We Need to Take Control of Our Health This Winter - Easy Steps to Helping Yourself and the NHS

Rose Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Rose Gallagher

Winter puts enormous pressure on the NHS as common mild infections spread rapidly and demand for healthcare soars.

Infection Prevention: A Contagious Issue

Rose Gallagher | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Rose Gallagher

You are probably unaware that last week was International Infection Prevention Week. Unlike Bonfire Night or Christmas - this is generally not one for...

Infection Passed On By Cat Leaves Woman Blind In One Eye

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman, who woke up one morning to find she'd lost the sight in one eye, has revealed that her sudden blindness was due to an infection passed on by ...

Teenager Forced To Stay Awake For A Week To Stop Parasite Eating Away At Her Eyeball

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager was forced to stay awake for a week to stop a worm-like parasite which had burrowed into her eye eating her cornea and making her blind. ...

How An Infected Ear Bar Left This Woman Fighting For Her Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: Graphic images Tattoos and piercings are more popular than ever, but what happens when things take a turn for the worse? A student from...

Drug-Resistant Superbug Outbreak Could Kill 80,000

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Up to 80,000 people could die from an outbreak of a drug-resistant blood infection, a Government report has warned. A total of 200,000 people could...

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...