People with high cholesterol are at risk of heart attack and stroke because atherosclerotic plaques within their arteries can rupture triggering the formation of a blood clot called an occlusive thrombus that cuts off the blood supply to their heart or brain. People with high cholesterol are at risk of heart attack and strokeFor years, […]

Hugely popular non-steroidal anti-inflammation drugs like aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen all work by inhibiting or killing an enzyme called cyclooxygenase – a key catalyst in production of hormone-like lipid compounds called prostaglandins that are linked to a variety of ailments, from headaches and arthritis to menstrual cramps and wound sepsis. In a new paper, published […]

The medical organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today    released new evidence at the 6th South African AIDS Conference in  Durban on early success using the high-strength antibiotic, linezolid  as part of a treatment regimen for patients with extensively drug-  resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). This is some of the first clinical data  from both an African […]

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa. It is affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, but does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. CDC is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health […]