The parasitic infection, Chagas disease, was first discovered in 1909 by Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated more than 10,000 people die every...

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory disease in humans caused by infection with a hantavirus. Since 1993, some 700 cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome have...

Tampa, FL-based dermatologist and founder of Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, Seth Forman, MD joined me on the show to talk about the autoimmune condition, psoriasis. Dr. Forman discussed...

In 2010, I did an email interview with Blastocystis Research Foundation (BRF) director, Ken Boorom on the parasite Blastocystis hominis and the work done by the BRF. Several years after that, I did an...

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) titled “Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment...

Hansen’s disease, formerly known as leprosy, is caused by the Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae ) bacteria. The infection has also been identified in nine-banded armadillos. Approximately 95 percent of...

In the opinion of many, DDT is up there with vaccinations, antibiotics and sanitation as the most important public health measures ever. Internist and President of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, Jane...

Professor at Laboure College in Milton, MA and biodefense and bioterrorism researcher, Lawrence Roberge PhD joined me to discuss a number of topics in the area of bioterrorism such as a review of the...

Author of the new book, Dirty War: Rhodesia and Chemical Biological Warfare 1975-1980, Glenn Cross, PhD joined me to discuss the book, give some history on the government’s long counterinsurgency...

Ringworm. Is it a worm at all? No, in fact it is a fungus and a pretty common one at that. Dermatophyte, or tinea infections can affect the skin on almost any area of the body, such as the scalp, legs,...