Virus Health News

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6/9/2010
H1N1 Flu Acts Much Like Its Seasonal Cousin

Spreads at same rate, shows similar symptoms, study finds

6/7/2010
Mouth Cancer Prognosis Improves When Cervical Cancer Virus Involved

Finding HPV in tumor meant lower death rates in those with cancer at back of the mouth, study finds

6/4/2010
Health Tip: Understanding Fifth Disease

The viral infection is common in children

5/24/2010
Viral Infection Could Be Marker for Type 1 Diabetes

Study finds evidence of cold viruses in majority of kids with blood sugar disease

5/21/2010
Experimental Vaccine Shields Monkeys Against Ebola

U.S. team develops shot that protects against 3 strains

5/14/2010
Good Hygiene Does Slow Spread of Pandemic Flu

But more studies needed to develop a complete strategy to thwart transmission

5/14/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Helps Kids Avoid Severe Gastro Illness

In 2008, an estimated 55,000 hospitalizations were prevented in U.S., researchers say

5/3/2010
Not All Mosquitoes Deterred by DEET

That genetic trait could lead researchers to better insect repellents, they say

4/16/2010
Respiratory Infections Major Cause of Childhood Deaths

New measures needed to prevent and treat RSV worldwide, researchers say

4/7/2010
Smoking May Boost MS Risk in Some

Those with high levels of Epstein-Barr antibodies double their chances if they smoke, study found

4/1/2010
Demystifying a Common, Persistent Virus

Researchers think they know how cytomegalovirus continues to re-infect people

4/1/2010
Acupuncture May Help Restore Lost Sense of Smell

Traditional Chinese therapy beat vitamin B for those with scent-robbing viral infection, study found

3/10/2010
Vaccination, Prevention Is Beating Back Hepatitis

Programs seem to be making progress against these viruses, research suggests

2/26/2010
Virus Unlikely to Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Several studies now cast doubt on link found in U.S. patients

2/19/2010
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Virus Link Questioned

Scientists using more sensitive tests found no association

2/19/2010
Dolphins May Warn of Health Risks in Humans

Ecological, physiological similarities provide basis for insights, expert says

2/18/2010
Screens, Vaccine for HPV Less Beneficial in Older Women

Rate of new infections declined with age, study found

2/10/2010
Scientists Discover How HIV Is Transmitted Between Men

Finding could lead to new vaccines, treatments, researchers say

1/29/2010
Immune System 'Memory' Gets a Boost in Mouse Study

Enhanced vaccines could offer better protection in future, researcher says

1/26/2010
Shot Protects Against Chickenpox After Exposure

Vaccination within 5 days prevents or lessens illness in those at risk, study finds

1/22/2010
Llama Research Aids Defense Against Potential Bioweapon

Antibodies from the animals used to detect botulism neurotoxins, study finds

1/20/2010
New Disinfectant Could Help Hospitals Fight Germs

Solution is touted as less corrosive, cheaper and more effective than existing products

1/20/2010
No Role Found for Birds in Swine Flu Pandemic

Chickens injected with 1918 and 2009 H1N1 strains didn't get sick, study found

1/19/2010
Should HPV Test Replace the Pap Smear?

Italian researchers urge a change in test for cervical cancer, but U.S. experts are mixed

1/18/2010
Study Questions Need for Emergency Appendectomies

Appendicitis may have viral origins, researchers suggest

12/24/2009
Discovery in Lungs May Lead to Treatment for Respiratory Virus

Naturally occurring lipid appears to protect against RSV, research shows

12/24/2009
New Weapon May Help Battle Bird Flu

Compound tested in mice appears to work better than existing treatments, researchers say

12/11/2009
Stem Cells Turned Into AIDS Killers in Lab Tests

Technique might work with many other viruses, researchers say

12/9/2009
AIDS Drugs Don't Need Routine Lab Monitoring

Finding is good news for first-line treatment in Africa, researchers say

12/3/2009
New Hepatitis C Treatment Shows Promise

Drug prevented virus from replicating in the livers of primates

12/3/2009
Cervarix Proves Effective Against HPV for Over 6 Years

Vaccine protected volunteers from virus linked to cervical cancer

11/6/2009
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness

Baby changing tables cleaned less often than toilet seats, study finds

10/26/2009
Sperm May Play Role in Transmission of HIV

Semen isn't the only way men spread virus during sex, new research shows

10/23/2009
HPV Vaccine No More Painful Than Other Shots

Reports that injection sting is excessive disputed in U.S. study

10/22/2009
Rotavirus Vaccine Cutting Infection Rates Among Kids

CDC report shows drop in U.S. incidence since vaccine was introduced in 2006

10/15/2009
Fewer Genital Warts Thanks to HPV Vaccine Program

Australia sees a drop in cases following free Gardasil shots, researchers say

10/9/2009
HPV Tied to Rare Head-and-Neck Cancer

Origins of nasopharyngeal infection may mirror tonsil cancer epidemic, researchers say

10/8/2009
Retrovirus May Be at Root of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Study finds two-thirds of those with the mysterious illness infected with XMRV

9/30/2009
Non-AIDS-Related Cancers Growing Among HIV Patients

Possible reasons for increased rates explored by researchers

9/30/2009
Drug Combo May Offer Best Relief for Nerve Pain

People not helped by one medication feel better with two, study shows

9/25/2009
FDA Issues Health Alert on Kids' Tamiflu Dosages

Warning follows report that dosing instructions for liquid medication don't match syringe measurements

9/24/2009
Letter Warns About Tricky Dosing With Liquid Tamiflu for Kids

Meanwhile, CDC says rapid test for swine flu not effective

9/23/2009
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away

Hygiene, masks, quarantines all work to halt spread of viruses, review finds

9/17/2009
Extended Antiviral May Benefit Kidney Transplant Patients

Risk of viral infection can be cut in half with 6 months of treatment, study finds

9/16/2009
Hepatitis B Vaccination Protects Against Liver Cancer

Immunization program for newborns has lasting effects beyond childhood, researchers say

9/9/2009
Scientists Find Clue to Dangerous Side Effect of MS Drug

Tysabri appears to awaken dormant, common virus that crosses over into brain

9/9/2009
Study Shows 1% of Americans Have Been Infected With West Nile

Virus typically produces mild infection, but severe reactions can result

9/8/2009
Colleges Move to Limit Swine Flu's Spread

Numbers of infections on campus already increasing rapidly; could be preview of what's to come for general population

8/18/2009
'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine Stems From Tobacco

Benefits for fighting norovirus include cost, speed, report shows

8/6/2009
Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test

Gene signature detects differences in viral, bacterial infections, study finds