Infections

A Company Will Release 20 Million Infected Mosquitoes Into The Wild, But It's Actually Great News

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech

A tech firm has unveiled an ambitious plan to release 20 million infected mosquitoes into the heart of California. If that sounds absolutely terrifyin...

A Scientist Has Discovered How Easy It Is To Bring An Extinct Deadly Virus Back To Life

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Tech

A scientist has shown that with around $100,00, a semi-professional level of biology and some mail order DNA a team could potentially bring back one o...

Three Dead As Ebola Epidemic Declared

HuffPost UK | George Bowden | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK

An Ebola epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo with three people confirmed dead, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said...

Woman Diagnosed With Lyme Disease After Being Bitten By A Tick At Family Barbeque

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A mum has been left almost bedbound after she was bitten by a tick at a family barbeque. Simtee Few, 32, from Harlow, Essex, was bitten by a tick - a ...

Terrorists Could Wipe Out 30 Million People Using Disease, Says Bill Gates

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

Bill Gates has warned that the threat of terrorists using deadly diseases to attack populations is becoming increasingly likely. As if we didn’t hav...

Why You Really Need To Know About Trichomoniasis

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Trichomoniasis, or trichomonas vaginalis (TV), is a little-known STI that’s caused by a tiny parasite. In women, who more commonly experience it, th...

Morrisons Recalls Beef Slices Over Infection Concerns

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms among vulnerable people. The retailer has a...

The Genes Inside This Strange Little Worm Could Help You Go To The Gym More

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech

If we were asked to name any species in the animal kingdom known for its athleticism and fine physique worms are, it’s fair to say, hardly the first...

Sepsis Kills 44,000 People A Year, Here Are The Symptoms To Look Out For

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Experts have warned members of the public to not be “martyrs” if they experience sepsis symptoms this winter. While many have been told to keep aw...

We Finally Have An Ebola Vaccine That Offers 100 Per Cent Protection

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech

An Ebola vaccination has been confirmed as safe and highly effective, after a 100 per cent success rate in clinical trials. The vaccine, which has b...

Christmas Medical Breakthrough As Scientists Create Vaccine For Deadly Ebola Virus

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK

An experimental vaccine tested on humans has been found to provide 100 per cent protection against the deadly Ebola virus. The news is a major milesto...

Tangerine Benefits: This Small Orange Works Miracles!

Victoria Vito | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Vito

Whether you come from a home that sticks tangerines at the bottom of Christmas stockings or you keep a vessel of this orange fruit as an everyday pop of color in the kitchen, this juicy winter citrus is at its peak now.

Bacteriophage: The Microscopic Black Market

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

As we learn more about bacteria, it is becoming ever clearer that they interact with themselves and the environment with more sophistication than we ever dared to imagine. Of course understanding as much as possible about bacteria's day to day life is very important, as it comes with countless implications for how we understand and treat disease.

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

Rose Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2016 | 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 26.10.2016 | 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...