Medical News Today: Harmful hospital bacteria evolved ‘in response to modern diets’

Clostridioides difficile is a form of bacteria that typically infects patients in hospital environments after they have received antibiotic therapy that has upset the bacterial balance in their guts. New research explains how this bacterium is evolving and suggests new ways forward in prevention and therapy. C. diff. may have Continue Reading

Medical News Today: Is it a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection?

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Medical News Today: New device may diagnose sepsis in less than a drop of blood

Sepsis occurs when the body has an extreme reaction to an infection. The reaction is so severe that it can cause organ failure and death. A new diagnostic tool, however, may be able to quickly identify sepsis biomarkers in a tiny amount of blood. A new tool needs less than Continue Reading

Medical News Today: Not just for pain: Skin nerves can also help fight infection

Exciting new research in mice has revealed that skin nerves, which help us recognize pain, also have the ability to detect infections and prevent them from spreading. Research in mice finds surprising new roles for skin nerves. Nerves that sense pain have a practical use. They either indicate that we Continue Reading

Medical News Today: Bison burgers linked to E. coli outbreak

Experts have linked ground bison meat to 21 Escherichia coli infections, which have led to eight hospitalizations. To date, the outbreak has affected people in seven different states. Ground bison meat appears to be behind the recent E. coli outbreak. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Continue Reading

Medical News Today: Hospital flies carry enough ‘bugs’ of their own to cause infection

In a new study, researchers collected flies and other flying insects from seven hospitals in the United Kingdom to analyze their potential for carrying harmful bacteria. The conclusion? These insects carry enough bacteria to cause infections — even some drug-resistant ones. Flies and other flying insects can bring very harmful Continue Reading