Robert Herriman

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A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne have recently performed a pilot trial on a vaccine that could seriously reduce or eliminate transmission of the parasite that causes neurocyticercosis,...

I wanted to point out some of the numbers from a couple of presentations from last week’s 2010 National STD Prevention Conference. Both presentations were from researchers from the Centers for Disease...

The nation of Zimbabwe which had experienced a massive cholera outbreak that started in August 2008 is going through two additional infectious disease outbreaks in 2010. Though the cholera epidemic has...

In recent weeks there has been the release of a new product that suffocates head lice and a study by French and British researchers that show the effectiveness of an oral medication to treat head lice...

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...