Fri, 27 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT
Bacterial resistance to the 'last-resort' antibiotic colistin has arisen in the U.S., a new report reveals, fueling fears of a 'post-antibiotic era.'
One of Zika's mysteries is how the virus passes from an infected mother, through the placenta, to a developing fetus.
Fri, 27 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT
A team led by Oxford University has identified genes that make certain children more susceptible to invasive bacterial infections by performing a large genome-wide association study in African...
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Several new malaria drugs under development share a common feature: they promote an influx of sodium ions into Plasmodium parasites that have invaded red blood cells and multiply there.
Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Antibacterial product flows through streams, crops.Most U.S. homes are full of familiar household products with an ingredient that fights bacteria: triclosan. Triclosan seems to be everywhere.
Thu, 26 May 2016 04:00:00 PDT
Ophthalmologists find retinal bleeding, abnormal blood vessel development and lesions in infants born to mothers who showed signs of the viral infection during pregnancy.
Wed, 25 May 2016 04:00:00 PDT
There is insufficient evidence to know whether dressings reduce the risk of wound infection after surgery and, in some cases, leaving a wound exposed may be better, say researchers in The BMJ.
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT
The symptoms of a sinus infection are very similar to those caused by a cold. Learn how to spot symptoms caused by sinus infection with this article.
The bacterium Burkholderia multivorans evolves and adapts in bursts to survive in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, according to a study published in mSystems, an open access journal from the...
Bacteria use a form of "social media" communication called quorum sensing to monitor how many of their fellow species are in the neighborhood, allowing them to detect changes in density and respond...
Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Researchers set out to discover if the risk of death from sepsis continues even after the acute infection has been cured.It's known that many patients die in the months and years after sepsis.
Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Learn all about five home remedies for stomach flu that can be used to relieve some of the symptoms of this illness, such as dehydration and diarrhea.
Mon, 23 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Primary sclerosing cholangitis, also known as PSC, is a liver disease with no effective medical treatment.
Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A viral protein known as NS5 is a promising target for vaccines against Zika and related viruses, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and colleagues at Mount Sinai's Icahn...
Fri, 20 May 2016 11:00:00 PDT
A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases presents a cost-effectiveness tool that can help guide decisions regarding resource allocation to fund interventions targeted at curtailing the...
Fri, 20 May 2016 10:00:00 PDT
Oral administration of certain probiotics reduced uptake of the heavy metal, cadmium, in the intestines of mice, and in a laboratory experiment using human intestinal cells.
Vibrio cholerae infects roughly four million people annually, worldwide, causing severe diarrheal disease, and killing an estimated 140,000 people.
Fri, 20 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT
The discovery of penicillin has led to a sharp decline of syphilis around the world, except in Africa. In a new study, Prof.
Thu, 19 May 2016 11:00:00 PDT
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a sexually transmitted bacterium that has developed broad resistance against antibiotics.
Thu, 19 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT
In a recent retrospective analysis, investigators discovered that the year-on-year increase in rigidity found in Parkinson's disease flattened off with the regular use of laxatives to manage...
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