Infectious Diseases

Can Your Doctor's Smartphone Stop The Next Epidemic?

Dr Anna Thorner | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Anna Thorner

The stakes are high. As we saw with Ebola, public health authorities have been caught off guard by outbreaks around the world. The wide use of digital information tools in medicine opens up the possibility for biosurveillance to help us detect outbreaks earlier. By doing so, public health authorities would be better able to halt such outbreaks, preventing new infections and their complications, and even saving lives.

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...

Know the Symptoms This Winter as Meningitis Is Still Here and Cases Are on the Rise

Chris Head | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Chris Head

Meningitis Research Foundation is concerned that more than 20 university students have had meningitis in England alone since term began this September, and tragically, some have died. We are also supporting a number of parents whose younger children have died or been disabled by this disease.

Continuing the Fight Against Infectious Diseases

Sharon Lewin | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK
Sharon Lewin

The current Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa is a steep escalation from the smaller eruptions that used to characterise this virus. Ancient diseases such as this one are adept at taking advantage of our increased global mobility to spread themselves.

Is Our Failure to Invest in an Ebola Cure 'Morally Bankrupt' or Financially Prudent?

Natalie Nezhati | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Natalie Nezhati

It could be said that the investment of resources into a cure that could carry a price-tag of £1m plus per person to turn a profit is, in purely financial terms, a ridiculous thing to do. With many pharmaceutical companies linking their moral accountability solely with their shareholders, for those who contract unprofitable, neglected diseases it's often a case of "bad luck" and in many cases "goodbye".

Ebola: What Are The Symptoms Of This Deadly Disease?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Following the Ebola virus outbreak that has now killed 400 people in West Africa, an expert has warned that there may be a possibility of it spreading...

1m Targeted In MMR Catch-Up Campaign

PA | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

Around a million children and teenagers are to be targeted in a national catch-up vaccination campaign aimed at curbing a rise in measles cases in Eng...

US Man Contracts Plague After Pulling Mouse From Cat's Jaws

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

A US man has contracted the plague more than 600 years since the Black Death swept through Europe, killing a third of the population, it has been conf...

Warning Over Fake Anti-Malaria Drugs

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK

A third of anti-malaria drugs on the market are fake or of poor quality, threatening to increase resistance to life-saving medicine, new research has ...

Flesh-Eating Strain Of MRSA Reaches UK

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Potentially deadly strains of MRSA that are easily passed between people outside of hospitals are increasing in the UK, experts said today. Extra v...

Olympic Pandemic: Masses Flocking To Capital Could Cause 'Global Spread Of Disease'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK

The London 2012 Olympics could be the ideal breeding ground for fostering dangerous infectious diseases, scientists have warned. As thousands prepa...