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

Posted 8 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 ...

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

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

- 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 ...

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