Infectious Diseases & Conditions

HIV Hidden in Patients’ Cells Can Now Be Accurately Measured

January 31, 2019

Researchers can now quickly and accurately count a hidden, inactive form of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that lurks in patients’ cells. This version of HIV embeds into cells’ genomes and can persist despite otherwise successful therapies – thwarting attempts to cure the infection. 

Infection During Delivery Linked to Greater Stroke Risk After Delivery

January 31, 2019

Women diagnosed with an infection during delivery had a much greater risk of stroke after delivery, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedic

Flu-like Illnesses Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke

January 31, 2019

Flu-like illnesses are linked to an increased risk of stroke and neck artery dissections, according to two preliminary research studies to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians ded

Gut Microbes Might Predict Dementia

January 31, 2019

The make-up of bacteria and other microbes in the gut may have a direct association with dementia risk, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians d

Dietary Nanoparticulates Impact Gut Microbiome

January 30, 2019

The intestinal microbiome is not only key for food processing but an accepted codeterminant for various diseases. Researchers led by the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) identified effects of nanoparticles on intestinal microorganisms.

Opioid Injecting Linked to Substantial Rise in Bacterial Heart Infections

January 29, 2019

A study of people who inject drugs found a significant increase in the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious infection of the lining of the heart, possibly linked to increasing use of the opioid hydromorphone. The study is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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