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Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that affects soft areas between the toes and sometimes other parts of the foot. It may lead to severe itching, flaking, scaling, burning, bleeding and stinging.
Tips to prevent illness in crowds

Tips to prevent illness in crowds

Massive crowds from around the globe will mingle in London during the Olympics, and that means a world-class array of germs will mix with them. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert Gregory Poland, M.D., offers several tips for avoiding illness when you are around lots of people, whether at the Olympics, a professional football game, convention, arena concert or other major event. [More]
Simple tips for children's shoe shopping

Simple tips for children's shoe shopping

As parents and children begin the back to school shopping ritual that includes fashionable shoes, the Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC) stresses that fit is more important than looks. Well-fitting shoes reduce the incidence of foot and ankle injuries and encourages physical activity, helping to increase self esteem through sport. [More]
Dermatologists urge athletes to be aware of most common skin infections

Dermatologists urge athletes to be aware of most common skin infections

Team sports have a long history of fostering cooperation, camaraderie and a healthy competitive spirit among athletes. But the closeness that brings athletes together also can create an environment for a host of contagious skin infections. Now, dermatologists are urging teammates and coaches to be aware of the most common skin conditions caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi that occur in athletes and educating them on how to prevent a widespread outbreak. [More]

PURE Bioscience fiscal 2010 total revenue increases 97% to $1,436,000

PURE Bioscience creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 31, 2010. [More]
Dermatologist discusses on common nail ailment prevention

Dermatologist discusses on common nail ailment prevention

For many people, the phrase "tough as nails" doesn't apply to their own nails. Instead of strong nails, their nails may be brittle and break or split easily. Or, nail fungus might cause nails to look unattractive and unhealthy. Fortunately, dermatologists can help people improve the health and overall appearance of their nails with proper diagnosis and treatment. [More]

Unusual compounds in pitcher plant could prove effective against human fungal infections

The moment insects like flies, ants and beetles fall into a pitcher, the plant's enzymes are activated and begin dissolving their new meal, obtaining nutrients such as carbon and nitrogen which are difficult to extract from certain soils. [More]
TOPICA's  IND for onychomycosis antifungal agent accepted by FDA

TOPICA's IND for onychomycosis antifungal agent accepted by FDA

TOPICA Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held biotechnology company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the use of luliconazole, its lead product candidate, in patients with onychomycosis (nail and nail bed fungal infections). [More]
Scientists determine structure of enzyme essential to the survival of protozoan parasites

Scientists determine structure of enzyme essential to the survival of protozoan parasites

After many years of study, a team of researchers is releasing data today that it hopes will lead to new drug therapies that will kill the family of parasites that causes a deadly trio of insect-borne diseases and has afflicted inhabitants of underdeveloped and developing nations for centuries. [More]

Drug makers attract scrutiny over cost and ads, but may benefit from overhaul

Drug makers came under scrutiny after the AARP published research recently showing their wholesale prices had increased by an average of 9.3 percent during the past year, offsetting the value of rebates the industry promised as part of a health care overhaul to help seniors pay for drugs. [More]
New patented technology to combat healthcare-associated infections

New patented technology to combat healthcare-associated infections

Independent testing performed at ATS Labs, an internationally recognized antimicrobial testing laboratory, demonstrated that PerfectClean with Micrillon wipers eliminated biological contaminants in a very short time. This promising technology has the potential to impact disinfection practices in the healthcare market. [More]
WPI researchers develop new model system to study fungal infections

WPI researchers develop new model system to study fungal infections

A team of researchers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park has developed a new model system to study fungal infections. The system can be a powerful tool for screening potential drug targets for conditions like thrush, athlete's foot and vaginal yeast infections, which affect millions of people each year but are difficult to treat with existing medications. Using the new model, the researchers also identified a gene that may be a promising target for a new anti-fungal drug. [More]

Phase 2 clinical study results of TOPICA's luliconazole for athlete's foot announced

TOPICA Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held biotechnology company, today announced positive results from its Phase 2 clinical study evaluating luliconazole, one of the most potent and broad spectrum topical antifungal agents, in patients with tinea pedis (athlete's foot). The study was designed to assess the effectiveness of 1% luliconazole cream applied once daily for 14 days compared with once daily for 28 days. [More]
Rising trend in youth sports-related injuries

Rising trend in youth sports-related injuries

Thirty million children and teens are busy gearing up for the fall athletic season. What they're not gearing up for is a sprained, strained or fractured ankle. However, US Consumer Product Safety Commission statistics reveal 3.5 million children and teens get hurt annually playing organized and/or school sports. [More]
The SaniGuard dry-on-contact sanitising spray is launched by MisterSterile.com

The SaniGuard dry-on-contact sanitising spray is launched by MisterSterile.com

A sanitising spray that kills 99.99% of Viruses, Bacteria and Germs is now available for purchase in the UK. The SaniGuard wipes, spray and fogger products were invented by David Morgan, president of DEM Technology in the United States. After patenting the product he was awarded EPA registration for its use on food contact surfaces in 1996. [More]

Wound dressing to stop antibiotic-resistant bacteria from spreading

University of Florida researchers have led the development of a new type of wound dressing that could keep dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria from spreading in hospitals, a problem that leads to thousands of deaths in the United States each year. [More]
We could soon be curing our athlete’s foot with alfalfa

We could soon be curing our athlete’s foot with alfalfa

We could be soon be curing our athlete’s foot with a common type of cattle feed, according to research reported today at the British Pharmaceutical Conference. [More]