Infectious diarrhoea viruses can spread by air

Noroviruses, a group of viruses responsible for over half of global gastroenteritis cases, can spread by air up to several metres from an infected person, warns a new study.

Infection kept Salman away from shooting in Kashmir
Infection kept Salman away from shooting in Kashmir

 Superstar Salman Khan, currently here for filming “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, was unable to shoot for the last two days due to severe ear infection and sinusitis.

Your household pets can make you sick

If you a animal companion in your home, be careful, as a new study shows that household pets can transmit infection to people, and make them sick.

Mummies reveal how TB ravaged 18th century Europe
Mummies reveal how TB ravaged 18th century Europe

Samples from mummies in a 200-year-old crypt in Hungary have revealed that infections by multiple strains of tuberculosis (TB) gripped 18th century Europe when the disease was at its peak.

Smoking makes superbugs more aggressive: Study

MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant superbug, becomes even more resistant to killing by the immune system when exposed to cigarette smoke, a new study has warned.

Soaring antibiotic use in animals fuels "super bug" fears

Developing countries are pumping livestock full of antibiotics at such a startling rate that they are dramatically increasing the risk of creating drug-resistant "super bugs", scientists warned on Monday. 

Researchers reveal how some bacteria go 'underground'

Bio-engineers at Stanford University in the US have unlocked a mystery spanning over six decades: why some bacteria shift their shape for some time, fooling the immune system, and recover their original form later.

Condition of Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew worsens

The condition of Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who has been in hospital with severe pneumonia since February 5, has worsened due to infection, the government said today.

Take high-dose zinc acetate lozenges to cut common cold symptoms

A new study has revealed that high-dose zinc acetate lozenges may help shorten symptoms associated with the common cold.

US CDC warns overuse of antibiotics has fuelled more infections

Overuse of antibiotics made Americans more vulnerable to a strain of bacteria that caused nearly half a million infections and contributed to at least 29,000 deaths in a single year, US public health officials warned in a study published on Wednesday.

Youth fighting ''superbug'' infection from Los Angeles outbreak

An 18-year-old man who was one of seven patients infected with a drug-resistant bacterial "superbug" during a medical procedure in Los Angeles was under 24-hour monitoring at a hospital as he fought a severe infection, his attorney said on Friday.

Here's how mild reduction in food intake can protect against cerebral malaria
Here's how mild reduction in food intake can protect against cerebral malaria

A team of scientists has identified two molecular pathways that can lead to new therapeutic targets for cerebral malaria and also, discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the outcome of the disease.

Device to detect dengue from saliva in 20 minutes

A team of researchers here has developed a paper-based disposable device that will allow dengue-specific antibodies to be easily detected from saliva within 20 minutes.
 

Substance that protects against premature birth found

Scientists have identified the substance that protects against premature births caused by infection.

Sonia Gandhi's test results showing improvement, to be discharged soon: Doctors
Sonia Gandhi's test results showing improvement, to be discharged soon: Doctors

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to a hospital here for an infection in her lower respiratory tract, is feeling better and is all set to go home may be in a day or two, the hospital said on Monday.

Infection alert in Delhi due to cold

Cold conditions prevailed and infection alert has been announced by doctors in the national capital.

Now hug more often to keep stress and infection at bay

Here is a piece of news worth noting as a new study suggests that hugging more often is the simplest way you can protect yourself against stress and infection.

Dengue cases soar to 4,379 in Odisha

The number of people infected with dengue in Odisha so far this year has risen to 4,379, with 200 more cases reported in last two days, an official said here Wednesday.

Spain blames Ebola infection on human error as nurse worsens

The health of a Spanish nurse with Ebola worsened on Thursday and four other people were put into isolation in Madrid, while the government rejected claims that its methods for dealing with the disease weren`t working, and blamed human error.

New technology makes 'dance' of HIV virus visible in humans

A team of researchers has developed a new technology which allows them to watch what they call the "dance" of HIV proteins on the virus' surface, which may contribute to how it infects human immune cells.