HIV+ women respond well to HPV vaccine

HIV+ women respond well to HPV vaccine

HIV-positive women respond well to a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), even when their immune system is struggling, according to newly published results of an international clinical trial. The study’s findings counter doubts about whether the vaccine...
New childhood TB cases double earlier estimates

New childhood TB cases double earlier estimates

Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have estimated that around 1 million children contract tuberculosis (TB) annually — twice the number previously thought to have the disease and three times the...
Scientists demonstrate first contagious airborne WiFi virus

Scientists demonstrate first contagious airborne WiFi virus

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have shown for the first time that WiFi networks can be infected with a virus that can move through densely populated areas as efficiently as the common cold spreads between humans. The team designed and simulated an attack...
China’s second H7N9 wave tops spring wave

China’s second H7N9 wave tops spring wave

Pushing the number of cases in the second H7N9 influenza wave higher than the first, China reported six more cases today, as well as two more deaths, one of which involved a previously confirmed case. As reported in a CIDRAP news release, today’s new cases lift the...
New dengue detection kit gets put through the paces

New dengue detection kit gets put through the paces

Scientists have found that a commercially available, FDA-approved dengue detection kit bests the former “gold standard” test by producing results in under five hours. A study conducted at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine sought to...

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