Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:00:00 PDT
The first case of Ebola in the US has been confirmed in a person who traveled from Liberia in West Africa to Dallas, Texas. Close contacts of the patient are being monitored.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:00:00 PDT
Every ten seconds a human being dies from Streptococcus pneumoniae infection, also known as pneumococcus, making it a leading global killer.
Complications from preterm (premature) births and pneumonia are now the leading causes of death in children under five years, together responsible for nearly 2 million deaths in 2013, according to...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:00:00 PDT
Many double-stranded DNA viruses infect cells by ejecting their genetic information into a host cell. But how does the usually rigid DNA packaged inside a virus' shell flow from the virus to the cell?
Bacteria that metabolize ammonia, a major component of sweat, may improve skin health and some day could be used for the treatment of skin disorders, such as acne or chronic wounds.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:00:00 PDT
Older adults often are readmitted after hospitalization for heart failure, pneumonia, and acute myocardial infarction, a significant issue that has caused Medicare to target hospitals with high...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:00:00 PDT
Bacteria that eat ammonia - a major component of sweat - may one day be used to treat acne, ulcers and other skin disorders, say researchers.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 PDT
A Good Hope Hospital consultant is changing the way treatment of blood poisoning is managed by health care professionals with a suite of new toolkits.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Anti-odour clothing may not be living up to its promise, and an ALES researcher is saying it could all be a matter of how the product was tested.
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:00:00 PDT
The transplantation of faecal microbiota from a healthy donor has been shown in recent clinical studies to be a safe and highly effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT
A wriggly solution to a first-world problem. Australian researchers have achieved groundbreaking results in a clinical trial using hookworms to reduce the symptoms of celiac disease.
Mass dog vaccination clinics can eliminate a neglected infectious disease that brutally kills tens of thousands of people each yearThe deadly rabies virus - aptly shaped like a bullet - can be...
The long-observed association between pneumonia and heart failure now has more physical evidence, thanks to research in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San...
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Kidney transplant recipients infected with BK virus are more likely to develop antibodies against their kidney transplants than uninfected patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming...
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Cancer, while always dangerous, truly becomes life-threatening when cancer cells begin to spread to different areas throughout the body.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:00:00 PDT
A new study analyzes the last 2 decades of antibiotic prescriptions in primary care in the UK and finds rising failure rates, particularly when treating pneumonia and bronchitis.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:00:00 PDT
Leading health experts have urged EU Member States to "mobilise all possible resources" to assist West Africans in controlling the Ebola epidemic, in an open letter published in The Lancet.
Cells undergoing trained immunity switch their internal metabolism. BLUEPRINT scientists spearheaded by prof. dr. Netea from the Radboud University Medical Center conclude this in Science.
Our immune response is much stronger regulated by environmental factors than was known so far.
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