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  • Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Antibiotic for UTIs in Women

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The antibiotic most commonly prescribed for bladder and other urinary tract infections, nitrofurantoin, may not be the most effective option, new research suggests. More than 25 percent of older adults have reduced kidney function, and bladder infections are a common complaint. Doctors often turn to nitrofurantoin to treat these [...]

  • Colorado Dog Key to U.S. Plague Outbreak, Study Confirms

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A Colorado dog last year caused the largest outbreak of pneumonic plague — also called the Black Death — in the United States since 1924, scientists reported Thursday. Four people, including the dog’s owner, ended up contracting the rare and potentially deadly infection, Colorado public health [...]

  • Half of U.S. Hospitals Could Do More to Prevent Serious Infections, Study Finds

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Too few hospitals in the United States are doing everything they can to protect patients from a potentially deadly intestinal infection, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Michigan surveyed almost 400 hospitals nationwide to determine what measures they had taken to prevent Clostridium difficile infections, which [...]

  • Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A microneedle patch may be an easier, safer and more convenient way to vaccinate more people worldwide against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, new research suggests. Being developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Institute of Technology, the small patch is lined on [...]

  • Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 More Malaria Deaths: Study

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 11,000 extra deaths due to malaria may have occurred in 2014 because of disruptions in health care services caused by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a new study suggests. Another 3,900 extra malaria deaths may have been caused by the interruption of delivery of insecticide-treated sleeping nets, [...]

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