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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Provision of HIV Treatment Can Be Cost-Saving for Companies in High Prevalence Settings

Sep. 1, 2015 — In settings with a high prevalence of HIV, such as South Africa, provision of antiretroviral therapy programs in the workplace can be cost saving for companies due to reductions in healthcare costs, ... read more

Cirrhosis, Antibodies Increase Risk of Poor Outcome for Autoimmune Hepatitis Patients

Sep. 1, 2015 — New research reports that cirrhosis at first diagnosis and antibodies for the soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen (SLA/LP) are major risk factors for poor short- and long-term outcome in ... read more

Examining Service Delivery, Patient Outcomes in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Aug. 31, 2015 — Outpatient human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) health care facilities funded by the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program were more likely to provide case management, mental health, substance abuse and ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers show how DNA repair proteins sound the alarm to threats, pointing to a novel cancer ... read more

Many Physicians Overestimate Their Ability to Assess Patients' Risk of Ebola

Aug. 27, 2015 — While most primary care physicians responding to a survey expressed confidence in their ability to identify potential cases of Ebola and communicate Ebola risks to their patients, when asked how they ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — More than a cause of a simple infection, viruses are often involved in the development of serious diseases. Such is the case with liver cancer, which often develops in an organ that has been weakened ... read more

Mating With the Wrong Insect May Cut Yellow Fever Mosquito Populations

Aug. 27, 2015 — Asian tiger mosquitoes can drive down yellow fever mosquito populations when the female chooses the wrong male with which to mate, UF/IFAS scientists say. Both insects transmit chikungunya and ... read more

Few Gay Teenage Boys Get Tested for HIV

Aug. 26, 2015 — HIV infections are rising for young men who have sex with men, but only one in five gay male teens have ever been tested for HIV, reports a new study. The reason is teens don't know where to get ... read more

Experimental Post-Exposure Antiviral Treatment May Protect Humans from Ebola Virus

Aug. 25, 2015 — For the first time, physicians have demonstrated that antiviral-based therapies have the potential to protect humans from the deadly Ebola virus. The report describes a case-series of eight British ... read more

Ebola Virus Can Survive in Wastewater

Aug. 25, 2015 — The latest discovery by a group of microbial risk-assessment and virology researchers suggests that the procedures for disposal of Ebola-contaminated liquid waste might underestimate the virus' ... read more

Pregnancy Is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over Condition

Aug. 25, 2015 — Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to manage their infection, prevent transmission to their new baby and enter a long-term pattern of ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis A virus. The finding provides new clues on the emergence of hepatitis ... read more

Flu Remedies Help Combat E. Coli Bacteria

Aug. 25, 2015 — If the intestinal bacteria level becomes unbalanced, it can cause diseases. Physiologists now reveal how a specific carbohydrate in the intestinal mucosa heavily multiplies certain E. coli bacteria ... read more

Lemon Juice Disinfects Against Human Norovirus

Aug. 25, 2015 — Citric acid may prevent the highly contagious norovirus from infecting humans, scientists discovered. Therefore, lemon juice could be a potentially safe and practical disinfectant against the most ... read more

Personal Clothing May Spread Respiratory Infections Within the NICU

Aug. 24, 2015 — Respiratory syncytial virus, which is the leading cause of childhood respiratory hospitalizations among premature babies, can be detected from the clothes worn by caregivers/visitors who are visiting ... read more

Influenza Vaccines Provide Moderate Protection Throughout the Entire Flu Season

Aug. 24, 2015 — Individuals who received the flu vaccine were protected for up to 6 months post-vaccination, the duration of most flu seasons, according to a new ... read more

Flu Vaccinations Make Sense for Elderly, Study Suggests

Aug. 24, 2015 — Amid debate about whether flu vaccination really helps the elderly, a new study provides fresh evidence that it does. Researchers found vaccines well matched to the year's flu strain ... read more

Ebola Virus Disease: Anesthesiologists Need to 'Better Prepare and Educate' Themselves

Aug. 24, 2015 — As the Ebola virus disease pandemic unfolded in 2014, it may have seemed like a sudden and unprecedented event. But the disease has a long history, the epidemic is ongoing, and new outbreaks are ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — New light has been shed on an important immune mechanism. The work shows how the body provides the important killer cells with a helper in the case of an infection. The study could point the way to ... read more

Researchers Suggest Approach to Fight Common Virus in Immunosuppressed Patients

Aug. 20, 2015 — New light has been shed on how adenovirus replicates in humans. The findings suggest that agents that enhance the Type I interferon signaling pathway could be useful to fight adenovirus infections in ... read more

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