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Interleukin-10 may help prevent brain damage from meningitis by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 24 Jun 2010 12:00am - Recent studies suggest a new role for the natural cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10)in helping to prevent brain damage from meningitis. The bacterium Escherichia coli K1 is the most common cause of meningitis in premature infants an ... Read on »
New MRI Technique Measures Brain Structure and Function to Diagnose or Rule Out Alzheimer's Disease by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 Nov 2011 7:44pm The importance of this study should not be underestimated. The ability to rule in (diagnose), or rule out, Alzheimer's disease is critical. A person could present with dementia like symptoms but be suffering from an illness or disease that can be treated. Alzheimer's Reading Room Doctor often diagnose Alzheimer's without an MRI, and mo ... Read on »
What is Bacterial Meningitis? An Overview of this Killer Disease and How to Protect your Children against It by Dr. Lawrence Kindo Posted Wed 18 Dec 2013 10:07pm Bacterial meningitis is not a simple disease that can easily be cured by the usual antibiotics you purchase over the counter. The patient will need hospitalization and strong intravenous antibiotics to fight the disease and prevent complications. If the patient does not receive prompt medical attention, he could suffer fr ... Read on »
Gene link to meningitis infection by Healthy Solutions Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Jan 2011 3:15am By Emma Wilkinson Health reporter, BBC News A set of genes which renders people more prone to meningitis has been pinpointed by researchers. The international team compared DNA from 1,400 people with bacterial meningitis and 6,000 healthy individuals, Nature Genetics reports. Meningitis is a major cau ... Read on »
Requiring the Meningitis Vaccine for Students by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:26pm Our friend and colleague, Art Caplan, has a new column at on requiring meningitis vaccines for students as he fittingly points out, Americans hate to be told what to do, but we hate losing our kids more: COMMENTARY By Arthur Caplan, Ph.D . Which is scarier to you - coming down with deadly bacter ... Read on »
Meningitis 101 by InternalMed .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm 1 Comment ANNOUNCER: Every school year it happens, especially in college. Kids are sharing confidences, clothes, a burger at a football game, a water glass in the dorm. And then it's on the news, an outbreak of meningitis. VINCENT MACALUSO, MD: It's commonly transmitted between teenagers, college students, young military recruits, by the fact that they sh ... Read on »
What’s the truth about the fungal meningitis outbreak in the US by rita359 Posted Tue 30 Oct 2012 6:26pm With the worrying news of the growing number of people in the US affected by the meningitis outbreak caused by steroid shots people had received for relieving back pain, here is some more information about this dangerous illness. The bad news is that over 300 people have been infected and more than 20 have unfortunately died from it . The p ... Read on »
Counting the Cost for Meningitis Awareness Week by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 23 Sep 2011 4:08am The Meningitis Research Foundation is this week, urging the government to consider the lifelong costs, both financially and emotionally, for the survivors and families of meningitisInflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, due to infection and septicaemiaA serious condition in which th ... Read on »
Meningitis Defeated? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 4:32pm In one of the most significant advances in a decade, researchers say they have obtained powerful immune responses in 150 infants on whom the vaccine was tested, suggesting that it would be pro-active in defeating the group B type of the disease. An effective vaccine against meningitis B could virtually eliminate the devastating bacterial infec ... Read on »
Meningitis: What You Need to Know about the Latest Outbreak by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Wed 17 Oct 2012 9:39am Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. You may have heard about the recent meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections for back and other joint pain. These injections, produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Mass., from May 21 to September 26 of this year, were somehow contaminated with ... Read on »