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Beagle Sniffs Out Bacterial Infection

Beagle Sniffs Out Bacterial InfectionHemera/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) -- A 2-year-old beagle in the Netherlands has been trained to sniff out Clostridium difficile, a skill that could help doctors catch the deadly infection days before laboratory tests.Clostridium difficile infect...

Surgeons Report Progress Against Dangerous Hospital Infection

Surgeons Report Progress Against Dangerous Hospital InfectionPixland/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Surgeons have found a new treatment that may help put a stubborn hospital-acquired infection on the run.Hospitalized patients are at risk for developing healthcare-related infections, and one of the most dreaded is Clos...

Woman Fights Infection From Dog Saliva

Woman Fights Infection From Dog SalivaWSBTV(DECATUR, Ga.) -- At 32 years old, nursing student Hannah Rinehart is hooked to a ventilator, her body healing after an amputation of her hands and feet. The Decatur, Ga., woman, who is also a three-time cancer survivor, is fighting a rare bacteri...

Sepsis: How Doctors Miss Signs of Dangerous Infection

Sepsis: How Doctors Miss Signs of Dangerous InfectioniStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A child gets a minor scrape while playing sports at school.  The child and parents ignore it, but the next day he is vomiting and has pain in his leg.  The parents take their child to the emergency room.Rem...

Superbug Dangers in Chicken Linked to Eight Million At-Risk Women

Superbug Dangers in Chicken Linked to Eight Million At-Risk WomeniStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A growing number of medical researchers say more than eight million women are at risk of difficult-to-treat bladder infections because so-called superbugs -- organisms resistant to antibiotics and that grow in chicke...

Diabetic Sues Doctor After Penis Amputation

Diabetic Sues Doctor After Penis AmputationJupiterimages/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- A man who elected to have a penile implant in a Florida hospital is now suing his doctor after a post-surgical infection resulted in the amputation of his organ.Enrique Milla, 65, who was reportedly deported from the ...

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