Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics
Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics. Expert fear its only a matter of time before this fast evolving bugs threaten more a...
How Alcohol Abuse can be the worst teen abuse of all?
Alcohol is the most underrated abuse of all time. Abusers seldom realise they are not victims of abuse, but abusing it to the point where it becomes an addiction due to the "kick" it provides and the ...
British Scientists May Have Just Cured The First Person Ever of HIV
Following breakthrough "kick and kill" therapy, virus appears to be totally absent from patient's system.
WATCH: Bacteria Invade Antibiotics And Transform Into Superbugs
If you've ever wanted to watch a superbug evolve before your very eyes, you're in luck. In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists have designed a simple way to observe how bacter...
Rio Olympic Games: 'Super Bacteria' Discovered In Rio's Waters As Olympics Near
A drug-resistant bacteria is growing below Rio de Janeiro's most stunning beaches. A group of Brazilian scientists have detected a drug-resistant bacteria growing off of some of Rio de Janeiro's most ...
Next time you ask the doctor for some antibiotics – consider whether you're being immoral
Antimicrobial resistance continues to be a growing concern for our future health. Whose responsibility is it to intervene?
'Nightmare' Infection Found In US For First Time
A superbug resistant to all known medications has been found in the United States for the first time, raising new concern about the dwindling effectiveness of antibiotics, the top US public health off...
Scientists Discover New HIV Weakness That Could Lead To Vaccine
A new study published in Science reports that a team of researchers have discovered a new vulnerable site on HIV which they could target to develop a vaccine.
First Man Contracts HIV While On Prevention Drug
A man taking the HIV-prevention pill Truvada has contracted HIV, marking the first reported infection of someone regularly taking the drug, according to researchers. The report, from the Maple Leaf...
Live viruses are now being used to fight infections
The treatment harnesses viruses called phages to attack and kill dangerous bacteria, including "superbugs".
Advanced AIDS Prevention Tools To Be Unveiled In Boston
TweetA new report from The Boston Globe hyped up a number of advances in the fight against AIDS, while stressing the take-home thought that medical researchers need “more tools” to work with in the go...
HIV Doctor Who Treated Charlie Sheen Reckons He Can Cure The Disease With GOAT'S MILK
A doctor who treated Charlie Sheen claims he has cured COUNTRIES of HIV using goat's milk treatment. Dr. Samir Chachoua, who is not licensed to practice medicine in the States, was interviewed on Real...
Zika Virus Could Be Bigger Global Health Threat Than Ebola, Say Health Experts
The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could be a bigger threat to global health than the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in Africa. That is the stark claim of several senior heal...
Resistance To HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds
HIV resistance to the antiretroviral drug tenofovir (Viread) is increasingly common, a new study finds. The researchers said their finding is surprising and alarming because the drug plays a major rol...
Russian HIV Cases Reach Record High Of More Than A Million
More than a million Russians are now HIV-positive, as rates of infection in the country reach an all-time high. Vadim Pokrovsky, the head of the Russian state Aids centre and an outspoken critic of th...
New "Superbug" Gene Found In Animals And People In China
A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China - including in samples of bacteria with epidemic potential, researchers...
Antibiotic resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when a microbe acquires a genetic mutation making it resistant to the effect of one or more antimicrobial agents that were once effective. This genetic mutation m...
Antibiotic resistance - Wikipedia
Cholera outbreaks and pandemics
Although much is known about the mechanisms behind the spread of cholera, this has not led to a full understanding of what makes cholera outbreaks happen some places and not others. Lack of treatment ...
Cholera outbreaks and pandemics - Wikipedia
Epidemics
An epidemic (from Greek ἐπί epi "upon or above" and δῆμος demos "people") is the rapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time, usu...
Pandemic
A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" and δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, o...
Pandemic - Wikipedia
Toxic metal poisoning
Metal toxicity or metal poisoning is the toxic effect of certain metals in certain forms and doses on life. Some metals are toxic when they form poisonous soluble compounds. Certain metals have no bio...