Tag: bacteria

Flavonoid-Rich Foods, Aided by Gut Bacteria, Tied to Lower BP

A higher intake of flavonoid-rich foods such as berries, apples, tea, and red wine is associated with a clinically relevant reduction in blood pressure levels,...

FDA Warns Providers to Stop Using Eco-Med Products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging healthcare providers to immediately stop use of and discard all Eco-Med ultrasound gels and lotions because...

CDC Reports Burkholderia cepacia and B pseudomallei Outbreaks

The CDC and FDA have announced an outbreak of at least 15 Burkholderia cepacia infections associated with contaminated ultrasound gel used to guide invasive procedures...

4th Case of Tropical Bacterial Illness Found in the U.S.

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The fourth U.S. case of a rare and potentially fatal bacterial disease called melioidosis,...

FDA Approves New Asparaginase Product for Leukemia

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new version of asparaginase for use in children and adults who have developed hypersensitivity to...

Probiotic Supplementation Regulates Newborn Immune System

Supplementing breastfed infants with bifidobacteria promotes development of a well-regulated immune system, theoretically reducing risk of immune-mediated conditions like allergies and asthma, according to investigators....

Gut Microbes With Resistance Genes Hitchhike Home With Travelers

Travelers returning home from foreign destinations are bringing back more than tourist souvenirs and memories. Their guts may be harboring new microbial hitchhikers, some of...

Microbiome Therapeutic Offers Protection Against Recurrent C diff

SER-109, an oral microbiome therapeutic, safely protects against Clostridioides difficile recurrence for up to 24 weeks, according to a recent phase 3 trial. Three days of treatment...

The Tick Talk for Families and Pediatricians

Spring 2021 has arrived with summer quickly approaching. It is our second spring and summer during the pandemic. Travel restrictions have minimally eased for vaccinated...

Deaths Tied to Reprocessed Urologic Endoscopes, FDA Warns

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning healthcare providers about the risk for potentially life-threatening infections associated with reprocessed endoscopes used for viewing...

Tree Resin Compound Defeats Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Lab Tests

A new compound made from tree resin kills almost 100% of drug-resistant bacteria without harming healthy tissue, laboratory studies suggest. Made into a film, this...

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak

A new drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhi has infected least 71 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

A Case of an Underdiagnosed Condition?

A 46-year-old North Carolina man, who was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, vehemently denied consuming alcohol. When he refused to take a breathalyzer...

Scant Risk for SARS-CoV-2 From Hospital Air

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Everywhere they look within hospitals, researchers find RNA from SARS-CoV-2 in...

Collagen Crosslinking Shows Promise for Keratitis

Corneal collagen crosslinking, a procedure developed for keratoconus, could treat keratitis as effectively as antimicrobials, a new study suggests. The procedure could prove particularly useful...

Study IDs Microbial Signature of Celiac Disease in Children

Eleven operational taxonomic units (OTUs) of fecal bacteria were less abundant in children with celiac disease than in healthy children, according to the findings of...

Potentially Practice-Changing Bacterial Therapy Trials Analyzed

A new formulation of an existing antibacterial agent and a potential therapeutic approach to a challenging clinical problem were the focus of a session on...

COVID-19 Virus Found in Stool May Be Infectious

May 27, 2020 — A new study has shown that COVID-19 virus isolated from the stool of a sick patient can infect cells in a petri dish....

Can You Catch COVID-19 Through Your Eyes?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. You can catch COVID-19 if an infected person coughs or sneezes and contagious...

Your COVID-19 Status, Tumor Boards Warped

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the most important stories that Medscape Oncology’s editors picked...

Certain Anerobic Bacteria Linked to Increased CRC Risk

Certain species of anerobic bacteria have been linked to dramatic increases in colorectal cancer (CRC), often within a year of infection, although whether or not...

EMA Restricts Fosfomycin Use Following Evidence Review

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended a number of changes regarding the use of fosfomycin-based antibiotics, including recommending the suspension of use of pediatric...