Posted 3:00 PM 4/3/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- A drug regimen containing two powerful antifungal medicines -- amphotericin B and flucytosine -- reduced the risk of dying from cryptococcal meningitis by 40 percent compared to treatment with amphotericin B alone, according to new research.
Posted 3:00 PM 4/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Having people test themselves for HIV is effective and could help bring the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic under control, a new study contends.
The researchers explained that self-testing, combined with counseling, could improve rates of early detection (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take antihistamines to reduce stomach acid are at increased risk for infection with Clostridium difficile, a common cause of diarrhea, a new study finds.
Researchers reviewed the findings of 33 previous studies that looked at C. (More)...
Posted 2:00 PM 3/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Cases of a fungal lung infection called Valley Fever increased sharply in several southwestern states since the late 1990s, according to a report released Thursday.
In Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, the number of cases climbed from (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/27/2013 by By Maureen Salamon
WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental therapy for hepatitis C -- a "silent killer" linked to liver cancer and cirrhosis -- has shown promise in tamping down virus levels in early trials.
Experts caution, however, that it's too soon to know if the injectable drug will (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/25/2013 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who harbor certain infections, such as the herpes cold sore virus, may have poorer thinking and memory abilities than their peers, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that of more than 1,600 older adults, those with signs of chronic (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/22/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who are hospitalized for pneumonia are at high risk for long-term physical and mental problems that can impair their ability to care for themselves, according to a new study.
The study looked at data on about 1,400 adults older than 50 who (More)