The bacteria that populate our bodies perform important functions such as protecting us from other harmful bacteria. Tomorrow Today explains how our microbiome develops.
Patients' data used when German services rush to emergencies lay unprotected in the internet until recently, says the magazine c't. Its disclosure coincides with a lengthy German debate about electronic health cards.
Four countries in southern Africa on Monday took steps against South African chilled meat imports. The World Health Organization says it is the largest-ever recorded outbreak of listeriosis.
The WHO has diagnosed more than 3,000 cases of the life-threatening disease in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Most patients are children.
Researchers in Germany have raised the alarm after discovering bacteria immune to antibiotics in several streams, rivers and lakes. Thousands of people in Germany die each year from diseases caused by these pathogens.
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