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Asian countries should stay vigilant against MERS: WHO

Asian countries should stay vigilant against MERS: WHO

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:08

Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although in its current form it appears less infectious than originally thought, a World Health Organization expert said Thursday.

Five easy foot care tips for monsoon season

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:12

Monsoon season is here and it also brings the various skin and foot problems. As a matter of fact, most of us think that it is generally one`s hair and skin that suffer the most and neglect our feet, which actually suffer due to constant dampness and humidity which may give rise to various fungal and bacterial infections.

UN calls for greater commitment to tackle AIDS

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 12:51

UN officials warned that despite significant efforts, the AIDS epidemic is far from being totally wiped out and urged more investment and innovation was required to end the global epidemic.

Call for united global response to growing antibiotic resistance crisis

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 13:43

Experts have highlighted the growing resistance to antibiotics and other drugs which require global response on the same scale as efforts to address climate change.

This summer `Madras eye` becoming drug-resistant: Expert

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 17:28

This summer season, it seems some bacterial strains that cause conjunctivitis or "Madras eye" have become stronger and drug-resistant, an eye specialist said.

Saudi hospital head sacked over MERS panic

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 20:42

Saudi Arabia`s acting health minister has announced the sacking of the head of a Jeddah hospital where a spike in MERS infections among medical staff sparked panic among the public.

How bacteria exploit proteins to cause lethal infections

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 20:11

A new study has revealed how bacteria exploit human proteins during lethal infections.

Antimicrobial peptide-coated contact lenses could help cut risks of infections

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:32

Researchers have said contact lenses coated with an antimicrobial peptide could help decrease the risk of contact lens-related infections.

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