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Alcohol Consumption To Protect Against Infectious Disease?


Fruit flies use alcohol to to self medicate to increase their survival rate when infected with a bloodborne parasite according to an Emory University study. This research shows alcohol can protect against infectious disease and particular against blood-borne parasites.  Could this work for humans … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease Hot Spots For 2012


Lyme Disease is one of the most rapidly emerging infectious diseases in North America according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Researchers have revealed a new map pinpointing the highest risk areas. Researchers have found the high infection risk … Continue reading

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Hand Washing and Masks Proven to Slash Spread of Flu


A new study found up to a 75 percent reduction in flu-like illness over the study period with hand hygiene and surgical masks, said Allison Aiello, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The … Continue reading

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Can A Microchip Tell You In Minutes If You Have An infectious Disease or Cancer?


Toronto’s medical community is excited today about a new way health care professionals can screen for infectious diseases or cancer.  It is a device that works with a blood sample or swab placed on a microchip. It then reads and can even recognize … Continue reading

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Will The ER Give You An Infection?


Most people visit the ER to get well from being quite sick. Either they have become ill or hurt suddenly and head right to the ER or if they have called their doctor and were told to go to the Emergency Room. … Continue reading

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Manganese May End Deadly Bacterial Poisons


A mineral supplement, Manganese helps detoxify Shiga toxin, which is produced by a host of bacteria, including the type of E. coli that killed scores and sickened more than 3,700 people in Europe last year.  The finding comes from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University … Continue reading

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New Bird Flu Deaths In Indonesia


There have been 2 bird flu deaths reported in Indonesia – one being a five year old girl after her uncle died from it a few days earlier.  Officials believe that they were infected by sick pigeons as they lived in the same house with … Continue reading

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