C-diff is a bacterium that causes a life-threatening infection. Though the bacterium can infect healthy individuals, it is of particular concern to those who are hospitalized or are taking antibiotics.
With the recent discovery of polymyxin-resistant infection here in the U.S., there's a renewed pledge among drug developers and the government to incentivize research for developing new antibiotics, previously a seemingly abandoned effort.
As we mentioned earlier this week, ACSH s Dr. Josh Bloom is not a big fan of how the CDC is attempting to control the spread of Ebola. He has written an op-ed on Science 2.0, entitled Preventing Ebola: Screen Or Screen Door? which reflects this rather clearly.
There is no hotter topic in the news these days than the Ebola outbreak. We would say that it has gone viral, but that would be beneath us. Opinions and reactions range from the end of the world to absolutely nothing to worry about. We thought it might be a good time to examine some of the different opinions and advisories, as well facts, unknown facts and suppositions.
With one definite case of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (and one other possible) having been diagnosed in Dallas, those who said it can t happen here have been proven wrong. What about those warning of an epidemic? Also wrong.
If you have noticed the absence of any mention of the ongoing ebola outbreak from us, there is a reason. Unlike many people who have been shooting their mouths off about the infection often contradicting each other we have not had the expertise to address this properly. This has now changed.
Catch the latest news on increasing rates of whooping cough in CA, what's holding up GM technology in some areas of the world and why you should stay away from Chikungunya- the mosquito-borne disease you probably haven't heard of
The never-ending war on cancer will only be won when we win the war against death itself. While rates of heart disease, stroke and COPD have plummeted, the decline in cancer deaths is slower, giving the false impression that there is a cancer epidemic.