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injectable implant

Long-Acting Injectable Implant Shows Promise for HIV Treatment and Prevention

A persistent challenge in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention is medication adherence – getting patients to take their medication as required to get the best...
CDC Treatment Guideline

Kids and Concussions: UVA Physician Helps Craft New CDC Treatment Guideline

A University of Virginia Health System emergency medicine physician helped develop new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention treatment recommendations for children with concussions,...
cancers

Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make up 40 percent of...

Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed...
influenza

Carnegie Mellon’s Flu Forecasts Prove Most Accurate

For the third year in a row, Carnegie Mellon University's forecasts of national influenza activity have proven to be the most accurate among all...
cytoskeleton

Seafood Poisoning Bug Thwarts a Key Host Defense by Attacking the...

The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a...
Hepatitis C

HepVu provides first systematic estimates of hepatitis C virus infection at...

A new model called HepVu reports estimates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in every US state for persons over 18 years old. Developed...
vaccines

Vaccines save Lives, but Maintaining Widespread Coverage Is Essential

"A vaccine that remains in the vial is 0% effective even if it is the best vaccine in the world," states a new editorial...
Meningitis

Meningitis Bacteria Adapting to STI Niche, Genetic Analysis Shows

Neisseria meningitidis, a bacterium usually associated with meningitis and sepsis, is the cause of a recent cluster of sexually transmitted infections in Columbus, Ohio...
type 2 diabetesvideo

Youth with Type 2 Diabetes Develop Complications More Often than Type...

Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve, and eye diseases – as well as some risk factors for heart disease...
zika

New Study Determines How Long Zika Remains in Body Fluids

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine provides evidence that the Zika virus particles remain longer in blood than in urine and some...
triclosan

Researcher Helps Stem the Spread of Superbugs

Katherine Baker feels vindicated. She and other microbiologists have been warning for years that anti-bacterial soaps containing triclosan are bad for the environment, harmful...
vaccine

Yale Team Uses Google Analytical Tool to Gauge Vaccine Effectiveness

Using a statistical method initially developed by Google, a Yale School of Public Health-led research team has devised a novel way to better analyze...
HIV prevention

CDC Guidelines for HIV Prevention Regimen May Not Go Far Enough,...

Anew study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests modifying federal health guidelines related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent...
influenza virus

New, More Effective Strategy for Producing Flu Vaccines

A team of researchers led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of pathobiological sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, has developed technology...
HIV paradox

Emory Experts Take on the HIV Paradox

It was July of 2015, the year he turned 29, when Daniel Driffin decided it was time to come out.Driffin had openly declared that...
Genomics

Genomics Technique Could Accelerate Detection of Foodborne Bacterial Outbreaks

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently compared the new methodology against traditional...
Polio Booster Vaccine

Penn-led Team Develops Plant-based Polio Booster Vaccine

Jonas Salk created a vaccine against polio that has been used since 1955; Albert Sabin created another version that has been on the market...
Antibiotic Resistance

When miracle drugs stop working

Penicillin was hailed as a “miracle drug” when it went into widespread use in the early 1940s, and with good reason. Before then, even...
HPV

New HPV vaccine could curb cervical cancers and health costs if...

A Yale-led study finds that a new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) would significantly reduce both cervical cancer incidence and healthcare costs if states...
foodborne illnesses

Network of germ sleuths heads off nearly 276,000 foodborne illnesses a...

An elderly woman in Phoenix. A Toledo toddler. An accountant in Indianapolis. All poisoned by food. Quickly uncovering that their illnesses are connected can...