Tag: infection

What Is Pneumonia? What Causes Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is a transmission of the lungs that is induced by viruses, Pneumoniabacteria, parasites or fungi. The disease is characterized by the inflammation of the alveoli that are found in the lungs or in some cases the alveoli are filled with fluids. The alveoli are the microscopic sacs in the lungs whose main duty is to absorb oxygen. In some cases serious conditions of pneumonia can lead to severe illness or even cause death.

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Some common catalysts of Yeast Infection

Yeast infection can occur for various reasons, mostly because of unhygienic or tight fitting clothes, but it is always very painful & hampers our regular routine. It has several ways out. What you need to do is to follow those options with religious effort.

•    One of the major reasons of yeast infection is the incapability of immune system and this accompanied with high stress make the situation worse.

•    Exposure to tremendous heat can also cause the yeast infection.

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Statins can Decrease Pneumonia Related Death Risk, a Danish Study Finds

StatinsA Danish study finds that patients who were hospitalized for pneumonia and taking statins at the time (cholesterol-lowering drugs) had one-third lower death rate than those not taking statins.

According to experts, the findings are preliminary and further research is needed to prescribe statins as infection fighters.

Dr. Reimar W, Thomsen, who led the study, says: “We must interpret these findings with care.” The study has been published in Oct. 27 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Thomsen adds, “Staists have an anti-inflammatory effect, and we have just begun to understand that systemic infections like pneumonia cause inflammation can possibly trigger many adverse reactions in human bodies.”

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Mounting HIV Rates Among Drug Users

Researchers find a considerable increase in HIV infection among injecting drug users.

A report that has been published in the British medical journal The Lancet shows that almost 3 million self-injecting drug users in the world are HIV-positive.

More than 40% drug users are infected in nine countries. The authors of the report showed concern about the lack of data from African countries and said the risk factors were greater in the continent.

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Scientists Discovered Prospective Treating Compounds For Protozoa Infections

“Cryptosporidium parvum”, a typical protozoa-infection that causes acute, watery, and non-bloody diarrhea in small children in developing countries and immune-compromised patients is becoming a concern for scientists the world over. This infection may also cause anorexia related watery diarrhea in HIV infection. Such an infection will result in to nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Resistivity property of these protozoa to the water chlorination has caused massive epidemic in the United States. Scientists have also expressed that it has attained a status of a ‘prospective bio-terrorism agent’. There are neither vaccines nor effective drugs available to respond to these multiple threats to human health.

A major breakthrough has been achieved as scientists at the ‘Brandeis University’ and the ‘University of Georgia’ has been successful in identifying the lead compounds that can resist the attacks of this protozoa. In the published details of this research in the journal “Chemistry and Biology”, the scientists hope that their findings will pave the way for further development of an effective antibiotic treatment.

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HIV positive and Aids- Comprehensive Analysis

What is the difference Between AIDS and HIV?

It is surprising that even though HIV/AIDS happens to be one of the most alarming causes for untimely death, only a select few are appropriately enlightened about it. To begin with, HIV (the abbreviated version of human immunodeficiency virus) is the infection or the virus, to say it more correctly, that is regarded as the root cause or the source of the fatal life-taking disease called the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, popularly known as AIDS. In fact, the people between 25 to 45 years of age are the ones who are most susceptible to the HIV virus attack, which targets the immune structure and finally destroys it, thereby causing AIDS. To put it simply, AIDS is the ultimate phase of the HIV virus.

What are the Symptoms of HIV?

One must be very careful because the initial symptoms of HIV are almost similar to those of regular cold and flu. They could even resemble the symptoms of infections like hepatitis or may be some of the diseases transmitted through sexual contact. What is more, the symptoms of HIV may be pronounced in some and dormant in others. Whatever may be the case, the most common symptoms of HIV are fever and tiredness. Headache, skin irritations and rashes, throat pain as well as bloated lymph nodes are also considered to be some of the regular HIV symptoms.

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