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Good News For Kids And Needle-Phobes: FluMist OK’d For Use Two Years After Panel Pulled Recommendation

Feb 23, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to drop FluMist from the list of recommended vaccines starting in the 2016-2017 flu season after studies conducted by the CDC showed that the vaccine component that targets H1N1 flu viruses was not protecting people who got the...
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Some Viruses Produce Insulin-Like Hormones That Can Stimulate Human Cells -- And Have Potential To Cause Disease

Feb 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Every cell in your body responds to the hormone insulin, and if that process starts to fail, you get diabetes. In an unexpected finding, scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery brings new p......
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Other viruses cause Zika-like damage to fetuses,

Feb 19, 2018 , CNN Health
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Flu Vaccine Only 25% Effective Against Most Common Strain, But Officials Still Urge People To Get Shot

Feb 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Against all virus strains, this year's vaccine has been 36 percent effective midway through a harsh flu season. "We are a bit concerned that the performance of the vaccine right now might reduce interest in getting vaccinated in the future,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting CDC...
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Flu vaccine just 36% effective this season, CDC reports

Feb 16, 2018 , CNN Health
Flu season is still raging in the United States, yet already it ranks among the most difficult in recent years. One reason: This year's vaccine has been just 36% effective against both A and B virus strains, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report....
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During A Nasty Flu Season, Promising Drug That Kills The Virus Is On Horizon

Feb 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A Japanese company says its drug reduced influenza viral load to undetectable levels within 24 hours for more than half of the 414 participants in a study. Tamiflu similarly killed the virus, but only in 9 percent of its participants, the company said....
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Swiss skiers first athletes hit by norovirus at Games

Feb 16, 2018 , Reuters
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two Swiss freestyle skiers are the first athletes confirmed to have been hit by a highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Swiss Olympic team confirmed on Friday....
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Infection Outbreaks At Hospitals Could Be Reduced By Copper-Coated Uniforms

Feb 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), at hospitals. Material scientists at The University of Manchester, working in collaboratio......
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Cancer-Killing Virus Acts By Alerting Immune System

Feb 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new UC San Francisco study has shown that a cancer-killing ("oncolytic") virus currently in clinical trials may function as a cancer vaccine -- in addition to killing some cancer cells directly, the virus alerts the immune system to the presence of a tumor, triggering a powerful, widespread immune......
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Ghana reports severe bird flu on farm: OIE

Feb 15, 2018 , Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - Ghana has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H9N2 bird flu virus on a farm in the southwest of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from Ghana's agriculture ministry....
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Should Kids Be Required To Get The HPV Vaccine?

Feb 14, 2018 , Forbes
Florida is considering a bill that would make the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine mandatory for public school students. Could this be the cure for the low HPV vaccination rates shown by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America...
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Cancer Prevention With HPV Vaccination

Feb 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Cervical cancer is preventable and is caused by persistent infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Most sexually active adults will be infected with one or more types of HPV at some point in their lives and most of the time, those individuals will not know that they were ever infected. The peak......
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‘Seoul virus’ can jump from pet rats to owners

Feb 13, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - People with pet rats should practice safe rodent handling and good hand hygiene to avoid catching a virus that can jump from rats to humans, infectious disease experts warn....
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Shining a Deadly New Light on Airborne Flu Virus

Feb 13, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Shining a Deadly New Light on Airborne Flu VirusCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Can UV Light Be Used to Kill Airborne Flu Virus?

Feb 13, 2018 , WebMD
Researchers say a certain spectrum of ultraviolet light -- called far-UVC -- easily kills airborne flu viruses while posing no risk to...
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Organizers confirm 177 total norovirus cases at Pyeongchang

Feb 12, 2018 , Reuters
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers (POCOG) said on Monday a total of 177 norovirus cases had been confirmed so far at the Games but that the athletic delegations remained unaffected....
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Norovirus Emerges As A Tough Competitor At The 2018 Winter Olympics

Feb 11, 2018 , Forbes
As of Thursday, 128 cases of norovirus have occurred at the Winter Olympics. Will vomiting and diarrhea affect Olympic...
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Norovirus: How to protect yourself at the Olympics or at home

Feb 10, 2018 , CNN Health
As the Winter Olympic Games officially began in South Korea on Friday, a nasty shadow was hanging over the friendly competition and expressions of goodwill -- in the form of the highly contagious norovirus....
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Beyond Tamiflu: After Decades With Just One Main Drug To Fight Virus, More May Be On The Horizon

Feb 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“For several decades now, we have not sought to develop the tools we need to fight the flu,” said Olga Jonas, a senior fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute. “The tax we pay for this folly is as inexorable as it is enormous.” Pharmaceutical companies stand to make quite a fortune off of any medicine they develop to treat the flu....
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Gene Therapy Researchers Find A Viral Barcode To Cross The Blood-Brain Barrier

Feb 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Gene therapies promise to revolutionize the treatment of many diseases, including neurological diseases such as ALS. But the small viruses that deliver therapeutic genes can have adverse side effects at high doses. UNC School of Medicine researchers have now found a structure on these viruses that m......
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