New immune pathway involved in resistance to parasite worms found in undercooked pork
(Lancaster University) Scientists from Lancaster University have discovered that immune responses originally found to prevent fungal infections are also important in eliminating Trichinella spiralis, a round worm and the causative agent of Trichinosis. People acquire trichinellosis by consuming raw or undercooked meat infected with the Trichinella parasite, particularly wild game meat or pork. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

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

The deadly spores that could be hiding in your home or garden
Sandra Hicks, from Verwood in Dorset, has an fungal infection that has affected her lungs that has become resistant to all the usual treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inflammatory monocytes play contradictory roles in fungal infections
(PLOS) Immune cells called inflammatory monocytes are often one of the first responders to infections, but they actually facilitate the progression of Cryptococcus neoformans infection in mice, according to a study published March 21 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Lena Heung and Tobias Hohl of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. According to the authors, these disparate results indicate that inflammatory monocytes possess a plasticity of function that can regulate infection outcomes, making them an important target for immunomodulatory therapies against C. neoformans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bacteria in frog skin may help fight fungal infections in humans
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Scientists at the Smithsonian and INDICASAT in Panama explored the compounds produced by frog skin bacteria as potential novel antifungal sources for the benefit of humans and amphibians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ringworm in babies: Everything you need to know
Ringworm is a fungal infection that causes a distinctive raised rash. Babies are particularly prone to ringworm because they are often in close contact with others. Learn more about ringworm in babies here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Foot fungal infections
Athlete's foot?(tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It commonly occurs in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes. Athlete's foot is closely related to other fungal infections such as ringworm and jock itch. It can be treated with over-the-counter antifungal medications, but the infection [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 27, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How a fungus can cripple the immune system
(Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) An international research team led by Professor Oliver Werz of Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, has now discovered how the fungus knocks out the immune defenses, enabling a potentially fatal fungal infection to develop. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospital
An investigation is under way after patients contracted a fungal infection associated with pigeon droppings. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular Mycology: Current Approaches to Fungal Pathogenesis
Fungal diseases are significant causes of mortality and morbidity in both the developed and the developing world. The recent increases in the incidence and severity of invasive fungal infections are directly attributable to new susceptible patient populations. Examples of these large, at-risk populations include patients with AIDS; hospitalized patients being treated for cancer and autoimmune disorders; andthose receiving organ transplants.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: helenfindon Source Type: news

Pediatric Dermatology | Medscape Pediatric Dermatology | Medscape
Pediatric dermatology, a board-certified subspecialty, covers a wide range of conditions, with the most common being bacterial, viral, and fungal infections; atopic dermatitis; and hemangiomas. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

