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University of Rhode Island-Led Program First in Nation to Provide Treatment From Pharmacists That Could Prevent Lyme Disease

Pharmacists can dispense doxycycline without a doctor's order on site in their pharmacies to eligible customers who have had a tick bite. The protocol is only effective as prophylaxis against Lyme disease, not other tick-borne illnesses.

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UC San Diego Researchers Join $14.9 Million Fight Against Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes

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UC San Diego scientists will study an innovative research technique as a way to control disease-causing mosquitoes. The project, which will receive up to $14.9 million, will focus on a technique known as gene drive, which can spread desirable genes in wild populations and suppress harmful organisms.

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Saliva as Good as Blood for Diagnosing Hepatitis E, Study Suggests

A saliva test developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health nearly matches the performance of a blood test widely used to assess recent or past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, a new study reports.

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When Preparing Your Child’s Back-to-School Needs List, Don’t Forget to Include Vaccines

Even if you’ve previously rejected vaccinating your children or have neglected to do so, physicians say it’s not too late to protect them against many preventable diseases.

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Wayne State University Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Study Bacterial Endophthalmitis

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A Wayne State University researcher recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase in Bacterial Endophthalmitis.” Endophthalmitis is a severe inflammation of the interior of the eye caused by contaminating microorganisms that enter the eye following trauma or surgery, or that spread through the bloodstream from a distant infection site. Despite appropriate therapeutic intervention, bacterial endophthalmitis often results in vision loss and sometimes requires surgical removal of the eye.

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UNC Study Advances the Ability to Expose Latent HIV

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Cancer drug Vorinostat given every 72 hours can awaken sleeping HIV in the body, says researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, it does not clear or deplete infection, meaning additional advances will be needed to achieve a cure.

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Newly Identified Genetic Marker May Help Detect High-Risk Flu Patients

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Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified a genetic variation associated with influenza severity and the supply of killer T cells that help patients fight the infection.

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Teens May Be Missing Vaccines Because Parents Aren’t Aware They Need One

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Parents may be up to speed on what vaccines their children need for kindergarten, but may be less sure during high school years, a new national poll suggests.







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