Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals
2018Post date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 15:35Books and theses (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Thrush: Five signs of this fungal infection
THRUSH symptoms are triggered when a fungus infects the body. Although affecting different areas in men and women, both are likely to cause a white discharge. Watch out for these five signs of the infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair fungal Infection - precise diagnosis and therapeutic effect evaluation by dermoscopy and fluorescent staining
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Chemists characterize the fatal fungus among us
Life-threatening fungal infections affect more than two million people worldwide. Effective antifungal medications are very limited. Until now, one of the major challenges is that the fungal cell wall is poorly understood, which has impeded the development of effective antifungal medications that target the cell wall. However, an LSU chemist has identified for the first time the cell wall structure of one of the most prevalent and deadly fungi, which could usher in a new era of antifungal drug development to help save millions of lives. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Chemists characterize the fatal fungus among us
(Louisiana State University) Life-threatening fungal infections affect more than two million people worldwide. Effective antifungal medications are limited. A major challenge is that the fungal cell wall is poorly understood, which has impeded drug development. However, a chemist has identified for the first time the cell wall structure of one of the most prevalent and deadly fungi, which could usher in a new era of antifungal drug development to help save lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists Reprogram Immune Cells to Fight Cancer
A team of scientists say they've developed a new, faster method to reprogram T cells, which normally target bacterial or fungal infections, into cancer fighters. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GAFFI: Report on Global Fungal Infection Forum III
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:50News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is griseofulvin?
Griseofulvin oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat fungal infections of the hair, nails, and skin. It's available as a generic drug and as the brand-name drug Gris-PEG. Griseofulvin also comes as an oral liquid suspension. Learn about side effects, dosage, warnings, and more for the oral tablet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Recurrence of a Fungal Infection
-- A fungal infection most commonly develops on the feet, nails, groin and hands. Effective treatment is needed to prevent recurrence. When a fungal infection recurs, it is typically because the immune system doesn't recognize and attack the germ as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Recurrence of a Fungal Infection
Title: Health Tip: Prevent Recurrence of a Fungal InfectionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - July 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about the KOH exam for fungal infections
Doctors use the skin lesion KOH exam to test a person ’s skin for fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot or ringworm. During the test, they take a skin scraping and place it in a potassium hydroxide (KOH) solution. In this article, we look at the procedure, results, what the KOH exam tests for, and alternatives. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

No Plant Oils for Cradle Cap?
Discussion During growth, plants first store their energy as carbohydrates but during ripening switch over to carbon-rich triglycerides. Triglycerides also occur in yeasts, molds and animal fats. A few higher plants store lipids in other forms. One example is the Jojoba which stores its oil as a lipid wax. Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) is a specialty-cultivated plant found mainly in the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest. Jojoba seed oil has> 50% of its weight as liquid wax esters that are used in personal care products and lubricants. Jojoba oil is naturally extracted from the seed or synthetically produced. Natu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ringworm symptoms: This rash could signal the condition
RINGWORM symptoms include a unique type of rash and other skin changes. The fungal infection is often contracted from walking barefoot on earth, or using swimming pools and communal showers. Watch out for this rash, which is a symptom of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starving fungi could save millions of lives each year
(Westmead Institute for Medical Research) Researchers have identified a potentially new approach to treating lethal fungal infections that claim more than 1.6 million lives each year: starving the fungi of key nutrients, preventing their growth and spread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals
2018Post date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 17:39Books and theses (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do yellow toenails mean?
