Monthly Archives: January 2012

Illicit Bath Salts Can Eat Your Flesh!


“As bath salts gain popularity, medical centers of all disciplines must be prepared to identify not only the signs of intoxication, but the potential side effects including deadly necrotizing fasciitis,” notes Dr. Russo. Dr. Russo led a study, which described … Continue reading

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Can Hanging Around An Indoor Waterfall Make You Sick?


According to a study published in the latest issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology an indoor waterfall inside a hospital in Wisconsin made 8 people sick with Legionnaires’ disease. If you love hanging around the indoor waterfall you may want to think … Continue reading

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A Germ Free Computer?


The FDA has given it’s approval for a Germ FREE computer which can be used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities where healthcare workers share their computers. The computers keyboard was developed by Viogard LLC and was patented in December. … Continue reading

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A Possible Genital Herpes Vaccine?


The New England Journal of Medicine has reported that an investigational vaccine protected some women against infection from one of the two types of herpes simplex viruses that cause genital herpes. The vaccine was somewhat effective at preventing herpes simplex … Continue reading

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Could You Catch The Shingles?


What is shingles? You may have seen ads for a vaccine against the shingles.  Shingles is an infectious disease that awakens from those that have had the chickenpox probably as a child. It can be spread to other people who … Continue reading

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A Novel Compound Found To Stop Viruses From Replicating


Scientists from the Boston University School of Medicine just identified a new compound that inhibitis viruses from replicating themselves.  This finding was published in the Journal of Virology The experiments were done in a lab in Maryland with Monkeypox. Poxviruses, such as smallpox, … Continue reading

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Tracking Infectious Diseases Via Twitter and Google


Doctors will soon be able to track infectious diseases better using Twitter and Google if they are not doing so already. With Twitter trending they will be able to see when people are tweeting being sick, have fevers or flu symptoms.  The … Continue reading

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