Infections

Should We Be Worried About Eating 'Mad Cow Disease' Lamb?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Creuzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD), known more commonly as 'mad cow disease', caused a major scare in the 1990s. But now it's lambs rather than cows that ...

H7N9 Bird Flu: A New Threat of Just a 2013 Sequel?

Marek Doyle | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

Hollywood loves a good pandemic. Whether it's 28 Days Later, Quarantine or I Am Legend, the high-drama plot of a deadly infection is hardly a new concept. But does real life bear comparison to such storylines? Are we being treated to yet another drab sequel?

Why Zinc Can Help Reduce Symptoms Of Common Cold

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Zinc plays a vital role in fighting infection by preventing the immune system from spinning out of control, research has shown. The finding may exp...

Caesareans Infection Risk Revealed

PA | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Almost one in 10 women who give birth via caesarean section suffer an infection, statistics show. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) found that of ...

Scientists: ‘Man Flu' Is Not A Myth

Georgia James | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women may joke about 'man flu' but according to new research men really do suffer more when they have a cold. The study found that females have ar...