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2091 Articles Matching "zika"

U.S. And Japanese Researchers Identify How Liver Cells Protect Against Viral Attacks

Apr 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Liver cells have an innate resistance to RNA viral infections like hepatitis A, dengue and Zika thanks to a protein called IRF1, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (TMIMS). When present in liver cells,......
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Climate Change May Mean More Risky Mosquitoes

Mar 29, 2019 , WebMD
In the United States, where Zika cases have occurred in warmer areas in the last several years, dengue and chikungunya could also become wider threats, the study...
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Adolescents Treated With Some ADHD Drugs Like Adderall May Be At Higher Risk Of Having Psychotic Event

Mar 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The risk is “low enough that you can’t say, ‘just don’t prescribe Adderall,’” said Dr. Lauren Moran, the study’s lead author. “But from a public health perspective, there’s so many millions of people being prescribed these medications that it actually leads to thousands of people at increased risk of psychosis.” In other public health news: Zika, sugary drinks, depression and more....
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Are There Zika Reservoirs In The Americas?

Mar 21, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Most emerging infectious diseases affecting people are zoonotic — they make the jump from other animals to humans. Transmission, however, is a two-way street. These zoonotic diseases can also jump from humans to other animals. Even if a disease is eradicated in humans, it can live on in animals that......
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Venezuela crisis could spark surge in infectious diseases: study

Feb 22, 2019 , Reuters
A humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is accelerating the re-emergence of malaria, Chagas disease, dengue, Zika and other dangerous infectious diseases and threatens to jeopardize 20 years of public health gains, experts warned on Thursday....
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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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Prior dengue infection may protect against Zika: study

Feb 08, 2019 , Reuters
Prior infection with dengue, a mosquito-borne disease that infects nearly 400 million people a year, could reduce the risk of contracting Zika nearly by half, U.S. and Brazilian researchers reported on Thursday....
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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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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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Scaling Back On Foods, Drinks With Added Sugars Can Reduce Fatty Liver In Millions Of Overweight Children

Jan 24, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Added sugars, typically high in fructose, aren't discouraged in current health guidelines and can lead to obesity. Other public health news looks at liver disease causes, definitions of toxic masculinity, new insights into MS, a report on black lung disease, benefits of insta-workouts, educating future doctors about LBGTQ issues, protection from Zika and...
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‘We Never Give Up’: When Illnesses Are Mystifying, Researchers In The Undiagnosed Disease Network Look For Answers

Jan 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Doctors in 12 clinical centers pull out all the stops to try to find a diagnosis and treatment for thousands of patients looking for miracles. Public health news also focuses on a mosquito-borne virus worse than Zika; the Dunning-Kruger effect; the poor's smoking rates; race and Alzheimer's disease; stroke risk; the birth of a podcast; the future of newborn DNA testing; what it's like to have nut-allergies; the upside of breakups; and good news about...
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Defects More Common Than Expected in Kids After Zika Exposure

Dec 15, 2018 , RxList
About 1 in 7 babies aged 12 to 18 months who were exposed to Zika virus before birth have significant neurodevelopmental problems, a study published online December 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine...
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Defects in Kids After Zika Exposure

Dec 15, 2018 , eMedicine Health
Defects More Common Than Expected in Kids After Zika...
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For Therapeutic Clowns, Silliness Is Serious Business

Dec 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A quest to find out if therapeutic clowns were really helping disabled children who could not respond to their antics leads to an exploration of those kids' silent worlds. In other public health news: gene-editing, eczema and suicide, Zika, dirty air, tampons, salmonella, diabetes, and...
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Scans, Ultrasound Spot Zika Brain Defects

Dec 08, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Scans, Ultrasound Spot Zika Brain DefectsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 12:00:00...
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New Study Uncovers Why Rift Valley Fever Is Catastrophic To Developing Fetuses

Dec 08, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Like Zika, infection with Rift Valley fever virus can go unnoticed during pregnancy, all the while doing irreparable – often lethal – harm to the fetus. The results of a new study, led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR), underscore the importance of dise......
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Emergent-Valneva Zika vaccine clears early trial

Nov 20, 2018 , Reuters
A vaccine to prevent infections caused by the deadly mosquito-borne Zika virus induced immune response and was found to be safe in an early stage trial, Emergent BioSolutions Inc and partner Valneva SE said on Monday....
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Monkeys Can Carry Zika Virus, Scientists Discover

Nov 17, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Monkeys Can Carry Zika Virus, Scientists DiscoverCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2018 12:00:00...
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How One Of The Most Successful Government Agencies Safeguards Our Health

Nov 10, 2018 , Forbes
Every day the U.S. faces threats like Zika, Ebola and Pandemic Flu. The CEO of United Therapeutics, Dr. Martine Rothblatt, explains and advocates for the government agency BARDA in their constant...
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Zika spreads rapidly in India

Oct 19, 2018 , CNN Health
The number of people infected with the Zika virus in India has increased to 80 confirmed cases in the western state of Rajasthan, including at least 18 pregnant women....
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