7 home remedies that may help treat athlete's foot
(Natural News) Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis is a fungal infection that causes itching, burning, stinging, and redness of the feet. Contrary to the implications of its name, this disease can affect everyone, not just athletes. In fact, more than 20 percent of Americans suffer from this disease. Moreover, the site of infection is not just limited... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Tolsura (SUBA ®-itraconazole capsules) for the Treatment of Certain Fungal Infections
ADELAIDE, Australia, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayne Pharma Group Limited (ASX: MYX) is pleased to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Tolsura™ (SUBA®-itraconazole)... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Human antibody discovery could save lives from fungal killer
(University of Exeter) A new way to diagnose, treat and protect against stealth fungal infections that claim more than 1.5 million lives per year worldwide has been moved a step closer, according to research published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Analysis estimates mortality from fungal infections of ash trees
(Wiley) The ash dieback epidemic, caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, has swept across Europe over the past 20 years and caused widespread damage and death in ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) populations. A recent analysis of surveys of ash dieback across Europe, published in Plants, People, Planet, reveals mortality rates as high as 85 percent in plantations and 70 percent in woodlands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Myrrh essential oil is a natural remedy for skin fungal infections
(Natural News) Cutaneous fungal infections, which are noninvasive infections of the skin, hair, or nails, may be treated using myrrh (Commiphora molmol). A study published in Pharmaceutical Biology confirmed that myrrh is an effective treatment for skin fungal infections. Myrrh, a resin obtained from the cracked stem of thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes of mouth sores in people with HIV
People living with HIV have a higher risk of developing mouth sores. Possible causes include viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, canker sores, and dry mouth. Learn more about the causes of HIV mouth sores and how to treat and prevent them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Medical Mycology
This four-week course is intended for microbiologists (MDs, PharmDs, PhDs& veterinarians)  willing to catch up with the most recent advances in diagnosis and identification procedures and principles of therapy for fungal infections.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 26, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Mother-of-three, 34, fighting for her life after contracting a rare fungal infection
Jessica Weldon, 34, of Queen Creek, Arizona, contracted mucormycosis, a rare fungal infection in September. She has undergone 11 surgeries to remove her eyes and a small section of her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Living With a Fungal Nail Infection
-- Fungal infections -- common in toenails and fingernails -- have typical symptoms including discoloration, a thick and brittle appearance, crumbly edges and a curled up or down shape. Since fungus thrives in moist places, sweaty socks and shoes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alternative treatments for jock itch
(Natural News) Jock itch, or tinea cruris, refers to a fungal infection that affects the groin. This condition can be treated with over-the-counter (OTC) ointments, but some medications may cause negative side effects. To avoid these adverse effects, consider using natural and effective home remedies for jock itch. (h/t to Homeo-Pathic.ESY.es) Natural treatments for tinea... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home remedies for different types of skin rashes
(Natural News) If your feet are itchy, you may be suffering from a foot rash caused by a fungal infection. A person with a foot rash may experience symptoms such as a burning itch, oozing blisters, peeling skin, and red bumps. These symptoms may be caused by various reasons such as eczema or contact with something that you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient's fungal infection causes black blobs of mould to grow inside his ear canal
A patient at Hai Duong Hospital near Hanoi, Vietnam, developed an infection from the fungus aspergillus niger, which caused spores of mould to grow in his ear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Common herbicide compound may save millions of lives
(University of Queensland) A chemical compound found in common herbicides could help fight hospital-acquired human fungal pathogenic infections, which claim an estimated two million lives per year. A team of international researchers led by The University of Queensland has discovered that the chemical chlorimuron ethyl also targets a range of fungal infections that are potentially fatal to humans, particularly people undergoing treatments which place the immune system under stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Skin ailments augment derma business in retail pharma
Increasing incidence of fungal infections, greater awareness of skin-related issues and skin care and a growing desire to look presentable are factors driving the growth, say experts. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Traditional Amish home remedies to use for anything from migraines to fungal infections
(Natural News) If there is one thing in common among different cultures around the globe, it’s the extensive use of home remedies to address health issues and simple everyday concerns. The Amish, for instance, have been known to use home remedies that have been passed down for generations for their effectiveness. Traditional Amish home remedies The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Several different essential oils scientifically confirmed to combat fungal infections
(Natural News) Normally, the polymorphic fungi Candida albicans is not harmful to the body unless certain conditions cause it to become virulent. Researchers from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Arizona State University, and Enerpathic Technologies discovered that different botanical tinctures and essential oils prevent C. albicans from progressing into its more virulent forms. Essential oils and botanical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of Sepsis-3 criteria and quick SOFA in patients with cirrhosis and bacterial infections
This journal article describes a piece of research looking at how patients with cirrhosis have a high risk of sepsis, which confers a poor prognosis. The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria have several limitations in cirrhosis. Recently, new criteria for sepsis (Sepsis-3) have been suggested in the general population (increase of Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) ≥2 points from baseline). Outside the intensive care unit (ICU), the quick SOFA (qSOFA (at least two among alteration in mental status, systolic blood pressure ≤100 mm Hg or respiratory rate ≥22/min)) was suggested to screen ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decades later, man meets the UCLA doctor who saved his life
It ’s 1970 and 10-month-old Maurice Elias lay in a hospital bed in the pediatric intensive care unit dangerously malnourished, at just 14 pounds, and with a severe infection in his mouth. The antibiotics that doctors at UCLA had been using to treat Maurice, who had been born without a functional immu ne system, were no longer working.The only way Maurice was going to survive was a bone marrow transplant.“If we couldn't find a way to give Maurice a working immune system, he was going to die. And the only way to do so was with a risky transplant that could be fatal, too,” said Dr. Richard Stiehm, the UCLA d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to treat fungal and yeast infections naturally
(Natural News) Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida, a type of yeast, especially Candida albicans. This yeast typically grows in the gastrointestinal tract. Although it generally causes no harm to healthy people, it is actually health-threatening in people with weak immune systems. According to studies, a lack of beneficial bacteria... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Athlete’s foot: Cream with these three ingredients will help treat your fungal infection
ATHLETE ’S foot is a fungal infection that affects in-between toes, and the soles and sides of the feet. Left untreated it can spread to the toenails and cause a fungal nail infection. The problem is easily treatable and prevented at home using eight simple steps. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Greater Awareness of Valley Fever Needed Nationally
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 -- Greater nationwide awareness of the fungal infection Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis) is needed, according to a report published in the August issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dectin-1-mediated pain is critical for the resolution of fungal inflammation
(Osaka University) Candidiasis is a painful infection that affects a large number of individuals, occasionally causing severe pain that is solely controlled by resolution of infection. Here, Dectin-1 inhibition was found to block pain during fungal infection. Osaka University researchers found that clodronate, a drug that is currently used for osteoporosis treatment, could suppress severe pain in fungal infection, and that the Dectin-1 pathway could be an important new target for treatment of pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the best home remedy for toenail fungus?
People can treat fungal infections of the toenail with medication, but sometimes this can cause side effects. Some home remedies and natural treatments may help treat toenail fungus, such as baking soda, vinegar, and mouthwash. Learn more about them and the scientific evidence to support their use here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of antibiotics?
Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. However, they can cause side effects, such as digestive issues, fungal infections, and drug interactions. Some people experience severe reactions, including anaphylaxis and antibiotic resistant infections. Learn about the side effects of antibiotics here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

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