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Apr 12, 2024

Pertussis, or whooping cough cases have been on the rise in many places of the world this year, and the Philippines is one of those countries.

During the first three months of the year, Philippines health officials have reported well over 1,100 cases, which is a more than 30 fold increase over the same period in...

Mar 28, 2024

A vaccine against the bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei, that causes melioidosis was tested in a mouse study and found to be highly protective against the disease, according to UCLA researchers.

What is Burkholderia pseudomallei? What is melioidosis? And what about this vaccine study?

Joining me today to answer these...

Mar 21, 2024

It's not a worm, it's a fungus among us. Today's topic is ringworm.

Joining me today is Regents Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science at Texas State University and author of an article published in The Conversation last year, but a topic still worth discussing.

Ringworm fungal infections are common in the US and are...

Mar 14, 2024

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that norovirus infections are sweeping the United States.

While all regions have seen an uptick, the Northeast region is being hit particularly hard.

So what is norovirus and how can you protect yourself?

Joining me today to look at these questions and more is...

Mar 5, 2024

Glaucoma affects over 3 million people in the United States and is often called the “silent thief of sight” because it robs people of vision slowly and without early symptoms. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a great time to emphasize the importance of regular eye check-ups for early detection of glaucoma and...