Why some people get spots and others don"t: Scientists discover the "bad" bacteria that gives us blemishes

Why some people get spots and others don't: Scientists discover the 'bad' bacteria that gives us blemishesEveryone's skin carries acne-causing bacteria, of which there are 'good' and 'bad' strainsHaving too much 'bad' bacteria is what causes acneFindings could pave the way for new treatments By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:29 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:29 GMT, 1 March 2013 Even celebrities cannot escape the acne-causing bacteria: Cameron Diaz succumbs to an outbreak of spots They are the bane of many a teenager's life.

Norovirus strain that has hit 1.2million in UK and caused chaos in hospitals came from AUSTRALIA

It came from Down Chunder: The norovirus strain that's wreaked havoc across the UK and made 1.2million of us ill started in Oz Most people taken ill with norovirus caught the strain Sydney 2012 The variant was first identified in the UK in October but is already dominant Number of cases of the winter vomiting bug rose as much as 63 per cent compared to last year , has become the 'dominant strain' and may explain the huge rise in the number of cases.

Millions of pet lovers warned: You could pass flu on to Fido

Millions of pet lovers warned: You could pass flu on to Fido! A total of 13 cats and one dog in the U.S are believed to have caught the H1N1 virus in 2011 and 2012 from their owners Researchers say there needs to be greater awareness of the phenomenon | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 4 October 2012 Pet owners have been warned next time they have the flu, they may not just pass it on to friends and family – they might also infect their animals.

Gonorrhoea cases jump by 25% in one year as government "safe sex" campaign is criticised

Gonorrhoea cases jump by 25% in one year as government 'safe sex' campaign is criticised There were almost 21,000 new cases of the disease in 2011, up from just under 17,000 in the preceding year | UPDATED: 12:59 GMT, 12 September 2012 The government's campaign to persuade teenagers to have 'safe sex' has today been criticised after it emerged that new diagnoses of gonorrhoea have jumped by 25 per cent in one year.

Flu can spread before symptoms show, finds study in ferrets

Flu can spread before symptoms show, according to study in ferrets Virus can be transmitted into the air through normal breathing Ferrets are the best animal model for studying human flu | UPDATED: 08:14 GMT, 30 August 2012 If you are reaching for your handkerchief it might be too late to stop the spread of flu, research suggests.

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.

Deadly strain of MRSA now resistant to a last-line antibiotic used to treat infections

Deadly strain of MRSA now resistant to a last-line antibiotic used to treat infections | UPDATED: 03:00 GMT, 22 May 2012 A deadly strain of a hospital superbug has become resistant to a last-line antibiotic used to treat infections, scientists have warned.

Chlamydia is a "cunning" STD that easily evolves into new strains, reveal scientists

Chlamydia is a 'cunning' STI that easily evolves into new strains, discover scientists More than 150,000 people aged under 25 in England tested positive for chlamydia in 2010 Study provides insight into how chlamydia avoids the human immune system | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 12 March 2012 Warning: More than 150,000 adults aged under 25 were diagnosed with chlamydia in 2010 alone Chlamydia – the world's most common sexual infection – is a more cunning and highly evolved bacterium than thought, scientists say.

Bat flu found by scientists – and it could pose a threat to humans

We've had bird flu and swine flu – now scientists have found BAT FLU (and it could pose a threat to humans) U.S health officials have found influenza in Guatemalan batsStrain could pose a risk to humans if it mingled with more common forms of fluScientists haven't yet been able to grow the new virus in chicken eggs or in human cells in a lab Scientists have found evidence of flu in bats for the first time – and warn it could pose a threat to humans.