There are several possible causes of yellow toenails, including fungal infection and overuse of nail polish. This symptom can sometimes indicate a more serious condition, such as yellow nail syndrome. In this article, we look at why toenails might become discolored, and how to prevent and treat yellow toenails. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells
Dormant tumor cells in colorectal cancer are therapy-resistant, but a new study has found that a drug used to treat fungal infections could eliminate them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nylon halts fatal fungal infections
Certain fungi have grown resistant to common antifungal drugs. Exciting new research concludes that nylon polymers might provide a solution. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about otomycosis
Otomycosis is a fungal infection in the outer ear canal, usually caused by the Aspergillus fungus. It can be painful, causing inflammation, flaking skin, and ear discharge. Otomycosis usually responds well to antifungal eardrops or creams. Learn about otomycosis here and how it can become chronic. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Drug-resistant fungi 'serious and immediate' threat to human health
Researchers led by Imperial College London and the University of Exeter say new drugs are needed to treat fungal infection before common fungi become resistant and spread disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics to protect bees from an infection associated with colony collapse disorder
(Universit é Laval) Adding probiotics to bees' food helps make them more resistant to nosemosis, a fungal infection associated with colony collapse disorder that has been observed in Europe and North America over the past 20 years. Probiotics can decrease the mortality rate of this infection in bees by up to 40 percent, report researchers at Universit é Laval in the most recent edition of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Worldwide emergence of resistance to antifungal drugs challenges human health and food security
The recent rate of emergence of pathogenic fungi that are resistant to the limited number of commonly used antifungal agents is unprecedented. The azoles, for example, are used not only for human and animal health care and crop protection but also in antifouling coatings and timber preservation. The ubiquity and multiple uses of azoles have hastened the independent evolution of resistance in many environments. One consequence is an increasing risk in human health care from naturally occurring opportunistic fungal pathogens that have acquired resistance to this broad class of chemicals. To avoid a global collapse in our abi...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Fisher, M. C., Hawkins, N. J., Sanglard, D., Gurr, S. J. Tags: Botany, Medicine, Diseases special/review Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes and treatment of a black neck
Dark or black patches on the neck can be troubling. In this article, we look at the possible causes for a black neck or hyperpigmentation, including fungal infections, dermatitis neglecta, and high blood insulin levels. We also discuss treatment options and which home remedies can prevent black neck in the future. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Study: Drug-filled, 3-D printed dentures could fight off infections
(University at Buffalo) University at Buffalo researchers have developed 3-D printed dentures filled with antifungal medication to better treat oral fungal infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An unexpected discovery in a central line
(Children's National Health System) An otherwise healthy 6-year-old had a central line that tested positive for a type of fungal infection that typically strikes adults with compromised immune systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UTSA researchers explore little-known, deadly fungal infections
(University of Texas at San Antonio) A new study by Althea Campuzano, Ph.D., a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Floyd Wormley, Jr., Professor of Biology and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, sheds light on little-known fungal infections caused by the fungus Cryptococcus. There are currently no vaccines available for any fungal infection, which can be extremely deadly to patients under treatment for diseases like HIV, AIDS and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Review of CNS fungal infections published in The Lancet Neurology
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:22News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Microscopic revelations point to new blood infection therapies
(University of Calgary) Researchers at the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) have for the first time been able to observe -- live and in real-time -- how the human body responds to often lethal fungal blood infections in the lung. In the study, the fungal infection Candida albicans was introduced to mice or human models of the lung vasculature and as blood was pumped over that system, researchers recorded what happened using highly sophisticated microscopes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Online Training Global Health: Module 5 - Bacterial, Mycobacterial and Fungal Infections
Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day)  to Saturday, June 30, 2018 (All day)This " Bacterial, Mycobacterial and Fungal Infections "  module is part of the University of Minnesota Department of Medicine Online Global Health Course.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Another Downside of Weight Gain: Toenail Fungus
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- Piling on pounds is bad for your health from head to toe. So say Korean researchers, who report that unhealthy weight gain ups a person's odds for disfiguring toenail fungal infections. In fact, people who are statistically... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fungal Infections in Transplant Recipients
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:04Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Pathogenesis of Ocular Fungal Infections
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:00Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Research with made-in-Canada molecule targets fungal infections worldwide
