A drug-resistant super bacteria that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult...
Doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola through "tireless acts of courage and mercy"...
Authorities in an eastern district of Sierra Leone launched a two-week "lockdown" on...
Whole genome sequencing of MRSA from a hospital in Asia has demonstrated patterns of transmission in a resource-limited setting, where formal screening procedures are not feasible.
Researchers have shown a non–surgical injection of programmable biomaterial that spontaneously assembles in vivo into a 3-D structure could fight and even help prevent cancer and also infectious disease such as HIV.
Sierra Leone's junior doctors were on strike for a second day Tuesday to demand better care for medical workers who catch Ebola after a spate of recent deaths.
Just as weather forecasting has improved over recent decades, the accuracy of forecasting influenza and other infectious diseases is expected to improve, according to research from a team that placed first in the CDC’s “Predict the Influenza Season Challenge.”
As health officials struggle to contain the world's biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, their efforts are being complicated by another problem: bad data.
Forbes kicked off the 2014 Healthcare Summit with a session titled, “Drug Development in A Time of Ebola,” where Forbes senior editor Matthew Herper interviewed Edward Cox and Lucianna Borio, two high-ranking officials at the FDA.
Scientists have revealed how penicillin deals bacteria a devastating blow— which may lead to new ways to thwart drug resistance. Looking beyond penicillin’s known targets in the cell wall, the team showed that these drugs do more than simply block cell-wall assembly.
The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.
Canadian officials hope an avian flu outbreak has been contained to four quarantined poultry farms in British Columbia. The turkeys and chickens that haven't died from the disease will be euthanized - a total of about 35,000 birds.
Toxoplasma gondii is a common parasite often spread by cats. Most people who are infected in Europe or North America show no symptoms at all, and only a few suffer from encephalitis or ocular toxoplasmosis, which can cause blindness. However, in South America, toxoplasmosis is associated with much more severe symptoms. Read more...
Researchers can now explore viruses, bacteria and components of the human body in more detail than ever before with newly developed software. The researchers demonstrated how the software, called cellPACK, can be used to model viruses such as HIV.
Liberia and Guinea have met a Dec. 1 target for isolating 70 percent of people infected with Ebola and safely burying 70 percent of those who die but Sierra Leone has not, the World Health Organization said Monday.
Two months ago, the WHO launched an ambitious plan to stop the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, aiming to isolate 70 percent of the sick and safely Ebola 70 percent of the victims in the three hardest-hit countries by Dec. 1.
While the turkey you eat on Thursday will bring your stomach happiness and could probably kick-start an afternoon nap, it may also save your life one day.
Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning - again. The CDC said 63 people from 10 states concentrated on the East Coast fell ill with salmonella linked to bean sprouts.
Merck & Co., a top creator and seller of vaccines, has joined the fight against Ebola, the often-fatal hemorrhagic virus that's been ravaging parts of West Africa for months.
The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.
A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August. Two people have been diagnosed and one has died in the capital, Antananarivo.
Immunity is a thankless job. Though the army of cells known as the immune system continuously keeps us safe from a barrage of viruses, bacteria and even precancerous cells, we mainly notice it when something goes wrong: “Why did I get the flu this year even though I got vaccinated?” Read more...
They have been a scourge for thousands of years, responsible for the spread of lethal diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, and, much less urgently, a threat to barbecues around the globe. What if there was a way to render humans invisible to mosquitoes?
The spread of Ebola remains "intense" in most of Sierra Leone even as things have improved somewhat in the two other countries hardest hit, the World Health Organization says.
A coalition of companies and aid groups announced plans Tuesday to test experimental drugs and collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors to treat new victims of the disease in West Africa.
A new study from Penn Medicine researchers demonstrated that bed bugs can transmit one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases in the Americas. Read more...
Engineers have transformed the genome of the bacterium E. coli into a long-term storage device for memory. They envision that this stable, erasable, and easy-to-retrieve memory will be well suited for applications such as sensors for environmental and medical monitoring.
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