What is a mucous cyst?

Types of mucous cyst Oral mucous cyst Retention mucous cyst Digital mucous cyst Digital mucous cyst Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Outlook Mucous cysts are small, fluid-filled sacs that tend to develop in the mouth or on the fingers and toes. They are not harmful, but they can be uncomfortable. There are several options for removing […]

New study aims to turn MRSA’s strength against it

Antibiotic-resistant infections cause more than 30,000 deaths annually in the U.S. alone. The majority of those are caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA, which can turn routine medical operations into near-death battles. MRSA evolved to become a deadly killer because it’s wily and resilient. A new Michigan State University study, however, […]

Study: Antibodies against hemorrhagic fever disarm two viruses of same family

Hemorrhagic fever viruses, so named for their ability to induce massive, and at times fatal, internal bleeding, captured the world’s attention during the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2016 in West Africa. But these pathogens’ high lethality, fickle seasonal and geographic patterns, compounded by a lack of preventive therapies, have frustrated scientific and public health efforts to […]

Using MRSA’s strength against it

Antibiotic-resistant infections cause more than 30,000 deaths annually in the U.S. alone. The majority of those are caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA, which can turn routine medical operations into near-death battles. MRSA evolved to become a deadly killer because it’s wily and resilient. A new Michigan State University study, however, […]

What is necrotizing pancreatitis?

Understanding necrotizing pancreatitis Symptoms Causes Diagnosis Treatment Treating pancreatitis Treating dead or infected pancreatic tissue Treating sepsis Prevention Outlook Necrotizing pancreatitis is a condition where parts of the pancreas die and may get infected. It is a complication of acute pancreatitis. In this article, we look at the symptoms and causes of necrotizing pancreatitis, as […]

This is how HIV decides to become active

HIV latent reservoir HIV exploits ‘gene expression noise’ Inefficient gene splicing Researchers have found the molecular mechanism underpinning HIV’s decision to remain in an active or dormant state. This may lead to new therapies that work by keeping the virus in a permanently dormant state. Learning about HIV’s decision-making process might help us to fight […]

Can you treat elephantiasis?

What are the symptoms? Causes How does the disease spread? Risk factors How is it diagnosed? Treatments Are there any complications? Prevention Takeaway Elephantiasis is a tropical disease caused by parasitic worms that are spread through mosquito bites. The skin gets thick and hard, resembling an elephant’s skin. Although medically known as lymphatic filariasis, the […]