The Most Effective Therapies for Treating Bipolar Disorder
You’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, or maybe your loved one has. And you’re wondering, what’s the best treatment? What actually works? What the heck do I do? Because bipolar disorder is a chronic, complex condition, managing it can feel overwhelming and downright confusing. But thankfully there are effective, research-based treatments that really work. Medication is the mainstay of treatment. However, the best way to treat bipolar disorder is with a comprehensive approach, which includes “ongoing psychosocial interventions to help maintain health and to respond to breakthrough symptoms whe...
Source: Psych Central - May 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder treatment Cbt IPSRT managing bipolar disorder opposite action Source Type: news

US health officials are desperate to curb a drug-resistant fungus
The life-threatening fungal infection Candida auris has struck over 600 people in 12 US states, prompting doctors to call for new guidelines and one senator to ask for a federal state of emergency to be declared. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistant infections: If you can't beat 'em, starve 'em, scientists find
(University at Buffalo) To treat Candida albicans, a common yeast that can cause illness in those with weakened immune systems, University at Buffalo researchers limited the fungus' access to iron, an element crucial to the organism's survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

To Fight Deadly Candida Auris, New York State Proposes New Tactics
The state health department calls on hospitals to do more to fight Candida auris, a mystery germ spreading the globe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Candida Auris (Fungus) Drug Resistance (Microbial) Hospitals Fungi Nursing Homes Medicine and Health Health Department (NYS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Greater New York Hospital Assn New York State New York City your- Source Type: news

Potential solutions for limiting exposure to Candida auris in healthcare facilities
(Taylor& Francis Group) Researchers show that procedures used to contain Candida auris infection in an animal facility can potentially be applied to hospitals and nursing homes to limit its spread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

King Bio Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Aquaflora Candida HP9, Lymph Detox, and Baby Teething Liquids Due to Microbial Contamination
King Bio is voluntarily recalling four lots of Aquaflora Candida HP9, Lymph Detox, and Baby Teething liquids to the consumer level. During a routine inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the products were found to contain microbial contaminants Pseudomonas Brenneri, Pseudomonas Fluroescens and Burkholderia Multivorans. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 23, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

RefSeq release 94 with MANE and RefSeq Select markup, protein name evidence, and improved [Candida] auris assembly
RefSeq release 94 is now available through NCBI web services, FTP and through NCBI’s Entrez programming utilities, E-utilities. This full release incorporates genomic, transcript, and protein data available, as of May 13, 2019 and contains 200,311,267 records, including 141,839,334 proteins, 26,534,602 RNAs, … Continue reading → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - May 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New MANE RefSeq Source Type: news

How to manage infected eczema
Red, itchy and inflamed skin is a well-known symptom of what's generally called eczema. While there are a variety of conditions described in this way, the most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Occasionally, complications develop and the skin becomes infected. When this happens, there are a number of treatment options available. Consult your doctor or medical practitioner if you have any questions regarding your eczema treatment plan, but in the meantime, here are some things you'll want to know about the condition. When eczema becomes infected, there are a variety of treatments.  What causes an ec...
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 7, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection Source Type: news

Review Questions Need for Ophthalmic Screening After Candida Bloodstream Infection Review Questions Need for Ophthalmic Screening After Candida Bloodstream Infection
Although candida bloodstream infection is associated with sight-threatening fungal endophthalmitis, routine ophthalmic testing does not seem to improve outcomes and might be harmful, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Candida Auris: The Deadly Fungus Among Us
What you need to know about an emerging superbug.(Image credit: Nicolas Armer/picture alliance via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Candida Bloodstream Infections Among Persons Who Inject Drugs Candida Bloodstream Infections Among Persons Who Inject Drugs
Injection drug use has emerged as an increasingly common condition associated with candidemia.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

