These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for May 24.
A medical pedicure is a noninvasive treatment that aids the health and appearance of feet and nails and heals calluses and toenail fungus.
Before COVID-19 was even a part of our vocabulary, the CDC had long been monitoring a different, increasingly urgent threat.
Diabetes, COVID-19, and medicines like steroids, used to treat COVID-19, all dampen the immune system, elevating a person's risk of "black fungus."
Gravity's pull prevents most beings from growing tall. But there are some lifeforms that have challenged gravity and won.
A new study suggests that cannabis use could lead to potentially life-threatening fungal and mould infections, especially for people who are immunocompromised. Previous research has shown cannabis plants are susceptible to fungus and mould growth. Researchers suggest people abstain from smoking cannabis, or learn more about the testing results for […]
If you don’t clean your makeup brushes and sponges often, you’re likely putting your skin in contact with potentially deadly bacteria and fungus, according to a recent study. Researchers looked at lip glosses, eyeliners, beauty sponges, and other cosmetics and found 70% to 90% of these products had been contaminated […]
A 46-year-old man was pulled over for erratic driving and found to have a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. Still, he insisted he hadn’t been drinking. Doctors later found out he had a rare condition called a uto-brewery syndrome, which is caused by yeast in the […]
A new study in mBio proposes that the fungus Cryptococcus gattii came to the Pacific Northwest with the help of a massive tsunami in 1964. The fungus has infected over 300 people across Canada and the US since 1999. If the authors’ hypothesis is correct, it could show how powerful […]
Valley fever, a fungal infection that can be life-threatening in severe cases, has been on the rise in the southwestern United States. Hot, dry conditions in Arizona and California are ideal for spreading the disease. It thrives in dusty soil and its spore can be carried up to 75 miles […]
A fungus called candida auris is spreading around the world at an alarming rate because it is resistant to drug treatments. In a recent case study, a man with HIV and syphilis went blind in his right eye. His doctor discovered it was because his eye was infected with candida […]
A fungus called candida auris is spreading around the world at an alarming rate. It’s resistant to drug treatments. Candida auris outbreaks often happen in hospitals and other health-care settings where the most susceptible people, or those with weakened immune systems, tend to reside. In a new op-ed in Annals […]
An increase in droughts and dust storms on the west coast is spreading valley fever, a fungal infection that can cause permanent lung damage and, in rare cases, death. Reported cases of valley fever have reached an all-time high in California, and new cases of valley fever have been reported […]
Valley fever, an infection caused by soil-borne fungus, is on the rise in the southwestern US. In California, new cases rose 11% in 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. The condition is often misdiagnosed as the flu, since symptoms can include fatigue, cough, fever, night sweats, and headache. […]
Caterpillar fungus is a hybrid of a fungus that kills and lives in caterpillars. It can sell for up to 3 times its weight in gold and can be as much as about $US63,000 per pound. Some towns in the Himalayas rely on collecting and selling this fungus for a […]
Around 200,000 different species of bug, bacteria, and fungus live in your house. You may think most of them live in your toilet, but that’s not true. Some fungi live in your air conditioner and get blasted throughout the house. One kind of mycobacteria lives in your showerhead and has […]
Gravity’s pull prevents most beings from growing tall. But there are some lifeforms that have challenged gravity and won. These lifeforms include varieties of trees, ancient dinosaurs, and creatures of the deep ocean. The following is a transcript of the video. If you doubled in size, your weight would be […]