Virus Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/21/2005
Flu Vaccine Only Mildly Effective in Elderly

Second study found growing resistance to antivirals, especially in Asia

8/12/2005
Countries Should Stock up on Anti-Flu Agent

Zanamivir better than oseltamivir in event of epidemic, researcher says

8/11/2005
New HIV Therapy Clears Out Hidden Virus

Approach might one day lead to a cure, researchers say

8/3/2005
Screening Blood Supply Stems Spread of West Nile

Studies found two-tiered testing system works

7/30/2005
Staying Away From West Nile Virus

Simple steps can reduce your risk of being bitten and infected

7/7/2005
Key to Deadly Nipah Virus Found

Discovery may lead to treatment, prevention of this bioterrorism threat, researchers say

6/24/2005
6/21/2005
Antibiotics Do Little for Most Respiratory Infections

Using them made no difference in duration, severity of illness, researchers say

6/15/2005
Taking a Bite Out of Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes

Tulane researcher seeks to build a better bug trap

6/13/2005
Plant Vaccine Targets SARS

Cheap and easy to give, the vaccine could prevent another outbreak

5/23/2005
Health Tip: Suffering from Canker Sores?

You can treat them right at home

5/13/2005
Health Tip: Avoiding a Nasty Germ

Practice good hygiene habits

4/28/2005
U.S. Adds New Mosquito Repellents

Guidelines to now include two additional ingredients

4/27/2005
Childhood Infection Takes Toll on Seniors, Too

Respiratory virus can be dangerous to more than youngsters

3/30/2005
New Drug for Hepatitis B

Slows virus that causes deadly liver disease

3/28/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Hepatitis C

Take these precautions

3/21/2005
Rubella No Longer a Threat in the U.S.

Federal health officials say vaccination has virtually eradicated German measles

3/17/2005
More Clues Come in Possible HIV 'Superbug' Case

Researchers concerned about the speed with which the virus strain replicated