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Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma
Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A genetically engineered and harmless form of the herpes virus is showing promise in slowing the progression of melanoma, researchers report. The trea...
Improper Antibiotic Use Often Due to Misdiagnosis: Study
Improper Antibiotic Use Often Due to Misdiagnosis: Study WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Misdiagnosis often leads to improper antibiotic use in hospitals, new research finds. Incorrect antibiotic use can cause patient harm, reduce the effe...
It May Soon Be Possible to Easily 'Brew' Narcotics
It May Soon Be Possible to Easily 'Brew' Narcotics MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People may soon be able to "homebrew" narcotics using genetically modified baker's yeast and a vat of simple sugar, warn researchers, who are calling for stric...
Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to Pain
Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to Pain TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with insomnia or poor sleep quality may be less tolerant of pain, new research suggests. The more frequent and severe the insomnia, the greater the sensitivity t...
Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study
Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When the seasons change, your immune system response may also change, British researchers report. These findings might explain why conditions such as rheu...
Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths
Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small minority of people still distrust the safety of routine childhood vaccinations, but one expert says the myths that swirl around vaccines are easil...
Is It a Cold or an Allergy?
Is It a Cold or an Allergy? TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It can be difficult for parents to tell whether their child has a cold or hay fever, but there are ways to distinguish between the two, experts say. "Runny, stuffy or itchy noses, sn...
Impotence Drugs Don't Fix All Sexual Concerns: Study
Impotence Drugs Don't Fix All Sexual Concerns: Study THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Popping a little blue pill doesn't guarantee that an older man will be happy with his sex life, British researchers report. Men who take drugs like Viagr...
Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Outbreak
Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Outbreak TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blue Bell Creameries said Monday that it will pull all of its frozen dessert products off the market because they might be contaminated with a bacte...
Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma
Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that supercharge the body's immune system show promise in treating advanced melanoma, according to a pair of clinical trials. The trials both involve d...