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1 hr ago | Medical News

Researchers examine association between ritual circumcision procedure and HSV-1 in infants

A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of herpes simplex virus type 1 transmissions documented in infants between 1988 and 2012, a literature review conducted by Penn Medicine researchers and published online in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

5 hrs ago |

Regular Exams Can Save More than Your Pet's Life

As doctors, we tend to think of preventative medicine in a very concrete way. It's the underlying mantra behind our recommendation for routine physical exams, labwork, imaging tests, and screening tests.


Related Topix: Medicine

9 hrs ago |

Agenus Inc.: Ingeniously Designed Vaccines To Galvanized Tomorrow's Medicine

Our body's amazing protection mechanism - the immune system - is complex, intricate and interesting.


Related Topix: Biotech, Antigenics, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Oncology, Lexington, MA, Cancer

14 hrs ago | CNN

Ebola outbreak: Time to test experimental vaccines?

The outbreak began in forested areas of south-eastern Guinea, before spreading into Sierra Leone and Liberia.


Related Topix: Medicine, Ivor, VA, World News, Guinea, Congo, Africa

18 hrs ago | Medical News

New treatment fights respiratory syncytial virus in children

Researchers at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced results of a clinical trial of a new drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with respiratory syncytial virus .


Related Topix: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Medicine, Immunology, Biology, Science, University of Tennessee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health

18 hrs ago | Medical News

Immunologic mechanism makes broadly neutralizing antibodies in people infected with HIV

Scientists at Duke Medicine have found an immunologic mechanism that makes broadly neutralizing antibodies in people who are HIV-1 infected.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Vaccinations, Immunology, Biology, Science, Medicine

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Scientific Blogging

1 Percent: Antibiotic Research Is Dying In The UK

Pharmaceutical companies are in a tough position; they are highly regulated, trials are expensive, new products fail most of the time, and if they are successful, everyone complains the cost is too high while the company tries to make money before it goes generic.


Related Topix: Medicine

Vancouver Sun

Anti-HIV weapons should be used to fight hep C, researchers in Vancouver say

The Vancouver Sun launches Wine Critic for your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, featuring wine picks, tips, videos, advice on food pairings and more from our expert Anthony Gismondi.


Related Topix: Canada, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health

Business Journal

Here's why this Cincinnati company's stock slumped despite 3Q profit

Shares of Meridian Bioscience Inc. dropped more than 2.8 percent today after the Newtown-based company reported third-quarter earnings that fell slightly short of analyst expectations for revenue and earnings per share.


Related Topix: Cincinnati, OH, Biotech, Medicine, Vivo, Healthcare Industry

The Washington Post

Convincing parents to vaccinate

"When I was a tenth-grader, there was a boy in my class whose name was Billy Lynn, and he had leukemia," Dr. Paul Offit, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, reminisced at a panel at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Autism, US Politics, US News

Business Wire

Atox Bio Closes $23 Million Investment

Funds will be used to advance development of AB103, a novel therapy for the treatment of necrotizing soft tissue infections )--Atox Bio, developer of therapeutics for severe infections, today announced that it has raised up to $23 million in a Series E investment led by SR One with participation by Lundbeckfond Ventures and OrbiMed Israel.


Related Topix: Medicine

Puppy Strangles - A Potentially Devastating Skin Disease

Puppy appointments are one of the great perks of being a veterinarian. It's hard to be in a bad mood when faced with an adorable bundle of exuberance, which makes puppies suffering from a disease called strangles, or juvenile cellulitis, especially pitiful.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Daily Monitor

Counselling: An important part in treating HIV/AIDSs

From the minute a person decides to take the HIV test, a counsellor's role begins.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine

KHOU-TV Houston

Puerto Rico to pay for chikungunya virus testing

OCTOBER 02: A medico-technical assistant examined virus-infected cells under a microscope at Robert Koch Institute on October 2, 2009 in Berlin, Germany.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters


Diseases of Another Kind: UCSB Researchers Scrutinize Distinctive and Prevalent Infectious Agent

The drought that has the entire country in its grip is affecting more than the color of people's lawns.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Medicine, UC Santa Barbara

New Scientist

Threatwatch: Chikungunya virus hits the US and Europe

Chikungunya is on the move. Locally acquired cases of the mosquito-borne virus, native to central Africa, have been identified in the US for the first time, and virologists are warning it could spread to Europe.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Houston, TX, Medicine, Science / Technology

Cybercast News Service

CDC Chief: Next Pandemic 'Hiding in Plain Sight'

The next pandemic is "not the thing that we don't know, but something that's hiding in plain sight," Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a gathering in Washington on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, MRSA, Health

Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

A health official says an investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis.


Related Topix: McMechen, WV, Medicine, Epidemiology

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Medical News Today

Tackling immune response could be promising new direction for flu drugs

The severity of a viral infection is partly due to the virus and partly due to the immune system's response.


Related Topix: University of Washington, Medicine, Influenza, Health, Bird Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters


Quidel Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Quidel Corporation , a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced today financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Quidel, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Food and Drug Administration, Chickenpox, Health, Influenza