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Sequencing of the Plague

...bes. That could mean that more virulent strains of plague might emerge. More ominously, it suggests that enh... they try to swallow - along with the bacteria. So plague spreads among rodents, often causing only mild disease.// If the infected flea bites a human, howev...

Biotechnology on the lead

...ethal agents such as botulism, anthrax and bubonic plague could be purchased illegally over the internet, and might be more appealing to a would-be terrorist than conventional weapons. "I think there's reason to think that biological weapons are going to be increasingly attractive," she said. "I think that ...

Butterbur does wonders

...uries. During the Middle Ages it was used to treat plague and fever. In the 16th century its use was noted in treating cough, asthma, and skin wounds. Currently, it is used in the treatment of migraines. It has also been used successfully in preventing gastric ulcers, and in treating patients with irritab...

Plague creates panic in India

Four people are confirmed dead from pneumonic plague in northern India. Doctors had feared an outbreak of the plague from a remote village of Himachal Pradesh state after several people suffered the symptoms of pneumo...

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

...ch as whooping cough. Bordatella is afflicted by a plague of its own, a kind of virus known as a bacteriophage or "bacteria eater." This phage infects Bordatella using its tail-like structures, which latch onto a specific molecule on the bacteria's surface. To avoid the virus, the bacteria frequently switc...

Supplements for Ear Infections

...It often follows upper respiratory infections that plague children in winter months. Researchers, from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in the first part of the study, took blood samples from 40 children and discovered that three important chemicals were lower than in adults. Researchers were surprised to...

Eczema patients lack natural antibiotic in skin

...s may one day be used to fight the infections that plague millions of atopic dermatitis patients. "This study helps explain why 90 percent of atopic dermatitis patients are colonized by staphylococcus aureus and 30 percent develop active infections," said the study’s senior author, Donal Leung, Head of Pe...

Doctors May Not Be Ready To Tackle Bio-terrorism

...anthrax, 17.0 percent; botulism, 60.2 percent; and plague 9.7 percent (average 25.4 percent). Correct management averaged 79.1 percent after course completion. Source: Newswise...

HRT And Alcohol Combine Increases Risk Of Breast Cancer

...ect grain sized tumors; breast cancer continues to plague millions across the globe....

Shortness Of Breath A More Reliable Indicator Of High Risk Cardiac Disease

...y artery disease is characterized by deposition of plague in the arteries supplying the heart and patients with this disease either die suddenly without prior symptoms or have a heart attack as the first manifestation of the disease. It remains unclear why patients with shortness of breath without chest p...

A bird's eye view of the Bird Flu scare

It might not be the plague yet, but the bird or avian flu scare has acquired this nasty habit of sending a shiver down the spine. That birds have turned out to be man's greatest enemies in the 21st century is an irony worth noting. So what exactly are the origins of this disea...

US is unprepared for a bio-terrorist attack

...er of scientists for managing tests in the case of plague or anthrax outbreaks, and another 10% of the states have the capacity to respond to a chemical terrorist attack. Backup supplies are lacking in over 40% of the hospitals in the states. The Hurricane Katrina disaster was an example which illustrates ...

Tobacco plant based Vaccine against Plague

...gainst guinea pigs which were exposed to pneumonic plague bacterium. The researchers are to start a clinical...lea bite or handling of infected animal. Pneumonic plague can occur by inhaling infected droplet containing the flea. WHO has reported an early outbreak of 10...

Western Australia Witnesses Rise In Ross River Virus Infection

... among the medical community. The worst mosquito plague to have occurred has been one that hit Darwin a decade ago that resulted in infection of nearly 36 local individuals. In response to the above situation, the health officials have said that appropriate steps are being taken to restrict the spread o...

Mosquito Plague Reported From Western Australia

Mosquito plague has hit Western Australia's south region with 50 cases being reported in the past three weeks alone. The Ross River virus has also been // reported in the Territories with another 50 cases being reported over the last 30 days. Entomologist Nina Kur...

Britain Prepares For Mass Burials To Encounter Future Bird Flu Deaths

...ickly, justifying that mass burials similar to the plague pits are to be enforced should a human form of H5N...o deal with 320,000 deaths without mass burials in plague pits, news media cited the report. It's always desirable to bury as quickly as possible dead bodie...

Bubonic Plague Confirmed In L.A. After More Than Two Decades

...lood test confirmed she had contracted the bubonic plague that is a bacterial disease. // This disease, know...nty in more than 22 years. They explained that the plague is usually transmitted to humans from the bites of fleas infected by dead rodents. The health offici...

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Seeks Help of Stem Cells

...d by the multiple sclerosis which has continued to plague her for well over a decade//. After British doctors told her that there was nothing more that they could do for her she took a loan of over £12,000 to go to the Netherlands for stem cells injection, a procedure that is unlicensed in the UK. Accor...

Crisis Of Bubonic Plague In New Mexico

...due to septicemic form of the disease in which the plague bacteria multiply in the bloodstream//. Another wo... County died last week from septicemic form of the plague and she was the first to die. Bite from an infected flies or direct contact with infected animals ...

Haryana To Work With Pvt Practitioners To Implement WB Project

...a, cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis, measles, polio, plague and HIV and factors such as water quality, outdoor air quality and risk of non-communicable diseases would be covered by IDSP once the MoU is signed, she said. To implement the programme, which would continue up till March 2009, the state government...

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