Virus Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

8/19/2004
West Nile Transmission Via Dialysis Probed

Experts call the link unlikely, though possible

8/18/2004
Blood, Tissue Donations Getting Safer

New technologies screen for viruses such as HIV and hepatitis C

8/17/2004
West Nile Dangerous for Organ Transplant Patients

It causes serious neurological problems, study finds

7/28/2004
Health Tip: Prevent West Nile Virus

Learn to keep mosquitoes from biting

7/15/2004
West Nile Continues Westward Trek

Arizona is this year's hot spot so far

7/13/2004
Study Suggests Viral Link to Breast Cancer

Bug similar to one found in mice also in some human tumors

7/12/2004
Immunization Rate for Toddlers Needs Booster

Study sees lack of enforcement among preschoolers

7/11/2004
HIV Prevention Programs Help Black Teen Girls

Study finds efforts tailored to them reduce risk of sexually transmitted diseases

7/9/2004
Doctors Skimp on Hand Hygiene

Surgeons, ER doctors worst offenders, study finds

7/6/2004
Cough Syrup Doesn't Help Kids -- or Parents

Study finds OTC products don't help either sleep

6/24/2004
Nasal Vaccine Prevents SARS Infection in Monkeys

Focusing on respiratory tract may raise vaccine's effectiveness in humans

6/23/2004
Salve from Human Milk Effective on Warts

But experts say it's a long way from practical application

6/21/2004
SARS Found in Tears

Singapore study confirms new transmission source

6/18/2004
Weakened Immunity Makes Harmless Bug Deadly

Mouse study finds virus finds any 'crack' in system

6/9/2004
Mono Virus Can Predict Cancer Relapse

Study ties survival to amount of Epstein-Barr in blood

6/3/2004
Many HIV-Positive Men Don't Realize It: Study

British findings, which mirror U.S. trends, suggest one in 10 might be infected

6/2/2004
SARS Review Shows Toronto Fought a Good Fight

Lessons learned should lead to even better efforts next time, experts say

5/28/2004
U.S. Braces for Another West Nile Season

Simple precautions can offer protection from mosquito-borne virus

5/25/2004
Mouth Bacteria Can Fight HIV

Study finds some kinds can block virus, immune cells it infects

5/12/2004
Staying Home Could Contain Smallpox Attack

Mass vaccinations not needed in outbreak, concludes study

4/29/2004
Flu Shots Now Urged for the Very Young

Vaccinations recommended for kids 6 months to 23 months old

4/21/2004
Toilet Flush May Have Spread SARS

Hong Kong study calls for better look at airborne transmission

4/1/2004
Scientists Create Mice With Human Immune Systems

Finding could lead to research for new treatments for viral infections such as HIV

3/31/2004
West Nile Virus Could Hit California Hard

Expert predicts surge of cases in state this summer

3/31/2004
Experimental Vaccine Stops SARS in Its Tracks

Animal study shows promise, but human application uncertain

3/29/2004
Pinpointing Infections

'Sensor' makes bacteria, fungi and viruses glow

3/25/2004
Researchers Unlock Genetic Code of Dangerous Parasite

Could lead to drugs to treat germ that threatens those with weak immune systems

3/18/2004
New Way to Treat Hepatitis B?

Researchers find an enzyme might disrupt reproduction cycle of dangerous virus

3/15/2004
Mice Produce SARS Antibodies

It could lead to effective protection for people, a new study says

3/12/2004
Cold Kits Cut Antibiotic Use

They may reduce unnecessary prescriptions, study says

3/3/2004
Ancient Virus May Help HIV Patients Live Longer

Apparently harmless germ related to hepatitis seems to boost immune system

3/1/2004
Antibacterial Products Don't Cut Infection Risk at Home

Study adds they may have some value in large settings, such as a school

2/26/2004
New Norovirus Behind Stomach Bug Outbreak

Variant linked to gastroenteritis outbreaks in 2002, study finds

2/19/2004
Blood Test Can Prevent Unneeded Antibiotic Use

Shows whether bacteria or viruses cause lung infection

2/11/2004
Plague Debunked As Link to AIDS Immunity

Smallpox seen as likely cause of mutation

2/10/2004
Smallpox Vaccine Spread Virus Through Family

Case report on U.S. soldier details how his wife and infant daughter were infected

2/6/2004
Bird Virus Linked to 1918 Flu Pandemic

Researcher: Jump to humans was 'simple'

2/2/2004
Immune Protein Might Fight SARS

'Good fortune' leads to promising therapy against killer virus

1/29/2004
Scientists Map Evolution of SARS Virus

The research might help in vaccine development