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HIV positive women are much more likely to suffer from anemia and high blood pressure in pregnancy and deliver babies with lower birth weights and retarded growth. A team from the University of Wit ...


Three variations of a human gene appear to impact human tuberculosis susceptibility, providing insight into why some patients infected with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogen develop the full-blo ...


Researchers at Harvard Medical School have discovered one way that a hardy disease-causing bacteria could be surviving in the lungs of chronically infected cystic fibrosis patients. "This work is ...


A study suggests that there is an association between direct contact with dead or sick poultry and flu-like illness in humans and that the transmission is probably more common than expected. Anna T ...


Staph infections resistant to antibiotics, previously only associated with hospitalization or prior contact with the healthcare system, are now widespread in the community and coming home. A study f ...


A study that measured the effects of anabolic steroids on men with HIV wasting disease found that anabolic steroids cause decreased levels of HDL-cholesterol, increased levels of LDL-cholesterol, and ...


Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ( NIAID ), found that people who lack a cell surface protein called CCR5 are highly resistant to infection by HIV but may be ...


Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris found the malaria parasite Plasmodium developing in an unexpected place: the lymph nodes. The parasites' presence in the lymph nodes almost certainly h ...


Researchers have for many years debated the cause of the Plague of Athens. Analysis carried out by Manolis Papagrigorakis and colleagues using DNA collected from teeth from an ancient Greek burial pit ...


A combination of older malaria drugs could treat malaria efficiently in some parts of Africa until a newer antimalarial drug called is widely available in those areas, a review of recent studies sugge ...


Topical quinolone antibiotics can clear aural discharge better than systemic antibiotics. This was the finding of a systematic review of literature published in The Cochrane Library. Chronically ...


Researchers have come up with a novel delivery system for anti-AIDS drugs: milk-curdling bacteria used to make yogurt and cheese. " We've found that you can engineer these bugs to secrete drugs – ...


A review of the past medical files of more than 300 couples in Uganda, in which the female partner was HIV negative and the male was HIV positive, provides solid documentation of the protective effect ...


The researchers replaced a single atom from the molecular structure of Vancomycin aglycon, a glycopeptide antibiotic that attacks the bacteria by inhibiting cell wall synthesis, significantly increasi ...


Experts believe that chronic fatigue syndrome ( CFS ) is a complex disorder caused by many different factors. Chronic fatigue syndrome is the term generally accepted by scientists and clinicians fo ...