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New research confirms correlation of common bacteria (including MRSA) and eczema

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology has shown that, on average, 70% of eczema patients are colonised with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (S.


Proposal to reduce Zika-associated pregnancy complications by seasonal timing of conception

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

In response to the threat posed by Zika virus (ZIKV), several governments in Latin America have advised women to delay pregnancy, potentially for years.


Could the deadly mosquito-borne yellow fever virus cause a Zika-like epidemic in the Americas?

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Yellow fever virus (YFV), a close relative of Zika virus and transmitted by the same type of mosquito, is the cause of an often-fatal viral hemorrhagic fever and could spread via air travel from...


A sage discovery: Plant-derived compounds have potent anti-inflammatory effects

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

New research reveals that two specific plant-derived compounds may be effective for fighting inflammation and pain. The findings are published in the British Journal of Pharmacology.


NIH launches early-stage yellow fever vaccine trial

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has begun an early-stage clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to...


Mouse antibodies pinpoint Zika's weak spots

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Antibodies that specifically protect against Zika infection have been identified in mice, report Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers on July 27 in Cell.


A potential lifesaver lies unrecognized in the human body

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Tübingen researchers have discovered that bacteria from the human nose produces a novel antibiotic which is effective against multiresistant pathogensA potential lifesaver lies unrecognized...


Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:00:00 PDT

The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can "hide" within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer...


All You Need to Know About Flea Bites

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about flea bites, including what they look like, what symptoms they cause, and how to tell the difference between a flea bite and a bed bug bite.


Mono: What are the Early Signs and Symptoms?

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about the early signs and symptoms of mono. This article looks at mono symptoms in teens, young adults, older adults, and children.


FDA updates warnings for fluoroquinolone antibiotics

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Limits use for acute bacterial sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis and uncomplicated urinary tract infections.The U.S.


Women more likely to die within 30-days from bacterial blood infection

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Staphylococcus aureus blood infection 30% more fatal in women than men, but the reasons remain unclear.


Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: What to Expect

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about hand, foot, and mouth disease, a childhood illness. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of HFMD.


Pregnancy delays alone not enough to curtail Zika-related birth abnormalities

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Pregnancy delays can have a substantial effect on reducing cases of microcephaly but can exacerbate the Zika virus outbreak if the timing and duration of the delay is insufficient.


Low risk of international Zika virus spread due to Brazil Olympics

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Travelers to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics face minimal risk of contracting or spreading Zika virus, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine.


Zika study: 'Up to 1.65 million childbearing women could become infected'

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A new method for estimating who in the Americas is at risk of infection suggests over 90 million Zika infections could result from the initial spread.


Simple Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about a number of home remedies for cold sores. This article also looks at prescribed medication and cold sore prevention tips.


Chimp-carried HIV strains can be transferred to humans, study confirms

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln confirm that strains of chimp-carried SIVs can infect human cells and subsequently mutate.


New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For the past few years, scientists around the world have been studying ways to use miniature robots to better treat a variety of diseases.


CDC awards $60 million to help states and territories battle Zika

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:00:00 PDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin making awards totaling nearly $60 million to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus...