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Imprecise iron supplementation can spur increase in Salmonella

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

One would think that too much iron is too much iron - whether it is ingested from particular foods or stored in the body genetically - and that pathogens such as Salmonella would grow identically in...

Food poisoning duration: How long do symptoms last?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Food poisoning is common and preventable but what is it and what causes it? Learn about how long food poisoning may last and ways to prevent it.

New insights into the toxin behind tetanus

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tetanus toxin is the neurotoxin that causes lockjaw. Many are vaccinated, but tetanus still kills tens of thousands of people per year worldwide.

News from the pathogen that causes sleeping sickness

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The life-threatening African trypanosomiasis, also called sleeping sickness, is caused by protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei.

Histoplasmosis: Causes, risk factors, and treatment

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection with a variety of flu-like symptoms. Although it is not contagious, it can cause chronic complications. Learn more.

Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers urge gardeners to be cautious when handing compost; inhaling or ingesting it could raise the risk of Legionnaires' disease.

Nine effective home remedies for earache

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the possible causes of an earache, as well as nine home remedies to help alleviate the pain and discomfort.

Five home remedies for UTIs

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what you can do at home to help alleviate the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, as well as when to see a doctor.

Skin rash: 34 pictures, causes, and treatments

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Rashes are one of the most common medical symptoms. We examine 34 potential causes of rashes, including images and links to more detailed information.

Study details impact of antibiotics, antiseptics on skin microbiomes

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results show antibiotic effects can linger, antiseptic impact not as strong as expected.

Study: Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decay

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Though most tooth decay can be blamed on bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans, the fungus Candida albicans may be a joint culprit in an alarmingly common form of severe tooth decay affecting...

Finding the perfect match: A new approach to battle drug-resistant bacteria

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Antibiotics were the wonder drug of the 20th century, but persistent use and over-prescription have opened the door that has allowed bacteria to evolve resistance.

Is your doctor prescribing the wrong treatment for pink eye?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ophthalmologists urge practitioners to stop overprescribing antibiotics for a common eye infection that typically clears up without medication.

Simple method measures how long bacteria can wait out antibiotics

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A growing number of pathogens are developing resistance to one or more antibiotics, threatening our ability to treat infectious diseases.

From helpful to harmful: Bacterial superantigens turn our immune cells to the dark side

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

A subpopulation of immune cells that normally fend off pathogens can turn against the host during certain infections, a new study publishing on June 20 in the open access journal PLOS Biology reveals.

Study: Glutamine suppresses herpes in mice and guinea pigs

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Results suggest possible new treatment approach.Glutamine supplements can suppress reactivation of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in mice and guinea pigs, according to findings recently published...

New flu test: One drop of blood could save your life

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Australian researchers have developed a world first test to identify which influenza patients will need urgent, life-saving, medical treatment.

Ebola vaccine developed in Canada shows promising results

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccine, developed in Canada, was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants...

New genetic technique could help identify potential drug targets for malaria

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have developed a new technique for investigating the effects of gene deletion at later stages in the life cycle of a parasite that causes malaria in rodents, according to a new study in...

Bacteria from cystic fibrosis patient could help thwart antibiotic-resistant TB

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The number of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases is rising globally. But a newly discovered natural antibiotic - produced by bacteria from the lung infection in a cystic fibrosis patient - could...