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Uses for Elderberry Extract

Sambucus nigra, or elder, is a shrub that produces an abundance of dark berries that are processed to create a syrup-like substance known as "elderberry extract." There are numerous claims about the medicinal benefits of this extract and other derivatives of the elderberry. According to the National

Ear Fungus Treatments

Regular checkups can help prevent ear ear to be visited image by TEMISTOCLE LUCARELLI from Fotolia.comEar fungus can appear on the inside of an ear or the external ear canal and lobes. This organism comes in many forms such as aspergillus niger, candida albicans and...

How to Recognize The Symptoms Of Strep Throat

One of the more common causes of sore throat is a bacterial infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Routinely known as strep throat it usually occurs in children and teens; however, adults can be infected as well. The symptoms of strep throat can be challenging to differentiate from other causes

Fatal Encephalitis and Myocarditis

During 1999 and 2000, a disease outbreak of West Nile (WN) virus occurred in humans, horses, and wild and zoological birds in the northeastern USA.

Tuberculosis Control in the 21st Century

In response to tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks in the United States in the late 1980s and early 1990s, U.S. hospitals spent tremendous resources to ensure a safer workplace.

Estimated Costs of False Laboratory Diagnoses

To date, studies investigating cases of laboratory cross-contamination have described only the resources to care for patients who received false diagnoses of tuberculosis (TB) to our knowledge, the costs attributable to cross-contamination have not been reported.

The Role of the Liver in Hormone Balance

The liver has a very important part to play in the maintenance of hormonal balance of the body. Read the article to understand the changes that occur in hormonal balance when an individual suffers from hepatitis.

Predicting Trends in Helicobacter pylori

This model estimates that without any targeted intervention, the disappearance of H pylori from the US population will take more than a century.

Neutralizing Antibody Response and SARS Severity

SARS neutralizing antibody level is positively correlated with clinical severity, and in a portion of the patients with mild infection, a detectable neutralizing antibody response may not develop.

Staph Infection Facts

Staph infections are bacterial invasion by the organism Staphylococcus aureus. The bacteria are normally on your skin, but poor hygiene and skin damage allow the invasion of the bacteria into the bloodstream. The infection leads to several clinical diseases treated through antibiotics and supportive

MRSA and Nano Technology

Dangerous staph infections caused by a bacteria known as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus begins as red bumps on the skin. The antibiotic-resistant disease can blossom into boils or burrow deep into internal organs. Advancements in submicroscopic engineering, known as nanotechnology, prev