Brad Spellberg

Bio

Specialties:

  • infectious disease

Affiliation:

  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who sequenced the genome of a deadly fungus say their achievement offers a genetic map for finding weaknesses in the fungus in order to fight it.

    Cryptococcus neoformans causes millions of cases of pneumonia and meningitis e...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginos...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have successfully tested in animals a new drug that might one day protect people infected with measles from getting sick, according to a new report.

    "In people who are not vaccinated against measles due to health issues -- like seve...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report.

    This season's flu virus didn't reach those pandemic prop...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As a major outbreak of deadly Ebola virus spreads through the West African nations of Guinea and Liberia, public health officials are struggling to contain the horror-movie pathogen before it slips into neighboring countries.

    They must do so with...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers working with lab mice say they know why people who suffer wounds from accidents or violence while binge drinking may take longer than normal to heal.

    The laboratory study replicated a typical pattern of binge drinking -- three days of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sea otters off the Western coast of the United States were infected by the H1N1 swine flu virus that caused a human pandemic in 2009, new research shows.

    During a 2011 project to monitor the health of northern sea otters off the coast of Washingt...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kitchen cutting boards can become contaminated with drug-resistant germs, a new study shows.

    Swiss researchers analyzed 154 cutting boards from University Hospital in Basel and 144 cutting boards from private homes af...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- No evidence exists to show that anti-flu medicines stockpiled by countries around the world protect people from the spread of flu or reduce related hospitalizations and complications, a new analysis contends.

    The report from the nonprofit Cochr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A series of measles cases in the United States involving children adopted from China highlights the importance of vaccinations for any adopted child from overseas, a new report reveals.

    While measles was declared eliminated from the United Stat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hepatology:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that an experimental drug has cured more than 95 percent of patients infected with hepatitis C, including some who failed other treatments.

    If it wins approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this new drug, called...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Restaurant dining may be less bother than a home-cooked meal, but a new study finds that you're twice as likely to get food poisoning dining out compared to eating in.

    Researchers from the consumer watchdog group Center for Science in the Publi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaginal gel has the potential to protect women from HIV, even if it is applied several hours after sex, animal research suggests.

    The antimicrobial gel protected five out of six monkeys from a hybrid simian/human AIDS virus when it was u...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you're in the hospital, keep an eye out for hygiene practices: Health care workers are more likely to wash their hands if patients are asked to monitor them, according to a new study.

    It details an 11-month pilot project at the Family P...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A person returning to the United States after visiting West Africa has been confirmed as having Lassa fever and is recovering after being treated at a Minnesota hospital, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

    The C...Full Article