Viral infections may accelerate age-related cognitive decline by influencing the immune system. Much of the previous work on the subject found that exposure to certain viral infections including cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes simplex viruses (HSV) 1 and 2, as well… Read More
In cystic fibrosis patients, lung infection can be caused by bacterial infection. The bacterial infection can affect anyone, though it’s virtually harmless in the general population. But now researchers are closer to understanding why it poses a higher risk in… Read More
A new tuberculosis test can improve and simplify diagnosis. The new blood test for tuberculosis is inexpensive and helps identity the gene expression that differentiates people with tuberculosis and those without it or with different stages of tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis (TB)… Read More
Gas gangrene is a bacterial infection caused by anaerobic Clostridium bacteria, and it can affect the muscle tissues. Gas gangrene is a life-threatening condition, which can occur after certain surgeries.
Clostridium perfringens is a bacterium found in many environmental sources… Read More
Peritonitis is inflammation of the peritoneum caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. The peritoneum is the tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen, which covers and supports the majority of the inner abdominal organs, such as the… Read More
Neutropenia is a deficiency of neutrophils which can cause bacterial and fungal infections. Neutropenia is a blood condition which if categorized by a deficiency of neutrophils which are a type of white blood cell which helps ward of bacterial and… Read More
That antibacterial hand soap you buy religiously for your bathroom, or pump from a public washroom dispenser, may not protect you from bacterial infection, after all.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule in December that will… Read More
Taking a shower in the morning is a ritual that helps us maintain our hygiene. But what if showering actually has a harmful side-effect? According to new research, showering may lead to the spread of dangerous bacterial infections.
Researchers have… Read More
Many people would rather wait it out then have to face the dreaded public toilet, but are they really as scary as they are made out to be? Most people spend as little time as they can in any kind… Read More