Ghana: Oral Treatment of Onychomycosis (Tinea Unguium)
[Ghanaian Times] "I have finger nail infection. I am told it is a fungal infection called Tinea. I have used Griseofulvin in the past. Recently I was put on Itraconazole capsulesby my healthcare provider. My healthcare provider asked me take 200mg twice daily for 1 week, repeat the same for another 1 week the second month and do another 1 week for the third month. The dosing is unusual for me. Will it work?". Yes it will work. It is called Pulse therapy. The alternative is to take 200mg daily for 3 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Caffeine shot delivers wakeup call on antifungal drug resistance
(University of Edinburgh) The management of fungal infections in plants and humans could be transformed by a breakthrough in understanding how fungi develop resistance to drugs. It was previously thought that only mutations in a fungi's DNA would result in antifungal drug resistance. Current diagnostic techniques rely on sequencing all of a fungi's DNA to find such mutations. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have discovered that fungi can develop drug resistance without changes to their DNA -- their genetic code. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane review informs guidelines on managing histoplasmosis in people living with HIV
 In a newsystematic review, an author team from the  Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group explored the evidence regarding managing histoplasmosis in people with HIV. Their review informed the PAHO/WHO guideline development process. The review authors worked with the guideline development group to formulate key questions, including which antifungal drug to start, how long to continue, and when to start antiretroviral medication. They also looked at tuberculosis therapy when people were infected with tuberculosis, HIV, and histoplasmosis.Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by inhaling a fungus called Hist...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Bacterial, Fungal Coinfection Uncommon in COVID-19 Patients
FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 -- Bacterial and fungal infections are uncommon in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but coinfection is associated with high mortality and antibiotic use is widespread, according to a study published in the July issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Isavuconazole for the treatment of invasive fungal infection in solid organ transplant recipients: experience from a referral centre
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Current use of baseline chest CT in haematology patients at high risk for invasive fungal infection
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

New family of enzymes reveals the Achilles' heel of fungal pathogens
(Canadian Glycomics Network) Aspergillus fumigatus is a fungal species that can cause serious illnesses in immunocompromised individuals. Infections caused by A. fumigatus are difficult to eliminate because the fungus often aggregates into small communities called " biofilms, " which protect the pathogens from antifungal agents and help the fungus evade the immune system. GlycoNet scientists Drs. Lynne Howell and Don Sheppard recently identified a key enzyme in A. fumigatus that could lead to therapeutics to treat these fungal infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

F2G's Olorofim Receives Both FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) and FDA QIDP Designation for Multiple Fungal Infections
Olorofim is currently in Phase 2b development for the treatment of life-threatening fungal infections MANCHESTER, England and VIENNA, Austria, June 10, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- F2G Ltd, a UK- and Austria-based biotech developin... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA F2G, orotomides, fungal infection, antifungal, Coccidioidomycosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reprogramming of immune system cures child with often-fatal fungal infection
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) In the June 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, a team of UCLA physicians and scientists describes the first case of immune modulation being used to cure a severe and often fatal fungal infection. The team 'retuned' a 4-year-old's immune system so that it could fight off disseminated coccidioidomycosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cannabis Smoking May Increase Risk for Fungal Infection
THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 -- The likelihood of having a fungal infection was increased in association with cannabis use in 2016, according to a study published online May 13 in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ronald Reagan ’s Secret Cancer Cure
There’s no faster way to purify your body of viruses, bacteria and fungi — and at the same time ramp up your immune system — than a 125-year-old “cure” banned by the FDA. I’m talking about ozone therapy — and it’s not just good for cleansing your body. You see, ozone — a special “energized” kind of oxygen — can help heal almost any condition. Despite being banned by the FDA back in the 1940s, after more than 60 years of successful use, ozone therapy has saved millions of lives in countries where it has become a commonplace medical treatment. In count...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 12, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bacterial and fungal etiology of sepsis in children in the United States: Reconsidering empiric therapy
Conclusion(s): In this nationally representative administrative database, the most common identified pathogen was S. aureus in previously healthy and chronically ill children. In addition, a high proportion of children with sepsis and select chronic diseases had infections with methicillin-resistant S. aureus, fungal infections, Pseudomonas infections, and C. difficile. Clinicians caring for pediatric patients should consider coverage of these organisms when administering empiric antimicrobials for sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission of Two Applications to U.S. FDA Seeking Approval of SIMPONI ARIA ® (golimumab) for the Treatment of Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis
HORSHAM, PA, April 24, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the submission of two supplemental Biologics License Applications (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab) for the treatment of polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) and juvenile psoriatic arthritis (jPsA), in patients two years of age and older in combination with methotrexate. If approved for these indications, SIMPONI ARIA would be the first anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha biologic agent administered by intravenous infusion av...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Tanzanian plants found to have potent antimicrobial effects against 7 tested microbes
(Natural News) Despite advances in modern medicine and the availability of a wide range of anti-microbial drugs, the prevalence of bacterial and fungal infections is still high. Statistics show that in 2013, infectious diseases were responsible for the deaths of 3.25 million children worldwide, and bacterial infections accounted for 17.8 percent of the total. In some... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GenMark Diagnostics Sees 80% Revenue Boost in First Quarter
COVID-19 has been tough on companies across many different industries but the current pandemic has shined a spotlight on what was previously a quieter corner of medtech: molecular diagnostics. And for the companies in that sector that have stepped up and responded to the crisis with tests to detect SARS-CoV-2 test, the virus that causes COVID-19, those efforts are paying off. On Tuesday, Carlsbad, CA-based GenMark Diagnostics, a provider of automated, multiplex molecular diagnostic testing systems, preannounced first-quarter revenue of about $38.7 million, representing an increase of abo...
Source: MDDI - April 8, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: COVID-19 Business Source Type: news

