Tag Archives: Infection

Medical News Today: ‘Starving’ fungus of iron may treat drug-resistant infection

New research in mice repurposes a drug used for blood disorders to starve antibiotic-resistant fungus of iron, thus halving the survival rate of the yeast. Scientists have found an innovative way to half the survival rate of Candida albicans, shown here. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people acquire an infection… Read More »

Woman diagnosed with breast cancer at age 22 reveals a mastectomy infection almost killed her 

Woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 22 and thyroid cancer a year later reveals a mastectomy infection almost killed her Kristin Moya Polanco, 25, from West Palm Beach, Florida, was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2016 Within two weeks, it progressed from stage I to stage III, requiring chemotherapy, radiation and… Read More »

Health secretary to meet NHS bosses over hospital pigeon infection

Scotland’s health secretary will meet senior NHS officials to discuss the deaths of two patients who had an infection linked to pigeon droppings. Jeane Freeman will speak to the chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and senior clinical staff to seek reassurance for patients at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. A non-public room… Read More »