Monthly Archives: October 2016

First study to link antibiotic resistance with exposure to the disinfectant chlorhexidine

Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria exposed to chlorhexidine-containing disinfectants can become resistant to colistin, a last resort antibiotic often used against multidrug resistant pathogens. …read more

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How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose: Eight Possible Treatments

Nasal congestion is quite common but there may be accompanying symptoms to look out for. Learn what causes a stuffy nose and what treatments are available. …read more

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 16 September and 10 October 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia seven (7) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including one (1) fatal case. …read more

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Procedure feared to ‘suck brain from skull’ safe for malaria patients

A Michigan State University researcher is challenging a widely held African belief that a spinal tap, a procedure safely used to treat other diseases, could suck the brain from the base of the… …read more

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Common Causes of Scalp Tenderness and Sensitivity

What is scalp tenderness and what are its causes and symptoms? Learn how to diagnose scalp tenderness and what treatments are available. …read more

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