How to protect yourself from the deadly, drug-resistant fungus, Candida auris
A deadly, drug-resistant fungus is growing in strength. The CDC calls Candida auris a "serious global health threat." In Thursday ’s New York Times, Matt Richtel reports on a Chicago woman who died from the fungus and also uncovers two cases in New York that are pan-resistant, meaning they cannot be cured. Nearly 600 cases have been reported in the U.S. Richtel joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the fungus. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q & A: What to Know About the Drug-Resistant Fungus, Candida auris
Fungal researcher Christina Cuomo discusses the spread of infections plaguing hospitals across the world. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 18, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding at her bedside
Stephanie Spoor, who first fell ill in November, died on February 11 in Chicago, days after one of her sons Zack married his fiancee Carley at her bedside in hospital gowns. She had contracted Candida auris. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly germs, lost cures: How a Chicago Woman Fell Victim to Candida Auris, a Drug-Resistant Fungus
The mysterious infection has appeared at hospitals around the world but few institutions or families have discussed their experience. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT RICHTEL Tags: your-feed-science Candida Auris (Fungus) Drug Resistance (Microbial) Hospitals Infections Fungi Chicago (Ill) Northwestern Memorial Hospital Source Type: news

Candida Auris: The silent superbug that's already too late to stop - full documentary
(Natural News) Candida auris is a “silent superbug” that’s already spreading across U.S. hospitals and nursing homes. The CDC has reported hundreds of infections across seven states, and is tracking over 1,000 “colonizations” where the fungal strain has infected human carriers who spread it to others. Notably, the CDC refuses to name which hospitals have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Candida auris Spreads Through US Hospitals Candida auris Spreads Through US Hospitals
The tough new strain of fungus does not act'like your typical candida,'says an expert from the CDC.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Management of Patients With Candida auris Fungemia Management of Patients With Candida auris Fungemia
Candida auris infections can cause severe illnesses and are often multidrug-resistant. Which therapeutic strategies should be considered in these patients?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

CDC: Superbug Fungus Has Sickened 600 Americans
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- The United States has had more than 600 cases of infection with a type of fungus called a " serious global health threat " by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first U.S. cases of Candida auris... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This drug-resistant fungus is spreading. Scientists warn of new superbugs to come
It began in 2009, when doctors in Tokyo swabbed the ear of a 70-year-old woman and found an unknown strain of fungus that can infect humans and, in severe cases, cause a blood infection in high-risk patients. It's called Candida auris. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Serious global health threat" from superbug fungus
The drug-resistant fungus Candida auris has sickened hundreds of people across the United States and around the world (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health chiefs to tell hospitals how to treat a deadly fungus amid fears it is spreading globally 
Candida auris was first identified in 2009 and has since struck hundreds in Britain and the US, among other countries. Public Health England is now updating its guidance on the fungus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Culture of Secrecy Shields Hospitals With Outbreaks of Drug-Resistant Infections
The lack of transparency puts patients at risk, some say. Institutions say disclosure could scare some people away from seeking needed medical care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL Tags: your-feed-science Hospitals Candida Auris (Fungus) Drug Resistance (Microbial) Infections Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Times Insider: Candida Auris: The Fungus Nobody Wants to Talk About
The medical community is usually eager to discuss public health issues. But the rise in drug-resistant microbes is cloaked in chronic secrecy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT RICHTEL Tags: Candida Auris (Fungus) Drug Resistance (Microbial) Antibiotics Hospitals Fungi Medicine and Health Infections Source Type: news

Candida Auris: Why This Fungus Is An Emerging Threat
C. auris can be resistant to the three major classes of anti-fungal drugs and kill close to half the people it infects. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

What Are Treatment Options for Pediatric Onycomycosis?
Discussion Onycomycosis is a fungal infection of the nails. It has a world-wide prevalence of 0.3% with some geographical variations such as in the U.S. it is 0.44%. It is an uncommon problem especially in children. It is very uncommon in those under 6 years and only very sporadic case reports in those under 2 years. The lower incidence is felt to be due to children’s faster nail growth, smaller surface to infect, reduced exposure to fungi, lower prevalence of tinea pedis and especially less cumulative trauma. Onycomycosis is more common in families (unsure if this is due to genetic factors or family members having m...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 8, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

DEADLY GERMS, LOST CURES: What You Need to Know About Candida Auris
C. auris is a mysterious and dangerous fungal infection that is among a growing number of germs that have evolved defenses against common medicines. Here are some basic facts about it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT RICHTEL Tags: Nursing Homes Hospitals Fungi Candida auris Drug resistance (Microbial) Source Type: news

Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT RICHTEL and ANDREW JACOBS Tags: your-feed-science Antibiotics Drug resistance (Microbial) Hospitals Fungi Infections Nursing Homes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Royal Brompton Hospital (London, England) Candida auris Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About Candida Auris
C. auris is a mysterious and dangerous fungal infection that is among a growing number of germs that have evolved defenses against common medicines. Here are some basic facts about it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT RICHTEL Tags: Nursing Homes Hospitals Fungi Candida auris Drug resistance (Microbial) Source Type: news

Do Men and Women Experience Bipolar Disorder Differently?
Bipolar disorder affects men and women in equal numbers, and the symptoms are essentially identical. But some key differences do exist—differences that might be due to biological factors, and social ones, too. For starters, research has consistently shown that women have higher rates of bipolar II disorder, “which typically presents as a chronic depressive disorder with periods of hypomania,” according to Candida Fink, MD, a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a private practice in Westchester, N.Y. There’s a misconception that bipolar II disorder is less severe than bipola...
Source: Psych Central - March 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders Gender General Men's Issues Women's Issues Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder and pregnancy bipolar I Bipolar Ii Gender Differences men and bipolar disorder menopause and bipolar disorder menstruation and bipolar Source Type: news

'Mutation hotspot' allows common fungus to adapt to different host environments
(Brown University) A new study finds that samples of Candida albicans from patients frequently lack one copy of a vital master regulator, which gives them flexibility to lose the other copy and adapt to different environments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fungus from the intestinal mucosa can affect lung health
(University of Cologne) Writing in the journal Cell, a research team from Cologne and Kiel describes the mechanism of 'immune cross-reactivity'. The immune system's reaction to Candida albicans in the intestine seems to amplify pathogenic immune processes in the lungs. In consequence, immune-compromised individuals may be at higher risk of health deterioration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fluconazole makes fungi sexually active
(University of W ü rzburg) Under the influence of the drug fluconazole, the fungus Candida albicans can change its mode of reproduction and thus become even more resistant. Scientists at the University of W ü rzburg report this in the journal mBio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Innovative, simple treatment to combat the Candida albicans fungus
(University of the Basque Country) A study led by the UPV/EHU has developed an innovative, simple treatment based uterine stem cells to combat the Candida albicans fungus, responsible for vaginal candidiasis disease Despite not being life-threatening, this disease, which is very widespread among women, reduces patient life quality owing to its symptoms (itching and stinging). This research has been published in the international Frontiers in Microbiology journal, a world leader in the field of microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How Candida albicans exploits lack of oxygen to cause disease
(Umea University) Scientists from Ume å university have shown how the yeast Candida albicans can modulate and adapt to low oxygen levels in different body niches to cause infection and to harm the host. Studying adaption to hypoxic or anoxic niches is particularly fruitful, since it helps us to understand the pathogenicity of C. albicans and promotes the development of better therapy approaches. Details about the study can be found in a report recently published in the journal MBio, a publication of the American Society of Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Candida infection can reach brain and impair memory
New research shows that the Candida albicans fungus may lead to brain inflammation and impair memory in mice. The results have implications for dementia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Natural antifungal remedies that reduce candida overgrowth
(Natural News) One of the most common types of yeast infections in humans is caused by the fungi Candida albicans. Normally, there are small populations of candida found in the mouth and intestines. It only becomes dangerous when there is candida overgrowth because these fungi can compete with beneficial microorganisms in the body. If you suffer from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sepsis | Medscape Sepsis | Medscape
Review clinical reference information, guidelines, and medical news on sepsis, including identification of sepsis blood infection and septic shock. Review guidelines on SIRS sepsis, Candida sepsis, MRSA sepsis, and pneumococcal sepsis. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Fungi cause brain infection and impair memory in mice
(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers report that the fungus Candida albicans can cross the blood-brain barrier and trigger an inflammatory response that results in the formation of granuloma-type structures and temporary mild memory impairments in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The common causes of candida overgrowth
(Natural News) Did you know that the human body is home to a unique one-celled microorganism called Candida albicans? C. albicans is a yeast, and it’s normal for a person to have small colonies of these microorganisms in their body. However, when candida populations swell into an overgrowth, you can develop severe health problems. Common signs of candida... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Wants to Change the De Novo Pathway
Last week, FDA revealed plans to modernize the 510(k) clearance pathway, which was adopted in 1976 and now accounts for the majority of medical devices the agency reviews. This week, the agency has turned its attention to the de novo pathway for medical devices. The de novo pathway is used for the review of novel, low to moderate risk devices for which general controls, or general and special controls, provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness, but for which there is no existing predicate to use to determine substantial equivalence. According to FDA Commissioner Scott Go...
Source: MDDI - December 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Business Source Type: news

