Microbiologists reveal what grows on your ears when you get pierced
What happens to the millions of microbes on your earlobes when you get your ears pierced? Body piercings are a uniquely human practice—one which we have been practicing for thousands of years. But exactly how this practice influences the millions of microbes on our skin has been largely unstudied,…#charlescyxu #mcgilluniversity #montreal #actofinsertion #biologicalsciences #staphylococcus #aka (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
UK detects its first human case of swine flu strain
Health officials scramble to trace contacts of person infected with H1N2 strainSwine flu in the UK: what we know so farHealth officials are scrambling to trace contacts of a person infected with a new form of swine flu, after the UK detected its first human case of H1N2.Fifty human cases of the strain have been reported globally since 2005. The new case is the first to be detected in the UK and is unrelated genetically to the previous cases.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Swine flu Health UK news Infectious diseases Society World news Science Microbiology Source Type: news
Swine flu in the UK: what we know so far
One person found to be infected with H1N2 strain, of which 50 cases have been reported globally since 2005UK detects its first human case of swine flu strainThe UK has detected its first human case of H1N2, a swine flu strain that has been reported in 50 people worldwide since 2005.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Swine flu Health UK news World news Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Science Society Source Type: news
Bleach does not tackle fatal hospital superbug, UK researchers find
Following government guidance by using disinfectant to tackle C diff bacteria proved ineffective in experimentsLiquid bleach does not kill off a hospital superbug that can cause fatal infections, researchers have found.The researchers say new approaches are needed towards disinfection in care settings.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Research publishing Education Health Source Type: news
Patrick Vallance contradicts Rishi Sunak ’s evidence to Covid inquiry
PM would almost certainly have known concerns over ‘eat out to help out’ scheme, says former chief scientific adviserExplainer: How Vallance ’s diaries exposed chaos inside No 10UK politics live – latest updatesRishi Sunak would almost certainly have known scientists were worried about his“eat out to help out” scheme during the pandemic, Sir Patrick Vallance has said, directly contradicting the prime minister ’s evidence to the Covid inquiry.In potentially damaging testimony, Vallance, the UK government ’s chief scientific adviser during the pandemic, said he would be “very surprised” if Sunak, then cha...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 20, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Peter Walker Deputy political editor Tags: Covid inquiry Rishi Sunak Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases Patrick Vallance Politics UK news Medical research Boris Johnson Microbiology Chris Whitty Health policy Economic policy Source Type: news
Meet the heroes powering our emergency response
16 November 2023 – I am Nevien Attalla, and I serve as Operations Manager at the WHO logistics hub in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. My background in pharmacy has facilitated my career journey and contributed significantly to humanitarian efforts. I had been a microbiological instructor to the retail field before joining the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot in 2012, where I found my true passion in humanitarian response. In 2015, the WHO logistics hub in Dubai was established, and it has since provided me with many valuable experiences in the humanitarian sector. Humanitarian work, by its nature, ofte...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 16, 2023 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news
Rebound Infections Occur in 20% of Paxlovid Users, According to New Research
COVID-19 has become less of an urgent threat than it was in 2019 largely because of vaccines and growing immunity from natural infections, but antiviral treatments have also changed the course of the disease. The most popular of these is nirmatrelvir-ritonavir, sold under the brand name Paxlovid, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends for older people and anyone over age 12 who is at higher risk of COVID-19 complications. But people taking the drug have reported incomplete recovery, or testing positive again after testing negative once they finished the five-day course of the oral medica...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news
Seasonality of microbiology of combat-related wounds and wound infections in Afghanistan - Soderstrom MA, Blyth DM, Carson ML, Campbell WR, Yabes JM, Shaikh F, Stewart L, Tribble DR, Murray CK, Kiley JL.
INTRODUCTION: Battlefield-related wound infections are a significant source of morbidity among combat casualties. Seasonality of these infections was demonstrated in previous conflicts (e.g., Korea) but has not been described with trauma-related health car... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Expert warns new Covid variants could be more severe or transmissible
As viruses always try to adapt to increasing environmental pressures, more severe variants could appear, according to a lecturer in microbiology. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Male-Killing Virus Is Discovered in Insects
The chance finding in a Japanese university ’s greenhouse could help researchers find ways to control agricultural pests or even insects that spread disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Anne Brown Tags: Viruses Butterflies and Moths Caterpillars Insects Microbiology Research Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Japan your-feed-science Source Type: news
Microbiome Firm Raises $86.5 Million and Inks Deal to Sell Consumer Test Kits in 200 CVS Pharmacies
Studying gut bacteria continues to intrigue investors, but can the results produce viable diagnostic data for healthcare providers? Even as microbiologists and clinical pathologists closely watch research into the human microbiome and anticipate study findings that could lead to new medical laboratory tests based on microbiome testing, there are entrepreneurs ready to tout the benefits […] The post Microbiome Firm Raises $86.5 Million and Inks Deal to Sell Consumer Test Kits in 200 CVS Pharmacies appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 3, 2023 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing AI anatomic pathology artificial intelligence clinical laboratory clinical pathology CVS Dark Daily dark intel Source Type: news
Mpox circulated for five years before global explosion in 2022, research finds
Discovery of hidden transmission of disease formerly know as monkeypox leads to calls for improved surveillanceThe disease formerly known as monkeypox, which spread around the world in an unprecedented outbreak in 2022, was circulating in humans for more than five years before the explosion of cases triggered a global public health emergency, researchers say.The discovery of longstanding, hidden transmission between humans has led to calls for improved global surveillance of the MPXV virus to eliminate the disease, renamedmpox last year, from humans and prevent it from re-emerging.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Mpox Science Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research World news Source Type: news
I'm a microbiologist - this is how to avoid 'fried rice syndrome'
Don't leave rice or pasta at room temperature for more than two hours if you want to avoid 'fried rice syndrome', warns Dr Joe in viral TikTok video (pictured right). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
qPCR: Driving Wastewater Surveillance for Infectious Disease
Natalie Knox and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory are helping establish a national qPCR-driven wastewater surveillance network for SARS-CoV-2 and other diseases. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 30, 2023 Category: Science Tags: News News & Opinion Source Type: news
Long COVID Research Is In Its ‘ Most Hopeful ’ Phase Yet
A phenomenal amount of research on Long COVID—the name for chronic symptoms following a case of COVID-19—has been published over the past three years. But scientific advances have yet to bring relief to people who are already sick, a group estimated to include about 5% of U.S. adults but hard to precisely quantify due to the difficulty of diagnosing people correctly. Researchers are optimistic that breakthroughs are coming. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched multiple clinical trials focused on potential therapies, and several recent studies have pointed to biomarkers that may help doct...
Source: TIME: Health - October 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news