News & Perspective

Jan 29, 2018

Jan 29, 2018
Pulse on the globe

WHO releases its first report on global antibiotic resistance

The rate of non-susceptible bloodstream infections was as high as 82% in some nations.

Jan 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018
Sick child in hospital

US flu levels continue to climb as 37 kids' deaths confirmed

The CDC notes 7 new kids' deaths and ILI levels nearing those seen in 2009.

Jan 26, 2018
Intensive care unit IV bag

Antibiotic cycling, mixing don't affect resistance, study says

Researchers conclude that neither technique used to ease antibiotic pressure is particularly effective.

Jan 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Defibrillation in operating room

Study bolsters link between flu and heart attack

The risk of heart attack increases sixfold in the first 7 days after lab-confirmed flu in adults 35 and older.

Jan 25, 2018
Pregnant belly

Birth defects climb in US areas with local Zika

Areas that experienced local Zika transmission saw a 21% increase in birth defects possibly linked to Zika.

Jan 24, 2018

Jan 24, 2018
Pills and money

$1 billion reward proposed for new antibiotics

An international group says the reward could significantly boost the number of new antibiotics coming to market.

Jan 24, 2018
Monkeys

Yellow fever case counts jump in Brazil

In 1 week, deaths from yellow fever rose from 20 to 53, and reported cases spiked from 470 to 601.

Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
High-tech lab worker

Step-by-step horsepox study stokes dual-use controversy

Some experts say that offering a manual for re-creating an orthopoxvirus is inherently dangerous.

Jan 23, 2018
Influenza virus

WHO: Many nations report brisk flu activity, with influenza B rising

The WHO urges countries to shore up case management, vaccinate high-risk people, and take other steps.

Jan 23, 2018
Flying gull

H5N6 strikes again in UK birds; H5 detected in Afghan poultry

DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.

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