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New superbug NDM-1 spreads to UK hospitals by health tourists

International travel and medical tourism helped the spread of drug resistant bacteria that could lead to the end of antibiotics, scientists have warned. A new gene, NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo—lactamase), emerged which allows bacteria to be highly resistant to almost all antibiotics, the scientists said. NDM-1 spread in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.  But it was […]

HIV infection rate in over 50s doubles

HIV infections among the over 50s have more than doubled in seven years. The number of new cases per year recorded in England, Wales and Northern Ireland rose from 299 to 710 between 2000 and 2007, research has shown. Half were diagnosed late, increasing the risk of an early death from Aids. Among younger age […]

Chlamydia test after every new partner call

Women should be tested for chlamydia every time they have a new sexual partner to cut their chances of pelvic disease, UK researchers say. A study of 2,500 students found that annual screening is not enough to prevent cases of pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause infertility. In those who were found to have chlamydia, […]