Chicken superbug linked to E. coli bladder infection in women
A study says more than 8 million women are at risk of developing difficult to treat, painful, long-lasting bladder infections because they handle and eat chicken carrying E. coli resistant to antibiotic treatment.
Potential new drug found in the treatment of severe influenza
As the H7N9 bird flu virus continues to spread through China, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have reported the discovery of a new drug to aid in the treatment of severe influenza infection.
Nelson Mandela "comfortable", responding to treatment
JOHANNESBURG - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is comfortable and able to breathe without problems as he continues to respond to treatment after spending a third night in hospital for a lung infection, President Jacob Zuma's office said on Saturday.
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Mandela 'responding positively' to treatment
Former South African president being treated for lung infection is recovering, president's office says.
Most UK GPs Have Prescribed Placebos
Techmeology writes "In a survey of UK GPs, 97% said they'd recommended placebo treatments to their patients, with some doctors telling patients that the treatment had helped others without telling them that it was a placebo. While some doctors admitted to using a sugar pill or saline injection, some of the placebos offered had side effects such as antibiotic treatments used as placebos for vial infections."
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French Study Indicates Some Patients Can Control H.I.V. After Stopping Treatment
A crucial element, as with a Mississippi case involving the apparent cure of a baby born with H.I.V., appears to be initiating drug treatment shortly after the infection occurs.