Virus Health News

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6/2/2011
Saliva Test Spots Virus That Can Cause Hearing Loss in Newborns

Study found it outperformed heel prick test currently used to diagnose CMV infection

5/26/2011
Tracking Swine Flu Virus in Pigs Reveals Mutations

Changes occurred as animals were taken from one area to another, study finds

5/23/2011
Researchers Find Cousin of Hepatitis C Virus in Dogs

Might lead to better understanding and treatment of human version of the disease

5/12/2011
Study Finds No Link Between XMRV Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers say patients should 'reconsider' taking antiretrovirals

5/11/2011
Health Tip: Can't Kick the Common Cold?

These suggestions may ease symptoms

4/26/2011
Health Tip: Taking a Cruise?

Don't be the one to spread germs

4/12/2011
Genital Herpes Can Be Spread When Lesions Aren't Present: Study

Finding confirms suspicions experts have had for years

4/11/2011
1st U.S. Test to Diagnose Dengue Fever Approved

Illness more common in Latin America, Caribbean and Asia

4/6/2011
Years Later, Victims of Critical Respiratory Illness Still Suffer

Finding suggests treatment in intensive care unit for ARDS could be improved

4/4/2011
HPV Might Be Linked to Lung Cancer

Researchers don't know if vaccine to prevent cervical cancer would work for lung cancer

3/18/2011
Chemistry of Mosquito Sex May Hold Key to Disease Control

Source of yellow fever, dengue targeted in search for insect 'birth control'

3/1/2011
Gene Therapy Against HIV Not a Proven Cure, Experts Say

While promising, more research is needed to see if technique really works

2/25/2011
Virus Unlikely to Advance Deadly Lung Disease: Study

Research contradicts previous finding that viral infections worsen idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

2/22/2011
COPD May Make Shingles More Likely

People taking corticosteroids for breathing disorder face highest risk, study finds

1/21/2011
Commuters May Catch More Than the Bus, Tram

Study finds public transit passengers at risk of respiratory infection, but daily use more protective

1/13/2011
Scientists Find Way to Stop Spread of Bird Flu in Chickens

Genetic modification prevented transmission from sick birds to others in same pen

1/12/2011
How to Cope With Stomach Flu Symptoms

Doctor offers tips to aid patients' recovery

1/7/2011
Circumcision Helps Cut HPV Transmission Rate, Study Finds

Procedure in males offered partial protection from STD among female partners in Uganda

12/30/2010
Hand-Washing May Have Kept Flu at Bay

Good hygiene is simply the best protection from infectious agents, experts say

12/14/2010
Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests

Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

12/14/2010
Once-Daily Dose Approved for Prezista

Anti-HIV drug sanctioned in combination with ritonavir

12/7/2010
Flu Viruses Gaining Resistance, Study Confirms

With only two classes of drugs now approved, expert fears treatment options will be limited

12/3/2010
Research Finds Not All HIV Affects Immune System Same Way

In some cases, virus has mutations that keep it from killing immune cells, study finds

12/3/2010
Species Extinctions May Spell Trouble for Human Health

Scientists warn that loss of plants, animals could increase spread of infectious diseases

11/24/2010
Scientists May Have Solved an HIV Mystery

Mechanism for death of critical immune cells identified in study

11/12/2010
Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Rotavirus in Children

Help kids avoid this contagious virus

10/22/2010
New Virus 'Jumps' From Monkey to Scientist, Causing Serious Illness

Adenovirus strain is under study but experts say there's no immediate cause for alarm

10/1/2010
Antibiotics for Viral Respiratory Infections in Hospital Decried

Researchers found docs prescribing them with some frequency

9/30/2010
Scientists Sequence Genome of 'West Nile' Mosquito

Ultimate goal is to disable specific disease-causing genes

9/20/2010
Childhood Obesity Might Be Linked to Strain of Cold Virus

Kids exposed to adenovirus 36 were 50 pounds heavier, on average, researchers found

9/17/2010
Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shot

Public health organizations ask care providers to recommend vaccination for moms-to-be

9/16/2010
For Common Warts, Freezing Therapy Works Best: Study

Still, no treatment could cure more than half of cases, experts note

9/16/2010
Health Tip: Prevent Passing Germs

Here's what you can do

9/16/2010
Tracking Groups of Friends May Aid Flu Surveillance

By monitoring social networks, researchers say they can spot outbreaks earlier

9/7/2010
H1N1 Pandemic Flu Even Milder Than Seasonal Strains

Though youngest were most vulnerable, fewer serious complications seen, study finds

8/27/2010
HIV Virus May Hide in Brain

In 10% of patients, virus was eradicated in blood but living in spinal fluid

8/27/2010
Health Tip: Treating Rotavirus at Home

It's a common infection in children

8/23/2010
More Evidence Virus Plays Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Condition afflicts a million Americans, but cause, treatments remain elusive

8/19/2010
HIV in Blood Different Than in Semen, Scientists Say

More study needed to determine if finding plays a role in transmission

8/6/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Trials Show Positive Results in Africa, Asia

Oral vaccine can potentially save infants' lives in developing world, two studies find

8/4/2010
Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern

Five states involved, with California seeing largest epidemic in 50 years, officials say

7/19/2010
Vaginal Gel Cuts Risk of HIV Infection, Study Shows

When used consistently before and after sex, antiretroviral halved chances of transmission

7/19/2010
Aggressive Drug Therapy May Help Slow Spread of AIDS

Infections in British Columbia cut in half since regimen introduced in 1996, study finds

7/16/2010
Viral 'Fingerprint' in Gut Unique in Everyone, Scientists Discover

Even identical twins have a distinctive collection of 'friendly' viruses there, researchers found

7/9/2010
Early Tamiflu Might Benefit Transplant Patients With H1N1 Flu

Preventive measures could cut serious illness, death rates in organ recipients, research shows

7/9/2010
Study Suggests Link Between HPV, Skin Cancer

Odds for squamous cell carcinoma seem to rise when the virus is present, but more research needed

7/7/2010
Research Sheds Light on How Herpes Virus Invades Cells

Finding may lead to new target for genital herpes drug treatments, study suggests

6/29/2010
Clues to Preventing Return of Liver Cancer

Small study finds antiviral therapy halts recurrence in patients with chronic hepatitis B

6/24/2010
Virus Plus Gene Mutation Spurs Crohn's Disease in Mice

The finding gives another clue to the gut disorder's origins

6/15/2010
Gene-Based Detection Method Might Spot HIV Earlier

Nucleic acid testing found cases missed by routine screening, researchers say