Flight of the living dead: Fungal infection compels cicadas to go on sexcapades long after their genitals fall off
(Natural News) While it’s true that human zombies still remain in the realm of science fiction, their insect counterparts have been known to science for quite a while. A recent study took a closer look at one of the more macabre causes of this phenomenon: a deadly fungus that turns cicadas into sex zombies as it rots their genitals and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Development of novel oral formulation to treat systemic fungal infections
(Bentham Science Publishers) The Wasan Laboratory in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia in partnership with iCo Therapeutics Inc. (Vancouver BC, Canada) have developed a novel oral formulation of Amphotericin B to treat systemic fungal and parasitic infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Current epidemiology of invasive fungal infections
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 16:20Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Tryptophan metabolism in fungal infections
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 13:03Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Study unravels how our immune system deals with fungal and viral infections
(University of Birmingham) The body's immune response to fungal infections changes when a patient is also infected by a virus, according to new research which investigated the two types of infection together for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Player In The Fight Against Resistant Fungal Infections In Phase 3 Trial
Rezofungin hopes to fight increasingly deadly hospital-acquired fungal infections. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dana Dovey, Contributor Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Athlete's Foot
-- Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that often occurs in people who wear damp socks or tight shoes, says Mayo Clinic. The infection is contagious and is spread by contact with an infected person or contaminated surfaces. To help prevent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exploring the epidemiology and diversity of fungal infections in a tertiary renal unit in London, UK
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

The diagnosis and management of invasive fungal infection in haemato-oncology patients – reviewing departmental guidance
The diagnosis and management of invasive fungal infection in haemato-oncology patients – reviewing departmental guidanceConference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 15, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Probiotic yeast may offer an effective treatment for drug-resistant fungal infections
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)& the Central Food Technological Research Institute in India are studying the effect of probiotic yeast in preventing fungal infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Antifungal Prophylaxis Era: Compliance of AML Centers, Invasive Fungal Infection (IFI) Classification, IFI Incidence and AML Outcomes from ALFA 2007- 02 Study
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Single Arm, Single Centre Prospective Study to Assess the Effect of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Based Dosage Adjustment of Posaconazole on the Incidence of Invasive Fungal Infections (IFIs) in AML Patients on Induction Chemotherapy on Posa prophylax
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Fungal Infections in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia before and after Treatment
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 5, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

