Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taiwan to cull 120,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Taiwanese authorities began culling around 120,000 chickens on Friday following the latest outbreak of a less virulent strain of bird flu, one of the island's biggest culls in recent years.

Medications

Building evolution-proof drugs

A new generation of drugs could help combat the growing number of bacterial diseases that are becoming resistant to antibiotics, a study reveals.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bubonic plague claims 32 lives in Madagascar (Update)

Bubonic plague, which wiped out a third of Europe's population in the Middle Ages, has reared its ugly head in the African island state of Madagascar where 32 people have died in a fresh outbreak of the so-called Black Death ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shellfish toxin spreading to eastern US, report says

(HealthDay)—An illness-causing bacteria found in shellfish, previously limited to the Pacific Northwest United States, is showing up in East Coast shellfish and in Europe, a new report warns.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Promising new antibiotic targets potentially deadly gut infections

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have developed a promising new antibiotic to treat potentially deadly gastrointestinal infections without harming the beneficial probiotic bacteria ...

Medications

Mining for new drugs in the ocean

Each time we use an antibiotic, the weaker strains of infection are killed off while the stronger, more virulent strains are left behind to multiply. In the past, this has not caused much concern, as there has always been ...

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