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All You Need to Know About Nephritis
Learn all about nephritis, a condition where the kidney becomes inflamed. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of nephritis. (Medical News Today)

Peritonitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Learn all about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of peritonitis, an urgent problem affecting the tissue around the inside of the belly wall. (Medical News Today)

Bacterial Pneumonia: Get the Facts
Learn all about bacterial pneumonia, an inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria. This article looks at its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Mycoplasma Pneumoniae: What You Need to Know
Learn all about Mycoplasma pneumoniae, bacteria that can cause mild infections in the lung. This article looks at transmission, symptoms, and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Candidiasis of the Skin and Nails: All You Need to Know
Learn all about how candidiasis, an infection caused by the Candida fungus, can affect the skin and nails. This article looks at symptoms and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Get the Facts
Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of autoimmune hemolytic anemia, a condition where the immune system destroys red blood cells. (Medical News Today)

Studies explore use of genetics to help determine appropriate treatment for fever in children
Two studies appearing in JAMA examine the use of genetic tests to help rule out a serious bacterial infection in infants with fever, and also to determine if an infection is bacterial or viral in... (Medical News Today)

New types of African Salmonella associated with lethal infection
The first global-scale genetic study of Salmonella Enteritidis bacteria, which is a major cause of blood poisoning and death in Africa and food poisoning in the Western World, has discovered that... (Medical News Today)

Flu Shot: Side Effects, Facts, Things to Consider
Does the flu shot cause side effects? This article looks at what the flu shot is, how safe it is, and when people should get this vaccine. (Medical News Today)

Test that differentiates between bacterial, viral infections in development
A test could be developed to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections after scientists identified two genes switched on in bacterial infections. (Medical News Today)

Zika clone promises to assist vaccine development
Viruses are notoriously difficult to predict. A newly designed Zika clone might be the tool needed to produce a reliable vaccine and halt the pandemic. (Medical News Today)

Sick animals limit disease transmission by isolating themselves from their peers
Sick wild house mice spend time away from their social groups, leading to a decrease in their potential for disease transmission according to a new study by evolutionary biologists from the... (Medical News Today)

New global migration mapping to help fight against infectious diseases
Geographers at the University of Southampton have completed a large scale data and mapping project to track the flow of internal human migration in low and middle income countries. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic resistant E. coli found in drinking water
Antibiotic resistant E. coli has been found in multiple drinking water supplies in France. The resistance counters the critically important cephalosporin antibiotics. (Medical News Today)

Fecal transplantation seems highly curative for recurrent C. diff, but questions remain
In a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial, fecal microbiota transplantation using donor stool seemed to be safe and was more efficacious than transplantation using the patient's own... (Medical News Today)

Is It Strep Throat? Pictures and Symptoms
How can you tell the difference between strep throat and other conditions that affect the throat? The symptoms and pictures in this article could help. (Medical News Today)

Potential lung disease-causing fungi found in wind instruments
Wind instrument musicians are at an increased risk of a potential hazard dubbed 'bagpipe lung' that could lead to chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis. (Medical News Today)

Flesh-eating infections in rheumatoid arthritis patients spur new discovery
Rheumatoid arthritis patients taking medications that inhibit interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), a molecule that stimulates the immune system, are 300 times more likely to experience invasive Group A... (Medical News Today)

Thyroid Storm: What You Need to Know
Learn all about thyroid storm, a life-threatening complication of hyperthyroidism. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Common cold viruses originated in camels - just like MERS
There are four globally endemic human coronaviruses which, together with the better known rhinoviruses, are responsible for causing common colds. (Medical News Today)

New clues found to how 'cruise-ship' virus gets inside cells
Discovery improves tools for investigating common but hard-to-study virus.Norovirus is the most common viral cause of diarrhea worldwide, but scientists still know little about how it infects... (Medical News Today)

New flu strains and old antibodies: How sinful is 'original antigenic sin'?
Immune memory ensures a quick and specific response to previously encountered pathogens. (Medical News Today)

Investigators map genomes of three historically important Zika strains
A team of researchers from Utah State University, Logan, has characterized the consensus genome sequences of three historically important Zika virus strains. (Medical News Today)

Neural stem cells in adult mice also vulnerable to Zika
Zika infection kills off neural stem cells in adult mice bred to be vulnerable to the virus, researchers at the Rockefeller University and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology report... (Medical News Today)

Insecticide treatment of cattle to kill sand flies and combat leishmaniasis
With an estimated 500,000 human infections and 50,000 deaths annually, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is the second most prevalent parasitic killer, behind malaria. (Medical News Today)

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