(Canadian Glycomics Network) People whose immune systems are compromised from illnesses such as cancer can also fall victim to infections caused by fungal pathogens, which have become a major. GlycoNet is funding translational research to test a unique approach using drug-like molecules that inhibit attachment of cell surface carbohydrates and have been shown to alter and weaken diverse medically important fungi. The project is led by Network Investigator, Leah Cowen, (University of Toronto) and her colleague Luke Whitesell (University of Toronto). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cryptococcal meningitis: Validation of new therapeutic regimens
(ANRS) The Advancing Cryptococcal Meningitis Treatment for Africa (ACTA) trial funded by the Medical Research Council (UK) and ANRS (France) has highlighted the benefits of new therapeutic regimens in the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis, a frequent and severe opportunistic disease in patients living with HIV. In light of these findings, reported in the March 15, 2018 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, the WHO has changed its guidelines regarding treatment of this fungal infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diagnosis of Hyphae in Neuropathology Specimens Diagnosis of Hyphae in Neuropathology Specimens
What approach should be taken when neuropathology specimens reveal hyphae on initial histologic examination? The authors present an algorithm to aid in diagnosis of invasive CNS fungal infections.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cryptococcal meningitis: Symptoms, risk factors, and complications
Cryptococcal meningitis is a fungal infection that usually affects people with a weakened immune system. Learn about the risk factors and complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Geisel Researchers Further Understanding of Fungal Morphology
A new study by researchers in Geisel's Sundstrom Lab sheds new light on a previously little understood area of fungal biology and could lead to new treatments for dangerous fungal pathogens. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - February 20, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: News Research fungal infection Paula Sundstrom Source Type: news

Fungus-specific CD4 T Cells as Specific Sensors for Pulmonary Fungal Infections & Sensitization
Fungus-specific CD4 T Cells as Specific Sensors for Pulmonary Fungal Infections& SensitizationThursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:46Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are there any home remedies for ringworm?
A look at home remedies for ringworm, a condition that results in fungal infection on the skin. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Heartbreak as Staffordshire twin sister dies from flu
Melissa Whiteley had been rushed to the Royal Stoke University Hospital's A&E as she could barely walk and tests revealed she was suffering from sepsis, flu, pneumonia and a fungal infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis?
Cryptococcus neoformans (wikipedia.org) 2.5 out of 5 stars Cryptococcal meningitis in a daily cannabis smoker without evidence of immunodeficiency. Shapiro BB et al. BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 26 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis? The question is not unreasonable. A wide range of pathogenic fungi — including Aspergillus and various Cryptococcus species — have been isolated from dispensary-grade medical marijuana samples. Concern that these pathogens could cause pneumonia or central nervous system infections has focussed on those with immunodeficiency, such...
Source: The Poison Review - February 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cannabis cryptococcus fungal infection marijuana meningitis Source Type: news

Natural remedy: Honey found to have comparable effects to antifungal medications, but more affordably and without the side effects
(Natural News) Fungal diseases are a worldwide public health problem. Oftentimes, the treatment for these diseases are antibiotics. However, the use of antifungal medications are not entirely beneficial. The continuous use of antibiotics led to the increase in drug-resistant fungal infections, making them more difficult to treat. In addition, these drugs have side effects on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Posaconazole Pharmacokinetics in Adults with Invasive Fungal Infections
Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:39News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Could Your Salon Visit Make You Sick?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bacterial Infections, Fungal Infections, Occupational Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could your local beauty salon put you at RISK of fungal infection? SHOCK research revealed
SKIN and fungal infections - including thrush, ringworm and athlete ’s foot - are caused by different types of fungi. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA launches new tool for sharing information that allows doctors to better manage antibiotic use; improve patient care
Today the FDA is announcing a new approach to get critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care professionals as part of an overall effort to combat antimicrobial resistance. The agency created a website that will provide direct and timely access to information about when bacterial or fungal infections are likely to respond to a specific drug. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA launches new tool for sharing information that allows doctors to better manage antibiotic use; improve patient care
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a new approach to get critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care professionals as part of an overall effort to combat antimicrobial resistance. The agency created a website that will provide direct and timely access to information about when bacterial or fungal infections are likely to respond to a specific drug. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Fungal Infections in Pakistan - Local Challenges
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:13Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Pulmonary fungal infections and susceptible hosts
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:10Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news