A multi-institutional team of researchers, led by The Wistar Institute, has announced the results of a clinical trial that shows how the immune system can engage in fighting HIV infection if given the right boost. In their ...
HIV & AIDS Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Some cancer drugs used to treat patients with leukemia may also help stop the Ebola virus and give the body time to control the infection before it turns deadly, US researchers said on Wednesday.
Medications Feb 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
More Americans died in 2007 of hepatitis C infection, which causes incurable liver disease, than from the virus that causes AIDS, US health authorities said this week.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 23, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(AP) -- Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed - they are most at risk.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 3
Common infections in children pose a high risk of ischemic stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012.
Cardiology Feb 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a new way to block infection from the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the liver that could lead to new therapies for those affected by this and other infectious diseases.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a new laboratory test that can rapidly identify the bacterium responsible for staph infections. ...
Medical research Jan 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- For the first time in 45 years, homicide has fallen off the list of the nation's top 15 causes of death, government health officials said Wednesday.
Health Jan 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study supports previous findings that children delivered by cesarean section have an increased risk of developing asthma. The study from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) suggests that children delivered ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Chronic infections by viruses such as HIV or hepatitis C eventually take hold because they wear the immune system out, a phenomenon immunologists describe as exhaustion.
Medical research Dec 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Antibiotics for acute infections are a pillar of medicine, but doctors say the pillar is crumbling as pharmaceutical companies neglect antibiotic development and instead chase massive profits from chronic ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 60
(Medical Xpress) -- Liver cell carcinoma is one of the most abundant malign cancer diseases worldwide. In the majority of cases its emergence is triggered by cirrhosis of the liver which is caused by chronic ...
Medical research Nov 09, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Health care costs for hepatitis C patients with end-stage liver disease are nearly 2.5 times higher than those in the early stages, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 07, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Vitamin D levels are not related to acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in patients with severe COPD, according to a large prospective cohort study involving 973 North American patients. ...
Health Nov 04, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Thailand's hundreds of thousands of flood victims are at risk of water-borne diseases and infections, the World Health Organisation said Saturday, though no major outbreaks have been reported yet.
Health Oct 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 0