infection

Typhoid vaccine could halve infection rate: Study

Typhoid vaccine could halve infection rate: Study

The study provides evidence to support the development of Vi-conjugate vaccines as a control measure to reduce the burden of typhoid fever.

Oct 02, 2017, 19:15 PM IST
Novel approach to track HIV infection found

Novel approach to track HIV infection found

During the course of infection, HIV fuses onto a target immune cell and delivers its capsid - a cone that holds the genetic material of the virus - into the cell's cytoplasm.

Aug 19, 2017, 15:40 PM IST
Sepsis: Inexpensive prevention technique discovered by US-based Odisha scientist

Sepsis: Inexpensive prevention technique discovered by US-based Odisha scientist

The growth of the sepsis germs is so fast, that by the time the baby is brought to the hospital, he or she dies.

Aug 18, 2017, 12:24 PM IST
Drinking tea, red wine may protect against flu: Study

Drinking tea, red wine may protect against flu: Study

Flavonoids are commonly found in black tea, red wine and blueberries.

Aug 13, 2017, 19:29 PM IST
Japanese encephalitis: The culprit behind deaths of children in Gorakhpur – Know its symptoms, prevention, other facts

Japanese encephalitis: The culprit behind deaths of children in Gorakhpur – Know its symptoms, prevention, other facts

Two days ago, the nation woke up to a disturbing news of the death of 30 children within 48 hours at a government-run hospital in Gorakhpur.

Aug 13, 2017, 11:26 AM IST
Ebola can persist in survivor's semen 2 years after infection

Ebola can persist in survivor's semen 2 years after infection

The research team also observed the detection of Ebola virus RNA in the semen of men who had previously had a negative test of their semen in some cases.

Aug 03, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
Suffering from gastroenteritis? Try these simple home remedies to get relief from it!

Suffering from gastroenteritis? Try these simple home remedies to get relief from it!

Gastroenteritis is a bacterial or parasitic infection marked by diarrhoea, cramps, nausea, vomiting and fever. 

Aug 03, 2017, 11:50 AM IST
Zika may not spread by kissing: Study

Zika may not spread by kissing: Study

Casual contact like kissing or sharing a fork or spoon does not increase the risk of transmission of Zika virus as the infection may not spread through saliva, US researchers have found.

Aug 02, 2017, 20:54 PM IST
Cholera outbreak in Yemen: How deadly is the disease, prevention tips

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: How deadly is the disease, prevention tips

Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by consuming contaminated food or water. 

Jul 28, 2017, 13:24 PM IST

Nine hackers held in China for spreading malware abroad

The malware, called "fireball", developed by a Beijing- based tech company, infected more than 250 million computers outside China in one year, which generated 80 million yuan (USD 11.85 million) for the company

Jul 26, 2017, 11:38 AM IST
Hepatitis A: Seven tips to protect yourself from the infection this monsoon

Hepatitis A: Seven tips to protect yourself from the infection this monsoon

According to the Word Health Organisation (WHO), the risk of Hepatitis A is associated with lack of safe water, poor sanitation and hygiene.

Jul 19, 2017, 19:50 PM IST
Here's how you can enjoy an acne-free monsoon

Here's how you can enjoy an acne-free monsoon

The simple skin abscesses, a swollen area containing an accumulation of pus, is caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria.

Jul 01, 2017, 23:33 PM IST
Infections during infancy may up celiac disease risk, says study

Infections during infancy may up celiac disease risk, says study

The study showed that the risk of developing celiac disease was particularly high in the case of repeated gastrointestinal infections in the first year of life.

Jun 21, 2017, 23:22 PM IST
Obese patients have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery

Obese patients have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery

A new study has found that patients with obesity have much higher risk of developing an infection soon after heart bypass surgery.

Jun 21, 2017, 23:04 PM IST
Study associates obesity to higher chances of infection after heart bypass surgery!

Study associates obesity to higher chances of infection after heart bypass surgery!

Knowing the risks and potential outcomes can help health-care providers and patients make more informed choices on treatment and better use of resources.

Jun 19, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
Researchers develop new HIV test that can detect hidden virus faster

Researchers develop new HIV test that can detect hidden virus faster

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new test that can detect 'hidden' HIV virus faster, less labour-intensive and less expensive than the current 'gold standard' test.

May 30, 2017, 14:27 PM IST
New, quick test to identify superbug infection

New, quick test to identify superbug infection

Researchers found that it was possible to distinguish not only between those bacteria that are colistin resistant, and those that are not, but also which bacteria have the more dangerous plasmid-encoded resistance.

Apr 25, 2017, 00:00 AM IST
Antibiotic resistance enters our bloodstream through the urine, says study

Antibiotic resistance enters our bloodstream through the urine, says study

The researchers say their finding could help doctors diagnose drug-resistant sepsis and inform treatment choices.

Apr 23, 2017, 12:21 PM IST
How treating traveler's diarrhoea with antibiotic risks your health

How treating traveler's diarrhoea with antibiotic risks your health

Every year, millions of travellers visit countries with poor hygiene, and approximately one third of them return home carrying antibiotic-resistant ESBL intestinal bacteria. Most of them remain unaware of this, as the bacteria cause no symptoms. 

Apr 01, 2017, 13:02 PM IST
Genital herpes during early pregnancy linked to autism risk in babies

Genital herpes during early pregnancy linked to autism risk in babies

Researchers have found that women who had signs of active genital herpes infection during early pregnancy may increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in babies later.

Feb 23, 2017, 22:06 PM IST