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May 24, 2016

Study Arms Sheriff's Deputies With Nasal Spray for Drug Overdose Victims

May 11, 2016 — Drug-related overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle accidents at 44,000 fatalities annually. In response, researchers at University of ... read more

Ontario Rotavirus Hospitalizations Drop 71 Percent After Launch of Infant Vaccine Program

May 11, 2016 — Immunizing babies against rotavirus in Ontario, Canada, led to a 71 percent drop in hospitalizations for the infection, new research from Public Health Ontario and the Institute for Clinical ... read more

Infectious Outbreaks Must Be Combatted Strategically, Experts Argue

Apr. 21, 2016 — New funding is not enough to guarantee success against emerging infectious diseases around the world. Rather, good governance, a long-term technology investment strategy and strong product management ... read more

Scientists Describe New Research Model to Enhance Zika Virus Research

Apr. 19, 2016 — One of the first mouse models has been developed for the study of the Zika virus. The model will allow researchers to better understand how the virus causes disease and aid in the development of ... read more

Factors That May Influence Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

Apr. 19, 2016 — Currently, seasonal flu vaccines are designed to induce high levels of protective antibodies against hemagglutinin (HA), a protein found on the surface of the influenza virus that enables the virus ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — The flu and other viral infections have long been known to cause mood changes, beyond the more familiar symptoms of fever and sore throat. A study in mice now reveals how the antiviral immune ... read more

Visualizing, Predicting Evolution by Mapping the Elusive 'Fitness Landscape'

Apr. 14, 2016 — Suppose you were trying to design a vaccine to combat next season's influenza virus. Having a detailed map that tells you exactly how various strains of the flu bug will evolve would be ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A common flu virus could be used to overcome patients' resistance to certain cancer drugs -- and improve how those drugs kill cancer cells, according to new ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — A promising discovery has been made in the treatment and prevention of human parainfluenza virus. Scientists have shown that two existing drugs readily available on the market can work together to ... read more

Common Allergy Medication Worsens Restless Leg Symptoms

Apr. 4, 2016 — Allergy season can be the worst time of year for people suffering with restless legs syndrome because popular over the counter medications can make symptoms much worse, say ... read more

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy May Reduce Risk of Stillbirth

Mar. 31, 2016 — Seasonal influenza vaccination may guard against stillbirth, a new study suggests. Researchers in Western Australia analyzed data from nearly 60,000 births that occurred during the southern ... read more

Many in Families With Pregnant Women Don't Know Key Facts About Zika

Mar. 29, 2016 — Many people in US households where someone is pregnant or considering getting pregnant in the next year are unaware of key facts about Zika virus, according to a new poll. The poll of 1,275 adults ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — Researchers have announced the development of a vaccine that protects against multiple strains of both seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza in mouse ... read more

Abandoned Drug Resurrected, Found Effective Against Human Viruses

Mar. 28, 2016 — Scientists have resurrected a discarded drug that helps human cells in a lab dish fight off two different viruses. Based on what they learned about how the drug works, it might also help fight the ... read more

Breastfeeding, Vaccinations Help Reduce Ear Infection Rates in Babies

Mar. 28, 2016 — In what would be considered good news for many parents, a new study finds the rates of ear infections during a baby's first year have declined; the investigators suggested that higher rates of ... read more

Simulation Study Shows That Pandemic Swine Flu Had a Minor Impact in Finland

Mar. 24, 2016 — Researchers have used modeling to estimate the true impact of infectious diseases, such as swine flu, when underreporting can mean the surveillance from time of the pandemic can miss the vast ... read more

Identifying Threats Before They Spread

Mar. 23, 2016 — If an infectious disease outbreak or an attack using an agent such as anthrax were to occur in Chicago, it most likely first will be noticed in emergency rooms throughout the city. Swift ... read more

Assay Developed to Find a Cure for Zika Virus

Mar. 23, 2016 — Researchers report the development of a unique antiviral assay - a test that can be used by researchers worldwide to detect the Zika virus in infected cell ... read more

Computer-Assisted Approaches as Decision Support Systems Serving to Combat the Zika Virus

Mar. 18, 2016 — No drug is known to treat ZIKV infection; neither do we have any vaccine which can prevent the spread of it. While scientists are trying to cope with the situation, computer-assisted approaches may ... read more

Stronger Measures Needed to Deter Use of Cough and Cold Medicine in Young Children

Mar. 16, 2016 — About 18 percent of children still received cough and cold medications despite label warnings advising against their use in children under age 6, a new study has ... read more

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