Use of gastric acid suppressive therapy, particularly proton pump inhibitors, is associated with an increased risk for an infection that is a significant cause of diarrhea.
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Disease and Condition
Malaria is considered to be the most prevalent life threatening disease in the world.
How the immune system responds to the pathogens that cause flu, tuberculosis and tularemia, an especially dangerous infection that some authorities believe could be used as a biological weapon.
The parasitic bacteria Chlamydia escapes cellular detection and destruction by cloaking itself in droplets of fat within the cell.
Pneumonia is among the top 10 causes of death in the United States and is a significant cause of outpatient visits and hospitalizations.
Gene scanning techniques are set to have a major impact on healthcare in the future and mark a major advance in disease research.
A new theory, which explores the link between biological evolution and the risk of disease, looks set to have worldwide implications to combat the continued increase of 'lifestyle' diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
A hormonal condition known as subclinical hypothyroidism is associated with an increased risk of congestive heart failure among older adults.
Due in part to a growing population of older adults, there was a 13 percent increase in the infectious disease hospitalization rate.
Despite frequent use of artery grafts, vein grafts remain the most frequently used conduit.
20 percent of people with chronic hepatitis C who receive a liver transplant will develop advanced cirrhosis, scarring of the new organ severe enough to impair its ability to function normally.
Subtle differences in other genes can significantly modify the inherited disease's severity.
Researchers found that a new, more sensitive blood test can detect latent tuberculosis (TB) more effectively than the traditional tuberculin skin test.
Dilantin, or phenytoin, is an anticonvulsant long used for the treatment of epileptic seizures.
The incidence of pneumonia among older adults has decreased substantially, linked to the introduction of a pneumonia vaccine for children in 2000.
Minimally invasive surgery to treat severe reflux disease was effective in relieving symptoms
Common symptoms of anemia are severe fatigue, shortness of breath, diminished activity levels and a reduced overall feeling of well being.
The study shows how body fat participates in the inflammatory process that leads to cardiovascular disease, but also demonstrates that this process can be blocked by drugs now on the market.
While the findings have no immediate relevance to the field of oncology, it is known that cancer can arise from inflammatory processes.
Physicians should consider screening older male patients with Parkinson's disease for osteoporosis.
Research has discovered a potential new target for cannabis derived drugs for treatment of the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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