Virus Health News

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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

7/31/2009
Immune Systems of AIDS Patients More Prone to HPV Cancers

Link was known, but new study helps explain why

7/13/2009
Immune Response May Speed AIDS Progression in Women

More research needed to determine how gender affects body's reaction to HIV

7/7/2009
New Evidence Supports HPV Vaccine

Industry-funded study showed high levels of protection against human papillomavirus

6/23/2009
In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy

Physicians group offers advice on tick and mosquito bites

6/5/2009
Bird Flu Virus Can Survive Two Years in Landfill

Carcasses of infected birds continue to be infectious, study finds

6/2/2009
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Not Just for Teens

Uninfected women aged 24 to 45 still may benefit from HPV vaccine, study finds

5/15/2009
Human Nose Too Cold for Bird Flu Virus

Finding might explain why this strain isn't spreading, scientists say

5/15/2009
Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus

Scientists believe the case could be the first of its kind

5/15/2009
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure

Mouse study shows CMV raises risk of hypertension, hardening of arteries

5/13/2009
Combo Treatment Eases Wheezing in Babies

Epinephrine, dexamethasone reduces hospitalization risk by 35%, study finds

5/9/2009
New Paint Shows Germ-Fighting Potential

It may thwart hospital 'superbugs,' viruses and mold, scientists say

5/8/2009
Scientists Still Baffled About Origins of Swine Flu

CDC report shows 11 cases of similar strain since 2005

5/6/2009
Swine Flu Likely to Return to U.S. Next Winter

Experts can't predict whether it will be more virulent or not