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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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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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Flu Season Is Not Yet In High Gear


The 2012 flu season is not yet in high gear. Infectious disease specialists are on alert for new strains of the flu virus as another swine flu virus emerged in the United States and a drug resistant flu is circulating … Continue reading

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Illicit Bath Salts Can Eat Your Flesh!


“As bath salts gain popularity, medical centers of all disciplines must be prepared to identify not only the signs of intoxication, but the potential side effects including deadly necrotizing fasciitis,” notes Dr. Russo. Dr. Russo led a study, which described … Continue reading

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Can Hanging Around An Indoor Waterfall Make You Sick?


According to a study published in the latest issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology an indoor waterfall inside a hospital in Wisconsin made 8 people sick with Legionnaires’ disease. If you love hanging around the indoor waterfall you may want to think … Continue reading

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