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13 Cases of 'Superbug' Fungal Infection in U.S.

Posted 4 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 – Federal health officials say 13 cases of a potentially deadly, drug-resistant fungal infection have been reported in the United States. Four of those cases ended in death, but health officials said it's not clear if the deaths were due to the infection or the patients' underlying health conditions. Candida auris fungal infection is emerging as a health threat worldwide, ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of Nail Fungus

Posted 18 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

-- If you frequent public showers or pools and don't always don your shoes, you may be more prone to nail fungus, a condition medically known as onychomycosis. The Mayo Clinic says common symptoms include nails that are: Unusually thick. Crumbly and brittle. Ragged. Dull with no shine. Abnormally shaped. Unusually dark.

Health Tip: Home Remedies to Ease Dandruff

Posted 26 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Dandruff is an embarrassing problem, but there are home remedies available to help ease flakiness and itching. The Mayo Clinic advises: Keep stress under control, as stress can worsen flaking. Shampoo every day, especially if your scalp is oily. Limit use of styling products, such as hair spray, gel and wax. These can build up and make the scalp oilier. Eat a nutrient-rich diet that includes ...

Smarten Up About Antibiotics, CDC Urges

Posted 18 Nov 2010 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 18 – Knowing when to take antibiotics – and when not to – can help fight the rise of deadly "superbugs," say experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About half of antibiotics prescribed are unnecessary or inappropriate, the agency says, and overuse has helped create bacteria that don't respond, or respond less effectively, to the drugs used to fight them. ...

Antifungal Drug May Help Ease Asthma

Posted 29 Dec 2008 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 29 – An antifungal drug may offer hope for severe asthma patients who also suffer from a sensitivity to certain fungi, a new British study says. A twice-daily dose of itraconazole improved runny nose, morning lung function and the quality of life of 62 percent of people with severe asthma and allergic sensitivity to at least one of seven different common fungi in the double-blind ...

More Juices Found to Affect Drugs' Effectiveness: Study

Posted 19 Aug 2008 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 19 – Grapefruit juice, long known to boost the absorption of certain medications, isn't the only juice that doesn't mix well with drugs, according to the Canadian researcher who first identified the ill effects of grapefruit juice. Other common juices, including orange and apple, may limit the body's absorption of drugs, compromising their effectiveness, said David Bailey, a ...

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