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This new antibiotic may help fight superbug infection

Researchers successfully created a simplified, synthesised form of "teixobactin" -- a natural antibiotic capable of killing superbugs, discovered by US scientists in soil samples in 2015.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:02 PM IST

Urinary, respiratory tract infections may double stroke risk: Study

The effects of the common infections were of similar magnitude among the people suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol, researchers said.

Mar 14, 2018, 17:45 PM IST

Effective tuberculosis vaccine in the offing?

The airborne disease is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, but despite 20 years of intense global efforts no effective vaccine has been developed.

Nov 27, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

Rare fungal infection victimises man 30 years after first exposure

 The man learned of his infection when he went to see infectious-disease experts at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson because he had been feeling confused for four days.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:24 PM IST

Stay healthy in winters – Check out five useful tips

Cold, fever, flu, asthma, body ache, stiffness and all sorts of infections are some of the problems people face in winter.  

Nov 15, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

This protein may improve flu symptoms, cut death risk

The protein called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101) is unique in that it not only targets the flu virus itself, but also the harmful inflammation the virus triggers in the host.

Oct 01, 2017, 18:47 PM IST

How to fight dengue, malaria, flu and chikungunya – Symptoms, prevention

With Diwali round the corner, these problems are bound to increase and knowing the symptoms for timely diagnosis and most importantly, our protection becomes our first and foremost priority.

Sep 28, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

Dentists believe that dating apps could be responsible for cancer-causing STI – This is how!

As per the report, experts have warned that a huge number of the population is at risk of being infected with human papilloma virus (HPV).

Sep 04, 2017, 09:56 AM IST

Hospital infections may increase risk of cardiovascular diseases: Study

A new study has revealed that infections acquired from the hospital may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as stroke.

Aug 02, 2017, 20:34 PM IST

This new nose drop could help prevent meningitis!

 This nose drop could help prevent meningitis, a deadly inflammation of the brain's outer membrane, and other infections.

Aug 01, 2017, 23:09 PM IST

How dirty stethoscopes can cause antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Infection control guidelines from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention state that re-usable medical equipment, such as stethoscopes, must undergo disinfection.

Jul 20, 2017, 13:28 PM IST

This new antibody-based test can help differentiate Zika from other infections

Zika is a mosquito-borne disease and is linked to severe congenital birth defects.

Jul 20, 2017, 00:02 AM IST

Parents take note! High dosage of Vitamin D will not protect your child from common cold

Daily high-dose administration of Vitamin D did not reduce overall wintertime upper respiratory tract infections in children.

Jul 19, 2017, 23:52 PM IST

Want to prevent infections during monsoon? Include Vitamin C rich food in your diet!

In order to prevent infections during this season, doctors have urged children to increase the intake of Vitamin C rich food as it will help in killing infected cells in the body.

Jul 15, 2017, 00:24 AM IST

2015 clocked up 16 million cases of fatal lung infection; India said to be major contributor

The findings highlight the pressing need for affordable treatments and vaccines as a priority to combat the virus.

Jul 09, 2017, 09:42 AM IST

No more flu shots? These painless disposable patches may soon replace needles

The new technology can be self-administered and stored without refrigeration, making it significantly cheaper that traditional vaccines.

Jul 02, 2017, 12:56 PM IST

Infections during early childhood may up celiac disease risk, says study

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

Jun 22, 2017, 15:44 PM IST

Monsoon and your health: Keeping allergies, infections, indigestion at bay

Although the rainy season is nothing short of a blessing in disguise, providing the much needed relief from the scorching heat of the summer, monsoon showers can leave you with an infection, an allergy, or problems with digestion.

Jun 16, 2017, 13:09 PM IST

This crucial open heart surgery device poses a major risk! - Know what it is

Approximately 60 percent of heart bypass procedures performed in the U.S. use the brand of device associated with these infections.

Jun 15, 2017, 10:40 AM IST

Indulge in street food but be cautious

It's best to consume spicy and oily food in moderation during the summer and monsoon season, suggest experts.

May 28, 2017, 00:24 AM IST