Virus Health News

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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

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