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Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor.

Identifying vaccination capacity for future foot-and-mouth outbreaks could reduce culling numbers and costs to industry

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new reactive vaccination strategy for future foot-and-mouth disease epidemics shows that significant cost savings can be achieved by accurately identifying our capacity to vaccinate - according...

Which eye drops are best for dry eyes?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about what causes dry eye, which eye drops are available, what to consider when choosing eye drops, and alternative treatments.

International study suggests Nodding syndrome caused by response to parasitic protein

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have uncovered new clues to the link between Nodding syndrome, a devastating form of pediatric epilepsy found in specific areas of east Africa, and...

New antibiotic from bacteria found on Kenyan ant could help beat MRSA

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new antibiotic, produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant, is very potent against antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' like MRSA according to scientists.

New evidence that vitamin D prevents respiratory infections

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Whether vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of acute respiratory infections is a hotly debated topic. A new meta-analysis swings in vitamin D's favor.

How long are you contagious with a cold or flu for?

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The flu and common cold are both common illnesses but for how long is there a risk of spreading them to others? How can people stop them from spreading?

Immune cell study prompts rethink on how to tackle infections

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Fresh insights into how immune cells are regulated could signal a new approach to tackling infections.

Staph infections reduce effectiveness of intradermal flu vaccine in atopic dermatitis patients

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The dry, cracked and itchy skin of atopic dermatitis patients is often colonized with Staphylococcus bacteria.

Disease "superspreaders" were driving cause of 2014 Ebola epidemic

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study about the overwhelming importance of "superspreaders" in some infectious disease epidemics has shown that in the catastrophic 2014-15 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, about 3 percent of...

Jock Itch: Causes, Treatments, and Remedies

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is jock itch? How is it diagnosed, are there any risk factors, when should a doctor be consulted, and what lifestyle tips may help to prevent it?

Gut bacteria may play a role in Alzheimer's disease

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research from Lund University in Sweden has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree - a weedy, invasive species common in Florida - contain an extract with the power to disarm dangerous antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, scientists at...

Tinea Versicolor: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is tinea versicolor? In this article, learn about how tinea versicolor is diagnosed, what the risk factors are, and how it may be prevented.

Lecithin enhances antimicrobial properties of the essential oil, eugenol

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Lecithin, a natural emulsifier commonly used in processed foods, synergistically enhances the antimicrobial properties of the natural essential oil, eugenol, but only when applied in very small...

Malaria vaccine target's invasion partner uncovered

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has discovered how a promising malarial vaccine target - the protein RH5 - helps parasites to invade human red blood cells.

Are antivirals a cost-effective therapy during severe flu seasons?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new study indicates that the antiviral drug oseltamivir can reduce influenza infections and prevent deaths in a cost-saving manner under most pandemic scenarios.

COPD and Pneumonia: What's the Connection?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn how COPD and pneumonia are connected, how they are diagnosed, and what treatments are available. Also learn how to improve respiratory health.

How best to treat infections and tumors: Choice of containment versus aggressive treatment depends on drug resistance

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PST

In cases where drug resistance can lead to treatment failure, new research shows that therapies tailored to contain an infection or a tumor at tolerable levels can, in some cases, extend the...

Genetics of both virus and patient work together to influence the course of HIV infection

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PST

A patient's genetics may impact disease progression by inducing mutations in the HIV genome.