More than 35,000 people die every year in the US from antibiotic resistance – and the government is worried about vapes?
(Natural News) A new study by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that more than 2.8 million people contract antibiotic-resistant bacterial and/or fungal infections every year in America – and of these cases, a shocking 35,000 end in death. On average, one new person living in the U.S. contracts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Dual login' mechanism found to resist fungal infection in cells
(Indiana University) Indiana University researchers have identified how two immune receptors coordinate closely to trigger a powerful response against fungal invaders, which could help advance research on cancer therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

North Carolina woman says she was left with fungal infection and bloody fingers after manicure 
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Bethany, from North Carolina, says she contacted a fungal infection from a nail salon that was using the same dip powder for several customers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How $6 million could help a small Peninsula company spot deadly infections
Inflammatix's tests could quickly determine if the cause of sepsis or fevers is due to a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Chitin-binding proteins override host plant's resistance to fungal infection
(American Phytopathological Society) A recent Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions article studies chitin-binding proteins from a soilborne fungus (Verticillium nonalfalfae) that causes vascular wilt in plants. This fungus binds a particular protein (VnaChtBP) to chitin in order to abolish the host plant's chitin-triggered burst of reactive oxygen species and shield the fungus from being digested by the plant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Retrospective analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on TLR-4, PTX-3, Dectin-1 genes and the association with the development of invasive fungal infections among hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients with oncohematological conditions
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 12, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ringworm: How long is it contagious?
Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal infection of the skin. Here, find out how ringworm spreads, how long it remains contagious, and how to treat the infection. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Tuberculosis and Fungal Co-infection of Fungal Infections, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia, During Past Two Years
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Burden of fungal infections in Morocco
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Prospective comparison of colometric and turbidimetric assays for diagnosing invasive fungal infection in a routine laboratory
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hair loss in children: What to know
Hair loss is not uncommon in children. Common causes include fungal infections, stress, and hair pulling. Learn about causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Toenail Fungus
-- A toenail fungal infection typically occurs beneath the surface of the nail, says the American Podiatric Medical Association. Damp areas from swimming pools to locker rooms heighten the risk of getting a toenail fungal infection. Typically after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fungal Infection Trust and University of Manchester ’s Microfungi.net makes essential fungal pathology skills accessible across the globe
Fungal Infection Trust and University of Manchester ’s Microfungi.net makes essential fungal pathology skills accessible across the globeMon, 11/04/2019 - 10:25News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: helenfindon Source Type: news

Pathogen-induced activation of disease-suppressive functions in the endophytic root microbiome
Microorganisms living inside plants can promote plant growth and health, but their genomic and functional diversity remain largely elusive. Here, metagenomics and network inference show that fungal infection of plant roots enriched for Chitinophagaceae and Flavobacteriaceae in the root endosphere and for chitinase genes and various unknown biosynthetic gene clusters encoding the production of nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) and polyketide synthases (PKSs). After strain-level genome reconstruction, a consortium of Chitinophaga and Flavobacterium was designed that consistently suppressed fungal root disease. Site-di...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Carrion, V. J., Perez-Jaramillo, J., Cordovez, V., Tracanna, V., de Hollander, M., Ruiz-Buck, D., Mendes, L. W., van Ijcken, W. F. J., Gomez-Exposito, R., Elsayed, S. S., Mohanraju, P., Arifah, A., van der Oost, J., Paulson, J. N., Mendes, R., van Wezel, Tags: Botany, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic analyses of dose selection for rezafungin prophylaxis against invasive fungal infections in blood and marrow transplantation
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 25, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Invasive fungal infection after peripheral blood nonmanipulated haploidentical SCT with post-transplant cyclophosphamide
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 22, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Strategies for monitoring, prophylaxis and treatment of fungal infection in children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, in light of azole resistance: Leiden experience
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about tinea capitis
Tinea capitis, also called scalp ringworm, is a fungal infection. People may sometimes confuse it with other scalp conditions. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Invasive Fungal Infection in the Setting of Peripheral Blood Non-Manipulated Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplantation with Postransplant Cyclophosphamide
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Risk of Invasive Fungal Infections in Patients with High-Risk MDS and AML Receiving Hypomethylating Agents
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Invasive Fungal Infection in the Setting of Peripheral Blood Non-Manipulated Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplantation with Postransplant Cyclophosphamide
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news