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Bacterial infection WARNING: A simple scratch could cause THIS rare and deadly condition
TOXIC shock syndrome symptoms includes shedding skin, blood pressure dropping, and even heart failure. It ’s a rare, but potentially lethal, bacterial condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic shock syndrome: How a simple scratch could cause a rare and DEADLY condition
TOXIC shock syndrome symptoms includes shedding skin, blood pressure dropping, and even heart failure. It ’s a rare, but potentially lethal, bacterial condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Were There: Toxic Shock Syndrome: A Lasting Legacy
October 19, 2017 1:00-2:30pm ET. Atlanta, GA or viawebcast. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toxic shock syndrome in paediatric thermal injuries: a case series and systematic literature review - Gutzler L, Schiestl C, Meuli M, Oliveira C.
BACKGROUND: Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare, but potentially life-threatening complication of thermal injuries in children. The study objective was to systematically review the literature on paediatric TSS after burns or scalds, and describe our exper... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Orkney man in coma gestures 'I love you' to wife
Roy Norquoy, from Orkney, was struck down by toxic shock syndrome, which quickly developed into sepsis. Doctors were forced to place him in an induced coma to keep him alive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gynecologist slams Gwyneth Paltrow's 'vagina eggs'
Gwyneth Paltrow last week told goop readers to use jade eggs. Dr Jen Gunter warns the idea is nonsense - and could increase the risk of bacterial vaginosis or toxic shock syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Accidentally Had Two Tampons In. What Should I Do?
(Photo: Sporrer/Rupp/Getty Images/Cultura RF) By Susan Rinkunas I took out my tampon only to discover I had a second one in the whole time. Am I going to get TSS now? First, take a deep breath. Yes, it's disturbing to realize you've been harboring a forgotten guest, but it's not as unhealthy as you might think. Depending on how often you change them, it's possible that your tampon has only been in there for a couple of hours. And even if you know for sure that you've exceeded the eight hours recommended on the box, accidentally wearing one for longer than that doesn't automatically mean you're going to get toxic shock s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It Might Be Time To Break Up With Your Tampon
Menstrual blood is really cool. Did you know, for example, that stem cells from menstrual blood are more powerful than those found in bone marrow?  Tampons, on the other hand, leave much to be desired. According to ASAP Science, 81 percent of women wear tampons during their menstrual cycle. But the evidence to ditch the tampon is mounting.  Not only are tampons expensive (thanks, luxury tax), they’re also environmentally unfriendly: Plastic applicators are not biodegradable and contribute nearly 300 pounds of waste in one woman’s lifetime, according to the video.  Tampons can also contr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

12 Period Facts Everyone Should Know
Despite what a carefree tampon commercial would have you believe, that time of the month can be uncomfortable, varied and complex. No two periods look the same: Some women experience excruciating symptoms each time. Others may skip months entirely. And did you know that men can also have a physical reaction to a woman’s monthly cycle? Basically, there’s more to a period than what you hear in pop culture. And it will serve everyone better to be more informed about the process and armed with the facts. Below are a few things everyone should know about that oh-so-wonderful time of the month: 1. The ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

12 Period Facts Everyone Should Know
Despite what a carefree tampon commercial would have you believe, that time of the month can be uncomfortable, varied and complex. No two periods look the same: Some women experience excruciating symptoms each time. Others may skip months entirely. And did you know that men can also have a physical reaction to a woman’s monthly cycle? Basically, there’s more to a period than what you hear in pop culture. And it will serve everyone better to be more informed about the process and armed with the facts. Below are a few things everyone should know about that oh-so-wonderful time of the month: 1. The ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Biochemists' discovery could lead to vaccine against'flesh-eating' bacteria
Biochemists have uncovered patterns in the outer protein coat of group A Streptococcus that could finally lead to a vaccine against this highly infectious bacteria -- responsible for more than 500,000 deaths a year, including toxic shock syndrome and necrotizing fasciitis or'flesh-eating disease.'(Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Biochemists' discovery could lead to vaccine against 'flesh-eating' bacteria
(University of California - San Diego) Biochemists at the University of California San Diego have uncovered patterns in the outer protein coat of group A Streptococcus that could finally lead to a vaccine against this highly infectious bacteria -- responsible for more than 500,000 deaths a year, including toxic shock syndrome and necrotizing fasciitis or 'flesh-eating disease.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why  DO most women choose sanitary pads over tampons?
