Three states begin using CDC's VTrckS system

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently began using the Vaccine Tracking System, designed to ensure that states have a means of managing patient immunizations and reduce the waste of critical medication for children. Read More »

Researchers fight flu with antiviral manufactured genes

An international team of researchers has demonstrated methods for using manufactured genes as antivirals that disable key processes within the influenza virus in a new study. Read More »

Vaccinating all schoolchildren against influenza may be most cost effective control

Vaccinating all schoolchildren against influenza is the most inexpensive way to reduce the spread of the disease, according to United Kingdom Department of Health advisers. Read More »

Diabetes sufferers at higher risk for TB

Health experts now report that diabetes sufferers are up to three times more likely to develop the lung infection tuberculosis. Read More »

Scientists discover secrets to cholera defenses

Scientists from the University of Texas recently discovered how cholera bacteria manage to evade one of the innate human immune responses. Read More »

Dengue fever cases on the rise in Chennai, India

The Chennai Corporation, the civic body that governs the city of Chennai, India, has reported an additional 15 cases of dengue this month, bringing the total to 130 cases this year. Read More »

Menssana Research develops pulmonary TB breath test

The Newark, New Jersey-based Menssana Research, Inc., has developed a rapid point-of-care breath test that accurately detects active pulmonary tuberculosis. Read More »

Diagnostic kit for H5N1 bird flu detects all virus strains

The Agency for Science and Technology Research and the Experimental Therapeutics Center in Singapore have developed a comprehensive H5N1 bird flu kit that rapidly detects all strains of the virus within a few hours. Read More »

House, Senate pass Prescription Drug User Fee Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act on Wednesday by a vote of 387-5. Read More »