Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is one of the most prevalent in humans. There are two variants of HHV-6, HHV-6A and HHV-6B which is attributed to a common childhood disease characterized by a high fever and rash.
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A study showing that people with severe psoriasis are likely to have a shorter life expectancy should prompt them to take steps to improve their overall health.
AP/Farmington Daily Timesexamined SCID, an immune deficiency disorder prevalent among American Indian children.
Boys were over three times more likely than girls to suffer Crohn's Disease.
A study may have found a key mechanism underlying idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a usually fatal lung disease for which transplantation is the only successful treatment.
Art Mellor is one of more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2 million worldwide suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Results of two Human Genome Sciences animal studies demonstrated the life-saving potential of its human monoclonal antibody drug ABthrax (raxibacumab).
In an advance toward earlier diagnosis of cancer and other disorders, scientists are reporting development of a potentially fast, simple and inexpensive blood test to detect disease "biomarkers."
Bird flu likely to become more prevalent in coming months, more surveillance of avian flu needed.
Researchers announced the start of the EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) Trial, an international, multi-center clinical trial to explore an investigational treatment that may offer a significant new, minimally-invasive option for those suffering with advanced widespread emphysema.
Children born with inherited metabolic disorders that cause organ failure and early death can be treated successfully with umbilical cord blood transplants from unrelated donors.
Research finds that 22 countries with the world's highest numbers of TB cases could earn significantly more than they spend on TB diagnosis.
The number of newly diagnosed cases of hepatitis C infection in England reached 8,346 in 2006 - 10% higher than in 2005.
Vaccinating children against the hepatitis B virus does not seem to raise that child's risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis.
Neurosciences has created an online, self-study resource that incorporates new learning technology.
Department of Health is reminding people living or holidaying in the South-West of WA or the metropolitan area to take care against mosquito bites following an increase in reported cases of Ross River Virus.
Scientists have found how a bacterium, known to cause illness in cattle, may cause Crohn's disease in humans.
Merck's voluntary Hib vaccine recall raises many questions. CDC provides information for public health agencies and healthcare providers about Merck's recall of certain lots of Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccine.
Connection of genetic test information with Carbamazepine use can improve safe use of the medication for treatment of epilepsy.
Soliris therapy reduced hemolysis, fatigue, thromboses (blood clots) and transfusion requirements in patients with a rare blood disorder called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.
US healthcare facilities aren't doing enough to protect patients from Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.
Treatment with ibuprofen is associated with a significantly slower rate of decline in lung function in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis.
No other stem cell is more thoroughly understood than the blood, or hematopoietic, stem cell. These occasional and rare cells, scattered sparingly throughout the marrow and capable of replenishing an entire blood system, have been the driving force behind successful bone marrow transplants for decades. Scientists, for the most part, have seen this as the hematopoietic stem cell's (HSC) singular role: to remain in the bone marrow indefinitely and to replenish blood and immune system cells only when called upon.
Anavex Life Sciences announced promising developments with ANAVEX 2-73 and ANAVEX 19-144, the company's lead drug candidates to treat epilepsy.
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