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The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have long eluded scientists. In 2009, a paper in the journal Science linked the syndrome—sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)—to infection with a mouse retrovirus called ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 2 |
(AP) -- An estimated 100,000 people in India may have escaped HIV infection over five years thanks to one of the world's biggest prevention programs, an encouraging sign that targeting high-risk groups remains vital even ...
HIV & AIDS Oct 11, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Over the past year, researchers at the California Institute of Technology, and around the world, have been studying a group of potent antibodies that have the ability to neutralize HIV in the lab; their hope ...
HIV & AIDS Nov 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have produced the first high resolution structure of a molecule that when attached to the genetic material of the hepatitis C virus prevents it from reproducing.
Medical research Mar 19, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists studying flu vaccines have identified ways to overcome an obstacle called "original antigenic sin," which can impair immune responses to new flu strains.
Immunology Aug 13, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Researchers have developed a new candidate vaccine to protect against chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that produces an intensely painful and often chronic arthritic disease that has stricken millions of people ...
Medications Aug 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Adding to the arsenal of evidence that smoking is bad for you, a large new study indicates that lifetime smokers cut 10 years off their life expectancy—a decade they can gain back if they ...
Health Jan 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Placement of copper objects in intensive care unit (ICU) hospital rooms reduced the number of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) in patients by more than half, according to a new study published in the ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
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
An AIDS drug already shown to help prevent spread of the virus in gay men also works for heterosexual men and women, two studies in Africa found. Experts called it a breakthrough for the continent that has ...
HIV & AIDS Jul 13, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
HIV infections continued to rise in Europe in 2010, but thanks to treatment the number of cases of full-blown AIDS has dramatically declined in recent years, according to a report published Wednesday.
HIV & AIDS Nov 30, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Higher concentrations of the AIDS virus in genital secretions are linked to a greater risk of virus transmission between opposite-sex couples. The effect is independent of blood level of the virus.
HIV & AIDS Apr 06, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is considered rare. But a new study by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides substantial ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
At least two men may have come down with a rare bacterial skin infection that is hard to treat with antibiotics after getting tattoos at a store in Seattle, US health authorities said Wednesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 10, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The European Union warned Thursday of a sharp rise in deaths across the 27-nation bloc due to bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics.
Medications Nov 17, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 3