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Can ultraviolet light fight the spread of influenza?
influenzaMonday February 12, 2018 7:49AM ET
Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, according to a new study at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).
One in ten people at work in Denmark on medication
Denmark on medicationMonday February 12, 2018 6:08AM ET
A large proportion of people working in Denmark take medicine daily to help them cope with the strain of work and everyday life, according to a study.
CDC reports flu season is similar to 2009 swine flu
flu seasonSaturday February 10, 2018 6:49AM ET
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that the current influenza season is by some measurements on par with the “swine flu” epidemic of 2009.
Ebola virus infects reproductive organs in monkeys, humans may be hit too
Ebola virusFriday February 9, 2018 8:17AM ET
Ebola virus can infect the reproductive organs of male and female macaques, according to a study published in The American Journal of Pathology, suggesting that humans could be similarly infected.
Governor Cuomo directs emergency assistance funding as flu cases increase
flu cases increaseThursday February 8, 2018 5:35PM ET
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker to authorize emergency assistance funding to counties as flu diagnoses continued to increase in communities across the state.
Researchers link spread of breast cancer and diet
asparagusThursday February 8, 2018 8:17AM ET
Diet may impact the spread of some cancers, according to a study published Wednesday by an international team of researchers.
Mind-controlling molecules from wasp venom could someday help Parkinson's patients
wasp venomThursday February 8, 2018 6:17AM ET
After being stung by a parasitic wasp, the American cockroach loses control of its behavior, becoming host to the wasp's egg. Days later, the hatchling consumes the cockroach alive.
Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy
Zika brain damageWednesday February 7, 2018 6:41AM ET
Zika virus may cause significant damage to the fetal brain even when the baby's head size is normal.
'Virus-cracking' molecules advance fight against hepatitis B
hepatitis BWednesday February 7, 2018 5:55AM ET
Indiana University researchers have made an important step forward in the design of drugs that fight the hepatitis B virus, which can cause liver failure and liver cancer.
Japan scientists regrow hair at record rate
scientists regrow hairTuesday February 6, 2018 8:26AM ET
Polished pates and thinning thatches may one day be a thing of the past, thanks to Japanese scientists who have developed a way to grow hair follicles at a record rate.
Your immune system may be able to protect against MRSA infections
MRSA infectionsTuesday February 6, 2018 6:37AM ET
After years of investigation, researchers at Johns Hopkins, the University of California, Davis, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered how the immune system might protect a person from recurrent bacterial skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph).
Standard medical tests miss nearly two-thirds of heart attack diagnoses
heart attackMonday February 5, 2018 5:37AM ET
Unrecognised heart attacks (myocardial infarction; MI) refer to sub-clinical events that are missed in routine medical care but are picked up by electrocardiogram (ECG) or by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging, which is more accurate.
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