Dr Lauren Rosewarne, of the University of Melbourne, said women may not use tampons due to fears over toxic shock syndrome - or because of hygiene issues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have YOU had a Strep or Staph infection? These common bacteria can cause DEADLY illnesses
INVASIVE bacterial infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria can be life-threatening and fatal, causing sepsis - blood poisoning, pneumonia and Toxic Shock Syndrome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic shock warning: Toddler lost legs after misdiagnosis
A mother is keen to raise awareness of toxic shock syndrome after her son's case was misdiagnosed as tonsillitis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Westbank communities rally behind West Jeff nurse
After contracting toxic shock syndrome, 29-year-old West Jefferson Medical Center nurse, Kassidy Prestenbach, lost both legs and a hand to amputation. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World first's toxic shock syndrome vaccine 'protects against fatal tampon disease'
Toxic shock syndrome is a severe circulatory and organ failure caused by bacterial toxins. Fifty per cent of cases are linked to women using tampons during their period, note developers of the shot, in Vienna. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World's first vaccine developed against Toxic Shock Syndrome
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a severe circulatory and organ failure caused by bacterial toxins, usually triggered by bacteria from the Staphylococcus group. Researchers have now developed the world's first safe and effective vaccine against this disease and successfully tested it in a Phase I trial. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alex Lewis who lost four limbs and half his face to flesh-eating bug speaks out
Alex Lewis, 35, from Hampshire, was given just a three per cent chance of survival after a common cold triggered a strep A infection, blood poisoning and toxic shock syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic Shock Cases: More Than a Blip?
Five Michigan teens fell ill with toxic shock syndrome in late December and in January -- all of them after using super-absorbent tampons. WebMD has the story. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Company Wants To Make It Easier For You To Have Sex On Your Period
A company whose aim is to end the stigma surrounding menstruation is also looking out for straight women who want to have sex while on their periods. Now thanks to The Flex Company, an alternative menstrual product exists that is specifically designed to make period sex easier and less messy. The company sells a “menstrual disc” called FLEX that “contours to the female body” and temporarily obstructs a woman’s menstrual flow. According to the company's site, the discs are wearable for up to 12 hours and disposable. For $15, customers get three discs, a keepsake tin and instructions. (To combat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Company Wants To Make It Easier For You To Have Sex On Your Period
A company whose aim is to end the stigma surrounding menstruation is also looking out for straight women who want to have sex while on their periods. Now thanks to The Flex Company, an alternative menstrual product exists that is specifically designed to make period sex easier and less messy. The company sells a “menstrual disc” called FLEX that “contours to the female body” and temporarily obstructs a woman’s menstrual flow. According to the company's site, the discs are wearable for up to 12 hours and disposable. For $15, customers get three discs, a keepsake tin and instructions.  Lau...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California teen nearly dies after developing toxic shock syndrome from tampons
Peyton Caples, 17, of Ventura, California, was rushed to hospital. There, doctors desperately pumped her full of antibiotics in a bid to save her life as her organs failed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California teen nearly dies after developing toxic shock syndrome from tampons
Peyton Cables, 17, of Ventura, California, was rushed to hospital. There, doctors desperately pumped her full of antibiotics in a bid to save her life as her organs failed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fashion model returns to catwalk four years after toxic tampon caused her to lose her leg
(NaturalNews) In 2012, model Lauren Wasser was lying on her deathbed, after being brought to the hospital with flu-like symptoms. Because she had been wearing a tampon, she developed toxic shock syndrome, and almost lost her life. Fortunately, she was correctly diagnosed just in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student who left a tampon in for NINE DAYS developed Toxic Shock Syndrome
Emily Pankhurst, 20, of Kent, had blamed feeling under the weather and bloated on exam stress. When she began slurring her words and developed a rash, she was rushed to hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model Who Lost Leg To Toxic Shock Syndrome Slays At Fashion Week
Meet the new face of empowerment. Last week, 28-year-old Lauren Wasser made her runway debut at New York City Fashion Week sporting a bold accessory -- her prosthetic leg. Wasser -- along with transgender model, Isis King, and plus-size stunners, Sabina Karlsson and Denise Bidot -- walked in a show titled "Lumina" for the forward-thinking brand, Chromat. "Great day with great people," Wasser wrote in an Instagram photo caption backstage at the show, which garnered over 500 likes and comments loaded with supportive kissy-faced emojis written by followers inspired by the Wasser’s fierceness. Grea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenage girl dies of Toxic Shock Syndrome after doctors mistook illness for Norovirus
