Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Papillomaviruses may be able to be spread by blood

Papillomavirus has traditionally been considered strictly a sexually transmitted disease, but a recent study found that rabbit and mouse papillomaviruses could be transferred by blood to their respective hosts.

Neuroscience

How our sense of taste changes as we age

Taste is a complex phenomenon. We do not experience the sensation through a single sense (as we would when we see something using our sense of sight, for example) but rather it is made up of the five senses working together ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study shows HPV not likely transmittable through the hand

Commonly known as HPV, Human papillomavirus is a virus that infects the skin and genital area, in many cases leading to a variety of genital, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers in men and women. Strong evidence exists showing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oral antibiotics noninferior to IV for bone, joint infection

(HealthDay)—For patients being treated for bone or joint infection, oral antibiotics are noninferior to intravenous antibiotics, according to a study published in the Jan. 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Medical research

How researchers assess whether medications work

Ear infections, or "otitis media," can cause of a lot of pain and discomfort in youngsters. In some children, persistent infections result in hearing loss.

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