GlaxoSmithKline: Shingles-vaccine study results promising

Drug company GlaxoSmithKline said recently that its phase III ZOE-50 study to assess the efficacy of HZ/su, an investigational vaccine for shingles prevention, has achieved promising results. Read More »

Seven more avian flu cases diagnosed in China

Health officials in mainland China notified the Hong Kong Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection of seven more cases of avian influenza (AH7N9) today. Read More »

Canopus BioPharma sees positive results in Ebola treatment study

Canopus BioPharma, Inc. recently released positive results from a study that tested the effectiveness of a prescription drug treatment for Ebola called CB008. Read More »

SomaGenics' RNA research shows promise against hepatitis C

A California biotech company and collaborators recently have published results on the efficacy of RNA-interference therapeutics against the hepatitis C virus (HCV) based on the company's sshRNA theory. Read More »

Study finds malaria parasites hide from immune system

A study has found that malaria parasites essentially can hide from the immune system, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute said. Read More »

Texas residents warned of hantavirus

Texas Department of State Health Services officials encouraged the public on Monday to take measures to prevent any further cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a potentially fatal virus. Read More »

Health professionals study new virus in Kansas

Recent collaborate research from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the new Bourbon virus may be spread by ticks or mosquitos. Read More »

Study shows ferrets mimic human response to influenza

Ferrets are similar to human beings and research conducted recently in Australia could have major implications on new drug therapies and treatment plans. Read More »

EB Pharma-Janssen deal on hepatitis D drug allows human trials

EB Pharma, LLC, said recently that it has entered into an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV for an exclusive license to use tipifarnib, a potential Hepatitis D (HDV) drug, in clinical trials. Read More »

Study shows Ebola, Marburg DNA vaccines safe

A recent phase 1 trial in Africa showed that two experimental DNA filovirus vaccines to prevent Ebola virus and the closely related Marburg virus are safe. Read More »

Walgreens Flu Index shows flu rising in the South

Texas had the highest influenza incidences for the week ending Dec. 19, topping Walgreens' Flu Index report. Read More »

AHF favors cheaper Hepatitis C treatment

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) praised a decision by Express Scripts Holding Co. on Monday to drop a higher priced Hepatitis C treatment in favor of AbbVie Inc.'s cheaper Viekira Pak treatment option. Read More »

Another avian influenza case confirmed in Guangdong Province

The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province notified Hong Kong's Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection of another avian influenza (AH5N6) case on Tuesday. Read More »

Ebola survivors receive support to begin life again

UNICEF recently provided more than 400 Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone with kits to re-create their lives, as well as psycho-social support. Read More »

New study shows Novirin, Gene-Eden-VIR can prevent, treat herpes virus

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease recommends natural antiviral dietary supplements Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR if infected with herpes. Read More »

Shigellosis cases in Indiana soar past 1,000 this year

Indiana health officials said Tuesday that they continue to see a rise in shigellosis cases in the state. Read More »

Soligenix publishes data on ricin, anthrax test vaccines

Biopharmaceutical company Soligenix published data Monday demonstrating that the combination of the company's RiVax and VeloThrax candidate vaccines induced protective immunity to both ricin and anthrax toxins in animal studies. Read More »

Xpert HIV-1 Viral Load test nets European approval

Cepheid and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics announced recently that their Xpert HIV-1 Viral Load has achieved CE-IVD status under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. Read More »

Hong Kong confirms first case of avian flu

Hong Kong has been hit with its first case of avian flu, Hong Kong's Department of Health said Monday. Read More »

Text reminders effective in follow-up medical care, study finds

Parents who received “educational” text message reminders to renew their children’s influenza vaccines were much more likely to follow those directives than others reminded in different ways, researchers found in a new study. Read More »