Posted 2:00 PM 2/11/2013 by By Maureen Salamon
MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics used to fatten farm animals pose a steep threat to global health, spawning drug-resistance genes that end up in fertilizer, compost and groundwater and squash antibiotics' ability to fend off human diseases, suggests a new study from China.(More)...
Posted 12:00 PM 2/8/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Death, taxes ... and bedbugs?
Infestations of bedbugs are on the rise in the United States and elsewhere, and while people are "bedbug magnets," the tiny pests are hard to detect, an expert says.
One in five Americans has had a bedbug infestation (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- While daily dialysis can boost the overall health of kidney disease patients, it also can put them at higher risk for certain complications, a new study finds.
About 2 million people worldwide receive dialysis treatments. In dialysis, patients use a (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/6/2013 by By Maureen Salamon
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A daily swabbing with a simple antiseptic greatly decreases the number of life-threatening bloodstream infections and drug-resistant bacteria lurking among patients in acute-care hospital units, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that bathing (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/4/2013 by By Alan Mozes
MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis did not unearth any evidence to support concerns that neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's might be infectious.
The finding stems from a review of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease risk among people who had received (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 2/2/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic resistance is taking a toll on the $15 billion ornamental fish industry, according to a new study.
The findings raise concerns that treatments for these fish, which are often raised and sold as pets for personal aquariums, may not be (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/1/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Non-melanoma skin cancers are more common among people who are HIV-positive, according to new research.
The study found that basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, two of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, occur more than twice as (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/31/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Each injection drug user with hepatitis C is likely to infect about 20 other people, and half of those transmissions occur in the first two years after the initial infection, new research shows.
The findings indicate that early diagnosis and treatment (More)