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Health News - Infectious Diseases/Bacteria/Viruses

HPV in Men: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
HPV is often associated with women, but men can get it too. Learn about its symptoms, links to a number of cancers, causes, and treatments. (Medical News Today)

Chemical mosquito controls ineffective in Zika fight
Some existing methods for controlling Zika-carrying mosquitos are not effective and may even be counter-productive, according to research by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA). (Medical News Today)

How the tuberculosis vaccine may protect against other diseases
The tuberculosis vaccine is well known to help protect against other infectious diseases, as well as cancer, but the exact mechanisms have not been clear. (Medical News Today)

Re-emergence of syphilis traced to pandemic strain cluster
Over the last few decades, an age-old infectious disease has been re-emerging globally: Syphilis. (Medical News Today)

Resistance to drug of last resort found in farm animals in US
Carbapenems are one of the most important classes of antibiotics used in humans, and are an important agent against multi-drug resistant bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Researchers find overwhelming evidence of malaria's existence 2,000 years ago
An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about... (Medical News Today)

New mechanism to control human viral infections discovered
A team of researchers, co-led by a University of California, Riverside professor, has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes... (Medical News Today)

Immune system cells cause severe malaria complication in mouse brain
Movies of immune cells in mice reveal potential mechanism behind fatal malaria-caused brain swelling. (Medical News Today)

Prevention of RNA virus replication
Researchers at Okayama University have successfully cleaved influenza viral RNA to prevent its replication using novel artificial RNA restriction enzymes in laboratory cell cultures. (Medical News Today)

Digital microbes for munching yourself healthy
Hundreds of different bacterial species live in the human gut, helping us to digest our food. (Medical News Today)

Researchers develop novel wound-healing technology
A WSU research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections. (Medical News Today)

Study suggests handwashing compliance in child care facilities is insufficient
Child care personnel properly clean their hands less than a quarter of the times they are supposed to, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the official... (Medical News Today)

Dengue vaccine is estimated to reduce the disease burden in settings where dengue infections are common
The first available dengue vaccine, CYD-TDV (Dengvaxia), is estimated to reduce the burden of dengue and be potentially cost effective in settings where infections with dengue are common, according... (Medical News Today)

Scientists make breakthrough in developing MERS vaccines
New York Blood Center has announced groundbreaking findings toward the development of vaccines for the prevention of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. (Medical News Today)

Survey of New York City soil uncovers medicine-making microbes
Microbes have long been an invaluable source of new drugs. And to find more, we may have to look no further than the ground beneath our feet. (Medical News Today)

CDC supporting Texas investigation of possible local Zika transmission
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by Texas health officials that Zika virus infection has been diagnosed in a resident of Brownsville, Texas, without any other... (Medical News Today)

New Cystic Fibrosis device to reduce antibiotic usage
A medical device for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) sufferers which lessens their exposure to infections resulting in fewer doctors' visits, reduced antibiotic usage and shorter hospital stays, is expected... (Medical News Today)

Diabetes and obesity could be prevented with novel protein
Researchers may have found a way to stop diabetes and improve metabolism in mice, potentially leading to major advancement in treatment of human diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Partners in the Greater Mekong Subregion mobilize around malaria elimination goal
Partners gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to assess progress in the malaria fight across the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). (Medical News Today)

Harnessing the power of predatory bacteria as a 'living antibiotic'
A naturally occurring predatory bacterium is able to work with the immune system to clear multi-drug resistant Shigella infections in zebrafish, according to a study published in Current Biology. (Medical News Today)

Among antidementia drugs, memantine is associated with the highest risk of pneumonia
A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that among users of antidementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of pneumonia. (Medical News Today)

Five fast facts about norovirus
Cruise ships, nursing homes, and daycare centers are common breeding grounds for norovirus, a contagious stomach bug that infects 685 million people around the world each year. (Medical News Today)

CDC, US and Brazilian researchers find evidence of onset of Zika-associated microcephaly and other neurologic complications after birth
CDC researchers in collaboration with researchers from the United States and Brazil investigated the first series of infants with laboratory evidence of congenital Zika virus infection documented... (Medical News Today)

Study examines trends in infectious disease mortality in U.S.
In a study appearing in JAMA, Heidi E. Brown, Ph.D., of the University of Arizona, Tucson, and colleagues investigated trends in infectious disease mortality in the United States from 1980 through... (Medical News Today)

Inverse Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
What is inverse psoriasis? When should a doctor be consulted? Learn about the treatment for inverse psoriasis as well as the causes and symptoms. (Medical News Today)

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