infections

Brazilian Peppertree Helps Fight Off Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

In a paper published in Scientific Reports, American researchers have shown that an extract from the berry of the Brazilian peppertree can affect the dangerous methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The flavone-rich compound discovered by the team represses a gene that allows

Concerns grow over bird flu: Two people died in Hong Kong

A 62-year-old man died of the bird flu, which is the second fatal case of H7N9 strain in Hong Kong, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Asian media. Hong Kong has confirmed three people infected in three weeks. All of them have previously visited