(NaturalNews) Though rare, toxic shock syndrome is not unheard of. It primarily affects young menstruating women, unaware of the hidden dangers of using tampons. Sometimes fatal, TSS is an infection caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, which can begin to colonize, reaching... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother suffering from toxic shock syndrome caused by a TAMPON wakes from coma
Deborah Usher, 27, from Porthmadog, Wales, suffered from toxic shock syndrome - a rare bacterial infection caused by a tampon. When she awoke from a coma, she had severe memory loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tampon industry and FDA wage massive war on women with revisionist history to memory hole Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
(NaturalNews) As usual, those who want to continue making money off of sick individuals will find a way to omit crucial details and dance through loopholes, trying to pull the wool over people's eyes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the tampon industry is no different;... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen swimmer Jemma-Louise Roberts dies from toxic shock syndrome caused by a tampon
Jemma-Louise Roberts, from Wigan, is thought to have developed the rare but deadly bacterial infection linked to using tampons. Her mother now wants to raise awareness of the symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are These Abscesses?
Discussion Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive, catalase-positive coccal bacterium that is found on the skin and respiratory tract. It is the most common cause of skin and soft tissue abscesses. Staphylococcus can also cause enteritis, pneumonia, and toxic shock syndrome. In addition to abscesses, Staphylococcus can cause pustulosis, cellulitis, necrotizing fascitis and other exfoliative skin disease such as bullous impetigo. Staphylococcus is well-known to colonize the human skin, nail and nares. It is spread by physical contact and aerosolization. Skin breaches allow Staphylococcus to enter the body and to dissemin...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 13, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ICYMI: The Perils Of A Bad Mug Shot And Why STD-Testing Condoms Might Not Be That Awesome
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, first-person essays by individuals affected by stigmatized diseases and disorders caught our eye. We spent time with the account of a writer struggling with chronic kidney damage from the lithium she has used to manage her bipolar disorder for 20 years. We had our hearts broken reading about a sister who had to pick up the pieces after her talented sibling died of a drug overdose. And we tuned in when a handful of a celebrities described how it feels to have a panic attack -- a good reminder that anxiety can affect anyone, regardless of life circumstances. R...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic Shock Syndrome: The myths that need busting
An American model has spoken up about losing a leg after contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome. Radhika Sanghani lists the facts you need to know (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: pad mooncup tampax blood tampon toxic shock syndrome period sanitary towel tss menstrual cup Source Type: news

Hacking The Nervous System
(Photo: © Job Boot) One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric.When Maria Vrind, a former gymnast from Volendam in the Netherlands, found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie on her back with her feet in the air, she had to accept that things had reached a crisis point. “I had become so stiff I couldn’t stand up,” she says. “It was a great shock because I’m such an active person.”It was 1993. Vrind was in her late 40s and working two jobs, athletics coa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hacking The Nervous System
(Photo: © Job Boot) One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric.When Maria Vrind, a former gymnast from Volendam in the Netherlands, found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie on her back with her feet in the air, she had to accept that things had reached a crisis point. “I had become so stiff I couldn’t stand up,” she says. “It was a great shock because I’m such an active person.”It was 1993. Vrind was in her late 40s and working two jobs, athletics coa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic Shock Syndrome: Symptoms, Treatment & Outlook
Toxic shock syndrome is a rare and life-threatening complication of some types of bacterial infections. Often times, toxic shock syndrome results from toxins produced Staphylococcus aureus or, 'staph,' bacteria. The condition might also be caused by toxins produced by group A streptococcus or, 'strep,' bacteria. The syndrome historically has been associated with the use of superabsorbent tampons. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 23, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Health and Disability Source Type: news

VIDEO: Mum campaigns after toxic shock death
