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2250 Articles Matching "virus"

Does Herpes Cause Alzheimer's?

Feb 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
What causes Alzheimer's disease? The answer could be right under our noses, says leading expert Professor Ruth Itzhaki. Her latest paper presents a lifetime of research evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores can also cause Alzheimer's -- and new data which show antiviral drugs dra......
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Tracking HIV's Ever-Evolving Genome In Effort To Prioritize Public Health Resources

Feb 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Every county in the United States tracks HIV cases, sequencing the virus’ genome to see if it is resistant to current medications and looking for trends. More recently, local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have begun using those HIV genetic sequences to t......
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Mumps In Houston ICE Facility: Another Vaccine Preventable Disease To Worry About

Feb 12, 2019 , Forbes
The mumps virus has infected at least seven people at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in...
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Mumps In Houston: Here's Another Vaccine Preventable Disease To Worry About

Feb 11, 2019 , Forbes
The mumps virus has infected at least seven people at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in...
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Amid measles outbreak, clinics scramble to keep up with vaccine demand

Feb 09, 2019 , CNN Health
Demand for measles vaccine has surged in the Washington county where the highly contagious virus is linked to more than 50 confirmed illnesses this year -- including among people who had previously shunned the shots....
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'We are Going to Have More:' Measles Threat Grows

Feb 08, 2019 , WebMD
Before the measles vaccine, about 3 to 4 million people got the virus every year in the United States. About 400 to 500 of them...
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Apple recently hired a prominent obstetrician, signaling interest in women's health

Feb 08, 2019 , CNBC Health
Apple has hired Christine Curry, an obstetrician who is known for treating pregnant women with the Zika Virus, according to several people...
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Could HPV Be Tied to Heart Trouble in Women, Too?

Feb 08, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers found that among the women studied, those infected with "high-risk" strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) were somewhat more likely to develop heart disease or suffer a stroke over the next several...
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Thousands infected in measles outbreak in Madagascar

Feb 08, 2019 , CNN Health
Measles found Hasina Raharimandimby and her family. Over three heartbreaking days in late January, three of her young children died of the virus....
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New Disease Surveillance Tool Helps Detect Any Human-Infecting Virus

Feb 08, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
During the Zika virus outbreak of 2015-16, public health officials scrambled to contain the epidemic and curb the pathogen's devastating effects on pregnant women. At the same time, scientists around the globe tried to understand the genetics of this mysterious virus. The problem was, there just ar......
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Pennsylvania hospital patient tests negative for Ebola

Feb 07, 2019 , Reuters
An unidentified patient who was kept in isolation at a Philadelphia hospital while being tested for Ebola has been confirmed as not infected with the deadly virus, a hospital spokesman said on Wednesday....
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AstraZeneca's infant respiratory drug prioritised in Europe, U.S.

Feb 06, 2019 , Reuters
Britain's AstraZeneca said a potential medicine to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in babies and infants had been granted special status by U.S. and European regulators, designed to speed up the development of novel and better drugs....
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Rubella: Why Its Appearance At A Detroit Auto Show Is A Problem

Feb 04, 2019 , Forbes
Rubella is also called German measles, but it is not caused by the measles virus and has a completely different set of...
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WHO and vaccine group back 'critical' cervical cancer shots

Feb 04, 2019 , Reuters
LONDON - A vaccine given to girls to protect them against a virus that causes cervical cancer is a "critical" health tool and access to it should be scaled up as swiftly as possible, especially in poorer countries, cancer experts said on Monday....
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HIV Hidden In Patients' Cells Can Now Be Accurately Measured

Feb 02, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers can now quickly and accurately count a hidden, inactive form of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that lurks in patients’ cells. This version of HIV embeds into cells’ genomes and can persist despite otherwise successful therapies – thwarting attempts to cure the infection. Using ......
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South Korea raises foot-and-mouth alert as second case found

Jan 31, 2019 , Reuters
South Korea raised the country's foot-and-mouth alert by one notch to curb wider spread of the contagious virus ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays, its agriculture ministry said on Wednesday....
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Flu May Raise Chance of Stroke, Neck Artery Tears

Jan 31, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers think flu-related inflammation may raise your chance for a stroke, and a strong immune response to the flu virus increases blood clotting and wear and tear on your blood vessels, which may boost your risk of having torn neck...
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Zika Vaccines Should Induce Responses By CD4+ T Cells

Jan 30, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Immune cells called CD4+ T cells could be important mediators of protection against the Zika virus, according to a study published January 24 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Sujan Shresta of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, and colleagues. The findings support vaccine ......
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NIAID-Sponsored Clinical Trial Of Ebola Vaccines Begins At Cincinnati Children's

Jan 30, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A Phase 1 clinical trial of investigational vaccines intended to protect against Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola) is underway at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the United States. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the Nation......
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Undeterred by Sanofi's stumble, Takeda takes similar path with dengue shot

Jan 30, 2019 , Reuters
A new vaccine for the dengue virus is taking a potentially risky road to prevent the mosquito-borne disease that infects nearly 400 million people each year....
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