Tag: "viral" at medical news
FDA Approves Expanded Use for Surgical Sealant
... through a two-stage process to reduce the risk of viral
transmission in manufacturing, however, the potential risk for the transmission of blood-borne viruses cannot be totally eliminated. In a pivotal study of 147 patients, the effectiveness of Evicel was compared with the standard bleeding control tec...
WHO Launches Yellow Fever Initiative for West Africa
...t-complete disappearance of yellow fever, an acute viral
disease transmitted by mosquitoes that may kill up to 50 per cent of those with severe cases, WHO said. However, as immunization campaigns waned, a generation of people grew up with no immunity to the disease, and by the 1990s the number of annual...
Study Finds the Spread of Rabies in North American Raccoons
... Control and Prevention (CDC) had been stockpiling viral
samples from the outbreak since 1982, giving scien...and population expansion over 30 years have shaped viral
evolution on a geographic scale. Landscape features, such as rivers and mountains, can have a pronou...
Thymus Transplants Give Hope to Babies With Fatal Immune Disease
... after about a month. She received treatment for a viral
infection at the Children's Hospital of St. Louis for four months after which her immune system was strong enough to get rid of the virus and prevent other infections. Dave'yana then went home. "If it wasn't for Dr. Markert and her team, my baby wo...
Coenzyme Q10 Does Not Improve Parkinsons Disease Symptoms
... patients who experienced adverse effectsincluding viral
infection, diarrhea and hearing lossdid not differ between the two groups. Blood levels of CoQ10 increased in the treatment group from an average of 0.99 milligrams per liter to an average of 4.46 milligrams per liter after three months. Although ...
Statins may Help Treat Hepatitis C Patients
...s) and PI+R plus a statin to measure the sustained viral
response (SVR, negative virus in blood six months after the end of treatment) rate in hepatitis C patients. In this study, 104 patients taking PI+R were compared to 30 patients who took PI+R plus a statin. Almost all patients (25 of the 30) taking ...
Vitamins may Not Ward Off Pneumonia
...y and large vitamins are supposed to help ward off viral
diseases, but a new report suggests that taking lots of vitamins does not reduce the likelihood of catching pneumonia, at least among well-nourished women. Pneumonia is a general term that refers to an infection of the lungs, which can be caused by...
Figures of Dengue In Singapore On The Rise
... Dengue is the most important mosquito-transmitted viral
disease in terms of morbidity and mortality. It u...ests with a sudden episode of mosquito-transmitted viral
disease. Accordingly, dengue-carrying insects can breed in tiny pools of water found in flowerpots, ...
Toddler Infected With Rare Side Effect Of Smallpox Vaccination Recovering
...seven weeks in the hospital and nearly died from a viral
infection he got from the smallpox vaccination his father had received, before he had shipped out to Iraq on a military mission. The U.S soldier passed on a rare side effect of the smallpox vaccination - eczema vaccinatum to his 2-year-old son...
Researchers Claims to Have Found Cure for Hepatitis C
...se it is rare in the treatment of life-threatening viral
diseases that we can tell patients they may be cured. In hepatitis C today, we are able to help some patients achieve an outcome that effectively enables them to put their disease behind them," Shiffman said. The new findings are based on a long-te...
Men With Chronic Gum Disease at Higher Risk of Tongue Cancer
...re associated with increased cancer risk. Although viral
infections have been associated with carcinogenesis [the development of cancer], the evidence for a connection between bacterial infections and carcinogenesis is also convincing," the authors added. Researchers concluded that periodontal viruses an...
Development of Broadly-protective HIV Vaccine is Possible
...s-reactive antibodies that can neutralise multiple viral
strains. The latest study shows that the goal of induction of truly broad-spectrum neutralising antibodies may be achieved. During the study, USU Professors Dr. Gerald Quinnan, Jr. and Dr. and Christopher Broder attempted to elicit cross-reacti...
Small Pox Scare Put West Bengal on High Alert
... Smallpox is caused by the attack of two types of viral
strains - variola major and variola minor. The early symptoms of the disease are high temperature, body ache and headache. In a few days, red spots appear in the mouth and tongue and break open into sores. Later, the spots become fluid-filled bumps t...
Notion Behind Spread of Flu Epidemic may Not Hold True for the Tropics
...red here. This research takes a nice first look at viral
behavior in the tropics," said Eddie Holmes, evolutionary virologist at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. The researchers also said that the study suggested that vaccines for 70 pct of the elderly across Brazil, may prove more effecti...
Georgia Hit With African Swine Fever: FAO
... Rome-based FAO, noting that the highly contagious viral
disease "has been almost entirely confined to sub-Saharan Africa since 1990." Armenia, Azerbaidjan and Russia "should be on high alert," he added There is no vaccine for African swine fever (ASF), which causes fever and has a high fatality rate, th...
Chikungunya Affects Kerala's Healthcare Status
...e past one year due to the outbreak of chikungunya viral
fever in the state. Last year, more than 100 pe...ple died during the outbreak of the mosquito-borne viral
fever in the coastal districts of Alappuzha, Kollam and Ernakulam. The present outbreak, which has...
Breast-feeding may Protect Against Childhood Sleep-related Breathing Disorder
...r study may be due to the protection against early viral
infection that breast feeding provides, or they may be due to the healthful jaw formation that is a result of breast feeding. Investigation of these mechanisms will be the topics of future work. The current findings support another benefit of infant ...
Twenty-two Chikungunya Cases Confirmed in Maharashtra
...in Kolhapur district from where an outbreak of the viral
fever was reported, we have found 22 cases from on...re are reports of 25 suspected cases of the deadly viral
fever in neighbouring Sangli district and we have sent their blood samples to the NIV in Pune for co...
HIV Drug Resistance can Be Identified by Genome Sequencing
...me sequencing technology that quickly detects rare viral
mutations. Kozal, associate professor of medicin...t Healthcare System. These low frequency resistant viral
strains are not detectable by current resistance testing methods used in the clinic. While HIV tre...
DBT And IAVI Forge Partnership To Develop “Next Generation” Vaccine Candidats
...ing healthy cells, as well as reduce the amount of viral
dissemination through a cell-mediated immune response to HIV-infected cells. Yet today, virtually all current vaccine candidates in the pipeline are based on cell-mediated immune responses alone, failing to target the second critical arm of the human...
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