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New Diagnostic Tool May Allow On-The-Spot Detection Of Coronavirus Infection

Scientists at the University of Warwick have demonstrated that a potential diagnostic tool for detecting Covid-19 using sugars will work with a virus rather...

Australia Extends Melbourne Lockdown Despite Drop In Cases

Australian officials on Sunday extended a strict virus lockdown of the country's second-biggest city by two weeks, saying new cases had not dropped enough...

COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Could Be Quite Damaging’ To Efforts To End Other...

In May, modeling commissioned by the Stop TB Partnership showed that a lockdown of just 3 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic could set...

European Study: Myozyme Improves Walking, Respiratory Function In Adults With Pompe

Treatment with Myozyme (alglucosidase alfa, marketed as Lumizyme in the U.S.) improves walking ability and may stabilize respiratory function in adults with Pompe disease...

The Secret Lives Of Parasites – From Killers To Healthcare Heroes

Parasites are a huge global treat to human life, but some of them could actually help us treat disease. Parasitologist Charlotte Evans explores the...

Potential Treatment For Rare Degenerative Disease Discovered

Researchers have discovered a potential treatment for the rare Wolfram Syndrome – a degenerative disease...

COVID-19 Delaying Rare Disease And Gene Therapy Trials, Pharma Execs Say

While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic won’t have much of an impact on cash available for new biotech startups, it has begun to cause delays...

Cervical Cancer Could Be Prevented With A Single Injection, Suggests New...

Cervical cancer could be prevented with a single jab, according to new research. Just one dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine reduces the...

Mexican Nurses On Coronavirus Front Lines Targeted In ‘Virtual Kidnapping,’ Extortion...

Fourteen health care workers who had come to Mexico City suffered a so-called “virtual kidnapping” last week, forcing authorities to respond to the hotels...

COVID-19 Deaths Far Outpace Flu In ‘Apples-to-Apples’ Comparison

An "apples-to-apples" comparison showed COVID-19 deaths for one week in April dramatically outpaced the mean number of deaths from influenza in the worst weeks...

Viral Post Alleging Obama-Era Device Tax Caused Current PPE Shortage Is...

“Let me be clear, I signed the medical appliance tax bill that forced companies to outsource manufacturing of masks, gowns, gloves and ventilaors ...

Sunlight Destroys Coronavirus Quickly, Say US Scientists

The new coronavirus is quickly destroyed by sunlight, according to new research announced by a senior US official on Thursday, though the study has...

Coronavirus: How Accurate Are Coronavirus Tests?

Coronavirus testing has been the subject of huge interest, frustration and confusion. The UK has come under worldwide criticism for its lack of mass...

Uncover Novel Amyloidosis: Understanding Human Diseases

This new amyloid protein is known to be the lipopolysaccharide binding protein (LBP) and accumulated very frequently in the mammary gland of aged rats....

Tick-Borne Illness That Can Cause Brain Inflammation Detected In UK For...

Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) was found in a “small number” of ticks in Thetford Forest in eastern England as well as an “area on...

Combination Therapy Shows Promise For Transplanting HCV-Infected Organs

Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases...

Kratom May Cause Liver Damage: Study

(HealthDay)—The popular herbal supplement kratom may cause liver damage, researchers warn. Kratom is widely available in smoke shops and online. It's a botanical product...

Tips For Pompe Disease Caregivers

Rare genetic diseases such as Pompe disease are difficult to deal with, not only for the patient, but also for caregivers. Here are some...

Have We Found The True Cause Of Diabetes, Stroke And Alzheimer’s?

FOR decades, health experts have been lecturing us about our bad habits, blaming them for the surge in “lifestyle diseases”. These often come on...

Could We Attack Metastatic Breast Cancer With Sound?

Drugs can be safely delivered to cancerous lymph nodes via the lymphatic system and then released inside the nodes using sound waves. Here, published...

Psychosis Linked To More Severe Cognitive, Functional And Behavioral Symptoms, But...

People with Huntington’s disease who develop psychosis tend to have worse cognitive and behavioral disturbances, reduced ability to function, and fewer involuntary movements than...

New York Child Dies Of Flu, Health Officials Say

A New York child under the age of 4 has died of the flu, according to health officials, marking Monroe County’s first flu death...

Illinois Researchers Develop Lab-On-A-Smartphone System To Detect Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases such as Zika and Dengue remain a top contributor to death and disability across the globe, according to the World Health Organization....

DNA Technology As A Novel Strategy For Delivery Of Anti-HIV Antibodies

Scientists at The Wistar Institute applied synthetic DNA-based technology to drive in vivo production of broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies in small and large-animal models,...

First Case Of Dengue Spread By Sex Confirmed In Spain

Spanish health authorities confirmed Friday a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world first for a virus which until recently was...

Study Finds Fewer New Cases Of HCV In HIV-Negative Men Who...

Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases...

Syphilis Testing In Pregnant Women Falls Short In Zambia

PORTLAND, Oregon -- The vast majority of pregnant women in Zambia underwent HIV testing, but testing for syphilis was not nearly as common, researchers...

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Ground Beef Leaves 1 Dead, 8 Hospitalized,...

A multistate salmonella outbreak seemingly linked to ground beef has left at least one person dead and another eight people hospitalized, health officials said....

Scientists Use Oak Trees For Information On How Infectious Diseases Work

British oak trees are under threat from a disease known as acute oak decline (AOD). Mainly affecting mature trees, it can kill them within...

Inflammation And Changes In Brain’s Striatum Precede Huntington’s Symptoms, Study Finds

Massive inflammation and other changes in the striatum, an area of the brain selectively destroyed in Huntington’s disease (HD), are already present before patients...
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