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.
Patients with increased inflammation, including those receiving cytokines for medical treatment, have a greatly increased risk of depression. For example, a 6-month treatment course of interferon-alpha therapy ...
Researchers today report the case of a baby, born HIV-positive, who appeared to have been cured of HIV after being given early antiretroviral treatment (ART) to combat the virus, but ultimately exhibited detectable HIV infection.
Influenza viruses mutate annually, making it difficult to produce vaccines that induce antibodies capable of recognizing the changing proteins on the surface of the flu virus and conferring long-term immunity.
Influenza infection can enhance the ability of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae to cause ear and throat infections, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Infection and Immunity.
US health officials said that a doctor who returned to a hospital after being treated for the Ebola virus last month did not in fact have a new case of the infectious disease.
Suggestions the Ebola virus could "mutate" into a form that is transmissible by the respiratory route are speculative, and the likelihood of it happening are low. Nonetheless, the idea appears to have captured ...