Virus Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

3/17/2005
Health Tip: Bird Flu Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Be careful when traveling to affected areas

3/15/2005
Health Tip: Taking a Cruise?

Don't be the one to spread germs

3/13/2005
Common Virus Can Be Tragic for Moms-To-Be

Parvovirus B19 is harmless to all but the fetus, but few moms are warned

2/28/2005
Hepatitis C Regimen Approved for HIV Patients

300,000 Americans infected with both

2/4/2005
Scientists Get Handle on Kaposi's Sarcoma

Herpes virus infects body before cancer takes hold

2/2/2005
New Strategy Stops Smallpox in Its Tracks

Drug may stymie virus replication once it's inside cells

1/31/2005
New Advance in Gene Therapy for Cancer

Special virus spares healthy cells

1/26/2005
Syphilis Rates Not Result of Unsafe Sex

British researchers says natural cycle of disease might explain recent U.S. spike

1/3/2005
Bringing HIV Out of Hiding

Scientists say it could make virus vulnerable to powerful drugs

12/28/2004
Virus Infecting Dogs Hardier Than Thought

Owners urged to get pets vaccinated against parvo

12/14/2004
U.S. Launching Human Trial of SARS Vaccine

DNA-based vaccine has several advantages, experts say

12/9/2004
Duct Tape Patches Up Warts

It's one of many ways to rid yourself of unsightly growths

12/8/2004
Certain Immune Genes Key in Fighting HIV

Scientists discover one that evolves quickly to battle virus

12/3/2004
Steps to Steer Clear of Colds and Flu

Tips include lots of hand washing and plenty of rest

11/30/2004
Scientists Grow Virus Tied to Food Poisoning

Goal is to develop a potential vaccine

11/23/2004
Education Campaigns Cut Antibiotic Use

Better public awareness may stem resistance to drugs

11/18/2004
Ready-Made Drugs May Halt AIDS-Related Infection

Generic antipsychotics block virus, finds study

10/29/2004
Keeping Organ, Tissue Transplants Safe

RNA screening could guard against HIV, hepatitis C

10/25/2004
Health Tip: Genital Warts

A viral infection transmitted sexually

10/19/2004
Hepatitis C Ups Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Those exposed to virus six times more likely to develop cancer

9/27/2004
West Nile Hits Western U.S. Hard, While Northeast Unscathed

More birds may be immune to virus, reducing threat to humans

9/22/2004
Americans Have Dirty Paws

New report gives them a 'C' for hand hygiene

9/7/2004
Diluted Smallpox Vaccine Found Effective

Current U.S. stockpile can be expanded if needed, study finds

9/2/2004
Bird Flu Found to Sicken Cats

Finding raises worries about transmission to humans