Virus

22 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In Clark Country As Authorities Plan To Call Those Potentially Exposed

A recent outbreak of the measles in Clark County sees 22 people — among them unvaccinated children — confirmed with the virus. Authorities are now preparing to call those that have been exposed. Already, it has been confirmed that many...
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11 Things You Should Do At The First Sign Of Flu

How you take care of yourself when flu symptoms start can make all the difference in the lifespan of the virus.Read more...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Virology

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China Says Doctor Behind Gene-edited Babies Acted On His Own

Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law, a...
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Scientists Learn How Common Virus Reactivates After Transplantation

A new study challenges long-held theories of why a common virus -- cytomegalovirus, or CMV -- can reactivate and become a life-threatening infection in people with a compromised immune system, including blood cancer patients undergoing bone marrow...
Related topics: Virology, Medical Research, Bone Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Better Buy: Biogen Vs. Gilead Sciences

Juggernauts. That's not a word most of us use very often. But it's a pretty good description of Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) in multiple sclerosis (MS). It's also applicable for Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) in HIV.Neither of these juggernauts performed...
Related topics: Nasdaq, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV

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Bill Gates Offers Trump Free Lessons About Foreign Aid

“The years 2019 and 2020 are the most important in recent memory for funding the fight against disease.” The hardest part about stopping some of the world’s worst diseases isn’t developing things like the polio vaccine,...
Related topics: Bill Gates, HIV Vaccine, Vaccines, HIV

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Potential Biotech And Health Applications With New Knowledge On Bacteria And Viruses

University of Otago research to better understand how bacteria and their viruses interact and evolve will enable future studies to exploit the use of bacteria and their viruses for potential biotechnology and health applications.
Related topics: Bacteria, Virology, Medical Research, Biotechnology

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The Antibiotics Arms Race Must End

“Cha-ching!” goes urgent care. For your rhinovirus, adenovirus, or seasonal allergies you get a strep screen, flu swab, CBC, and chest X-ray. You get a steroid shot, Rocephin, and Z-Pak. A week later, you present for medical care again, because...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Allergies, Flu, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Virology

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Combination Therapy Treats Leishmaniasis, Hiv Patients

Coinfection with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been observed in at least 35 countries on four continents and requires special case management. Currently, the World Health Organization recommends AmBisome...
Related topics: HIV, Virology

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World Health Organisation Declares Anti-vax Movement Global Health Threat In 2019 - Cnet

"Vaccine hesitancy" is listed among air pollution, Ebola and HIV as one of the biggest threats to health this year.
Related topics: HIV Vaccine, Vaccines, Ebola, HIV

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Medical News Today: How Are Psoriasis And Hiv Related?

Doctors estimate that 1 to 3 percent of people with HIV also have psoriasis. In this article, we explore the link between the two, and how the treatments for HIV and psoriasis might interact.
Related topics: Psoriasis, HIV

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Thousands Of New Microbiome Species Found Living On The Human Body

In the largest study of its kind, scientists have uncovered thousands of new species inhabiting the human microbiome - -the extensive collection of bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms that reside all over our bodies, influencing...
Related topics: Microbiome, Medical Research, Bacteria, Virology

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The Unkindest Cut? Circumcision Ethics, Evidence, And Activism

(MedPage Today) -- Netflix documentary raises ethical questions, attacks circumcision to prevent HIV in Africa
Related topics: Circumcision, Activism, Documentaries, HIV

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Steve-o Reveals He Once Snorted Cocaine That Was Tainted With Hiv-positive Blood

Steve-O is opening up about a "desperate" time in his life.Read more...
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Cellular Protein A Target For Zika Control

A cellular protein that interacts with invading viruses appears to help enable the infection process of the Zika virus, according to researchers who suggest this protein could be a key target in developing new therapies to prevent or treat Zika...
Related topics: Proteins, Virology, Medical Research

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Back To The Future With Cd4 Testing: Improving Hiv Care In Low- And Middle-income Countries

A practical resource-based public health approach for the rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected individuals living in low- and middle-income countries could save thousands of lives.
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Ebola Outbreak In Congo Spreads As Confirmed Cases Top 600

The Ebola virus has now infected more than 600 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, making it the second-worst outbreak in history as the epicenter spreads south to a hard-hit city near the border with Uganda. The Congolese health...
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Herpes Viruses And Tumors Evolved To Learn How To Manipulate The Same Ancient Rna

Herpes viral infections use the ancient genetic material found in the human genome to proliferate, mimicking the same process tumors have been found to manipulate, Mount Sinai researchers have shown for the first time. These observations provide...
Related topics: Herpes, Virology, Cancer, Genetics, Medical Research

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Everything You Need To Know About Hiv And Prep

A few weeks ago, I had a 17-year-old patient who I’ll call Alex, that came to my health center to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STI). She had previously been going to local urgent care for regular STI testing, but decided to...
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9 Signs Your Flu Might Be Deadly

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that’s caused by influenza viruses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are three types of influenza virus, influenza A, influenza B, and influenza C (though...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Virology, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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