Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases Articles & Stories :

Binge Drinking Can Temporarily Weaken Immune System

Binge Drinking Can Temporarily Weaken Immune System

Binge drinking can weaken the immune system and undermine the body's ability to fight infection for at least 24 hours afterwards by inhibiting certain signaling molecules that launch pro-inflammatory responses, according to research published in the journal BMC Immunology. Read More


"Miracle Mist" Lays Down Antimicrobial Shield in Hospitals

A revolutionary spray aimed at controlling hospital infections by antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" first kills the microbes and then creates an impregnable film that keeps hospital operating rooms and wards germ-free for up to 12 months. Known as Q Bioshield, the spray recently had its deb... Read More


The Challenges of Overseas Medical Evacuations

The Challenges of Overseas Medical Evacuations

Dr. John Cahill explains that a number of tropical diseases, if left unrecognized or untreated, can have devastating outcomes. Unfortunately, he sees this on a daily basis. There are people who return from their travels with serious viral or parasitic infections. In good hands, it can be very... Read More


The Challenge of Emerging Infectious Diseases

The Challenge of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Dr. John Cahill discusses some of the challenges we face with infectious diseases that are constantly emerging and changing. SARS is an example of a virus that until several years ago, we had never heard about. So the possibility of new viruses emerging is a very real threat. Another challeng... Read More


The Concept of Herd Immunization

The Concept of Herd Immunization

Dr. John Cahill explains that though Infectious Disease specialists would like to vaccinate everyone, getting a large amount of people vaccinated can provide a barrier for most of the group. If enough of a population gets vaccinated then the potential for disease to travel across the globe, o... Read More


How Real is the Threat of Pandemic?

How Real is the Threat of Pandemic?

Dr. John Cahill explains that our world is becoming increasingly small and easy access air travel and global urbanization has created the possibility for the very real threat of pandemic. The internet has made international travel quick and easy and soon a majority of the global population wi... Read More



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