Sepsis onset can be difficult to recognize, in part because its symptoms can mimic those of many other conditions. A treatment delay of even a few hours can make the difference between life and death.
A surprising number of people are catching pneumonia or urinary tract infections in hospital, a new Australian study shows for the first time.
Australia does not have a national system that collects data on hospital acquired infections. But new research has shed light on how many do occur each year across the country.
There are good reasons why ‘negative data’ and wrong hypotheses should be made available to everyone.
Manuka honey could prevent serious urinary tract infections caused by catheters – tubes used to drain patients’ bladders, new laboratory research has found.
Poor testing methods and antibiotic use by GPs and urologists has left thousands of women with crippling infections.