Virus Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/28/2006
Health Tip: Preventing Hepatitis A

Washing hands can help stop its spread

6/14/2006
Health Tip: Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Sleep doesn't help you feel more rested

6/8/2006
HPV Vaccine Prevents Leading Cause of Cervical Cancer

But doesn't end need for Pap testing, FDA warns

6/6/2006
HPV Test Finds More Precancerous Lesions Than Pap Smears

But there's still no screening test that catches all potential cancers, expert says

6/5/2006
Health Tip: When You Have a Cold Sore

Take an OTC reliever for pain

5/26/2006
FDA Approves Shingles Vaccine

It's recommended for those 60 years of age and older

5/24/2006
Family's Bird Flu Deaths Not Precursor to Pandemic

Indonesian cases don't mean virus can spread easily among humans, experts stress

4/3/2006
HPV Test Best for Detecting Cervical Cancer

Virus-spotting exam is more accurate than Pap smear, study says

3/29/2006
Second Drug Approved to Prevent Flu

Relenza already sanctioned to treat flu's symptoms

3/22/2006
Studies Spot Obstacle to Human Transmission of Bird Flu

Unlike seasonal flu, the avian form prefers spots deep in the lungs

3/17/2006
Bird Flu Scarier Than Human Flu This Season

Government report showed sales of antivirals spiked before any flu activity surfaced

2/17/2006
2/10/2006
Health Tip: Avoid the Common Cold

Wash your hands frequently

2/2/2006
Influenza Resistant to Two Antiviral Drugs

Almost all samples of virus not affected by amantadine and rimantadine, CDC says

1/19/2006
Health Tip: Shingles Most Common in Elderly

Painful condition can last a long time

1/4/2006
Two Vaccines Fight Severe Childhood Diarrhea

Rotavirus protection fills a public health gap, experts say

11/24/2005
Cold Prevention Nothing to Sneeze At

'Tis the season for congestion, but simple precautions can help, experts say

10/14/2005
Avian Flu Shows Resistance to Tamiflu

Experts say finding may be cause for concern in face of potential flu pandemic