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E.coli Symptoms and Treatment

E.coli Symptoms and Treatment

E. coli infection is caused by Escherichia coli bacteria that resides in the intestine. Most of these gram negative rod shaped E. coli bacteria are harmless and helps in producing Vitamin K2 to the host and in preventing the existence … Read more

Skin Infections Can Spread Easily Among Athletes

Skin Infections Can Spread Easily Among Athletes

FRIDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) — In addition to the collegiality and competitive spirit that typifies team sports, one dermatologist cautions that players may be sharing something far less desirable: contagious skin infections. But outbreaks of herpes, ringworm and MRSA … Read more

Study Questions Safety of Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines

Study Questions Safety of Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) — Intensive care patients who may be infected with strains of pneumonia that are resistant to many drugs may be more likely to die if current treatment guidelines are followed, a new study suggests. In … Read more

How to treat Malaria

How to treat Malaria

Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, which is transmitted via the bites of infected mosquitoes. In the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver, and then infect red blood cells. Malaria is a main cause of death … Read more

Can bananas prevent infection of HIV?

Can bananas prevent infection of HIV?

A potent new drug derived from bananas may open the door to new ways to prevent sexual transmission of HIV. Scientists have found that lectins – a set of naturally occurring chemicals in plants – can halt the chain of … Read more