Health News

A New Treatment for Anthrax
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Anthim (obiltoxaximab) injection to treat inhalational anthrax.
Oxacillin Vs. Nafcillin: Which Is Safest?
Nafcillin and oxacillin have historically been used with no preference given to either one. That may be about to change.
What's Really on Hospital Patients' Hands?
A recent study conducted by Lona Mody, M.D., M.Sc. at the University of Michigan Medical School found that patients regularly bring multidrug-resistant organisms (bacteria and other microorganisms that have become resistant to certain antibiotics) on their hands when they are discharged from a hospital to a post-acute care facility and often acquire more multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) during their time there.
This Rx Might Help Prevent HIV
An ounce of prevention is a good thing when it comes to HIV infection.
Smallest Single-Tablet HIV Rx Approved
Sometimes treatments for big diseases come in small packages.
Macrolide Antibiotics: Safe for the Heart?
It was previously unknown whether macrolide antibiotics increased the risks of heart arrhythmia, a serious heart rhythm disturbance that can lead to death. New research is now bringing more clarity to this issue.
Sepsis Has a New Definition
Despite being a major public health concern, the definition of sepsis has not been reevaluated in nearly 15 years — until now that is.
Could Colds Be Behind Asthma Hospitalizations?
Right after schools reopen after break could be the most dangerous time of year for children with asthma, new evidence suggests. And the reason why may surprise you.
The Latest on the Ebola Vaccine
The recent West African epidemic has intensified the search for an effective Ebola vaccine. And researchers are now saying they may be one step closer to finding one.
A New Bacteria Is Spreading Lyme Disease
Only one bacterial species has been credited for causing Lyme disease in humans — until now.