Renal medullary carcinoma is a rare kidney cancer found primarily in individuals with sickle cell disease or the sickle cell trait. It is a highly aggressive cancer predominately presenting in young males with an average age...
Scotland's Chief Medical Officer has called for children aged between 10 and 17 to be vaccinated against measles. Sir Harry Burns made the call among fears that a generation of children have low levels of protection after the MMR scare a decade ago.
A pioneering program to test cancer patients for nearly 100 risk genes is to start in London and could represent the future of treatment in the NHS. The results will be used to pick targeted drugs or decide how much of the tissue around a tumour to remove.
Aimee Copeland lost both her hands and legs to a flesh eating bacteria...
The parasite that infects a mosquito with malaria may be behind the bug's affinity for the human scent, a new study published in PLOS ONE on May 15 reveals. Mosquitoes infected with the Plasmodium falciparum parasite have an increased...
Fifty-eight percent of pool filter samples taken from Atlanta area pools last summer contained E. coli, a bacteria found in human feces. A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a sign that swimmers often contaminate pool water when they have...
Some doctors are becoming more involved than ever in managing complicated infectious diseases, medical experts say. Contributing to that change is the fact that there are too few infectious disease specialists to meet the nation's demand, particularly in rural areas. Another...
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