Archive for March 20th, 2012
Gastrointestinal infections are killing more and more people in the United States and have become a particular threat to the elderly, according to new data released last week … Two thirds of the deaths were caused by a bacterium, Clostridium difficile, which people often contract in hospitals and nursing homes, particularly when they have been taking antibiotics. The bacteria have grown increasingly virulent and resistant to treatment in recent years.
But researchers were surprised to discover that the second leading cause of death from this type of illness was the norovirus. It causes a highly contagious infection, sometimes called winter vomiting illness, that can spread rapidly on cruise ships and in prisons, dormitories and hospitals.
Antioxidant supplements don’t appear to have an impact on cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers related to Alzheimer’s disease, a clinical trial determined