The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ugandan Ministry of Health are unveiling a new drug to treat advanced sleeping sickness. The new drug is a combination of eflornithine and nifurtimox have been...

According to the Newark Star-Ledger, 6 women have been identified as receiving cosmetic surgery from an unlicensed provider resulting cellulitis and abscesses of the buttocks. While seeking to enhance...

With the increase of multi-drug resistant infections happening all over the globe and the pronouncement by the World Health Organization (WHO) of antibiotic resistance as one of the top three greatest...

A few months before South Africa is supposed to host the FIFA World Cup, an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever has infected at least 7 individuals, killing one. According to the Deputy Minister of Health, a...

I can remember my mother warning me as a kid that I could get food poisoning from a sandwich that was left out of the refrigerator that had mayonnaise on it. Was this a justified concern on my mom’s...

There are those who favor drinking raw milk to pasteurized and the reasons include that pasteurization alters the taste of the milk but more importantly they say, it destroys much of the nutritional value...

According to a March 4th Senegalese Ministry of Health announcement, there are two confirmed of polio in the country. These are the first polio cases reported in the country since 1998. This is the most...

With the recent discovery that King Tut was afflicted with the parasitic disease malaria, I wanted to briefly explore infectious diseases that affected or killed famous people throughout history, ancient...

The youngest leprosy patient in Kalaupapa from the remote northern peninsula of Molokai was charged with trying to ship methamphetamine from Honolulu to Kalaupapa last month. Allegedly, the 68 year old...

This is suggested in a study in the journal PLoS One. A team of researchers from Michigan State University published finding that Group B streptococcus may be a zoonotic disease, transmitted from cows...