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Probing confluence of human, animal, environmental health in Africa

Several UW researchers are working on disease prediction and control by looking at the interrelationships of people, other living creatures and their habitats. “Human-animal medicine...

FDA approves new treatment for hepatitis C virus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Olysio (simeprevir), a new therapy to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Hepatitis C is a viral...

China should consider national flu vaccine plan with staggered timing

China should tailor its influenza vaccination strategies to account for its three distinct flu regions, according to the first comprehensive study of the country’s...

Scientists develop handheld device to detect bacteria on food

Michigan residents want access to healthy, safe, affordable food. Each year, one in six Americans — 48 million people — gets sick, 128,000 are...

FDA to trans fats: Get the h*ll outta here!

More than a decade ago, a sea change began in the American diet, with consumers starting to avoid foods with trans fat and companies responding byreducing...

More US teens susceptible to HSV-1 infection, a growing cause of...

A new study suggests a growing number of U.S. adolescents lack antibodies that may help protect them later in life against an increasingly important...

New hepatitis C drug shows potential in phase 2 trials

The addition of danoprevir to the current treatment regimen for patients with hepatitis C leads to high rates of remission, according to a new...

A Silent Epidemic: Minor Traumatic Brain Injury

In the United States, approximately 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those injuries, three out of four are...

Study: Gowns, gloves in ICU don’t cut MRSA, VRE

Wearing gowns and gloves in all patient rooms in intensive care units (ICUs) didn't lead to a significant drop in two key antibiotic-resistant threats,...

Mobile weight loss apps largely found lacking

In a new study published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, UMass Medical School behavioral psychologist and weight loss expert Sherry Pagoto, PhD,...

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