Category Archives: infectious disease

Researches Find Protein That May Stop The Spread of HIV


Researches from the New York University Langone Medical Center have found a protein that stops the spread of HIV. This could slow the progression of the AIDS virus. The research focused on a protein called SAMHD1. Recent studies have found that immune cells, called … Continue reading

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No Medicines Left?


There is a short supply of infectious disease medications with many reports of patient harm as a result and can be life threatening. The shortages can be life-threatening in infectious diseases because there are some drugs for which it is … 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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Bird Flu Found Again


Health workers in Nepal are set to slaughter thousands of chickens following the discovery of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in the  southeastern part of that Himalayan country today. They had sent samples to London for testing and it was confirmed … Continue reading

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Mice Suggests Obesity Could Be Infectious


A new study in mice shows that obesity might just be an infectious disease according to a study by researcher Richard Flavell, a professor of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine. In the study, mice engineered to have a particular immune deficiency … 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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FDA Bans Some Drugs in Foods


The FDA last week has banned some drugs in foods such as chicken, turkey, cattle and swine as ensuring the antibiotic drugs remain effective in people. The ban takes effect April 5, 2012. Since 2001 the American Medical Association went on record opposing the routine feeding … 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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