treatments for tuberculosisInfectious diseases are undoubtedly one of the leading causes of death in today’s world. Viral, bacterial, parasitic, fungal and other infections cause such common diseases and health conditions as the flu, cystitis, AIDS, herpes, typhus, rabies, candidiasis, tuberculosis, cholera, and many more. A lot of such kind of diseases are contagious and can strike a great deal of people causing epidemics and thousands of deaths. Fortunately, in our times the humanity knows how to treat or at least keep most of these diseases under control. In addition, every day new studies and researches are being initiated in order to find new and more effective cures or medications for infectious diseases. In particular, it has been recently reported that a group of scientists in the Philippines are conducting an extensive study aiming to find new treatments for tuberculosis and other infectious diseases among the marine plants and microorganisms, including sponges, and many others. Read the rest of this entry »