Virus Health News

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1/25/2016
Zika Virus Expected to Spread North Through U.S.: WHO

Common mosquito spreads infection; Americans have no immunity

1/22/2016
U.S. Ob-Gyn Group Supports Zika Virus Travel Precautions

Also, CDC adds 8 more countries to list that pregnant American women may want to avoid

1/21/2016
Zika Virus Likely to Spread to Southern United States, Experts Predict

They say it's only matter of time before the mosquito-borne disease tied to birth defect is transmitted here

1/20/2016
New Approach Might Boost HIV Testing Rates

More people agree to screening when told they'll be checked unless they choose otherwise, study finds

1/18/2016
Women May Have Better Flu Defenses

Study might explain why men often seem harder hit by the virus

1/16/2016
It's OK to Snuggle Your Pet When You're Sick, Doc Says

Dogs, cats can't catch your cold or flu, and aren't likely to transmit viruses

1/15/2016
Health Tip: Help Prevent RSV

Infection may be dangerous for infants and older adults

1/14/2016
Fewer Cruises Rocked by Gastro Illness Outbreaks: CDC

Vacation fun dampened on less than 1 percent of voyages, report finds

1/8/2016
Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter

FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

1/7/2016
Three Moves Could Cut New HIV Cases Dramatically: Study

Researchers say testing, treating and providing preventive drugs are crucial

1/6/2016
Hard Lessons Learned From the Ebola Fight

West Africa epidemic showed women survived more, and an anti-malaria drug worked well, scientists report

12/31/2015
Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk

Chances of getting painful skin condition 70 percent higher among people with respiratory condition, study finds

12/23/2015
Hepatitis C May Be Tied to Greater Risk for Parkinson's Disease

People with the virus also nearly 30 percent more likely to develop the nervous system disorder, researchers say

12/23/2015
Ebola Survivors Face Complications Months After Treatment, Study Finds

The virus may linger in certain body fluids, researchers say

12/22/2015
Child Paralysis Cases Spiked During Virus Outbreak: Study

But definitive cause of polio-like disease remains unproved, researchers say

12/17/2015
Researchers Uncover Different Variations of MERS Virus

And, a second team reports progress on a vaccine for the potentially fatal illness

12/16/2015
U.S. Ebola Survivors Suffered Lingering Effects

Common health issues were joint pain, hair loss and vision problems, report finds

12/15/2015
Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds

Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

12/15/2015
Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness

Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

12/10/2015
Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma

Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

11/19/2015
Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

11/19/2015
Person-to-Person Bird Flu Transmission Likely Happened at Chinese Hospital

Previously, the spread has been limited to within families, researchers say

11/18/2015
When Antibiotics Are Needed

'Get Smart' tips from an expert to prevent their overuse

11/17/2015
Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes

Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

11/16/2015
Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics

New research finds just two people out of more than 400 became infected in a year

11/12/2015
SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to Humans

But, researchers don't know if virus could then spread from person-to-person

11/8/2015
What You Need to Know When Your Child Gets a Rash

Most clear up on their own or are easily treated, but some are contagious -- even dangerous

11/4/2015
In Rare Cases, Hepatitis C Drug Tied to Slowed Heart Rate: Study

But experts say these types of medications have good safety profile

10/28/2015
New Treatment for Melanoma Gets FDA Approval

In early trial, genetically engineered cold sore virus was injected into tumors, caused them to rupture and die

10/17/2015
Dermatologist Offers Tips for Dealing With Warts

Duct tape and over-the-counter products can work, but take time

10/15/2015
Enterovirus D68 No Deadlier for Kids Than the Common Cold: Study

CDC still doesn't know if unusual paralysis cases are caused by this virus

10/14/2015
Ebola Persists for Extended Period in Survivors' Semen: Study

Research suggests virus can hide for up to 9 months, and men can pass the virus to female partners

10/12/2015
Response in Sierra Leone to Ebola Outbreak Saved 40,000 Lives: Study

But faster action could have spared thousands more, experts say

10/8/2015
Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare

Virginia data show rates of viral suppression rose on federally funded insurance

9/10/2015
More Evidence Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV Transmission

This preventative treatment should be routinely offered to gay men at high risk, researchers say

8/26/2015
Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds

Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

8/26/2015
Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test

Rates much higher in those over 18, researchers say

8/26/2015
Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests

Health care workers deemed at high risk for infection didn't get sick after treatment with anti-flu regimen

8/24/2015
Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine

They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

8/19/2015
Synthetic MERS Vaccine Works in Animal Tests

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has sickened more than 1,300, claimed nearly 400 lives since 2012

8/18/2015
Quick, Paper-Based Ebola Test May Help in Remote Areas

Researchers to present blood-sample device that can identify deadly virus without a lab

8/12/2015
Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

8/7/2015
Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections

Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

8/6/2015
Bigger Families Mean More Infections, Study Finds

Study finds the more kids in the family, the longer viruses are present in the household

8/6/2015
HIV Cells Keep Duplicating Even When Treatments Are Working: Study

Antiretroviral therapy may affect progression of disease, but virus doesn't disappear

7/24/2015
New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids

Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported

7/23/2015
Drug Might Fight Ebola-like Marburg Virus

Study found infected monkeys were less likely to die with treatment

7/21/2015
Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

7/15/2015
Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study

But cause of most cases is never identified, CDC reports

7/13/2015
Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys

Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death