Tag Archives: Infections

Hepatitis C elimination in France feasible if new infections in gay and bisexual men decline

Hepatitis C is becoming more concentrated in gay and bisexual men with HIV in France as direct-acting antiviral treatment cures the infection in other people with HIV while hepatitis C transmission between gay and bisexual men increases, French epidemiologists report in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. But Dr Laurent Cotte and colleagues involved in the… Read More »

How a Nutrient in Salmon Helps Fight Bacterial Infections

Recent data reveal a nutrient found in salmon and meat may help reduce your risk of bacterial infections.1 This is especially important considering the problems surrounding antibiotic usage. Before antibiotics, the average lifespan was 47 years and infectious diseases like pneumonia were rampant.2 While antibiotics transformed health care, they do carry some risk. For example,… Read More »

Can antibiotics treat viral infections

The instant the virus has entered the body, the immune system immediately tries to rid the alien particle from the system. Inhibition of Vesivirus infections in mammalian tissue culture with antisense morpholino oligomers”. For some infections, limiting bacterial growth is sufficient enough to allow the body’s natural defenses to fully eradicate the bacteria. This information… Read More »

'Antibiotic Envelopes' Could Cut Infections After Pacemaker Implant

SUNDAY, March 17, 2019 — Tucking a pacemaker inside an antibiotic-soaked mesh envelope before implanting it inside your body can drastically reduce your risk of a dangerous infection, a new study shows. About 1.7 million patients receive cardiac implants like pacemakers or defibrillators every year worldwide, and doctors use preoperative antibiotics to lower the chances… Read More »

HIV infections among black gay men taking PrEP, probably due to poor adherence

Awareness and use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States increased significantly between 2014 and 2017, according to research published in the 1 November edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study also showed that PrEP was… Read More »