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Only around half of individuals disclose or believe they should reveal having an STI prior to sexual intercourse, research to-date suggests

Written by | 10 Jun 2024

A review of research to-date reveals the complex nature of revealing a diagnosis of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) to a partner ahead of engaging in sexual activity…. read more.

Antimicrobial-resistant hospital infections remain at least 12% above pre-pandemic levels, major US study finds

Written by | 2 May 2024

Despite progress in combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the USA since its peak during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital-acquired AMR infections remain well above pre-pandemic levels, according to a… read more.

Transmission risk of multidrug-resistant bacteria appears highest in hospital sinks

Written by | 27 Apr 2024

A new study published today in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) reports the infection prevention steps taken to control a months-long multispecies outbreak of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales that occurred in a… read more.

African women living with HIV have an effective option to prevent malaria during pregnancy

Written by | 6 Feb 2024

In women living with HIV, preventive treatment with DHA-PPQ is a safe and effective strategy to prevent malaria during pregnancy, according to the final results of MAMAH, a clinical trial funded by the… read more.

Study identifies barriers that limit young men at HIV risk from taking preventative drug

Written by | 4 Dec 2023

Results of a qualitative research study into the uptake of PrEP – a drug which stops HIV infecting the body – suggests that more needs to be done… read more.

Understanding parents’ care expectations for a child with gastroenteritis could prevent after-hours care requests

Written by | 29 Sep 2023

Researchers from the Netherlands conducted a qualitative study to explore parental motivations, expectations, and experiences of off-hours primary care contacts for children with acute gastroenteritis. They conducted 14… read more.

British sex lives revealed in new study

Written by | 15 Sep 2023

A new study published today shows the number of sexual partners we have changes as we age – and there are some surprising results. Researchers from the University… read more.

Metformin lowers risk of long COVID

Written by | 10 Jun 2023

Treatment with the diabetes drug metformin immediately after testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus lowers the risk of developing long COVID by 41%. Researchers reported this finding on… read more.

New diagnostic test is 1,000 times more sensitive than conventional tests

Written by | 15 Feb 2023

When Srikanth Singamaneni and Guy Genin, both professors of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, established a new collaboration with… read more.

Discovering new treatments for tuberculosis

Written by | 27 Jul 2022

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, remains the leading cause of infectious disease worldwide, affecting approximately a quarter of the globe’s population. Treatment of infections is problematic… read more.

How to rejuvenate the immune system of elderly people and reduce their risk of infectious disease

Written by | 18 Apr 2022

A new study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, identifies a reason for why older adults are significantly more susceptible to infectious diseases than younger… read more.

Memory T cells from previous common cold infections protect against infection with SARS-CoV-2

Written by | 11 Jan 2022

A new study, published in Nature Communications confirms what many people have suspected for a long time – namely that previous human coronavirus infection e.g. with the common cold, could… read more.

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