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Trial flu, Ebola drug shows promise against norovirus

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:00:00 PDT

An experimental drug currently undergoing trials as a treatment for influenza and Ebola virus disease causes norovirus to mutate itself to death in infected mice, a study shows.


Innovative response by Firestone health officials may have limited Ebola spread in a part of Liberia

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:00:00 PDT

Innovative measures have limited the spread of Ebola in a part of Liberia where Firestone Liberia Inc.


How Nigeria prevented an Ebola epidemic

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:00:00 PDT

WHO have declared Nigeria free of Ebola virus transmission and describe the country's successful prevention of an unimaginable epidemic as a spectacular story worth telling.


Pediatric Allergology: Fresh milk keeps infections at bay

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 PDT

A study by researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich shows that infants fed on fresh rather than UHT cow's milk are less prone to infection.


Swedish studies: cold sores increases the risk of dementia

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 PDT

Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, claim this in two studies in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia.


Tightened guidance for U.S. healthcare workers on personal protective equipment for Ebola

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 PDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity.


Winning the war against Human parainfluenza virus

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics have moved a step closer to identifying a treatment for the dreaded Human parainfluenza virus (hPIV).


Divide and conquer: Novel trick helps rare pathogen infect healthy people

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT

New research into a rare pathogen has shown how a unique evolutionary trait allows it to infect even the healthiest of hosts through a smart solution to the body's immune response against it.


Scientists opens black box on bacterial growth in cystic fibrosis lung infection

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown for the first time how bacteria can grow directly in the lungs of Cystic fibrosis patients, giving them the opportunity to get tremendous...


Disease outbreak management - flexibility can save lives and money

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:00:00 PDT

What is the best way to handle a disease outbreak? Current efforts to prevent or stem such outbreaks may fall short because of uncertainty and limited information about the real-time dynamics of...


Group B streptococcus incidence rises significantly among newborns despite widespread adoption of prevention initiatives

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 PDT

Group B streptococcus, a major cause of serious infectious diseases including sepsis, meningitis, and pneumonia, has increased by about 60% among infants younger than 3 months in the Netherlands...


Study shows children who have had enterovirus infection are around 50 percent more likely to have type 1 diabetes

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:00:00 PDT

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children who have been infected with enterovirus are 48% more likely to have...


Without exit screening, three Ebola-infected travelers will fly each month

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Demonstrating the importance of exit screening, a new modeling analysis estimates the number of infected travelers who will depart Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone each month.


Vaccination coverage among children in kindergarten - United States, 2013-14 school year

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:00:00 PDT

When parents, schools, health departments, communities, and healthcare professionals work together to maintain high vaccination coverage among school-age children, they provide critical protection...


Could a probiotic benefit the skin of young, healthy women?

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Japan claim a fermented milk created using a bacteria called Lactococcus lactis strain H61 improved the skin of healthy women aged 19-21.


Ebola: CDC expands passenger notification

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:00 PDT

Based on additional information obtained during interviews of close contacts to the second healthcare worker from Texas Presbyterian Hospital who tested positive for Ebola, the Centers for Disease...


How widespread is natural Ebola immunity?

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:00:00 PDT

Some people in the West African Ebola epidemic seem to have natural immunity to the virus. Scientists say finding out more about them may help reduce spread of the disease.


A deadly strain of meningitis is rising in the UK - international charity says these deaths are preventable

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 PDT

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is calling for action to control a recent rise in cases of meningitis and septicaemia caused by a particularly deadly strain of meningococcal bacteria, putting...


New perspectives for development of an RSV vaccine

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 PDT

Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 children each year.


Neglected tropical diseases - looking at Ebola through a different lens

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 PDT

The current Global Ebola crisis presents a multitude of challenges in terms of our capacity to respond; the future is even less predictable.