Test could confirm sepsis within an hour
Nursing home residents might benefit from a new way of diagnosing and treating sepsis made possible by a recent discovery out of the University of British Columbia. The test, which would look for a gene signature identified by the UBC researchers ...
McKnight's Long Term Care News - Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:30



Is your pet on pins and needles?
Lexie Hanna is a veterinarian and acupuncturist in Wilmington, Delaware, says pets can get relief from conditions like arthritis, chronic pain from disc disease, seizure disorders, lick granulomas, nerve injuries and dry eye. It also is sometimes ...
ConsumerAffairs - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:52



Making a point: pet acupuncture as medical alternative
Pets can get relief from conditions like arthritis, chronic pain from disc disease, seizure disorders, lick granulomas, nerve injuries and dry eye. It also is sometimes effective with some behavioral problems in cats, Hanna said. "The needles start the ...
The News Journal - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:41

Time to cast a larger net
Neutrophils from patients with chronic granulomatous disease, who have mutations in the gene encoding phagocyte oxidase, are unable to produce ROS and fail to release NETs. However, when the investigators examine ROS production, they find that ...
Nature.com - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:57

Sector Update: Health Care
The disease is a debilitating, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder affecting around 4,000 to 5,000 children and adults in the U.S. and another 10,000 individuals elsewhere around the globe, according to the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance.
NASDAQ - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:52

Pharma Stock Updates: Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ:HZNP), NovaBay ...
Street Newswire (registration) - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:19

Horizon Pharma plc Reviews Future ACTIMMUNE(R) Opportunities at Analyst Day
SYS-CON Media (press release) - Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:16



Teen Saved by Transplant, Killed by Superbug at NIH Hospital
Troy was born with chronic granulomatous disease or CGD, an inherited immunodeficiency, which made him more vulnerable to infections. At 5 months old, the boy had bladder surgery, but the incision kept opening up. Genetic tests revealed Troy had CGD.
NBCNews.com - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:49

Surigao health officials worried over leprosy victims who avoid treatment
Wikipedia said leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is a chronic infection caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis. Initially infections are without symptoms and typically remain this way for 5 to as long as 20 years.
Minda News - Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:52

What is Equine Pythiosis?
While the pathogenesis of pythiosis is not fully understood, after an incubation time of 15 to 20 days, horses typically develop granulomatous, ulcerative lesions, marked by fistulas draining serosanguinous (blood and serous fluid) exudate. Lesions ...
TheHorse.com - Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:34


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