Non-communicable diseases surpass infectious ones and are the ones that kill the most

Envato Cancer, heart disease, diabetes and respiratory pathologies surpass infectious diseases as the world’s biggest killers, warned the WHO. The World Health Organization has released a new report and portal with data from 194 countries on noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors: smoking, unhealthy diet, harmful use of alcohol, lack of physical activity and air … Read more

Ministry of Health: Local Government Key to Success in Handling Infectious Diseases

Jakarta ( – Minister of Health (Menkes), Budi G. Sadikin said that the achievement of the target of controlling infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria will continue to be pursued until 2024. According to him, this target can be achieved with the support of leadership and accountability of local, provincial and district/city governments. … Read more

Infectious Disease Fund: Canada urged to do more

Prime Minister Trudeau is due to attend a donor conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in New York on Wednesday. Canada, one of the Fund’s biggest supporters, has pledged $4 billion since 2002. Donor countries replenish this fund every three years; their contributions generally increase over time as health systems … Read more

Decline in vaccination of young children against infectious diseases in Alberta

According to data from Alberta Health Services (AHS), the percentage of children aged 2 and older who are up to date with their polio vaccine, which is four doses, has fallen from 78.82% in 2019 to 74, 77% in 2021. This vaccine also protects against other diseases, including whooping cough. Infants should receive four doses … Read more

Coronavirus variants less infectious for the brain

Notably, loss of smell appears to be less common after infection with omikron BA.1 The omikron BA.1 variant of the coronavirus is less able to penetrate the brain and causes less inflammation in brain cells than the virus variant from the first corona wave. This is the result of research with hamsters and human brain … Read more

Doctors Beware of Infectious Diseases of Feet, Hands, Mouth in School Children

Friday, September 2, 2022 – 14:03 WIB VIVA Lifestyle – COVID-19 cases have decreased significantly in Indonesia, but there are a number of disease others to watch out for include hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD), and tomato flu. However, there are still few parents who understand about the disease and its prevention. So far, cases of tomato … Read more

Unair Governor Calls Infectious Patients Cause Stomach Cancer-Maag Surabaya Low

Surabaya – Gastritis (ulcer), peptic ulcer, gastric lymphoma and gastric cancer arise due to the presence of Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that lives in colonies in the human stomach and has been shown to be the causative agent of ulcers, peptic ulcers, gastric lymphoma and gastric cancer. Expert and Specialist in Internal … Read more

The infectious disease that causes one death every 20 seconds. It is highly contagious, one infected patient spreads the disease to 15 other people

The figures reported by the World Health Organization in 2021 regarding tuberculosis, a highly contagious disease, are alarming. Globally, every 20 seconds there is a death caused by tuberculosis. Moreover, an infected patient can spread the disease to 15 other people within just one year. For years it was believed that tuberculosis could be controlled, … Read more

Development of light-activated hemithioindigo molecules to kill infectious bacteria

A new class of motorized molecules that kill specific bacteria shows promise for reducing the threat of antibiotic resistance to human health. Rice University scientists led a team developing light-activated hemithioindigo (HTI) molecules that destroy Gram-positive bacteria and the biofilms they form. The molecules do this by enhancing the local generation of reactive oxygen species … Read more

Climate change worsens more than 50% of infectious diseases

Alexander Sepulveda Meteored Chili August 28 4 min Heat waves in cities tend to increase with global warming. Climate change will make diseases more communicable. When we comment on the effects that climate change implies for human beings, we imagine great storms, extreme droughts, rising sea levels, migrations, etc. But we rarely link it to … Read more