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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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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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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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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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Is La Nina Weather To Blame For New Flu Strains and Pandemics?


Researchers from Columbia and Harvard Universities have discovered a link between the La Nina weather pattern and the flu pandemics of 1918, 1957, 1968 and 2009.  This research was published in the PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). La Nina periodically brings … Continue reading

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