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E. coli's adaptation to extreme temperatures helps explain resistance to certain drugs
E. coliTuesday September 18, 2018 7:23AM ET
Long before bacteria had to contend with antibiotic drugs, they had to survive extreme temperatures as Earth warmed and cooled over millennia. Could the adaptations they evolved to temperature - especially heat - help explain why certain strains are resistant to certain drugs?
Sugar pills relieve pain for chronic pain patients
Sugar pillsMonday September 17, 2018 8:50AM ET
Someday doctors may prescribe sugar pills for certain chronic pain patients based on their brain anatomy and psychology.
New study introduces approach that can roughly double success rates of kidney transplants
surgeryMonday September 17, 2018 7:41AM ET
Patients with terminal kidney failure require either frequent dialysis or a new, donated kidney to survive.
Portugal approves sale of test kits for HIV, hepatitis in pharmacies
hepatitisFriday September 14, 2018 8:40AM ET
Kits to test HIV, hepatitis B and C will be allowed to be sold in Portugal\'s pharmacies without prescription under new legislation approved by the government on Thursday.
Canada concerned about the risk of Salmonella illness from frozen raw breaded chicken products
popcorn chickenFriday September 14, 2018 6:41AM ET
Most frozen breaded chicken products available for sale in grocery stores in Canada contain raw chicken that can cause Salmonella illness and therefore pose an increased health risk to Canadians who handle, prepare or consume them.
World's first non-antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis unveiled in UK
tuberculosisThursday September 13, 2018 7:21AM ET
Scientists in Manchester revealed they have developed the world\'s first non-antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis.
Italy health authorities investigate pneumonia outbreak
ItalyWednesday September 12, 2018 7:19AM ET
Health authorities in northern Italy are investigating whether bacteria—including the one that causes Legionnaires\' disease—inhaled from the water supply is behind an outbreak of pneumonia that has afflicted nearly 150 people.
Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency in capital Harare
WaterTuesday September 11, 2018 9:12AM ET
Zimbabwe has declared a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare an emergency after 20 died from the disease and more than 2,000 people were infected after drinking contaminated water, new health minister Obadiah Moyo said on Tuesday.
New theory for phantom limb pain points way to more effective treatment
Phantom limb painTuesday September 11, 2018 7:40AM ET
Dr Max Ortiz Catalan of Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed a new theory for the origin of the mysterious condition, \'phantom limb pain\'.
South Korea detects first case of MERS since 2015 outbreak
South KoreaMonday September 10, 2018 8:07AM ET
South Korean authorities today confirmed the first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, MERS, coronavirus diagnosed in a man since the outbreak that affected the country in 2015, leaving 187 infected and 38 dead.
BiH must continue the fight against HIV/AIDS alone
Michel KazatchkineMonday September 10, 2018 7:15AM ET
Bosnia and Herzegovina can remain a country with the lowest HIV rate in Europe and sustained reduction of tuberculosis levels only if full implementation of the transition from international funding towards sustainable domestically owned HIV and TB responses is ensured. But, international funding from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/ AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria is ending this year.
Simple blood test provides personalised therapy for cancer patients
Simple blood testMonday September 10, 2018 6:22AM ET
Researchers have developed a simple blood test that can select cancer patients where therapies that use the body\'s own immune system (immunotherapies) are more likely to be effective.
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