Health News

Combo Drugs Not Effective for Blood Stream Infection
Patients with severe sepsis, a serious type of blood stream infection, were not found to benefit from a dual antibiotic treatment. Organ failure was not found to improve compared to those taking only one drug.
Merck Reports Phase III Results With Vicrelis
Merck announced final results from a Phase III, open-label study designed to compare the impact of two anemia management strategies on sustained virologic response ( SVR ) in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) genotype 1 infection treated with VICTRELIS  ( boceprevir ) in combination with PEGINTRON  ( peginterferon alfa-2b ) and ribavirin (P/R).
Immune Cells Tactics: Divide and Conquer
Scientists understand the big picture of how vaccines work in the body but not all the specifics at the cellular level. Now they have discovered one more piece of the puzzle.
Sepsis May Bring on Immune Dysfunction
For patients, a diagnosis of sepsis, a potentially deadly bloodstream infection, may be frightening enough. Those individuals may also be at risk of immune system impairment.
TB Blood Tests Inaccurate
Blood tests are one method that has been relied on to diagnosis tuberculosis (TB). Now the World Health Organization has warned that such blood tests can frequently be inaccurate and lead to unsuitable treatments.
A Plan to Help the Pre-existing Condition Crowd
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is increasing awareness about a health plan for uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions created by the Affordable Care Act.
Malaria, You've Been Busted!
Australian scientists have achieved the most detailed and vivid images of the malaria parasite invading red blood cells ever to be captured, offering a glimpse into how the mosquito-borne illness works.
The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Have you saved a life this month? It's not too late. January is Blood Donor Month, so find your local donation center, hold out your arm and look the other direction.