Propolis from honey bees is a powerful superfood that kills Candida albicans
(Natural News) Propolis — also known as bee glue — can be used to counter Candida albicans, the fungal pathogen behind candidiasis or yeast infection. This is according to a study that compared the antifungal effects with those of other natural extracts. In the study, the researchers compared the effects of propolis, garden thyme (Thymus... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between psoriasis and < em > Candida < /em > ?
While researchers know there is a link between Candida, a type of yeast, and psoriasis, they do not fully understand how the two are related. Learn more with this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriasis Source Type: news

BioGX Launches 5 new CE Mark IVD Tests, Expands Sexual Health Panels on the BD MAX(TM)
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 23, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BioGX B.V., recently released five (5) new sexual health CE Mark IVD products on the BD MAXTM automated sample-to-result platform, making the BD MAXTM one of the most comprehensive sexu... Diagnostics, Regulatory, Product Launch BioGX, Candida, HSV, HSVHD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

DNGR-1 in dendritic cells limits tissue damage by dampening neutrophil recruitment
Host injury triggers feedback mechanisms that limit tissue damage. Conventional type 1 dendritic cells (cDC1s) express dendritic cell natural killer lectin group receptor-1 (DNGR-1), encoded by the gene Clec9a, which senses tissue damage and favors cross-presentation of dead-cell material to CD8+ T cells. Here we find that DNGR-1 additionally reduces host-damaging inflammatory responses induced by sterile and infectious tissue injury in mice. DNGR-1 deficiency leads to exacerbated caerulein-induced necrotizing pancreatitis and increased pathology during systemic Candida albicans infection without affecting fungal burden. T...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: del Fresno, C., Saz-Leal, P., Enamorado, M., Wculek, S. K., Martinez-Cano, S., Blanco-Menendez, N., Schulz, O., Schulz, O., Gallizioli, M., Miro-Mur, F., Cano, E., Planas, A., Sancho, D. Tags: Immunology reports Source Type: news

Caprylic acid, a nutrient found in coconut oil, kills persistent Candida biofilms
(Natural News) Caprylic acid, a natural compound found in abundance in coconut oil, has been observed to penetrate and eradicate persistent Candida biofilms. A recent peer-reviewed study published in Frontiers of Microbiology concluded that a combination of caprylic acid and pectic acid (a water-soluble fiber found in most fruits and vegetables) completely eliminated pathogenic biofilms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arid5a makes the IL-17A/F-responsive pathway less arid
The cytokine interleukin-17A/F (IL-17A/F) not only protects the skin and mucosae against Candida albicans infection in mice and humans but also promotes autoimmunity and autoinflammation in mice. In this issue of Science Signaling, Amatya et al. report that the RNA binding protein Arid5a promotes responses to IL-17A/F through multiple mechanisms. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Puel, A., Casanova, J.-L. Tags: STKE Focus Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about esophageal thrush
Esophageal thrush is a fungal infection of the food pipe. It occurs when a naturally occurring fungus called Candida grows out of control. Esophageal thrush is a serious condition, causing pain and difficulty swallowing. It may also spread to other parts of the body. Learn more about esophageal thrush here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

C auris Outbreak Tied to Skin Surface Temperature Probe C auris Outbreak Tied to Skin Surface Temperature Probe
Environmental transmission of multidrug-resistant Candida auris infection in a neurosciences intensive care unit in Britain was traced to reusable skin surface axillary temperature probes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hospital's Fungal Outbreak Blamed on Reusable Thermometers
(MedPage Today) -- Candida auris superbugs found on skin-surface axillary probes (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news