Fungal infections kill more people than breast cancer, say scientists - the threat posed
BREAST cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in the UK. Every year thousands of people die from the condition leaving their families devastated. However, scientists say there is an even bigger threat, one that threatens patients being treated for the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch for Bacterial, Fungal Infections in COVID Patients in the ICU
(MedPage Today) -- In a small series from Ireland, patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) for severe COVID-19 were more likely to develop serious bacterial and fungal infections when they received the IL-6 inhibitor tocilizumab (Actemra), potentially... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 26, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Anti-fungus chemicals used on some fruits could cause them to grow potentially DEADLY 'super yeast'
Anti-fungus pesticides used on orchards across the world could be fueling the growth of a dangerous fungal infection C. auris.In a study, experts found that 13% of apples had traces of the yeast infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corns, Calluses and Properly Fitting Children ’ s Shoes
Discussion Probably the most common foot problem is foot pain or skin problems. This can be due to chronic and acute trauma, mobility issues, normal development, activities and footwear. Common foot problems include: Acute trauma is probably one of the most common reason patients and families seek care for is pain after acute trauma. Children prior to full puberty with acute trauma may have a growth plate fractures or Salter-Harris fractures which can be reviewed here. Apophysitis and tendonitis are common overuse injuries where there is irritation of the tendon and its insertion points. Chronic overuse can also lead to f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 28, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves CARVYKTI ™ (ciltacabtagene autoleucel), Janssen’s First Cell Therapy, a BCMA-Directed CAR-T Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
HORSHAM, Pa., February 28, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CARVYKTI™ (ciltacabtagene autoleucel; cilta-cel) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) after four or more prior lines of therapy, including a proteasome inhibitor, an immunomodulatory agent, and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody.1 The approval is based on data from the pivotal CARTITUDE-1 study, which included patients who had received a median of six prior treatment regimens (range, 3-18), and had previously rec...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation 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

What Are the 4 Types of Fungal Infection?
Title: What Are the 4 Types of Fungal Infection?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/3/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/3/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - January 3, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

COVID-Related Ocular Mucormycosis Shows High Mortality Rate COVID-Related Ocular Mucormycosis Shows High Mortality Rate
More than one third of patients died from the fungal infection over the study period, and the cumulative probability of death increased over time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Expert warns of the white-looking fungal infection more prevalent during winter
WINTER brings with it an onslaught of viral infections, chapped lips, and dry skin. For some people, however, another problem could arise - a fungal infection that others might notice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly'Black Fungus' Disease Spotted in Americans With COVID-19
THURSDAY, Dec. 16, 2021 -- It ' s a phenomenon first identified in India earlier this year: Patients who have or are recovering from COVID-19 who then contract a sometimes deadly fungal infection known as mucormycosis -- also known as " black... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The MAVS Immune Recognition Pathway in Viral Infection and Sepsis.
It is estimated that close to 50 million cases of sepsis result in over 11 million annual fatalities worldwide. The pathognomonic feature of sepsis is a dysregulated inflammatory response arising from viral, bacterial, or fungal infections. Immune recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns is a hallmark of the host immune defense to combat microbes and to prevent the progression to sepsis. Mitochondrial antiviral signaling protein (MAVS) is a ubiquitous adaptor protein located at the outer mitochondrial membrane, which is activated by the cytosolic pattern recognition receptors, retinoic acid-inducible gene I (R...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fungal infections in mechanically ventilated patients with COVID-19 during the first wave: the French multicentre MYCOVID study
Cohort study (n=565) found 15% of mechanically ventilated patients with COVID-19 had proven or probable COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA). Age>62yrs, treatment with dexamethasone and>14 days mechanical ventilation were associated with increased risk. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European CHMP recommend license extension of posaconazole (Noxafil) for fungal infections
The licence extension recommended for approval is for use in invasive aspergillosis in adults and children above 2 years age and 40kg weight with disease that is refractory to amphotericin B or itraconazole or in patients who are intolerant of these medicines. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Miltefosine Granted Orphan Drug Approval for Invasive Candidiasis Miltefosine Granted Orphan Drug Approval for Invasive Candidiasis
Invasive candidiasis is one of the most common fungal infections in patients with COVID-19.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Antibiotics? Handle with Care
The main drivers of antimicrobial resistance include the misuse and overuse of antimicrobials; lack of access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene for both humans and animals; poor infection and disease prevention and control in health-care facilities and farms; poor access to quality, affordable medicines, vaccines and diagnostics; lack of awareness and knowledge; and lack of enforcement of legislation. Credit: Bigstock.By Baher KamalMADRID, Nov 11 2021 (IPS) The following information is based on investigations and studies carried out by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Global Headlines Health Antibiotic Resistance Source Type: news