Poorly Controlled HIV in Adolescents Related to Increased Risk of Other STIsMay 22nd 2017
In a research panel at the 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, MD, and Craig Wilson, MD, discussed how poorly-controlled HIV infections in adolescents are related to increased risk of other STIs.
Acute Zika Emerges as Risk Factor for Guillain-Barre SyndromeMay 12th 2017
At the 2017 Annual EIS Conference, researchers presented findings from a prospective case-control study on acute Zika infection at 9 hospitals in Puerto Rico, as well as on a patient who was paralyzed due to Guillain-Barre Syndrome, unrelated to Zika infection.
University Mumps Outbreak Prevails Despite High 2-Dose MMR CoverageApril 27th 2017
The University of Iowa experienced a large mumps outbreak last year, despite almost 100% adherence to 2-dose measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine schedule, which begs the question, is it time to start recommending a 3-dose schedule?
Gut Bacteria "Mismatch" Could Increase Gastric Cancer RiskApril 11th 2017
In a recent study, researchers from several institutions found that individuals from North, Central, and South Americas may be at an increased risk of cancer due to Heliobacter pylori strains brought over to the "New World" with European explorers.
New Fecal Transplant Method Treats C. difficile "Like Instant Coffee"April 6th 2017
Research coming in from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston shows that when it comes to treating those with C. difficile, frozen and freeze-dried products for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation are nearly as effective as fresh product.
Active Genital Herpes in Early Pregnancy Linked with Autism Spectrum DisordersMarch 29th 2017
Researchers have discovered that women who experience active genital herpes infection early in their pregnancy may be more likely to have a child who will later be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Vitamin May Be Key to Killing Cancer-Causing BacteriaMarch 17th 2017
According to the team’s research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, H. pylori uses a unique biosynthetic pathway to synthesize vitamin K2, which is essential to many vital chemical reactions that keep the organism alive.