Infections

Chronic Hepatitis B Infections on the Rise in Europe Since 2008

June 21, 2019

In 2017, the majority (58%) of the almost 27,000 newly reported hepatitis B cases in the European Union and European Economic Area were classified as chronic infections. This follows a consistent upward trend in reported chronic hepatitis B cases since 2008.

Smartphone App Can Hear Ear Infections in Children

May 16, 2019

Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health. This condition occurs when fluid builds up in the middle ear behind the eardrum and is infected.

Cranberry Oligosaccharides Might Help Prevent UTIs

May 1, 2019

Although it has been reported that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), clinical trials of this popular folk remedy have produced mixed results, as some studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can keep bacteria that cause UTIs from sticking to cells

Timing of Steroid Shots Before Rotator Cuff Surgery Affects Infection Risk

April 18, 2019

For patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, previous steroid injections into the shoulder don't increase the risk of surgical-site infection – unless the injection is administered within one month before surgery, reports a study in the April 17, 2019 issue of The J

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