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Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes

Posted 8 Mar 2017 by

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 – There's no link between a common type of herpes virus and aggressive brain cancers, according to a new study that refutes earlier reports. Johns Hopkins researchers analyzed tumor tissue from 125 patients with aggressive brain cancers called gliomas. Ninety-nine of the samples were from adults. Twenty-six were from children. The researchers found no evidence of ...

Common Virus May Be Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes in Some Women

Posted 23 Feb 2017 by

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 – A common virus may make some women more susceptible to both heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco found normal-weight women under age 50 who were infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) were more likely to have metabolic syndrome than their peers. Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors ...

Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids

Posted 27 Oct 2014 by

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 – More than 10 percent of babies born with an infection called cytomegalovirus will suffer permanent hearing loss, a new study reports. But only one in 10 children with the virus shows symptoms, and screening is not routine, said study lead researcher Dr. Julie Goderis, of University Hospital Ghent in Belgium. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common non-inherited cause of ...

Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds

Posted 23 Sep 2014 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 – For babies born at very low birth weights, breast milk is more likely than a blood transfusion to lead to a potentially dangerous infection known as cytomegalovirus (CMV), a new study finds. The researchers evaluated more than 500 very low birth weight infants – all of whom weighed 3.3 pounds or less and many who were born to mothers with a history of CMV infection, to ...

Test Approved to Help Treat Common Infection in Transplant Patients

Posted 5 Jul 2012 by

THURSDAY, July 5 – The first DNA test to help doctors treat a common viral infection in people who have had a solid organ transplant has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common viral infection, especially in people who have had their immune systems deliberately suppressed after an organ transplant. Among those who have had transplants of ...

Saliva Test Spots Virus That Can Cause Hearing Loss in Newborns

Posted 2 Jun 2011 by

THURSDAY, June 2 – A new study finds that a saliva test in newborns can detect almost all cases of a virus that can cause birth defects and hearing loss. The test could allow doctors to get a head start on preventing or treating deafness in children infected with the virus, known as cytomegalovirus. The traditional "heel stick" blood test for newborns doesn't do a good job of detecting the ...

Demystifying a Common, Persistent Virus

Posted 2 Apr 2010 by

THURSDAY, April 1 – New research sheds light on how a virus known as cytomegalovirus (CMV), which infects up to 80 percent of the U.S. population before age 40, re-infects people again and again even though their immune systems strongly respond to it. The infection doesn't always make people ill, but certain people, such as newborns and others with weakened immune systems, can develop serious ...

Extended Antiviral May Benefit Kidney Transplant Patients

Posted 2 Feb 2010 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 17 – A longer period of preventive treatment after kidney transplant can help reduce the risk that the patient will become infected with a virus that can cause devastating problems, new research suggests. Healthy people can usually fight off the virus, called cytomegalovirus, but those with kidney transplants have weakened immune systems and are more susceptible to infection, the ...

FDA Approves Valcyte (valganciclovir hydrochloride) to Prevent Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease in Pediatric Patients Who Receive Heart or Kidney Transplants

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by

- Plus new oral solution offers dosing flexibility for pediatric patients - NUTLEY, N.J., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Valcyte (valganciclovir hydrochloride) for the prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in pediatric kidney and heart transplant patients (4 months to 16 ...

Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure

Posted 15 May 2009 by

FRIDAY, May 15 – A hidden viral infection that most adults harbor could be a cause of high blood pressure, animal studies indicate. Mice infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) were more likely to develop not only high blood pressure but also the hardening of the arteries called atherosclerosis, according to a report in the May 15 issue of PLoS Pathogens by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess ...

Trial Vaccine May Protect Against Serious Viral Infection

Posted 18 Mar 2009 by

WEDNESDAY, March 18 – Women who were given an experimental vaccine for a viral infection that can cause serious problems in babies, known as cytomegalovirus, reduced their risk of infection by 50 percent for as long as three and half years after vaccination, according to new research. "In many ways, this was a surprising result," said the lead author of the study, Dr. Robert Pass, a professor of ...

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