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Phages: The powerful new bio-ammo in superbug war
Yes, I know the headline sounds like a soundbite from the Startship Troopers movie.
biology  bacteria  infection  healthcare  disease  technology 
january 2012 by andrewducker
UK swine flu toll is really 30,000, says leading scientist
Thirty thousand people in Britain are likely to have been already infected by swine flu, one of the country's leading authorities has told The Independent on Sunday. This would mean that the virus is 300 times more widespread than the Health Protection Agency (HPA) admits.
flu  disease  UK 
may 2009 by andrewducker
UK swine flu toll is really 30,000, says leading scientist
Professor Oxford, of Queen Mary, University of London, believes that thousands of people have caught the virus and suffered only the most minor symptoms, or none at all, over the past weeks, as the new strain of H1N1 has spread nationwide – welcome testimony to the mildness of the epidemic to date.
disease  pandemic 
may 2009 by andrewducker
Health warning over water coolers
Consumer Focus Scotland said 23 out of 87 samples from dispensers in Edinburgh and the Lothian and Borders region showed bacterial contamination.
health  disease  water 
march 2009 by andrewducker
'Keep off dieting' to avoid flu
US researchers found mice who were put on a calorie-controlled diet found it harder to tackle the infection than those on a normal diet. Strange that.
disease  diet 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Google Flu Trends
Analysing search trends to find flu hotspots
visualization  technology  disease  visualisation 
november 2008 by andrewducker
Drug can reverse the effects of MS
After three years, those taking alemutuzumab had 74 per cent fewer attacks and 71 per cent less disability compared with those taking beta-interferon. Dr Coles said: "It is superlative – much better than the standard treatment."
drugs  disease  health 
october 2008 by andrewducker
Did the Romans destroy Europe's HIV resistance?
And does it make up for the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health?
HIV  disease  history  WildSpeculation 
september 2008 by andrewducker
Vitamin C 'does not stop colds'
Well, actually "Vitamin C has a negligible effect if you aren't stressed."
vitaminC  colds  disease  medicine 
july 2007 by andrewducker

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