Dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise for children in the U.S., study finds
Rising infections caused by a type of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics is causing longer hospitalizations and may mean a higher risk of death for children in the United States, according to a new study. The study, published this week in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, found that three out of five children admitted […]Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine doseMany people keep taking prescription opioids during addiction treatmentAir pollution affects preterm birthrates globally, study finds
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Health authorities launched a yellow fever vaccination campaign on the north side of Brazil's largest city over the weekend after a dead monkey was found infected with the disease, state and city officials said on Monday.
SCIENTISTS are to begin human testing of a vaccine that could help prevent Alzheimer ’s while also offering a cure for the skin disease psoriasis.
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BOSTON (CBS) – Cold and flu season is upon us. So how do we stay healthy with all this coughing and sniffling in our midst? One way is to reduce the spread of germs in the doctor’s office. Many pediatricians’ waiting rooms have books and toys to occupy our little ones while we’re waiting to see the doctor, but these can harbor germs, especially this time of year. So the AAP recommends making hand sanitizer and masks available to parents in the doctor’s office, bringing your own books and toys for your child to play with, and keeping your infant or toddler in their stroller until you’re ...
Purpose of review: The current review summarizes recent advances on the oncogenesis, classification and treatment of adult anaplastic gliomas. Recent findings: According to the 2016 WHO classification, three main molecular subgroups of adult diffuse anaplastic gliomas can be distinguished based on the 1p/19q codeletion and isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutation status. In the future, this classification may be further refined based on the telomerase reverse transcriptase promoter and alpha thalassemia/mental retardation syndrome X-linked mutation status, gene expression, DNA methylation and genomic profiling. Both newly ...
Purpose of review: Here, we explore the significant progress made in the treatment of multiple myeloma, focusing on immunotherapy and the promise it has offered to patients suffering from advanced disease. Recent findings: Multiple myeloma, a B-cell malignancy, is characterized by unregulated plasma cell growth in the bone marrow as well as strong immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment. mAbs targeting tumor antigens overcome this, increasing T-cell activation, multiple myeloma cell death, and depth of response. Similarly, adoptive T-cell therapy aims to engineer or isolate tumor-specific T cells for a targeted ap...
A federal prosecutor on Friday told jurors that a Massachusetts pharmacist, charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak, acted with a'depraved heart'while knowingly producing non-sterile drugs.Reuters Health Information
He prioritized production over hygiene or quality control, resulting in a fungal meningitis outbreak.
An international aid group says a deadly outbreak of plague in Madagascar has not yet reached its peak