Virus Health News

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4/29/2008
Researchers Tackle HIV From a New Angle

Protein on human immune cell may be key to stopping infection

4/25/2008
Possible Viral Links to Lung Cancer Risk Uncovered

Two studies find connection between measles, HPV and most common lung cancer

4/25/2008
Clinical Symptoms Enough to Switch Drug Regimens for HIV Patients

Study showed little difference in survival when compared to expensive lab tests

4/4/2008
FDA OKs New Rotavirus Vaccine

It's designed to ward off gastroenteritis, which causes vomiting and diarrhea in children

4/4/2008
4/1/2008
Scientists Uncover How HIV Hides Inside Cells

Study says protein helps virus conceal itself from body's defenses

3/31/2008
Researchers Successfully Test Ebola Vaccines

Work in primates points to possible weapon against human infection with deadly disease

3/27/2008
Biologists Discover How Dengue Virus Matures

Finding may aid efforts to treat other infections

3/25/2008
DNA-Based HPV Tests More Accurate Than Pap Smears

Findings show they detect more precancerous cervical lesions

3/25/2008
Dog Flu May Have Been Active as Early as 1999

Canine influenza affecting racing greyhounds closely related to horse virus, study says

3/6/2008
Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep

California team's discovery may lead to a vaccine that wards off infections

2/29/2008
Monkey Gene That Blocks AIDS Viruses Evolved More Than Once

Findings hint epidemic is not unique to present, afflicted humans' primate ancestors

2/25/2008
Viral Infections Tied to Pregnancy Complications

Exposure, especially to herpes, linked to high blood pressure, preterm births, study finds

2/22/2008
Stimulating Thymus Reactivates T-Cell Production

Finding may provide benefit for HIV, bone marrow transplantation patients

2/20/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Antibiotic Overuse

Help reduce antibiotic resistance

2/15/2008
Viral Therapy Slows Pediatric Tumors in Mice

Treatment leaves healthy tissue unharmed while targeting solid masses, study finds

2/12/2008
Vaccine Could Cut Bouts With Stomach Flu

Controlling quickly mutating noroviruses might mean yearly changes in formula

1/24/2008
Key Anthrax Virulence Factor Discovered

Bacterial nitric oxide protects pathogen from immune system attacks

1/21/2008
New Test Screens For Flu and Other Viruses

Said to be faster and more accurate than existing tests

12/6/2007
Kids' Respiratory Virus Season Off and Running

CDC reports early cases in southern and northeastern states

10/30/2007
Virus Shows Some Cancer-Killing Abilities

Results are promising but preliminary, experts caution

10/17/2007
HPV Test Bests Pap Smear in Studies

Experts debate whether it's time to change cervical cancer screening practices

9/13/2007
Stomach Virus a Culprit in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Research was spurred by father's concern for son with debilitating condition

8/29/2007
West Nile Test Screens Donated Blood and Organs

Can detect virus before body shows signs of infection

7/9/2007
Genetically Altered Cold Sore Virus Fights Cancer

Herpes simplex strain showed no side effects in early trial, study says

4/6/2007
T'ai Chi Boosts Immune System Against Shingles in Older Adults

Martial arts exercises made resistance comparable to standard vaccine for the virus, study says

3/15/2007
HIV's Houdini Powers Examined

Scientists study how the AIDS virus escapes the immune system

3/11/2007
Trial Uses Measles to Kill Bone Marrow Cancer

Researchers look to engineer the virus as treatment for multiple myeloma

3/1/2007
Hepatitis E Vaccine Called Highly Effective

The virus is typically found in undeveloped countries with poor sanitation

2/28/2007
Hepatitis B Drug Triggers HIV Drug Resistance

Finding calls for change in labeling and use, researchers say

2/27/2007
Health Tip: Sterilize Your Child's Toys

To prevent the spread of germs

1/22/2007
Selenium Supplements May Slow Progression of HIV

But the mineral should only be used as an adjunct to proven drug therapy, experts say

1/22/2007
Antivirals Adept at Reducing Flu Spread in Families

Study shows oseltamivir and zanamivir cut chance of illness after exposure by 75% or more

1/10/2007
Delaying AIDS Treatment After Birth May Help Infected Moms

Six-month wait for nevirapine use could lessen resistance to antiretroviral therapy

1/8/2007
New Test Spots Drug Resistance in HIV Patients

Could help doctors decide which medications are best in each case

12/27/2006
'On/Off ' Switch Controls Immune Defenses Against Viruses

Finding may offer new target for drugs to fight illnesses from West Nile to common cold

12/12/2006
Younger Siblings May Boost Brain Tumor Risk

The link might be infections passed on in adolescence, researchers say

11/17/2006
Health Tip: Bacterium or Virus?

Symptoms may signal what's making you sick

10/26/2006
Health Tip: About Viral Gastroenteritis

Illness could lead to dehydration

10/25/2006
U.S. Panel Backs Shingles Vaccine

People 60 and older would be inoculated against blistering skin disease

10/25/2006
Tyzeka Approved to Treat Chronic Hepatitis B

But it isn't a cure for the dangerous liver infection

10/13/2006
Health Tip: Prevent Cold Sores

Here's how to reduce your child's risk

9/25/2006
Researchers Uncover How Herpes Infects the Eye

Virus may be able to evade the body's immune system defenses

9/14/2006
8/16/2006
New Weakness in Avian Flu Virus Found

Researchers say new drugs could be developed to fight spread of disease

8/8/2006
Scientists Identify SARS' 'Secret Weapon'

Viral protein sabotages the immune defenses of infected cells

8/7/2006
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Croup?

Bark-like cough is a primary sign

7/31/2006
Health Tip: Worried About Warts?

They're contagious, viral infections

7/14/2006
West Nile Laying Low, So Far

Officials predict more infections as summer heats up

7/11/2006
Health Tip: Genital Herpes Can Be Spread Without Symptoms

People with no signs may still be contagious