Vírus

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...

Frankenstein Virus Could Build Itself From Safe Computer Code

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Tech

A new form of computer virus which can build itself out of discarded pieces of benign computer code has been resented at a conference in Texas. The...

Seal Flu - Could It Pose A Risk To Humans?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Seal flu could pose a new threat to human health, scientists have warned. A new flu virus identified in American harbour seals has the potential to...

'Internet Doomsday' Fizzles As Most Users Remove Crippling Virus In Time

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Tech

It may have been called 'Internet Doomsday' - but the decision to switch off a temporary fix to a virus which could have thrown thousands offline appe...

Internet 'Doomsday' Feared As FBI Pulls Plug On Fraud Gang's Servers

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Tech

A virus which spread almost a year ago could cripple 20,000 UK computers on Monday, as the FBI switches off a fraud gang's servers which were commande...

Internet 'Doomsday' Could Kick Thousands Offline On 9 July

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Tech

A virus which spread almost a year ago could cripple 20,000 UK computers on Monday, experts have warned. The purpose of the virus was to change vic...

Controversial ‘Bird Flu’ Study That Highlights Threat To Humans, Finally Published

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

After months of debate, the science journal Nature has finally published the first of two controversial papers US security advisers previously warned ...

Newly Discovered Virus Causing Widespread Death In Sheep

Holly Alsop | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK
Holly Alsop

A new and deadly virus has hit the UK causing birth defects and miscarriages in sheep across England. The Schmallenberg virus has now been reported on 83 farms in England with the National Farmers' Union urging farmers who suspect infection on their properties to alert authorities immediately.

Could This Spell The End Of The Winter Vomiting Bug?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

American scientists are developing a nasal spray that protects the body against the norovirus bug. Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine in T...