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gut fungi and obesity

Is There a Link Between Gut Fungi and Obesity?

Obesity is extremely widespread in our society. Statistics show that obesity affects one in two adults. The US is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to obesity rates. These rates...
side effects of fluconazole

What Are the Side Effects of Fluconazole?

An oral drug used to treat and prevent candida infections, fluconazole is one of the most effective drugs against these conditions. It’s often prescribed for the more advanced cases when topical treatments are not...
foods that cause yeast infection

Can Eating Chocolate Lead to a Yeast Infection?

Yeast infection is an extremely widespread disease. Most women contract it in their lifetimes. Recurrences are also a frequent problem. You can lower your risk of contracting this disease if you make some lifestyle changes....
prevention of fungal infections

Does Your Body Temperature Play a Role in Fungal Infections?

The prevention of fungal infections requires some care and effort. There is a variety of ways you can lower your risk of contracting fungal diseases. Maintaining your personal hygiene is one of the most...
obesity and fungal infections

Does Being Overweight Make You More Prone to Fungal Infections?

Being overweight leaves you at a higher risk for many concerning health conditions like cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. However, while obesity awareness is slowly progressing across the United States, there are many effects...
recreational drug use and fungal infections

Recreational Drug Use May Up Your Risk of This Dangerous Fungal Infection

People who advocate for recreational drug use often like to note that these drugs have no long-term effects on our health. In fact, some recreational drugs like marijuana are even lauded for their health...
Cryptococcus neoformans

Birds May Hold the Key to Future Treatments for This Harmful Fungus

Cryptococcus neoformans is one of the most dangerous types of fungi. It most often affects people with an impaired immune system, but even healthy people could be at risk. When it attacks, it can...
risk of fungal infections

What Are SIgA Levels and Do They Impact Your Risk of Fungal Infections?

What is sIgA and how can it help protect your immunity? This article will look into the importance of sIgA in preserving your health. What Is SIgA and Why Do You Need It? SIgA stands for...
pneumonia-causing fungi

How This New Discovery Could Help Stop Pneumonia-Causing Fungi

No matter how hard you try, you can't avoid breathing in fungi. According to research, all humans breathe in at least 1,000 fungal spores each day. And while most of the fungi we breathe...
deadly fungal infection

How Tainted Drugs Caused an Outbreak of This Deadly Fungal Infection

Several years ago, a type of fungus caused the largest outbreak in the US history. Although well-reported at the time, the incident is largely forgotten nowadays. In this article, we'll take a look at...
link between fungus and Alzheimer’s

Is There a Link Between Fungus and Alzheimer’s?

Scientists are not certain what causes Alzheimer’s disease. Previously, the popular theory was a combination of environment, lifestyle, and genetic factors. But, new research sheds light on a link between fungus and Alzheimer’s. The threat...
genes make you more prone to fungal infections

Can Genes Make You More Prone to Fungal Infections?

Your family tree could make you more susceptible to fungal infections. And, that reoccurring infections may be written in your genes. Find out more about how genes make you more prone to fungal infections. Are...
antifungal medication to treat Crohn’s disease

Antifungal Medication May Also Be Effective Against This Serious Disease

There are several reasons why you may take an antifungal medication. Typically, they’re used to treat fungal infections that effect the skin, nails, and hair. These include conditions like ringworm and thrush. But a recent...
feijoas for future antifungal treatments

This Exotic Fruit May Be the Key to Future Antifungal Treatments

Ever heard of feijoas? Unless you are from New Zealand or are a rare fruit connoisseur the odds are that you haven’t. But, scientists may use feijoas for future antifungal treatments. What Are Feijoas? Feijoas look...
treatment for Candida auris

This Unconventional Treatment Could Help Fight a Dangerous Fungal Infection

Although fungal infections aren’t known to be life-threatening, some fungi can cause serious health problems. One of those is Candida auris – a multidrug-resistant, deadly strain of Candida. First identified in Japan in 2009,...
detection of candidemia

Can This Innovative Blood Test Help Diagnose a Deadly Yeast Infection?

Early detection is important when treating any disease, especially a potentially deadly one. That’s certainly the case with candidemia – a yeast infection that sometimes attacks hospital patients. So far, traditional blood cultures have...
new discovery could help fight fungal infections

This New Discovery Could Help Fight Fungal Infections More Efficiently

Just how deadly fungal diseases can be, has become ever more apparent in recent years. Because fungi are more difficult to kill than bacteria, treating conditions like fungal sepsis can be extremely difficult. For...
managing mucormycosis

Mucormycosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by exposure to certain molds. You may know it better by its other name, zygomycosis. It’s an infection that can cause havoc on those infected, with a...
causes of Crohn’s disease

Fungal Infections May Lead to Crohn’s Disease

Recent scientific work has shown that fungi may be among the causes of Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. It causes pain as well as frequent digestive difficulties. The causes of Crohn’s...
fungi becoming more durable

Are Fungi Becoming More Durable?

There is a saying that the more you use something, the less effective it is. It’s beginning to look like that may be the case when it comes to the use of anti-fungal medications....
deadly fungus

Evading Arrest: A Dangerous Fungus Immune Cells Can’t Detect

Scientists across the globe have been studying the effects of fungal infection on the body. During recent years, they have studied how fungi enter, grow, and interact. This is, largely because fungal disease kills...
The Link between Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Fungal Infections

The Link between Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Fungal Infections

Recent studies have pointed to the link between pulmonary tuberculosis and fungal infections. Tuberculosis patients can contract pulmonary fungal disease, and in a series of studies, scientists wanted to find out if there was...
fungus can threaten your organs

This Fungus Can Threaten Your Organs

Fungi are a natural part of our environment. While some fungi are benign, there are hundreds of others that can cause severe illnesses, even fatalities. Some fungal infections only threaten certain less vital parts...
Why Do Fungi Make Chronic Wounds Heal Slower

Why Do Fungi Make Chronic Wounds Heal Slower?

Following an in-depth study, researchers have concluded that fungi can slow the healing of wounds. But why do fungi make chronic wounds heal slower? We took a look at the study to determine the...
sick building syndrome

Sick Building Syndrome: Is Household Fungus Making You Feel Ill?

Do you often get sick for no apparent reason and you haven’t quite figured out why? Well, you could be suffering from sick building syndrome. So, what exactly is it and what role does...

What Causes Drug-Resistant Fungal Infections?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC, more than two million Americans suffer each year from illnesses and diseases caused by resistance to antibiotics, including antifungal drugs. Of those affected,...
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Can You Use Bleach to Treat Toenail Fungus?

Yes, you can use bleach. Of course, severe toenail fungus should be treated by a doctor. But for a lesser infection, using bleach to...
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The 5 Best Foods to Eat on a Candida Diet

If you have a candida infection, your doctor will often suggest dietary changes as the first step in your treatment plan. These dietary changes...
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