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Skin Infections Can Spread Easily Among Athletes

Skin Infections Can Spread Easily Among Athletes

FRIDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) — In addition to the collegiality and competitive spirit that typifies team sports, one dermatologist cautions that players may be sharing something far less desirable: contagious skin infections. But outbreaks of herpes, ringworm and MRSA … Read more

Study Questions Safety of Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines

Study Questions Safety of Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) — Intensive care patients who may be infected with strains of pneumonia that are resistant to many drugs may be more likely to die if current treatment guidelines are followed, a new study suggests. In … Read more

Some Antibiotics, Blood Pressure Meds a Bad Mix: Study

Some Antibiotics, Blood Pressure Meds a Bad Mix: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) — Older people who are taking common blood pressure medications called calcium channel blockers face an increased risk of developing dangerously low blood pressure and possibly going into shock if they take certain antibiotics, Canadian … Read more

Antibiotics Can Ease Kids’ Ear Infections, Studies Show

Antibiotics Can Ease Kids' Ear Infections, Studies Show

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) — Amid the ongoing controversy over routine antibiotic use for children with acute ear infections, two new studies support the practice when stringent diagnostic criteria are met. Symptoms clear up sooner, more often with treatment, … Read more

Acute cholecystitis: Treatment

Treatment Seek immediate medical attention for severe abdominal pain. In the emergency room, patients with acute cholecystitis are given fluids through a vein and antibiotics to fight infection. Although cholecystitis may clear up on its own, surgery to remove the … Read more