Vírus

The 'Shellshock' Bug Is Here, And It's Awful

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech

The 'Shellshock' bug discovered at the heart of a core operating system technology is already being exploited by hackers. The BBC reports that real...

Everyone Is Ill. You Don't Want To Get It. You Should Probably Watch This

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but, if you hadn't noticed already, we're entering virus season. *Sniffles* Yep it's the time of the year where ...

Undetectable 'Peter Pan' Virus Attacks UK Computers... With Pantomime

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech

British businesses are under threat from an "undetectable" new virus capable of wreaking havoc on theoretically secure computers, it has been claimed....

Acknowledging the Underlying Cause of Epidemics

Rebecca Rose | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Rebecca Rose

While some attention has been given to the African practice of hunting and eating fruit bats, a likely animal reservoir of the Ebola virus, the link between eating meat and the plethora of infectious disease outbreaks is seldom articulated.

Is Ebola Coming to the UK?

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

An outbreak like this is a tragic event, and naturally the stories and images we see and hear in the media are bound to heighten our concerns about what it means for us. I've spoken to a lot of people recently who are worried about it spreading to our UK shores.

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...

Scientist Creates Unstoppable Swine Flu Because... Er...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

A US-based scientist has confirmed that his team have successfully created a deadly version of the H1N1 virus which is able to evade the human immune ...

A French Lab Just 'Misplaced' 2,000 Test Tubes Of Deadly Virus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech

A French laboratory has been forced to close after apparently losing up to 2,000 test tubes containing the SARS virus. Severe Acute Respiratory Syn...

Facebook Virus Tricks 1,000 Brits By Promising Naked Videos Of Their Friends

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech

A new type of Facebook scam has seen more than 1,000 Brits infected by viruses after attempting to see naked videos of their friends. The scam, spo...

Why Do We Catch A Cold Two To Three Times A Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you have a cold, the likelihood that it's your first one in 12 months is highly unlikely. So why do we catch colds more than two or three times...

Massive Virus Targets Shopping Tills, Steals Credit Cards

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech

A botnet which targets shopping tills has been discovered - and it could be responsible for stealing a "titanic volume" of credit card details. Ars...

Massive Virus Targets Shopping Tills, Steals Credit Cards

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech

A botnet which targets shopping tills has been discovered - and it could be responsible for stealing a "titanic volume" of credit card details. Ars...

Neanderthal Viruses Found In Human DNA Prompt Scientists To Explore Links To Cancer And AIDS

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Ancient viruses inherited from Neanderthals have been found in modern human DNA. Scientists are investigating possible links between the "endogenou...

'Happy Hour Virus' - The Easiest Way To Leave Work On Friday

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

At the time of writing, it's Friday. And so, if you're a human at a workplace, you're probably dreaming of that first pint in the pub, a good meal or ...

Preventing Rabies: It's a Public Health Issue for Animals and People

Mike Baker | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Mike Baker

Rabies is one of the world's most tragic diseases, not only because of the dreadful effects it has on the people and animals who become infected but also because it is entirely preventable. Its greatest burden falls on poor rural communities across Africa and Asia, where it causes one death every 10 minutes and where tragically children under the age of 15 are at a particularly high risk of dying.

I've Got the Scottish Virus

Rob McDowall | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Politics
Rob McDowall

The Scottish Independence debate sparks fierce emotion on both sides of the camp and the colour of your rosette aside, strong support can be found on Twitter and Facebook from across the political spectrum.

Why Are Muslims Being Told To Stay Away From Mecca?

PA | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

Health officials have advised elderly Muslims not to take part in the annual pilgrimage to Mecca because of the new Sars-like virus. Pregnant women...

New Virus Is 'A Threat To The Entire World'

PA | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

The new Sars-like respiratory illness which has killed more than half of the people who have been infected with it is a "threat to the entire world", ...

Did Stuxnet Backfire?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Tech

An audacious attack on Iran's nuclear programme may have backfired and made its security stronger. The Stuxnet virus was a highly sophisticated cyb...

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...

Should You Work Out When You're Ill?

Charli Cohen | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Cohen

'To train, or not to train?' This is the question we regular exercisers agonise over when lurgy strikes. Those unconvinced of the joy of exercise will struggle to comprehend why it is we WANT to train though the illness - why not take the opportunity to 'pull a sickie' on our fitness regimen.

Third Person Contracts 'Sars-Like' Illness

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

A second relative of a UK patient who recently contracted a potentially fatal Sars-like virus has become infected with the disease, taking the total t...

'Sars-Like' Virus Infects Second Patient

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

The relative of a UK patient who recently contracted a Sars-like virus has also become infected with the potentially fatal disease. On Monday, the...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: No Virus Link Study Shows

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Viruses have nothing to do with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), despite earlier evidence of a link, a study has shown. The new findings deepen the ...

Flu Spreads Before Sneezing Starts, Study Suggests

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you are reaching for your handkerchief it might be too late to stop the spread of flu, research suggests. Flu and cold viruses are known to be c...