Acyclovir labeling now includes details for treating premature infants infected with herpes virus

Newborns infected with herpes simplex virus (HSV) can be appropriately treated with acyclovir, a drug typically prescribed to adults for the treatment of HSV infections. Acyclovir’s drug label now includes information for healthcare providers on recommended usage and dosage in newborns up to 3 months of age. The data that informed this label change came from a study funded by […]

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High-risk sexually transmitted HPV virus associated with increased CVD risk

Infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which have been linked to cancer, might increase the risk of heart and blood vessel or cardiovascular disease, especially among women with obesity or other cardiovascular risk factors, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal. While cardiovascular disease has known risk factors—such as cigarette smoking; high […]

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The threat of ticks Invasion in 2019: scientists warn more and more against dangerous infectious diseases

2018 was a record year for tick – 2019 could be worse In the year 2018, the highest number of ticks was seen, which was ever documented in Germany – a record-breaking year for ticks. Experts predict that this record could be broken this year again. In addition to the strikingly high number of young animals (nymphs) is also the […]

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In Hamburg it is stairs, is now Germany’s first germ – free roll and this is how it works

In the winter time, they are everywhere – germs. When coughing and Sneezing, they often end up in our hands. Which, in turn, we combine all the items and pass on the germs. Particularly problematic is the stubborn and dangerous flu viruses. In order to prevent exactly that was in the shopping center “Phoenix Center” in Hamburg-Harburg is now Germany’s […]

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Why Don’t We Have Vaccines Against Everything?

Vaccines are among the most ingenious of inventions, and among the most maddening. Some global killers, like smallpox and polio, have been totally or nearly eradicated by products made with methods dating back to Louis Pasteur. Others, like malaria and H.I.V., utterly frustrate scientists to this day, despite astonishing new weapons like gene-editing. We have a vaccine for Ebola that […]

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Became known new way to destroy cancer

Scientists at the University of Otago (New Zealand) learned how the virus Seneca valley infects cancer cells and kills them. In the future this will create a new method of treatment of malignant tumors. About it reported in a press release on EurekAlert!. Experts have observed for infection of tumor cells by the virus via cryoelectronic of high-resolution microscopy in […]

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