Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A 'tropical' parasitic disease emerges in the Canadian Arctic

An outbreak of an intestinal parasite common in the tropics, known as Cryptosporidium, has been identified for the first time in the Arctic. The discovery was made in Nunavik, Quebec, by a team from the Research Institute ...


Congress: drugmakers planned price hikes to boost profits

Two drugmakers have made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer, according to excerpts from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Listeria in Dole packaged salad kills 1, sickens 11

One person has died and 11 have been hospitalized due to an outbreak of listeria linked to salads packaged at a Dole plant in Ohio, US health authorities said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Easier diagnosis for fungal infection of the lungs

A new clinical imaging method developed in collaboration with a University of Exeter academic may enable doctors to tackle one of the main killers of patients with weakened immune systems sooner and more effectively.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts 'amazed' by tapeworm that spread tumors to man

Stunned scientists described on Wednesday the first known case of a man infected with tumors by a common parasitic tapeworm, raising concern about more such infections that may go undetected.

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