Journal of Infectious Diseases

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Aspirin to fight an expensive global killer infection

Research led by the Centenary Institute in Sydney has found a brand new target for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis; our scientists have uncovered that the tuberculosis bacterium hijacks platelets from the body's blood ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Opioid epidemic is increasing rates of some infectious diseases

The United States faces a converging public health crisis as the nation's opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of certain infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, heart infections, and skin and soft tissue infections. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An antiviral gel may prevent genital herpes in women

In a paper recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers examined the effect of vaginal tenofovir 1 percent gel use on the risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2. The study was conducted ...

Cardiology

Taking medicine for a cold? Be mindful of your heart

Flu has so far infected more than 6 million Americans this season, and winter colds are making their rounds. If you've been hit by either, you may be thinking about heading to your local pharmacy to relieve your aches, pains ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australian virus might be answer to effective Ebola vaccine

An experimental Ebola vaccine made using an Australian virus called Kunjin might help in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, an international study led by The University of Queensland has found.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New strategy to cure chronic hepatitis B infection

Scientists from Karolinska Institutet and Hannover Medical School have published two studies that provide insights into how the immune system responds and helps to clear a hepatitis B infection after treatment interruption. ...

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