Health Problems

Clues to building a better herpes vaccine

Efforts to develop an effective vaccine for genital herpes, a common sexually transmitted disease, have largely failed. In a new study published in Nature, Yale researchers explore why, and their findings could lead to a better vaccine. Senior investigator Akiko Iwasaki and her colleagues conducted several experiments in mice vaccinated against the herpes simplex virus […]

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Developing a vaccine against Nipah virus

Nipah virus is a type of RNA virus transmitted from animals to humans. The infection causes severe respiratory illness and symptoms including cough, headache and fever, which can progress into encephalitis, seizure and coma. Currently, there is no approved vaccine against Nipah virus available on the market. In recent years, outbreaks, from bat-to-human or pig-to-human […]

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Newborn contracted fatal herpes virus from kiss, mom warns

Mom warns about fatal herpes kiss to newborn Grieving mother warns about a fatal herpes kiss after her newborn dies The parents of a newborn baby who died just eight days after her May 2018 birth are warning others about the potential dangers of allowing family and friends to touch and kiss infants. Abigail Rose […]

Personal Health

What can I do to deal with groin itch?

The treatment for itchiness in the groin area depends on what’s causing it. Various things can cause itchiness such as: skin irritation, an allergic reaction, lice (crabs), genital herpes, and genital warts. There are many different treatments, which is why it’s important to get checked out by your health care provider and get the right one. […]

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New way to attack herpes virus discovered by scientists

A team of scientists have uncovered the mechanism that allows the herpes virus to replicate. Their study could open new therapeutic avenues to treat not only cytomegalovirus but other viruses as well. Human cytomegalovirus is a leading cause of birth defects and transplant failures. As it’s evolved over time, this virus from the herpes family […]