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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Who Needs a Flu Shot? Not Me

Feb. 8, 2017 — What impact do public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a communication researcher, probably not. And it's not because we think ... read more

Using Big Data to Understand the Body's Response to Viral Attack

Jan. 30, 2017 — An enzyme found in many bacteria, including the bacterium that gives us strep throat, has given humankind a cheap and effective tool with which to edit our own genes. This technology, called CRISPR, ... read more

Improved Preventive Care from Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Jan. 26, 2017 — More Americans are taking steps to prevent disease because of the insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new groundbreaking ... read more

Critical Anti-Viral Role of Biological Molecule Discovered

Jan. 26, 2017 — The scientists discovered a key role of a 'protector' molecule that fights the common flu. The biological molecule - STAT3 - is key in fighting a whole suite of viruses. This discovery may ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — A new study is the first to explore racial factors and how they may influence attitudes and behaviors towards the flu ... read more

Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated With Home-Based Rat-Breeding Facilities

Jan. 20, 2017 — Experts from CDC are working with the Illinois Department of Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to investigate cases of Seoul virus infections among eight people who worked at ... read more

Team Uncovers Cellular Responses to Bird Flu Vaccine

Jan. 19, 2017 — New research eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu, exposing cellular responses associated with a vaccine constituent called AS03, ... read more

Evolution of Avian Influenza Examined

Jan. 18, 2017 — Influenza experts have examined how the evolution of proteins found on the surfaces of flu viruses has impacted their ability to infect migratory birds and poultry and cause avian ... read more

Certain Anti-Influenza Compounds Also Inhibit Zika Virus Infection, Researchers Find

Jan. 16, 2017 — Three anti-influenza compounds effectively inhibit Zika virus infection in human cells, scientists have discovered. These results provide the foundation for development of the broad-spectrum ... read more

Sharing of Data to Combat Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Jan. 12, 2017 — To protect people against potentially deadly infectious disease outbreaks, it is critical that scientists and governments rapidly share information about the pathogens that cause them. A new shows ... read more

Strep Spreads by Harnessing Immune Defenses of Those Infected

Jan. 11, 2017 — The bacteria that cause most cases of pneumonia worldwide secrete a toxin that helps them jump from one body to the next -- with help from the hosts' immune ... read more

Sudden Drop in Outdoor Temperature Increases the Risk of Respiratory Infections

Jan. 11, 2017 — You can pretty much put a mark in your calendar for when the annual flu epidemic begins. Using 20,000 virus samples and weather statistics, researchers have now discovered more details about how ... read more

New Surgical Mask Doesn't Just Trap Viruses, It Renders Them Harmless

Jan. 5, 2017 — The surgical masks people wear to stop the spread of diseases don't work well -- that isn't what they're designed for. Pathogens like influenza are transmitted in aerosol droplets when ... read more

High Monthly Vitamin D Reduces Respiratory Infections, May Increase Falls for Older Adults

Jan. 5, 2017 — Researchers concluded that a monthly high dose of vitamin D reduced the number of respiratory infections in older adults but increased the number of falls they experienced. More study is needed to ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — A new study is the first to show exactly how the drug Arbidol stops influenza infections. The research reveals that Arbidol stops the virus from entering host cells by binding within a recessed ... read more

Threading the RSV Vaccine Needle

Dec. 21, 2016 — Crafting a vaccine against RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), a common cause of lung infections in infants, has been a minefield for 50 years. Researchers have now engineered a version of RSV that is ... read more

Researchers Develop First Chikungunya Vaccine from Virus That Does Not Affect People

Dec. 19, 2016 — Researchers have developed the first vaccine for chikungunya fever made from an insect-specific virus that doesn't have any effect on people, making the vaccine safe and effective. The newly ... read more

Key Benefits of Large-Scale Use of Universal Over Conventional Flu Vaccines

Dec. 15, 2016 — Universal vaccines that protect against multiple strains of influenza virus at once could offer key population-level benefits over conventional seasonal vaccines, according to a new ... read more

Public Skepticism Would Likely Greet a New Zika Vaccine, Study Says

Dec. 13, 2016 — As scientists race to create a vaccine for the Zika virus, new research suggests almost half of Americans wouldn’t be interested in getting the shot even if public health officials recommended it ... read more

Silent Heart Attack in Women

Dec. 12, 2016 — Women often neglect their own heart health during the holidays and can suffer serious health problems, suggests a new ... read more

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