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  • Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer

    SUNDAY, July 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who spend lots of time outdoors in the summer need to be careful about insect bites, an expert says. Certain insects, such as ticks and mosquitoes, may be carriers of disease, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, said Dr. George Ruggiero, chief of family medicine and director [...]

  • Many U.S. AIDS Patients Still Die When ‘Opportunistic’ Infections Strike

    By David HeitzHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even after the advent of powerful medications for suppressing HIV, a new study finds that more than one-third of people in San Francisco who were diagnosed with an AIDS-related infection died within five years. “The main cause of mortality arises from people stopping treatment entirely,” said [...]

  • Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New cases of hepatitis C are drastically underreported to federal officials, researchers contend in a new study. And they suggested that may be hampering public health efforts to cope with the chronic infection that can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. The new study found that only [...]

  • Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death?

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — One small genetic change may have transformed Yersinia pestis — the plague bacteria — from a relatively mild germ into the deadly bug that killed millions in the Black Death and other historic epidemics, scientists report. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, humans can contract [...]

  • New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new rapid-detection test that diagnoses Ebola within minutes could improve treatment of the deadly virus and help health care workers contain outbreaks, researchers say. Harvard Medical School researchers found the rapid diagnostic test as sensitive as traditional lab tests that can take days to produce results. The findings [...]

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