Will Rezafungin Data for Serious Candida Infections Sway FDA Panel?
(MedPage Today) -- Ahead of an advisory committee meeting on Tuesday, FDA staff raised concerns over whether the potential benefits of weekly rezafungin injections for adults with candidemia and invasive candidiasis (IC) outweigh any potential... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 23, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dr. B. Dental Solutions Simplifies the Care of Dentures and Oral Appliances with the Launch of Two New Products
Dallas, Texas, Oct 19, 2022 (Newsfile Corp via COMTEX) -- Dallas, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - October 19, 2022) - Dr. B Dental Solutions has announced the launch of two new products for people with dentures, implant retained or supported dentures, and removable dental appliances. The two products - the Liquid Crystal disinfectant soak cleanser and UltraSonic cleaner, have been specifically designed to optimize health and simplify the care of dentures and dental appliances. The Liquid Crystal Soak Cleanser from Dr. B ' s Dental Solutions is the only cleanser that fully disinfects disease-causing bacteria and fungi. It kills 99...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 13, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Researchers in US and Israel Detect Fungal DNA in Most Cancer Types Found in the Human Body
Studies could lead to new prognostic biomarkers and clinical laboratory diagnostics for cancer Might fungi be involved in human cancers? Two separately published studies have found fungal DNA in various cancers in the human body. However, the researchers are unclear on how the fungi got into the cancer cells and if it is affecting the […] The post Researchers in US and Israel Detect Fungal DNA in Most Cancer Types Found in the Human Body appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 28, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Digital Pathology International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Precision Medicine anatomic pathology candida Cell clinical laboratory Cornell University Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Duke Source Type: news

What Causes Anal Itching?
Discussion Pinworms are caused by the parasite Enterobius vermicularis. Humans are the only known reservoir and are infected by fecal-oral transmission of eggs or indirectly such as through contaminated clothing or bedding. It is commonly seen in children and can easily pass to family members, plus people can become easily reinfected. The incubation period is usually 1-2 months and eggs can survive outside humans for 2-3 weeks. Adult worms migrate at night from the anus to the perianal skin and vulvar areas causing anal or vulvar itching. The itching can cause sleep problems and scratching can cause secondary bacterial inf...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 31, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

News at a glance: Bumble bees that play, risky fungi, and Java Man ’s fate
ASTRONOMY Iran’s world-class telescope sees first light In a major milestone for Iran’s scientific community, astronomers announced last week that the $25 million Iranian National Observatory (INO) is operational. They said the resolution of the first images—showing Arp 282, a pair of galaxies some 319 million light-years from Earth—was better than expected. Iranian scientists first proposed building the INO 2 decades ago, and to complete it, they had to surmount hurdles that few colleagues elsewhere face: sanctions that curtail high-tech imports and visa restrictions limiting their travel ab...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 27, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

WHO Lists Top Fungi Health Threats
The pathogens cause infections that kill millions of people each year and often go undiagnosed. Even when identified, a growing number of infections is resistant to the current crop of drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Drug Resistance (Microbial) Candida Auris (Fungus) Antibiotics World Health Organization Mucormycosis Deaths (Fatalities) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Source Type: news

Family asks coroner to reopen investigation of woman found dead on floor of Montreal hospital ER
Candida Macarine's family says a coroners investigation 'inexplicably failed' to examine the case in a thorough manner. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Microbial bioburden of inpatient and outpatient areas beyond patient hospital rooms.
Conclusions: Surfaces in hospitals outside patient rooms and in outpatient facilities are frequently contaminated with healthcare-associated pathogens. Improvements in cleaning and disinfection practices are needed to reduce contamination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Infections in Hospitals Soared During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Says
A new report says the havoc wrought by the coronavirus reversed gains made by health care facilities to combat deadly pathogens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Antibiotics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drug Resistance (Microbial) Candida Auris (Fungus) Hospitals Medicine and Health Workplace Hazards and Violations Infections Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Deaths (Fatalities) your-feed-h Source Type: news

Science Snapshot: Taming the Fungus Amongus
Human mucus contains glycans that could one day treat harmful Candida albicans infections. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 8, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Multimedia Source Type: news

Fungicides used to keep apples fresh may be driving drug-resistant strains of deadly bug
Indian and US researchers found fungicides used to keep fruit fresh are boosting levels of deadly candida auris by improving the fungus' survival rate compared to other types of yeasts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Literature review on the distribution characteristics and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial pathogens in neonatal sepsis
Purpose: Neonatal sepsis (NS) has no specific clinical manifestations and blood culture analysis requires a long period of time. Knowledge of prevalent bacterial isolates and their antibiotic susceptibility is crucial when choosing an empirical therapy to decrease morbidity and mortality. This literature review summarizes the distribution characteristics and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial pathogens associated with bloodstream infections in Chinese neonates, and thus serves as a reference for pediatricians. Methods: The full-text journal database, CNKI, was searched using the key words " neonatal " , " sepsis " , and...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Know About Leaky Gut Syndrome
Most of your internal organs are comfortably well protected from the outside world. But the gastrointestinal tract—or more precisely, the inside of the gastrointestinal tract—comes in contact with items from the outside world every day. The foods you eat enter the body via the mouth, travel to the stomach, where they’re partially digested, and move on to the intestines, where the real work of extracting the nutrients and energy we need to live and thrive takes place. The system usually works quite well, but for some folks, it can spring leaks—just as any well-used plumbing system might. These tiny l...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Machine-learning based prediction of prognostic risk factors in patients with invasive candidiasis infection and bacterial bloodstream infection: a singled centered retrospective study.
Conclusion: Our results showed that the most common candida and bacteria infections were caused by Candida parapsilosis and Acinetobacter baumannii, respectively. The main predictors of death prognosis are serum creatinine level, age, length of stay, stay in ICU during hospitalisation, serum albumin level, CRP, leukocyte count, neutrophil count, PCT and total bilirubin level. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Outbreak of C auris Has Been Reported in Brazil A New Outbreak of C auris Has Been Reported in Brazil
A recent outbreak of the fungal infection Candida auris has Brazilian specialists warning clinicians to be on the lookout for infections, which they believe are underdiagnosed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 3, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news