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New Rabies Test Could Save Lives, Maybe Even Minus the Shots

Posted 11 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 – A new rapid rabies test for animals could revolutionize screening and spare humans unnecessary painful treatment, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC-developed test – called LN34 – is highly accurate and produces results more quickly and cost-effectively than current methods, according to the agency. "The LN34 test ...

'Immunotherapy' in Monkeys Shows Promise as Long-Term HIV Treatment

Posted 13 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 – Lab experiments with monkeys suggest that "immunotherapy" holds promise as a long-term treatment for HIV, researchers say. Treatment with two anti-HIV antibodies right after infection might help keep the AIDS-causing virus in check for a prolonged period, according to the new study. Despite an arsenal of HIV drugs, effective long-term treatment remains elusive because ...

Health Tip: Could Allergy Shots Help You?

Posted 21 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

-- If you have allergies, regular shots (immunotherapy) are designed to make you less sensitive to allergens over time. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says you may be a candidate for allergy shots if: Your symptoms are moderate-to-severe and your allergy season lasts a few months or more. You want to avoid long-term use of allergy medications. You can commit the time ...

Health Tip: Help Prevent Rabies

Posted 14 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Rabies is a dangerous disease that can be transmitted to animals and people alike via the bite of an infected animal. To help prevent spreading the disease, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Schedule regular visits with a veterinarian to make sure your pet is up to date on the rabies vaccine. Make sure pets are always under your control. If possible, keep dogs, ...

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