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Herpes or Bacterial Infection? Testing and Treating Young Infants Herpes or Bacterial Infection? Testing and Treating Young Infants
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:47:00 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
Which symptomatic infants should be empirically treated for possible herpes simplex infection? New data help to narrow it down.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Health Tip: Shingles 101
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:00:49 +0800 | Drugs.com - Daily MedNews
-- Shingles is a painful rash that is caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same one that causes chickenpox. After triggering chickenpox, the virus may lay dormant inside the body and re-emerge as shingles, typically after a person reaches age... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

New study highlights Alzheimer's herpes link, experts say
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health
(University of Manchester) A new commentary by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh on a study by Taiwanese epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Medical News Today: What is acyclovir?
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 08:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Acyclovir comes in several prescription forms, including an oral tablet. The acyclovir oral tablet is used to treat viral infections such as shingles, genital herpes, and chickenpox. This form is available as both a generic drug and the brand-name drug Zovirax. Learn about its side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Viral immunotherapy to treat brain tumors in children shows promise
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 02:49:12 +0800 | bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines
A viral immunotherapy using a herpes virus to treat brain tumors has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in a pediatric study from UAB and Children ’s of Alabama.  The findings managed to show preliminary evidence of effectiveness in killing malignant tumor cells.  The funding to develop the therapy has been provided by the NIH/NCI, Department of Defense, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, Cannonb all Kid’s Foundation, Hyundai Hope on Wheels, Vs.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

Nobel prize winning technology reveals common herpes virus structure
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 18:46:29 +0800 | Medical Research Council General News
For the first time, MRC researchers have been able to use the Nobel Prize winning technology, cryo-electron microscopy, to reveal the detailed structure of the common herpes virus. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)

Nobel Prize-winning technology reveals common herpes virus structure
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 18:05:00 +0800 | Medical Research Council General News
For the first time, MRC researchers have been able to use the Nobel Prize-winning technology, cryo-electron microscopy, to reveal the detailed structure of the common herpes virus. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)

Amyloid beta protein protects brain from herpes infection by entrapping viral particles
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A Massachusetts General Hospital study has found the mechanism by which amyloid beta -- the protein deposited into plaques in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease -- protects from the effects of herpes viruses commonly found in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

Medical News Today: What to know about anal herpes
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 19:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Anal herpes is a form of genital herpes. Like genital herpes, it is caused by HSV-2 and is passed on through sexual contact. Anal herpes causes blisters or sores around the anus. It can be treated using antiviral medication. In this article, we discuss how to identify this condition, treatments, and prevention methods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Polio Virus Could Help Treat Brain Cancer. Here ’s How
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 18:00:15 +0800 | TIME: Health
The idea that viruses may be co-opted to do good rather than harm isn’t entirely new; researchers have been attempting to harness the power of viruses and bacteria for more than a century. Vaccines are the shining example of using bad bugs to do good in priming the immune system to fight disease. But disease-causing viruses aren’t always easy to corral, and attempts to use them to activate the immune system against things other than fellow bacteria and viruses — including cancer, for example — have not been so successful. There is only one approved virus-based treatment for cancer, which uses herpes virus against melanoma. In a new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, however, scientists led by a team at Duke University report they may have trai...


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