Anti-vaxxer Italian leader down with chickenpox

Related video In a twist of fate, an Italian politician who was lobbying against mandatory vaccination laws, has come down with chickenpox and is now hospitalized. There has been several outbreaks of vaccine-preventable measles because of inadequate vaccine coverage of the population. Prime reason behind this is the anti-vaccination groups that propagate vaccination conspiracy theories. […]

Individuals with infection history have higher risk of developing Sjögren’s syndrome

Related video Individuals with a history of infection had a two-fold increased risk of developing Sjögren’s syndrome in a Journal of Internal Medicine study. Respiratory, skin, and urogenital infections were most prominently associated with this increased risk. The study included 9,048 individuals from the general population in Sweden and 945 patients with Sjögren’s syndrome–an autoimmune […]

How to treat a sinus infection

Related video Home remedies Over-the-counter medications Nasal sprays Humidifiers Nasal irrigation Steam inhalation Rest Hydration Warm compresses Treatments Symptoms When to see a doctor Summary The sinuses are air-filled cavities that surround the nose. They are present in the forehead, the cheeks, and near the eyes. When the sinuses are clear, mucus drains easily from […]

New model IDs primate species with potential to spread Zika in the Americas

Related video Screen grab of an interactive map, available via Shinyapps, that shows geographic ranges of primates that are undetected Zika reservoirs. Ranges are color-coded according Zika risk scores. Credit: Han et al, 2019 Screen grab of an interactive map, available via Shinyapps, that shows geographic ranges of primates that are undetected Zika reservoirs. Ranges […]

GARDP and Evotec partner to tackle growing threat of antimicrobial resistance

Related video The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) and Evotec AG are today announcing the formation of a new strategic public-private partnership to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). By joining forces, Evotec and GARDP will leverage their capabilities and networks to address drug-resistant bacterial infections. This includes bringing together GARDP’s […]

New case study describes adolescent patient with rapid-onset schizophrenia and Bartonella infection

Related video In a new case study, researchers at North Carolina State University describe an adolescent human patient diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia who was found instead to have a Bartonella henselae infection. This study adds to the growing body of evidence that Bartonella infection can mimic a host of chronic illnesses, including mental illness, […]