Health News

A New Era of Fungal Infections
The incidence of pulmonary fungal infections is on the rise. In response, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) has issued a new clinical policy statement, replacing guidelines published in 1988, for the treatment of such infections.
Calm Down Those Irritable Bowels
A huge breakthrough has been made in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and an antibiotic has already found long-term success in patients with the disease.
Can I Have Your Attention Please?
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a hard time turning off a "mind-wandering" switch in their brain, according to a recent study at the University of Nottingham.
Questionnaire Reveals Brain Trauma
A new screening tool has been developed to help diagnose traumatic brain injury and is already being used on veterans returning from war in the Middle East.
New Biomarker Found for Hepatitis C
Scientists find new ways to predict the efficiency of Hepatitis C treatments by singling out a particular protein that, in its abnormal form, impedes immune response instead of helping it.
IDSA Targets Skin-Infecting Superbug
A potentially deadly skin infection commonly linked to hospital stays is the subject of new guidelines submitted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
You've Seen Everything...Keep It That Way
What's the first thing everyone thinks of when the New Year rolls around in January? Self-improvement?
MS Gene is More Common in Women
In search of the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers are currently examining the genetic environment in which the disease arises.
Buckle Up!
Of all the ways to die, motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common in the United States. For those between the ages of 5 and 34, car crashes are the leading cause of death.
That Ringing in Your Ears
It's a familiar scene: a teenager on the bus pulls out an mp3 player, throws on a pair of headphones, and cranks the volume.