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Health Tip: Prevent Skin Conditions in Athletes

Posted 27 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Athletes, because they sweat routinely and often perform in hot conditions, are at higher risk of developing skin conditions, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy suggests how athletes can reduce their chances of acquiring a skin infection: Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered with a bandage until healed. Prevent blisters by using a pad, gel or spray on high-risk areas. ...

Could Your Salon Visit Make You Sick?

Posted 27 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 – Holiday parties and gatherings mean more trips to nail and hair salons for some. But if you're not careful, you might end up picking up more than you bargained for. In a recent small survey of nail and hair salon clients, more than two-thirds said they'd had one or more health issues after visiting a salon. These included skin problems, fungal infections and ...

Germs May Be Valuable Passengers on Mission to Mars

Posted 4 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 – Astronauts on space missions to Mars may need more germs on the ship with them to stay in good health, a new study suggests. As scientists prepare for a mission to Mars in the coming decades, the health and safety of astronauts is a top priority. In this new research, scientists honed in on the microorganisms that would be living in close quarters with crews aboard ...

Recognizing Nail Fungus

Posted 27 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 – If you think you have nail fungus, you might be tempted to hide your problem with nail polish or self-treat with over-the-counter antifungal products. But you should visit a doctor instead, a dermatologist suggests. "Nail fungus can be an embarrassing problem, but you shouldn't be embarrassed to discuss it with a board-certified dermatologist, who can help you manage ...

Wallpaper May Breed Toxins: Study

Posted 23 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 – Wallpaper may contribute to "sick building syndrome," a new study suggests. Toxins from fungus growing on wallpaper can easily become airborne and pose an indoor health risk, the researchers said. In laboratory tests, "we demonstrated that mycotoxins could be transferred from a moldy material to air, under conditions that may be encountered in buildings," said study ...

Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot

Posted 15 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 – Medical marijuana carries infectious bacteria and fungi that can pose a life-threatening risk to cancer patients who use pot to help with side effects of chemotherapy, a new study suggests. The study was initially prompted by the death of a man using medical marijuana to combat the side effects of cancer treatment. His death was believed to be caused by a fungus from ...

Some Bats Swinging Back at Fungal Disease

Posted 12 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 – Some bats in North America appear to have developed resistance to a deadly fungal disease, researchers say. White-nose syndrome has led to declines of 90 percent or more in the numbers of several bat species, including the little brown bat. The fungal disease continues to afflict bats in the United States and Canada, disrupting their hydration and hibernation cycles, and ...

Health Tip: Preparing for a Pedicure

Posted 23 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Getting a pedicure may seem routine, but without precautions you may be putting your health at risk. The American Podiatric Medical Association says you: Shouldn't shave your legs before a pedicure, or let the technician use a razor on your feet. Shouldn't allow the same tools to be used for both a manicure and pedicure. Shouldn't share or use an emery board that has been used on someone ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Fluconazole Injection, USP, (in 0.9 Percent Sodium Chloride) 200mg per 100ml: Recall - Elevated Impurity

Posted 7 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Sagent has initiated a voluntary recall of one lot of Fluconazole Injection, USP, 200mg per 100mL to the user level due to the discovery of an out of specification impurity result detected during routine quality testing of stability samples at the 18-month interval.  This impurity has been identified as Metronidazole.  An elevated impurity has the potential to decrease effectiveness of the ...

Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study Finds

Posted 10 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 – Wrestlers are much more likely to suffer skin infections than other U.S. high school athletes, new research shows. The study authors examined five years of data on skin infections among athletes in 22 high school sports. Nearly 74 percent of skin infections occurred among wrestlers, and just under 18 percent among football players, the investigators found. The actual ...

Cresemba Approved for Serious Fungal Infections

Posted 8 Mar 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 – Cresemba (isavuconazonium sulfate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat rare but serious fungal infections, mostly affecting people with weakened immune systems, the agency said Friday in a news release. The infections are caused by Aspergillus and Mucorales fungi. The new drug, targeting the cell walls of the fungi, is available in oral and ...

FDA Approves Cresemba (isavuconazonium sulfate) For Fungal Infections

Posted 6 Mar 2015 by Drugs.com

March 6, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cresemba (isavuconazonium sulfate), a new antifungal drug product used to treat adults with invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis, rare but serious infections. Aspergillosis is a fungal infection caused by Aspergillus species, and mucormycosis is caused by the Mucorales fungi. These infections occur most often in ...

California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV

Posted 28 Aug 2014 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 – A potentially deadly fungus that has been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades grows on trees, a new study finds. The team of scientists who published the research note that they were tipped off to the finding by a teen girl's science fair project. The Cryptococcus gattii fungus triggers infections of the lungs and brains and is responsible for ...

Blood Test May Catch Deadly Fungal Infection Quickly

Posted 24 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 24 – An experimental test could help doctors catch a deadly type of fungal infection in the blood within a few hours, rather than the few days it currently takes, a new study suggests. The test, which is not yet on the market, looks for Candida infection in the blood. The fungus is best known for causing common vaginal yeast infections, but when it gets into the bloodstream it ...

Flesh-Eating Fungal Infection Can Follow Natural Disasters, Study Finds

Posted 5 Dec 2012 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 – After a natural disaster, doctors should be on the lookout for outbreaks of a rare but deadly "flesh-eating" fungal infection, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. That's the lesson, the agency said, from 13 cases of mucormycosis skin infections that struck victims of the Joplin, Mo., tornado last year. The May 2011 tornado ...

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