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Health Topics - Infectious Disease

Knowing the Enemy: Biggest battle facing humankind becomes personal for UTHealth student

By 2050, more people are predicted to die from drug-resistant infections than cancer. That alarming projection fuels microbiology and infectious diseases student Ayesha Khan’s tireless drive to win the war against superbugs at a center dedicated to this cause at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)....

Holiday Food Safety: Protect yourself and your guests

This holiday season, think twice before you do that late-night nibbling at the buffet table, particularly if it has been sitting out for a while. One bite of crab dip or deviled eggs gone bad, and you may be moving your holiday festivities to the bathroom — or the hospital. While food poisoning is often associated with summer barbecues and potato salad, the winter holiday season is just as risky.

The Zika Virus: A possible link between this virus and a serious birth defect has left the global community reeling. So, should we be panicking?

The headlines blare with all the subtlety of a punch to the gut....

Under the Radar: Dormant but dangerous, hepatitis C can go undetected for years

What do Gregg Allman and Steven Tyler have in common? If you answered that they’re members of famous rock bands, you’d be partially correct. Yes, they’ve both enjoyed successful musical careers, but they also share a diagnosis of hepatitis C....

E. coli: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

When most people hear “E. coli,” they think contaminated food, diarrhea, failing organs and death. But to equate all E. coli with variants that cause these conditions would be the same as pegging all humans as vandals or murderers just because some people pillage and kill. What we need is a reasoned approach....