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Viral Diseases and Infections (INACTIVE)

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  • HPV vaccination rate stalls. 'We're dropping the ball,' CDC says

    HPV vaccination rate stalls. 'We're dropping the ball,' CDC says
    Although HPV vaccinations can reduce the risk of cancer-causing infections in adolescent girls by half, immunization rates across the United States have stalled over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At a...
  • Valencia oranges, under siege in California, fight to survive

    Valencia oranges, under siege in California, fight to survive
    PAUMA VALLEY, Calif. — The vista from the foothills of Mt. Palomar recalls classic citrus labels, a sea of green dotted with bright orange fruits. Frost-free, with south-facing slopes, pure water and good drainage, this is among the best land in...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal refocuses his career

    Jake Gyllenhaal refocuses his career
    TORONTO--When director Denis Villeneuve first approached Jake Gyllenhaal to star as a detective in his new dramatic thriller, "Prisoners," the actor was skeptical. The movie contained plenty of genre elements — heinous crime, creepy suspect —...
  • Government shuts down HIV/AIDS vaccine trial

    In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that participants...
  • Start HIV drug therapy earlier, says World Health Organization

    Start HIV drug therapy earlier, says World Health Organization
    The World Health Organization has a new philosophy regarding antiretroviral treatment for people with HIV: Why wait? If a person has a healthy immune system, they have at least 500 CD4 cells per cubic millimeter of blood. But those CD4 cells, white...
  • CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks

    CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks
    Overall, young children in the U.S. maintained high vaccination rates in 2012, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. But researchers also said there were 159 reported cases of measles between Jan. 1 and Aug....
  • Thomas Vinterberg returns to a dark subject in 'The Hunt'

    Thomas Vinterberg returns to a dark subject in 'The Hunt'
    Danish director Thomas Vinterberg thought he was past pedophilia. His 1998 breakout, "The Celebration," tackled the dark, scary topic, focusing on the largely sexual secrets revealed at a family birthday party involving possible past child molestations....
  • Randy Travis 'awake and alert,' still in critical condition

    Randy Travis 'awake and alert,' still in critical condition
    Things are looking up a bit for Randy Travis, his doctors said Monday in a video press conference. The country star, who had been heavily sedated since surgery Wednesday to reduce stroke-induced pressure on his brain, is still in critical condition...
  • Is my kid's infection viral or bacterial? Test may offer clues

    Is my kid's infection viral or bacterial? Test may offer clues
    If you have a little kid, you know the drill. Your child develops a nasty fever, but no one's really sure what's making him sick. Most likely, he has a virus that will run its course. He may have a scary bacterial infection that requires treatment,...
  • WHO announces emergency committee to plan MERS virus response

    WHO announces emergency committee to plan MERS virus response
    A senior World Health Organization official announced that the United Nations agency would convene an emergency committee to plan for a possible escalation in illnesses caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV.  Dr....
  • Apps released to fix 'Master Key' security hole in Android phones

    Apps released to fix 'Master Key' security hole in Android phones
    Android users who have "rooted" their smartphones can download the ReKey app to patch the so-called Master Key vulnerability, cybersecurity firm Duo Security announced this week. A research company recently discovered that Android apps could be...