Virus Health News

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9/17/2012
Shingles Not Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study States

Screening for cancer after diagnosis is unnecessary, researchers say

9/12/2012
More Evidence That Truvada Can Help Prevent HIV

Findings suggest the drug still blocks the virus even when patients miss a dose

9/11/2012
Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Some Success

The painful, potentially deadly illness is endemic to the tropics, and has reappeared in the United States

8/29/2012
Yet Another Tick-Borne Illness Emerges in U.S.

'Phlebovirus' symptoms in 2 Missouri men included fever, short-term memory problems

8/22/2012
West Nile Outbreak Could Be Biggest Ever: CDC

Thirty-eight states have reported infections, almost half of 1,118 cases in Texas

8/17/2012
Dallas Launches Insecticide Spraying Against West Nile Virus

The north Texas area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease this summer

8/16/2012
North Texas Cities to Start West Nile Spraying Thursday

Dallas, Fort Worth area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/14/2012
Dallas, Fort Worth Area Braces for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/13/2012
Dallas-Fort Worth Brace for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/8/2012
New Vaccine May Offer Protection From Deadly Nipah Virus

Virus causes serious respiratory distress syndrome and encephalitis, researchers say

8/1/2012
Poor Sleep Hampers Vaccine Effectiveness: Study

Adults who slept less than six hours nightly weren't adequately protected from virus

7/25/2012
Cancer Drug May Flush Out 'Hidden' HIV: Study

Strategy could help battle 'reservoir' of germs, but research is in early stages

7/25/2012
Airports in N.Y., L.A., Hawaii Deemed Worst for Pandemic Spread

MIT researchers calculated which locations are most likely to play a role in disease dispersal

7/23/2012
All HIV Patients Should Take Meds Early On, Experts Now Say

New guidelines reflect the improvements in antiretroviral therapy over last 25 years

7/12/2012
CDC Warns of Another Emerging Tick-Borne Threat

Babesiosis can be fatal; another report shows mosquitoes continue to spread West Nile

7/6/2012
Parenthood Seems to Protect Against Catching Colds: Study

Risk was 52 percent lower for parents than for nonparents exposed to viruses

7/3/2012
Shingles Vaccine Safe for Those With Autoimmune Diseases: Study

Study allays fears that the shot might raise shingles risk in people with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

6/21/2012
Once-Banned Bird Flu Study Yields Sobering Findings

Few mutations needed to allow airborne spread of H5N1 virus in mammals, scientists find

6/19/2012
Colds May Be Even More 'Common' Than People Think

Infected co-eds with no symptoms outnumbered those with symptoms by 4 to 1 in study

5/31/2012
Hepatitis B Infection Rates in U.S. Higher Than Thought

Study finds majority of cases are foreign-born residents

5/29/2012
Taking Anti-HIV Meds Prior to Exposure May Help Prevent Infection

Research review backs giving antiretrovirals to people at high risk of contracting AIDS-causing virus

5/24/2012
Babies' Vulnerability to Colds Tied to Immune Response at Birth

Small study found some infants had up to 10 colds in their first year

5/24/2012
Calcium Supplements May Be Bad for Your Heart: Study

Review says getting mineral from food is safer, but expert disagrees

5/9/2012
Infection Causes 1 in 6 Cancers Worldwide: Study

Stomach, liver and cervical malignancies top the list

5/2/2012
Once-Banned Bird Flu Study Suggests Pandemic Threat Is Real

Researchers found the virus could potentially mutate and spread widely among people, but that hasn't happened so far

4/2/2012
HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study

This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

4/2/2012
U.S. Advisers Say It's Now Safe to Publish Bird Flu Studies

Revisions to the research erase worry that bioterrorists might learn how to unleash a pandemic

3/27/2012
Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing

Viruses activate 'cough receptors,' especially among those with asthma

3/22/2012
Common Respiratory Virus Affecting Many Young Children

No vaccine for RSV, but hand washing can help prevent spread, expert says

2/28/2012
New Flu Discovered in Guatemalan Fruit Bats

Virus not a current threat, but should be monitored as a potential source of human illness, experts say

2/20/2012
Bird Flu Studies Can Be Published After All: WHO

Experts said security risk was outweighed by need to share findings on possible mutations by the virus

2/15/2012
Respiratory Virus Killed 8 Military Recruits After Vaccination Program Halted

Program against certain adenoviruses was recently reinstated

1/20/2012
Scientists Agree to Delay Controversial Bird Flu Research

Fears that altered virus could escape from lab or be used by bioterrorists feeds debate

1/4/2012
Potential Herpes Vaccine Disappoints Researchers

Only partially effective against one type of virus, ineffective against second type, study found

1/4/2012
Novel Hepatitis C Vaccine Shows Some Early Promise

But any clinically valuable treatment is years away, researchers say

12/2/2011
Scientists ID Gene That Predicts Chances of Cold Sores

Two variants seem to raise the risk of recurrent outbreaks, while two lower the possibility

12/1/2011
How to Stay Flu-Free for the Holidays

Regular handwashing, 'air kissing' are two of several suggestions

11/2/2011
It's Possible to Come Down With Two Flu Viruses at Once

Report confirms cases of people infected by H1N1 and another flu strain at the same time

11/1/2011
Cancer Risk Doubles After Organ Transplant, Study Finds

But benefits still far outweigh the risk, say experts

10/31/2011
Stomach Bug Easily Passed Among Pro Sports Teams: Report

CDC researchers urge athletes, staff to take steps to prevent spread of norovirus

10/28/2011
Scientists Identify Gene Linked to Cold Sores

Findings could eventually lead to new treatments for outbreaks of oral herpes, researchers say

10/5/2011
Raw Sewage a New Frontier for Scientists

Diverse collection of viruses awaits exploration, researchers say

9/22/2011
New Report Casts More Doubt on Virus' Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Nine labs failed to spot CFS patients based on presence of XMRV in blood alone

8/31/2011
Trial of Cancer-Fighting Virus Shows Promise

It sought out, destroyed tumor cells without harming healthy cells, study says

8/30/2011
What You Eat Affects Viruses Living in the Gut: Study

Virus populations vary from person to person and can change along with diet, researchers find

8/19/2011
Kids' Hacking Is Seldom Whooping Cough, Study Finds

For most children, respiratory symptoms don't indicate presence of the illness, researchers say

8/19/2011
7/15/2011
Novel Virus 'Jumped' From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find

Infection that killed U.S. research monkeys sickened scientist and family member, study says

6/28/2011
Research Sheds Light on Cause of Brain Deficits in HIV Patients

Virus can weaken blood-brain barrier and infect cells that normally support brain, study finds

6/15/2011
Study Finds Two-Seat 'Hot Zone' for Flu Spread on Planes

Experts had thought the danger area was much larger, researchers say