What to know about skin paleness

Related video Anemia Bleeding Vitamin deficiencies Infections Fatigue Breathing issues Genetic disorders Cancer When to see a doctor Outlook Skin paleness involves the skin appearing lighter than usual. Another term for this is pallor, and it can occur in a person with any skin tone. While people tend to associate pallor with the face, it […]

A hidden truth: Hospital faucets are often home to slime and biofilm

Related video Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection prevention in hospitals, but the unintended consequences include water splashing out of a sink to spread contaminants from dirty faucets according to new research presented last week in Philadelphia at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). […]

What to know about Xeljanz

Related video What is it? How does it work? Uses How to take and dosage Side effects Warnings Serious infections Cancerous growths Blood clots Drug interactions Cost Summary Xeljanz is a prescription medication that helps treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Xeljanz can reduce swelling and pain in the joints. […]

Plant foods may transmit antibiotic-resistant superbugs to humans

Related video Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology have revealed that plant foods may be transmitting antibiotic resistance to the gut microbiome. Understanding how antibiotic-resistant bacteria are transmitted to humans through meat and plant foods is important when considering public health, food safety, […]

Widely available antibiotics could be used in the treatment of ‘superbug’ MRSA

Related video Some MRSA infections could be tackled using widely-available antibiotics, suggests new research from an international collaboration led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Since the discovery of penicillin, the introduction of antibiotics to treat infections has revolutionised medicine and healthcare, saving millions of lives. However, widespread use […]

Making Bacterial Infections a Thing of the Past for Chronic Respiratory Conditions

Related video How much of a problem are respiratory infections in chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and COPD? What are the biggest challenges currently associated with treating bacterial infections in patients with chronic respiratory conditions? Please outline the work you are involved in at Queen’s University Belfast to help overcome these challenges. What […]