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  • MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says. The findings show the need for further studies to determine if Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) can be transmitted through the air, the researchers [...]

  • Scientists Snipped HIV Out of Human DNA

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A recently developed molecular tool allowed researchers to remove HIV from cultured human cells in the lab. The team of scientists at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia said their approach may one day lead to a permanent treatment for HIV. They added that this technique might also [...]

  • EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new graphic for insect repellant labels will show consumers how many hours the product will protect them from mosquitoes and/or ticks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says. “We are working to create a system that does for bug repellents what SPF [sun-protection factor] labeling did for sunscreens,” Jim [...]

  • AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding, Report Says

    A new United Nations report suggests that the AIDS epidemic might be waning: The number of new HIV infections worldwide is at a record low, AIDS-related deaths are down 35 percent, and more people with HIV are getting the lifesaving medications they need.

  • Drug-Resistant Superbug Increasing in Southeast U.S. Hospitals

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Community hospitals in the southeastern United States have seen a fivefold increase in the number of cases of a dangerous drug-resistant superbug during the past five years, according to a new study. The highly contagious bacteria are known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). CRE bacteria are resistant to most commonly used [...]

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