Emerging Viruses: Preparing for the Unknown

Dr Edward Wright | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Edward Wright

It is worth noting that the impact of the outbreak was not just restricted to public health consequences. There are also social and economic issues, such as stigma associated with surviving infection and an estimated USD$2.2 billion lost in economic growth during 2015 across the three countries where the virus took hold.

Ransomware: What Is It And How Much Could It Cost You

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Tech

Security experts have issued a warning about a 'huge' surge in the amount of ransomware attacks that are taking place through junk emails. According t...

Ebola - What's the Situation Now?

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

The threat which posed danger to humans across the globe, the virus which spread like wildfire, Ebola still presents a risk to all of us. But where is it now? What are the facts and figures since the outbreak in February 2014.

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.

10 Reasons to Book Your Flu Jab Right Now

Fleur Perry | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Perry

For the lucky people reading this who've never had the flu, traditional wisdom states that the difference between a cold and flu is that when you have the flu, you wouldn't get out of bed even if it were raining £50 notes. It's easy to catch, it's easy to pass on, and it can survive on lift buttons, door handles and chip and pin machines for a whole day, just waiting for its next victim.

'I'm HIV Positive, Touch Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You don't have to know Finnish to understand what's going on in the video above. HIV positive man Janne bravely stands with a placard in a crowded...

22,000 People Need To Be Tested For HIV After Dentist Breached Infection Control

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The health of thousands of patients across the UK is at risk after a blood-borne virus, potentially containing HIV, might have infected them. NHS E...

Winter Vomiting Season Has Arrived, Here's What To Do

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The first signs of Christmas, the biting chill in the air - these are all signs that winter has arrived. Unfortunately alongside festive cheer, it als...

A Virus Hidden In A Lake Is Affecting Our Brains

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists at Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska have discovered an algae virus which is potentially affecting the mental abilities of human...

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.