Aircraft toilet waste can track diseases' transmission routes

 Analysis of toilet waste from international aircraft can help scientists in global surveillance of infectious diseases and identification of how they are transmitted between countries, researchers have found.

Depression doesn't spread: Researchers

 A healthy mood spreads faster through social networks but depression does not, say researchers.

World's most sensitive test to detect superbugs developed

 Researchers have developed the world's most sensitive test to quickly detect dangerous infectious diseases and deadly superbugs such as C difficile and MRSA.

Beware of infectious diseases during rainy season!

Many of us fall ill during the rainy season mostly due to sudden weather change causing fluctuation in body temperature. So beware of the infectious diseases during rainy season.

'Human breast milk' craze ill advised by scientists

Human breast milk has emerged as a fad amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers, however, scientists have advised against it.

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.

Common bacteria becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings could easily spread from one geographic region to another, shows a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Infectious diseases spreading due to global warming: Study
Infectious diseases spreading due to global warming: Study

 Climate change has triggered the spread of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts such as West Nile virus and Ebola, an alarming study shows.

MERS claims two lives in Saudi Arabia

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has claimed two more lives, bringing the toll in the country to 363 since the virus was detected in 2012, the Saudi Arabia health ministry announced.

Stay home and watch TV to curb swine flu spread

Apart from hand washing and wearing masks, watching your favourite shows on TV at home can also help reduce the spread of infectious diseases such as swine flu and influenza, a study has found.

Amitabh Bachchan plans to start campaign for Hepatitis B
Amitabh Bachchan plans to start campaign for Hepatitis B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is planning to start a new campaign for infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

New device can diagnose 1000 blood pathogens in 6 hours
New device can diagnose 1000 blood pathogens in 6 hours

Researchers have developed a device that can diagnose 1,000 pathogens in the blood in just six hours and potentially help save thousands of lives each year.

Global infection outbreaks rising since 1980: Study

The number of outbreaks of infectious diseases and the number of unique illnesses causing them appear to be increasing around the globe, says a study co-authored by an Indian-American professor.

Ebola outbreak demonstrates lack of readiness: WHO

The Ebola epidemic shows that the world is ill-prepared to respond to a severe health emergency, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said Monday.

Google Earth Engine to soon predict malaria on maps

University of California, San Francisco is currently working to create an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data on Google Earth Engine.

Two new vaccines that can prevent spread of meningitis by nearly 40 pc, discovered

Scientists have revealed that they have discovered two new vaccines that can prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person by nearly 40 percent.

Global initiative launched to fight infectious diseases

The US Thursday joined 26 other countries and key international organisations to launch a global effort aimed at combating the perils of infectious diseases, Xinhua reported.

US, 26 countries launch effort to fight outbreaks

The US and 26 other countries began a new effort Thursday to prevent and fight outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases before they spread around the globe.

Nanoemulsions to target infectious diseases: Study

Nano-engineered oil droplets can be used to target infectious diseases and provoke specific immune responses to deal with side-effects of broad-spectrum treatments such as chemotherapy, according to a new research.

Googling about symptoms can predict disease outbreak

Irritated at recurring symptoms? Searching for an online diagnosis on google is not a bad idea before visiting the doctor.