April 21, 2011 |
Hey, hand sanitizers. You can only do so much – and preventing MRSA infection isn’t one of those things -- so stop over-promising! That was the gist of warning letters from the Food and Drug Administration to four makers of the popular products. Apparently, the manufacturers of Staphaseptic, Safe4Hours, Dr. Tichenor’s and CleanWell products had suggested that various gels, protectants and what-not could protect against infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
January 21, 2010 |
Heavyweight Brock Lesnar, speaking publicly Wednesday for the first time since suffering a major intestinal infection that could have ended his Ultimate Fighting Championship career, said he expects to return to the octagon in the summer. "I have a different outlook on life from this, but when it comes to fighting, I'll still be dishing out pain," Lesnar said. He anticipates fighting against the March 27 winner of the Frank Mir-Shane Carwin bout. After defending his UFC heavyweight title in July with a second-round demolition of Mir, Lesnar, 32, had to scrap two scheduled bouts with Carwin as he struggled through diverticulitis, a severe intestinal infection that can cause extreme pain and even prove fatal.
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October 28, 2010 |
Republican Senate nominee Carly Fiorina will head back out on the campaign trail Thursday after a brief overnight stay at a Los Angeles-area hospital where she was treated for an infection related to a surgery earlier this year, her aides said. The former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2009 and pronounced cancer-free last fall after chemotherapy, radiation and a double mastectomy, was admitted to the hospital Tuesday morning. She was forced to suspend her campaign schedule a week before she faces Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer at the polls.
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December 18, 2010 |
Elvin Flynn is a dying man, but no one here is about to deprive him of his chances to live. He lies in a hospital bed on the seventh floor of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a fungal infection threatening his central nervous system. He's already on a rigorous regimen of antibiotics. More surgery is an option but after three operations, he says he's had enough. There's the hyperbaric chamber; a concentrated dose of oxygen might help. His doctors believe the odds are long.
February 24, 2012 |
In one of the most comprehensive health examinations of body piercing, researchers have found that the wildly popular fashion statement is relatively safe although about 20% of piercings become infected. Northwestern University dermatologists analyzed the overall safety, complications and medical consequences of piercings, focusing on the ear, nose, mouth, nipple, navel and male and female genitalia. They found infections, although treatable, were the most common complication, followed by allergies, loss of blood, scarring and interference of medical procedures, such as X-ray or ultrasound.
September 19, 2010 |
At his emotional low point, Cliff Frazier never would have imagined that losing a leg might liberate him. Lift his spirits? Not a chance. So, for more than a year, the former UCLA nose guard put off the inevitable, telling doctors that he wasn't about to let his long battle with diabetes render him an amputee. "I thought I'd get well," he said, "but I never did. " It wasn't until a life-threatening infection developed in his bones that he finally relented: his lower right leg had to go. Last winter, it was amputated.
May 21, 2007 |
ER, NBC, Thursday, May 10, 10 p.m., "Sea Change." The premise: A physics professor has collapsed at a conference and is brought to the ER, where she complains of abdominal pain and weakness. She has low blood pressure and a high fever. Dr. Greg Pratt ( Mekhi Phifer) thinks she may be suffering from a virus, but — while observing her for further signs — he orders blood tests looking for bacteria as a precaution. When those tests show the presence of Gram-positive cocci bacteria, suggesting a dangerous staph or strep infection, Pratt tries to obtain the powerful antibiotic ceftriaxone from the pharmacy.
July 1, 2009 |
Sen. Robert C. Byrd's office says he's been released from the hospital and is at home recuperating after more than a month of illness. The West Virginia Democrat, 91, is continuing physical therapy as he recovers from a staph infection he contracted while hospitalized for another infection.
April 25, 2011 |
There was a certain ignorance I had about the body before dissecting it. Some of what I've learned was surprising, disconcerting and fascinating: • In one day, our kidneys filter 150 to 180 liters of blood. One kidney is only about the size of a computer mouse. • Even if you do not smoke, your lungs will probably end up black and speckled from what you've breathed in over a lifetime. • The aorta doesn't just serve the heart — it's the freeway of the body, running from the chest through the abdomen and down to the groin.
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April 10, 1985 |
A rare Galapagos tortoise, hatched April 1 in only the second such occurrence in the Philadelphia Zoo's 111-year history, died Tuesday from an infection, officials said.