Immunology

Diseases In Sneezes: Just How Well Do They Transmit?

When a sneeze happens, around 100,000 contagious germs for things like the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis move through the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.  It sounds scary, but there are numerous environmental factors that impact the ac ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 23 2019 - 3:44pm

Gene Editing May Soon Be Able To Remove Gluten Genes, Making Wheat Safe For Celiac Patients

One to two percent of people have celiac disease, and the first thing they will tell you is that it is not a fad diet, no matter how many books or Dr. Oz segments tout gluten-free. To celiac patients, it is like poison and the replacements for gluten often ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 25 2019 - 5:47pm

You Don't Have Stomach Flu

Like " I had insomnia last night" and "I am so OCD", medical terms often become colloquial. So it is with people who say they had a "stomach flu." There are stomach virusus, but what many people commonly call “stomach flu” isn ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 28 2019 - 6:26pm

Raw Milk Linked To Possible Bacterial Infections In 19 States

Raw milk sold by Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Pennsylvania and laced with Brucella strain RB51 has been linked to exposures in 19 states by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Raw milk, a recent trend by organic food lovers, ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2019 - 8:01pm

The Human Role In Spread Of 90 Percent Of Hospital Infections

People treated in hospitals and other health care settings are increasingly at risk of infection with multidrug-resistant bacteria. Many of these microbes produce enzymes called extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), which make them resistant to antibioti ...

Article - News Staff - May 31 2019 - 8:12am

Kids With Pneumonia Get Too Many Antibiotics And Chest X-Rays

Health care has become political and that means everyone wants everything for little money, at least when it comes to their own treatment or those in their family. The other edge of the political sword is lawyers waiting to sue, which has led to high malpr ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 4 2019 - 12:55pm

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Have A 66% Greater Risk Of Respiratory Cancer

A 65-year follow-up study of 6,883 patients with Multiple Sclerosis suggests they have a greater overall risk of developing cancer than the general population, with an especially high risk of cancer in respiratory organs, urinary organs and the central ne ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 1 2019 - 11:12am

SLIT Therapy for Treating Peanut Allergy

Edwin Kim, M.D., and colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a new and effective treatment for patients suffering from peanut allergy. The treatment is called sublingual immunotherapy, or SLIT, and involves the adminis ...

Blog Post - Scott Beers - Sep 6 2019 - 2:23pm

Happy 40th Birthday To The Official Eradication of Smallpox

In December 1979, smallpox was officially declared eradicated but it had already happened by then, thanks to the efforts of giants like Drs. Don Henderson and Bill Foege, not to mention 150,000 international workers pushing the disease first out of Europe ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Sep 13 2019 - 4:09pm

Welcome Back To The 19th Century- Strep A Is Causing Scarlet Fever In U.K.

A new strain of disease-causing bacteria has been identified which may explain a rise in more serious Strep A infections in England and Wales, according to results from cases published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.  ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 20 2019 - 6:46am