Medical News Today: How certain bacteria protect us against flu

A new study brings us closer to an anti-flu probiotic pill. By subtly altering the bacteria in our nose and throat, we might be able to beat influenza. The respiratory system’s microbiome could help researchers defeat the influenza virus (pictured). In most cases, when someone mentions the microbiome, they are referring to the bacteria in …

Medical News Today: Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

A study finds that certain pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infection. The results may help improve the management of the condition and its symptoms. Clostridium difficile infection is relatively common and can be serious. Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health …

Medical News Today: Todo lo que necesita saber sobre la tifoidea

Se denomina tifoidea a una infección bacteriana que puede provocar diarrea, fiebre alta y vómitos. Esta infección puede ser mortal. Es causada por la bacteria Salmonella typhi. La infección a menudo se transmite a través de alimentos contaminados y agua potable, y es más frecuente en lugares en los que no es muy común lavarse …

Medical News Today: Herpes simplex: Everything you need to know

Herpes simplex is a viral infection that typically affects the mouth, genitals, or anal area. It is contagious and can cause outbreaks of sores and other symptoms. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a highly prevalent infection globally, with the most common type affecting around 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 years. It spreads …