Virus Health News

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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

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