or HA-MRSA, and community-associated or CA-MRSA. As the names imply, HA-MRSA is acquired in healthcare settings such as hospita......[Read More]
Outcomes of Streptococcus suis Infection in Humans

Outcomes of Streptococcus suis Infection in Humans

Streptococcus suis is a bacterium that affects pigs, but can cause systemic disease in humans. What are the risk factors and outcomes?......[Read More]
Lyme Disease: The Culprit or Just Taking the Blame?

Lyme Disease: The Culprit or Just Taking the Blame?

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, describes new research that sheds some additional light on Lyme disease.......[Read More]
Surgical Site Infections Following Orthopaedic Surgery

Surgical Site Infections Following Orthopaedic Surgery

This article examines the risk factors, prevention, and control of infection following orthopedic surgery.......[Read More]
5 Important Developments in C difficile Management

5 Important Developments in C difficile Management

These 5 recent developments in the management of Clostridium difficile infection could finally end this epidemic.......[Read More]