Statins: How a 40p statin can stop deadly form of blood poisoning

How a 40p statin can stop deadly form of blood poisoning By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 03:51 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:51 GMT, 15 January 2013 Drugs taken by around seven million people in Britain to lower cholesterol could also stop a deadly form of blood poisoning in its tracks.

Doctors warn travellers of vaccine shortages for the potentially deadly typhoid fever

Doctors warn travellers of vaccine shortage for deadly typhoid fever Shortage follows a recall by one pharmaceutical company of 88 per cent of its typhoid vaccine stock in OctoberTyphoid fever occurs mostly in developing countries in areas with poor sanitationProves fatal in up to 30 per cent of cases if left untreated | UPDATED: 11:55 GMT, 26 December 2012 Holidaymakers escaping the British winter to exotic climes may struggle to get immunised against typhoid, doctors have warned.

Amoxicillin: Widely prescribed antibiotic is useless at treating coughs and may be harmful

Widely prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin is useless at treating coughs and may be harmful | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amoxicillin does nothing to help treat coughs and could be harmful if used when it is not needed, researchers claim Commonly prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin does nothing to help treat coughs and could be harmful if used when it is not needed, warn experts.

Woman undergoes "fecal matter transplant" to cure bacterial infection after mother "donates" one of her stools

Woman undergoes 'fecal matter transplant' to cure bacterial infectionKaitlin Hunter survived a car accident, only then to battle a bacterial infectionShe lost 40 pounds, as nine rounds of antibiotics failed to cure her Doctors carried out a fecal matter transplant to recolonize her colon with healthy bacteriaThe operation was a success and she is healthy once again | UPDATED: 06:17 GMT, 27 September 2012 A woman who survived a near-fatal car accident only to suffer a devastating bacterial infection in her colon has been cured after undergoing an unusual treatment known as a 'fecal matter transplant.' Kaitlin Hunter's life threatening infection was cured after fecal matter from her mother, including healthy bacteria, was transplanted into her colon.

Treat infected newborn babies within an hour of diagnosis, demands healthcare watchdog

Treat infected newborn babies within an hour of diagnosis, demands healthcare watchdog | UPDATED: 06:58 GMT, 22 August 2012 Some hospitals are causing 'unnecessary delays' in treating newborn babies suffering from infections, according to the health watchdog.

Disinfectant that is harmless to humans but deadly to superbugs could become new weapon against hospital infections

Disinfectant harmless to humans could be latest weapon against hospital superbugs Scientists said Akwaton was non-irritable, odourless and effective at 'low concentrations' | UPDATED: 13:50 GMT, 8 August 2012 A disinfectant that is harmless to humans but deadly to superbugs is poised to become the latest weapon against hospital infections.

Professional footballer"s daughter, 17 months, dies on holiday of rare blood infection.

Professional footballer's daughter, 17 months, dies from rare blood infection just hours after showing symptoms on holiday Toddler's mother said her daughter showed no symptoms the night before she died | UPDATED: 11:55 GMT, 14 June 2012 The 17-month-old daughter of a professional footballer has died from a rare blood infection during a family holiday to Lanzarote.