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  • New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in California and Colorado between 2012 and 2014. The researchers found the genetic signature of a specific type of enterovirus D68, called B1, in half of youngsters who developed [...]

  • Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report. The infection is called Clostridium difficile. It causes diarrhea and severe abdominal pain and kills thousands of people worldwide each year, the authors of the small study explained. It’s believed that [...]

  • More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ebola likely won’t mutate into a strain that goes airborne or dodges current efforts to develop effective vaccines, tests and treatments for the deadly virus, a new study suggests. That’s because the Ebola virus has been mutating at its normal pace during the current West African [...]

  • Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ebola appears to do its damage faster in young children than it does in adults, a new study reports. Young children infected with Ebola during the current West African epidemic developed symptoms and required hospitalization sooner than adults. They also died days earlier than did adults [...]

  • FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A potentially life-threatening slowing of the heart can occur when the common heart drug amiodarone is taken with new hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The dangerous slowing of the heart — called symptomatic bradycardia — can occur when amiodarone is taken with the hepatitis [...]

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