The mother of a teenager who died after using a tampon for the first time are calling for the effects of toxic shock syndrome to be taught in all schools. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doncaster mother suffering toxic shock syndrome caused by a TAMPON wakes from coma
Joanna Cartwright, 27, from Doncaster, woke from an eight-day coma unable to recognise her family after suffering the life-threatening condition toxic shock syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic Shock Syndrome
Title: Toxic Shock SyndromeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/31/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - October 28, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Teenager who used a tampon ends up on life support after toxic shock syndrome set in after TWO hours
Jodie Craig, 16, was rushed to hospital in Edinburgh where doctors revealed she had the life-threatening condition, caused by the bacteria staphylococcus, which invaded her bloodstream, releasing poisonous toxins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune cell discovery could help to halt cancer spread
The critical importance of highly specialized immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs has been highlighted by new research. These natural killer cells could be harnessed to hunt down and kill cancers that have spread in the body, scientists report. The team also found natural killer cells were critical to the body's rejection of donor bone marrow transplants and in the runaway immune response during toxic shock syndrome. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immune cell discovery could help to halt cancer spread
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Melbourne researchers have revealed the critical importance of highly specialized immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs. These natural killer cells could be harnessed to hunt down and kill cancers that have spread in the body.The team, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, also found natural killer cells were critical to the body's rejection of donor bone marrow transplants and in the runaway immune response during toxic shock syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Bill introduced to research toxic chemicals hidden in feminine hygiene products
(NaturalNews) A newly introduced bill from New York Representative Carolyn Maloney aims to protect women from a rare condition called toxic shock syndrome. The measure also hopes to shed light on the hormone-disrupting effects of chemical fragrances, pesticides and dioxins that are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father who lost three limbs to strep A leaves hospital after doctors gave 3% survival chance
Alex Lewis, 34, from Hampshire, thought he had a cold last November. Instead he had contracted strep A which developed into septicaemia and toxic shock syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
Title: Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/5/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/31/2014 6:04:47 PM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - March 31, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scarlet fever cases among children in England at highest level since 1990
Cases of the highly infectious disease are at more than twice the average level for the time of year, says Public Health EnglandScarlet fever cases among young children in England are at their highest for more than 20 years, public health experts said on Friday.The once life-threatening and still highly contagious disease can usually be contained with a 10-day course of antibiotics, but schools and GPs have been warned to look out for symptoms while families have been "strongly advised" to keep their children at home for 24 hours after starting treatment. There is no preventative vaccine.Children aged between two...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2014 Category: Science Authors: James Meikle Tags: Health Society Family Children Infectious diseases The Guardian News Source Type: news

Group A streptococcus in pregnancy: Expert contributes to research
A physician offers a description of the recommended approach to diagnosing and treating Group A streptococcus (GAS) in pregnant and postpartum women. Group A streptococcus can cause invasive infections in the form of endometritis, necrotizing fasciitis, or streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. These infections, when associated with sepsis, have associated mortality rates of 30 to 50 percent. When a pregnant woman presents with GAS infection, her symptoms are often atypical, with extremes of temperature, unusual and vague pain, and pain in the extremities. Imaging may appear normal, but removing a small sample from the uterus...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 6, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists reveal steps leading to necrotizing fasciitis
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Medicine have discovered the mechanism by which Streptococcus pyogenes, or Group A streptococcus bacteria, cause life-threatening diseases such as necrotizing fasciitis (commonly known as flesh-eating disease) and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. This opens the door to possible future treatments to curb this and other potentially fatal bacteria. The university's technology transfer company, Yissum, is seeking partners to help develop effective therapies against invasive streptococcus infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news