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Health News - Infectious Diseases/Bacteria/Viruses

Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson's?
Scientists recently tested probiotics in a roundworm model of Parkinson’s. A particular bacterium had a protective effect and improved symptoms. (Medical News Today)

New SARS-like virus may be spreading outside China
Reports of a novel virus spreading to countries in East and Southeast Asia have put local authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) on alert. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ethmoid sinusitis
Ethmoid sinusitis is an inflammation of the ethmoid sinuses, which sit between the eyes. This article provides an overview of the condition. (Medical News Today)

What to know about skin blemishes
There are many different types of skin blemish, many of which are harmless. Learn about some blemishes, including their appearance, causes, and treatment, here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about typhus
Typhus is a rare bacterial infection that people can acquire from insect bites. Discover its symptoms, risk factors, and the treatment options available. (Medical News Today)

Stages of cold sore development: What to know
There are five stages of having a cold sore: tingling, fluid-filled blisters, burst blisters, dried out sores, and healing. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Bacitracin vs. Neosporin: What's the difference?
Bacitracin and Neosporin are two types of over-the-counter antibacterial cream. Learn about the differences, uses, and risks in this article. (Medical News Today)

Causes of leg and ankle swelling
Some causes of swollen legs and ankles are relatively harmless, while others can be more serious. Discover the different causes and their associated treatments. (Medical News Today)

Blocked tear duct: What to know
When tear ducts become blocked, tears build up. These irritate the eyes, increasing the risk of infection and causing painful swelling. Read more about blocked tear ducts here. (Medical News Today)

Could probiotics benefit cats?
With the growing popularity of probiotics, some researchers are asking whether they might benefit felines. A recent, small-scale study investigates. (Medical News Today)

Differentiating ingrown hairs and herpes
People may sometimes confuse herpes and ingrown hairs because they can cause similar symptoms. Learn how to tell the difference here. (Medical News Today)

Is it bronchitis or pneumonia?
Bronchitis and pneumonia are two illnesses that people often confuse because they have many overlapping symptoms. Learn more about the differences here and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about nasal vestibulitis
Nasal vestibulitis is a type of bacterial infection that affects the opening of the nose. In this article, learn more about the causes and treatments, plus when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How to treat or get rid of a stye
A stye, or hordeolum, is a bump on the eyelid or at the base of the eyelashes. Bacterial infections cause most styes. There are pain relief and removal techniques a person can try. Read about them here. (Medical News Today)

What are the early signs and symptoms of shingles?
The symptoms of shingles in the early stages can vary hugely among individuals but typically include burning or pain in an area on one side of the body. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How 'good' viruses may influence health
Should all viruses be considered villains? In this feature, we meet bacteriophages. These viruses live in us and on us and easily outnumber bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Removing the core of a boil: What to know
A boil is a painful bump that contains a core of pus. Read on to find out how a person can safely alleviate boil symptoms at home, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Influenza A vs. B: What to know
Influenza A and B are the most common types of flu in humans. Here, learn about the differences between influenza A and B, including their symptoms and treatments. (Medical News Today)

What to know about fever during pregnancy
Experiencing a fever during pregnancy can be worrying. Learn about the effects that a fever might have on a pregnant woman and their fetus, as well as when to seek help, here. (Medical News Today)

Causes of heavy vaginal discharge
Having a certain amount of vaginal discharge is a normal sign of a healthy reproductive system. This article looks at why people may have excessive vaginal discharge and what to do about it. (Medical News Today)

Infections: How do our bodies know when to retaliate?
A new study shows how our cells detect if an infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a serious threat and whether to mount a defence. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the Moro reflex?
The Moro reflex is a normal, involuntary motor response in healthy babies. This article provides more details, including possible triggers and how to calm a baby with Moro reflex. (Medical News Today)

Meningococcemia: Everything you need to know
Meningococcemia is a serious blood infection that causes a rash and other symptoms. Doctors can help prevent severe complications, including death, with prompt treatment. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

Is tonsillitis contagious?
Some bacteria and viruses can cause inflammation of the tonsils, or tonsillitis. Read on to find out how these pathogens spread, and how to prevent tonsillitis. (Medical News Today)

At least 1 in 4 outpatient antibiotic prescriptions are 'inappropriate'
A study of U.S. data for 2015 finds that ambulatory care providers do not document the medical reason for the drug in 18% of antibiotic prescriptions. (Medical News Today)

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