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Nanosponges show promise for potentially blinding eye infections - Medical Xpress



Nanosponges show promise for potentially blinding eye infections 
Medical Xpress
"Toxins are very important in bacterial ocular infections and current therapeutic strategies don't really address them," said principal study investigator Michelle Callegan, PhD, James P Luton Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology, Departments of ...

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Health Watch: Know the difference between strep throat and sore throat - Ithaca Journal



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Health Watch: Know the difference between strep throat and sore throat 
Ithaca Journal
If a cough also accompanies your sore throat, you most likely do not have a strep throat, which is caused by a bacterial infection. Sore throats caused by cold viruses cannot be treated with antibiotics and usually resolve in seven to 10 days. Drinking ...

 


Chemotherapy May Lead to Antibiotic-Resistant Infections - American Council on Science and Health



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Chemotherapy May Lead to Antibiotic-Resistant Infections 
American Council on Science and Health
As if having cancer were not enough to worry about, people undergoing chemotherapy need to keep bacterial infections in the forefront of their concerns at all times. Now, a group from Flinders University in Australia presents a model that suggests that ...

 


Bacterial vaginosis prevention: FIVE ways to STOP the unpleasant infection returning - Express.co.uk



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Bacterial vaginosis prevention: FIVE ways to STOP the unpleasant infection returning 
Express.co.uk
?In addition to concerns about resistance, antibiotics wipe out some of the good protective bacteria in the vagina as well as the ones that cause bacterial vaginosis, so after a course of antibiotics your natural balance is disrupted, leaving you more ...

 


Bacterial infection WARNING: A simple scratch could cause THIS rare and deadly condition - Express.co.uk



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Bacterial infection WARNING: A simple scratch could cause THIS rare and deadly condition 
Express.co.uk
To become infected by toxic shock syndrome, bacteria need an environment where they can grow. They normally grow harmlessly on the skin, nose or mouth. The toxins must also have a way of getting into the bloodstream, from a cut or scratch. It could ...

 


Deadly bacterial infections could be coming from your kitchen sink PLUGHOLE - Express.co.uk



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Deadly bacterial infections could be coming from your kitchen sink PLUGHOLE 
Express.co.uk
The bacteria can become airborne, and spread into the surrounding areas of the home, warned scientists at the University of East Anglia. They can survive at room temperature on stainless steel for up to 28 days, increasing the risk of infection. About ...

 


Does a sea of viruses inside our body help keep us healthy? - Science Magazine



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Does a sea of viruses inside our body help keep us healthy? 
Science Magazine
But Barr goes on to speculate that the phageome might also alert the immune system to the presence of potential pathogens. A bacterial infection would bring a wave of new phages into the body?the parasites of the invading bacteria?which might somehow ...

 


Puppies from Puerto Rico pose health risk, after being diagnosed with bacterial infection - My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22



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Puppies from Puerto Rico pose health risk, after being diagnosed with bacterial infection 
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
HANOVER, N.H. - Puppies who made their way from Puerto Rico to Vermont and New Hampshire were found to be infected, or at risk for a bacterial infection. New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services says ten puppies could potentially ...

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The Iron Paradox - Tufts Now



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The Iron Paradox 
Tufts Now
Iron supplements help, but in a paradox that has stymied health efforts for decades, they can also make existing infections worse. This is a great concern for developing countries, where both iron deficiency and dangerous bacteria and parasites, such ...

 


Threat of antibiotic-resistant infections cannot be underestimated - Siliconrepublic.com



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Threat of antibiotic-resistant infections cannot be underestimated 
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The concept of a return to the 'pre-antibiotic era' is fast becoming a reality, when even the simplest of bacterial infections ? eg a throat or ear infection ? could become life-threatening. Therefore, we have to come up with viable alternatives to ...