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Ringworm you can catch by playing sports: Tinea cruris and tinea corporis

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Sports are a big part of our lives. The benefits of keeping active and healthy, both physically and mentally, have never been more recognised. However, sports also come with risks, such as sprains, strains and in some cases broken bones. [...]

Fungal infection treatments – What you need to know

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The significance of fungal infection is often neglected in society. However, fungal infections affect more than a billion people, resulting in approximately 11.5 million life-threatening infections and more than 1.5 million deaths annually.1   The antifungals, used to treat fungal infections, are a diverse group of drugs that include inhibitors of membrane and [...]

The rise of resistant Candida auris – A global issue

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Fungal ‘superbug’ drug-resistant Candida auris has been identified by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a ‘serious threat to global health’ following a startling increase in the number of infection cases that do not respond to treatment over recent years.   Candida is most notably associated with thrush, which although not life-threatening, affects [...]

Fungal Disease – A Global Opportunity for Improved Health in Developing Countries

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As the World Health Organization focuses on what universal health coverage means in 2019, we explore the global challenges and opportunities in the control of fungal infection. Although we often think of fungal infection in a cosmetic context, only [...]

UK-Based Nanomedicine firm set plans to initiate a large phase II efficacy study in 2019

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Fungal Nail Infection (Onychomycosis) is the most common nail disorder.1 Risk factors such as trauma, old age, diabetes, immunosuppression, tinea pedis, psoriasis, and family history are leading to an increased prevalence.2 Onychomycosis is characterised by nail thickening, splitting, roughening and [...]