Ethiopian 7-year trial finds that childhood eye infection increases after antibiotic program ends

Continuous mass distribution of azithromycin in northern Ethiopia, where the childhood eye infection trachoma is a major cause of blindness, is effective in preventing recurrence of trachoma but does not eliminate the infection entirely, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine by Jeremy Keenan and colleagues from the University of California in San Francisco, […]

Health Highlights: Aug. 14, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Zika, West Nile Cases Reported in Alabama Multiple reports of Zika virus and West Nile virus are being investigated by Alabama health officials. They noted that Zika hasn’t been transmitted locally, the New York Post reported. “To date […]

How to treat peeling skin

How to stop skin from peeling 1. Aloe vera and moisturizer 2. Stay hydrated 3. Use anti-inflammatories 4. Avoid irritation 5. Try these home remedies How to prevent skin from peeling How long does sunburn take to heal? Who is at risk? Takeaway Peeling is the body’s way of repairing damaged cells. Peeling skin is […]

Finding the light in antimicrobials

Hundreds of polymers which kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways could be produced and tested using light using a novel method developed at the University of Warwick. The new methodology may help identify antimicrobials for a range of applications from personal care to coatings. Researchers from the Department of Chemistry and Warwick Medical School developed […]