Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

How preventable is sepsis-related death?

How prevalent and preventable is death from sepsis? A new study, recently published in the journal JAMA Network Open, investigates. New research reviews the care that people receive when hospitalized for sepsis. Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition that develops from the body’s overactive response to an infection. According to the National Institute of General […]

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

‘Antibacterial’ chemical in toothpaste could strengthen bacteria

New research finds that triclosan, a popular antibacterial chemical, could have the opposite effect and make bacteria more rather than less resilient to antibiotic treatment. Your toothpaste may contain a chemical that could render antibiotic treatment less effective. Triclosan is an antibacterial compound present in everyday household and personal-care products, such as toothpaste, soap, dishwashing […]