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Study Shows Tamiflu Gets Patients Back on Their Feet Faster, Reduces Flu Complications

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Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of antiviral drugs to help treat influenza, in a year when the available vaccine is not a good match for the current strain.

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Forecasting the Flu Better

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UC San Diego researchers say they can predict the spread of flu a week into the future with as much accuracy as Google Flu Trends can display levels of infection right now.

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The Medical Minute: Misery of Measles Avoidable Through Immunization

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The recent measles outbreak linked to Disney amusement parks in southern California should not be a concern for anyone who has had measles in the past or who has received two doses of the measles vaccine.

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Measles Outbreak Was Inevitable but Can Be Halted, UAB Doctor Says

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UAB’s David Kimberlin, M.D., who also is president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, urges parents to speak with their child’s doctor about immunizations.

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A UF/IFAS Expert Can Answer Your Questions on How Chikungunya Is Transmitted

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Got Bees? Got Vitamin A? Got Malaria?

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A new study shows that more than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals — like bees — continue to decline.

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SLU Scientist Aims to Improve Antibiotics to Treat Staph Infections

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Saint Louis University's Mee-Ngan F. Yap, Ph.D., discovered new information about how antibiotics like azithromycin stop staph infections, and why staph sometimes becomes resistant to drugs.

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Viruses May Play Unexpected Role in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

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Inflammatory bowel diseases are associated with a decrease in the diversity of bacteria in the gut, but a new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has linked the same illnesses to an increase in the diversity of viruses.

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As Ebola Deaths Rise, Researcher Sees Parallels with Devastating Medieval Plague

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Nükhet Varlik, a Rutgers historian, has studied the Black Death – the medieval plague that may have wiped out more than half of the population in vast parts of the world – and found echoes from centuries past in issues such as the spread of deadly diseases including Ebola, human interactions with the environment, climate change and other dilemmas that affect human health today as much as they did in the Middle Ages. There is much we may be able to learn about modern times from what Professor Varlik has found.

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Animal-to-Human Transmission of Ebola Virus Appears Tied to Increasing Human Population Density in Forested Regions

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Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have found an apparent link between human population density and vegetation cover in Africa and the spread of the Ebola virus from animal hosts to humans.