Immune System / Vaccines Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

Everything you need to know about smallpox vaccine scars

Smallpox is a viral infection that causes a fever and severe skin rash. The early 20th century saw several smallpox epidemics, and the infection was fatal for about 3 out of 10 affected people. The infection left many people who survived smallpox with permanent scarring, frequently on their faces. Smallpox is an infection of the […]

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Women's Health / Gynecology

What to know about breast yeast infection

A breast yeast infection is a type of inflammatory skin condition that develops in skin folds. A yeast infection, also called candidiasis, occurs when Candida yeasts grow uncontrollably. A yeast infection can develop in many different parts of the body, including the: mouth and throat esophagus vagina penis anus skin Candida yeasts are a type […]

Genetics Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

Preventing herpes infections: Study offers new insights

New research identifies a key factor that determines the progression of the herpes virus and shows that targeting it can slow viral progression. Share on PinterestNew research provides insights into what encourages the progression of the herpes virus. According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2015–2016, almost […]

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Mental Health

Do stress-related disorders raise the risk of infections?

Having a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or another stress-related condition may increase the risk of acquiring certain infections, according to a new study. People with a stress-related condition may be predisposed to infections. Despite what some 17th century philosophers taught us, our minds and bodies are not separate entities. In fact, modern scientific […]