I unlocked a secret to good gut health that nobody is talking about
I have been dealing with gut health issues for over nine years. Throughout that time I've struggled with recurring candidiasis, which is a fungal infection caused by a type of yeast called candida. I did my first candida cleanse at the age of 23. I'm 32 now. During that nine-year period, I've had…#heartburn (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New antifungal kills without toxic side effects
The antifungal Amphotericin B (AmB) is an old and effective drug—it saved many COVID-19 patients whose compromised immune systems failed to stop secondary fungal infections. But it sometimes causes life-threatening kidney damage. Now, after more than a decade of sleuthing into this toxicity, researchers have not only found an explanation, but used it and a robotic “chemist” to devise a powerful antifungal alternative without any obvious side effects in mice and human cells. And the strategy that led to the discovery of the compound, described today in Nature , may offer a route for detoxifying other antimic...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 8, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

‘I'm a doctor - here's the common mistake people make in winter after showering’
A doctor has shared one simple tweak that could help you avoid fungal infections in the colder months. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fungal Infection In The Brain Produces Effects Similar To Alzheimer's
Fungal Infection In The Brain Produces Effects Similar To Alzheimer's Authored by Emma Suttie via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has discovered that when the brain is infected with a common fungus, it changes in ways similar to those seen in…#emmasuttie #epochtimes #studyfindingsusing #candida #neurosci #davidcorry #baylorcollege #yifanwu #naturecommunications #albicans (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Tourists Bring Home Fatal Fungal Infections
(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- A number of U.S. individuals who traveled to Matamoros, Mexico, for surgical procedures requiring anesthesia returned home with a fungal pathogen that caused meningitis -- and a high percentage of the cases resulted... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 13, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bed Bugs Aren ’t Just a Problem In Paris. Here’s Why
The news reports are alarming to say the least. Paris, the city known for its style, cuisine, and amour, has a bed bug problem. Video of the insects crawling over Metro seats, in hotels, and swarming buses and movie theaters swept the internet, and bed bug anxiety reached a new high. But what’s behind the Parisian invasion? How did bed bugs launch such a widespread infestation of the city? With Paris hosting the first Olympics in the post-COVID-19 era next summer, those questions aren’t just matters for idle conversation. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The reality is that the infestation di...
Source: TIME: Health - October 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Amphibians Are The World ’ s Most Vulnerable Species And Threats Are Increasing
The world’s frogs, salamanders, newts and other amphibians remain in serious trouble. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] A new global assessment has found that 41% of amphibian species that scientists have studied are threatened with extinction, meaning they are either vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered. That’s up from 39% reported in the last assessment, in 2004. “Amphibians are the world’s most threatened animals,” said Duke University’s Junjie Yao, a frog researcher who was not involved in the study. “Their unique biology and permeable skin make the...
Source: TIME: Science - October 4, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Christina Larson / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Hospitalizations Involving Fungal Infections During COVID-19 Hospitalizations Involving Fungal Infections During COVID-19
Hospitalization rates for fungal infections increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the need for improved preparedness for future respiratory virus outbreaks.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Rise in fungal infections illustrates risks of antimicrobial resistance
Drug resistance is not just a problem with bacteria (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 14, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How dangerous is the mold in YOUR home? Breathing in spores can cause asthma attacks and fungal infections - as Tori Spelling is admitted to hospital weeks after children
Actress Tori Spelling revealed she has been hospitalized for the past four days. The cause is unknown, but it could be due to past exposure to mold in her home, which caused health problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Basilea Announces Submission of a New Drug Application to the US Food and Drug Administration for its Antibiotic Ceftobiprole
Allschwil, Switzerland, August 04, 2023 -- Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd, Allschwil (SIX: BSLN), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to meeting the needs of patients with severe bacterial and fungal infections, announced today... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - August 4, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Social media influencer mom, 31, dies from meningitis after catching FUNGAL infection during breast implant surgery in Mexico
Crystal Villegas, 31, spent the last four months fighting for her life in a Texas hospital after contracting fungal meningitis, a rare infection that causes swelling around the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor warns of mistake men make in the shower that can cause infection
Fortunately, there's an easy way to avoid the common shower mistake that could lead to bacterial and fungal infections. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dangerous fungus is becoming more prevalent; climate change could be to blame
A rare and dangerous fungal infection has been spreading across the United States in recent years — and a primary theory is that climate change is driving its rapid rise (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: Fungal Infections in the Brain Aren't Just the Stuff of Movies - Africa Grapples With a Deadly Epidemic
[The Conversation Africa] In the 2023 American post-apocalyptic drama television series The Last of Us, humans are plunged towards extinction as a fungal infection of the brain zombie-fies most of the species. This may seem far-fetched but fungi can, and do, infect human brains. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Source Type: news