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More Evidence Links the 'Mono' Virus to MS Risk

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 – There's more evidence that having mononucleosis may up the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), with researchers reporting that the link isn't limited to whites. In fact, while "mono consistently increases the risk of developing MS by two- to threefold" among whites, blacks and Hispanics saw a fourfold increased risk in the new study, said lead author Dr. Annette ...

Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?

Posted 28 Jul 2016 by

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 – Early diagnosis of a potentially fatal fungal infection called valley fever can help patients, but too many are misdiagnosed, experts say. Doctors should suspect valley fever in patients with pneumonia or ongoing flu-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, according to updated guidelines ...

New Hope for Vaccine Against Germ That Causes 'Mono'

Posted 13 Aug 2015 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 – Mononucleosis: It's a fatiguing disease that lays low thousands of Americans – usually young people – each year. But new, early research offers hope for a vaccine against the virus that's thought to trigger most cases of the illness. The Epstein-Barr virus is also believed to help drive a number of types of cancer. In mice and monkeys, the nanoparticle-based vaccine ...

Can Common Virus, Lack of Sunlight Boost MS Risk?

Posted 18 Apr 2011 by

MONDAY, April 18 – Infection with mononucleosis – the easily spread virus that's the bane of many college students – and little exposure to sunlight may combine to boost a person's risk for developing multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. "MS is more common at higher latitudes, farther away from the equator," the study's lead researcher, Dr. George C. Ebers, of the University of Oxford in ...

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