Infectious Diseases

Would you argue with the doctor if your child looked like this? How a mother's instinct saved her daughter's life - after doctors sent her home from hospital with Panadol

Emma Tobin didn't need test results to know her daughter Paige was seriously ill.<p>After watching the three-year-old's condition rapidly deteriorate to …

Lifestyle (UK)

A Woman’s Swollen Pinky Finger Turned Out to Be a Rare Deadly Infection

This is a reminder that no symptom is silly.<p>You wouldn't think that a swollen pinky finger should warrant much worry. But for one woman in …

Mayo Clinic

How To Prevent The Flu Naturally

With flu season just around the corner, you'll want to do everything you can to avoid contracting a virus. In addition to getting the flu shot, there …

Immune System

The CDC Recommends Nasal Flu Vaccines For the First Time in Two Years

This is good news for those of us afraid of needles.<p>For the first time in two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC) is saying it’s okay to use the nasal spray flu vaccine instead of getting a shot. While the CDC doesn’t necessarily recommend one version over the other, it does …

Flu Vaccine

4 Signs Of Fall Allergies That Can Easily Be Mistaken For Cold Symptoms

Have you been coughing up a lung into your Pumpkin Spice Latte? Are your eyes too watery to try out that cute fall eyeshadow palette you fell in love …

Albert Einstein

Number of gay, bi men living with HIV jumps 70 percent in Georgia

Gay and bisexual men under 30 make up nearly half of all new HIV diagnoses and they’re the only age group whose rate of infection is getting worse, …

Atlanta

Man with HIV who lied he was clean deliberately infected two teenage lovers including 17-year-old girl

A callous lover who deliberately infected two girlfriends with HIV was jailed for five years today.<p>The 23-year-old slept with two women after being …

Viruses

Puppies Responsible for Sickening 118 People, CDC Says

They say dogs are man's best friend, and it's true. Dogs are great companions. However, a recent study published in the Centers for Disease Control …

CDC

Bulgaria reports outbreak of virulent bird flu

SOFIA (Reuters) - An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to a farm in southern Bulgaria, the Balkan country’s food safety agency said on Friday.<p>A three-kilometer protection zone was set around the farm in the village of Trilistnik, near Bulgaria’s second-largest city of Plovdiv and the …

Bird Flu

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About a Coming 'Third Wave' of Development in Africa

There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children …

World News

Boston VA Hospital Patient Infected With Legionnaires' Disease

BOSTON (CBS) – A patient treated at three Boston-area VA hospitals has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.<p>Officials say they are not certain …

Legionnaires' Disease

Proof-of-concept HIV immunotherapy study passes Phase 1 safety trial

Preliminary results from a phase I clinical trial have demonstrated the safety and tolerability of a cell therapy involving the ex vivo expansion of …

Immune System

From a mathematical model to a new influenza vaccine

Link to paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06228-8<p>Why do we have perfectly good vaccines against some diseases like measles and not …

Immune System

African swine flu is causing alarm in China—and beyond

AS CHINA’S agriculture authorities scramble to contain the spread of a pig-killing virus, experts worry that it could spread elsewhere in Asia. But …

China

County Holding Free Flu Shot Clinic In Doylestown On Sept. 29

There is a free flu shot clinic scheduled in Doylestown on Sept. 29.

Flu Vaccine

We need to put more money toward tuberculosis research

Regarding Wednesday’s editorial “A killer disease can be cured”:<p>As the World Health Organization has pointed out, drug-resistant tuberculosis infections are on the rise. And yet, funding for TB research and development of the tools we need, including new drugs, diagnostics and vaccines, is woefully …

Opinion

Chicago officials investigating 2 cases of Legionnaires' linked by hotel

The Chicago Department of Public Health is investigating two confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease in which the only commonality is that the …

Public Health

A naturally protective epitope of limited variability as an influenza vaccine target

Abstract<p>Current antigenic targets for influenza vaccine development are either highly immunogenic epitopes of high variability or conserved epitopes …

Flu

Natural Antibiotic Shows Promise against Drug Resistant

Researchers report that a naturally occurring antibiotic, kanglemycin A, is effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis , the bacteria that cause …

Chemical Engineering

CDC Reports Early Flu Symptoms; Urges People to Get Flu Shots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Flu season typically doesn't ramp up until November, but the Centers for Disease Control is already reporting people experiencing …

Public Health

Costco’s rotisserie chicken ambition takes shape in Nebraska

Costco is building its own poultry supply chain to help hold down the price of its popular prepared food item.

Hot Dogs

Legionnaires’ disease reported at Rhode Island nursing home

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed three cases of Legionnaires’ disease at a Rhode Island nursing home.<p>The state Department of …

Rhode Island

Women reunite for 50th anniversary of nursing graduation

They met five years before the IWK Health Centre opened.<p>But on Friday, 18 women gathered at the hospital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their …

Nova Scotia

Judge Dismisses Breach of Contract Claim Against Mariah Carey Over Nixed Concerts

Several claims against <b>Mariah Carey</b> and her company Mirage Entertainment have been dismissed from a lawsuit over canceled performances in South …

DJ Khaled

17K hospitalized with flu last year: What you need to know about this season

Flu season is once again approaching and public health officials recommend everyone six months or older get vaccinated to reduce the risk of illness, …

Public Health

County finds two additional HIV infections in North Seattle

Earlier this month, officials confirmed nine new cases. Two new confirmed HIV infections bring the total to 11.<p>The infections have been linked to …

Public Health

10 Questions You Always Wanted To Ask An... HIV+ve Bodybuilder

Manipur shares an international border with Myanmar and forms an important link in the drug trade going on in the Golden Triangle. Growing up in this state, multiple medal-winning bodybuilder Khundrakpam Pradipkumar Singh tells us how he came back from being lighter than 30 kilos when he first …

HIV

100 years later, we're still learning from deadly Spanish flu

In September 1918, Philadelphia was overcrowded. With the nation in the throes of the first world war, the Navy Yard barracks and boarding houses …

News (U.S.)

Flu season is approaching; here’s what you need to know

This year’s flu season is just getting started. And experts are already beginning to worry.Last year was the worst flu season in more than a decade. …

Southern California

Infectious Diseases Specialty Intervention is Associated with Better Outcomes among Privately Insured Individuals Receiving Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

Background<p>Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) can be managed by specialists in infectious disease (ID) or by other physicians. Better …

Oxford University Press