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New compound boosts efficacy of HIV, flu vaccine


August 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a compound that boosts the effect of vaccines against the flu, HIV and herpes virus in mice.Research by an Oxford University team, along ... Read more...

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Polar bear dies from zebra virus


August 18th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Scientists have warned equine herpes might have developed the ability to jump species in the same way as influenza, after a polar bear died in a ... Read more...

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Woman gets $900,000 after man gives her STD


June 6th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) A 49-year-old American woman has been awarded $900,000 by a court after a 69-year-old retiree had sex with her and then confessed to having the sexually ... Read more...

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Divorce rate of elderly Britons increasing


November 19th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) More and more elderly people in Britain are getting divorce, a media report said.In 2009, about 11,500 people, over the age of 60, were granted divorce, ... Read more...

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1,000 British teenagers hospitalised for sexual diseases


August 29th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Around 1,000 British teenagers under 16 years have been treated in hospitals for sexually transmitted diseases in the past three years, according to information released by ... Read more...

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Woman seeks $10mn, claiming Jackson gave her herpes


May 21st, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) A woman named Shelly Smith has demanded $10 million from Michael Jackson's estate as she claims that the late King of Pop "ruined her life" ... Read more...

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Just four out of ten patients know they have genital herpes


April 12th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A study has found that just four out of ten patients with genital herpes actually knew that they had the disorder.The study, from the University of Gothenburg, ... Read more...

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Shingles ‘more common than previously thought’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that recurrences of shingles-condition that causes a specific type of skin rash and severe pain-is more common than doctors have suspected.The study has ... Read more...

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Shingles vaccine cuts risk by 55 pc: Study


January 12th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has found that receiving the herpes zoster vaccine is associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of developing shingles, a painful, lingering disease.The Kaiser Permanente ... Read more...

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Secret of Trojan horse viral gene discovered


January 10th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 10 (ANI): Melbourne researchers have discovered the secret behind the disguise of some viruses that manage to dodge detection by the body's immune system.Gabrielle Belz and her colleagues at Parkville's ... Read more...

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Could Botox get rid of cold sores?


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Wrinkle-busting treatment Botox is being used to prevent cold sores.These are caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus around the mouth.The initial infection may cause no ... Read more...

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Munching on almonds can stave off infections


November 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Eating almonds regularly can help you stave off viral infections like the common cold and flu. A new study has revealed that naturally occurring chemicals found in ... Read more...

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Genital herpes vaccine ineffective in women: Study


October 1st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): An experimental vaccine intended to protect women against genital herpes disease proved ineffective in a recent study.A total of 8,323 women aged 18-30 years participated in the ... Read more...

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Use of certain antiviral drugs during pregnancy not linked to birth defects


August 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Use of certain antiviral drugs during pregnancy not linked to higher risk of major birth defects, according to a new study.An analysis of data from Denmark found no ... Read more...

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Herpes virus helps treat cancer patients


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) British researchers have successfully used a genetically engineered herpes virus to treat patients suffering from head and neck cancer. The virus was found to be more effective at killing ... Read more...

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Herpes virus can treat head and neck cancer


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Doctors have revealed that with the help of genetically engineered herpes virus they were able to successfully cure patients with head and neck cancer.A London hospital trial of ... Read more...

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New strategy could increase antiviral drugs’ effectiveness


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Scientists are now targeting the conditions, which viruses need to survive and multiply, in order to increase the effectiveness of antiviral drugs, instead of directly attacking the virus ... Read more...

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‘Red spy’ Anna Chapman’s beau accused of raping, giving woman herpes


July 7th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 7 (ANI): A New Jersey woman is accusing Michel Bittan, the wealthy boyfriend of alleged Russian spy Anna Chapman, of raping her and giving her herpes.Bittan, 60, has been ... Read more...

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Sex mad backpackers behind STDs crisis Down Under


March 28th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 28 (ANI): Authorities in Australia have warned that international backpackers on the look out for sex have increased the risk of sexually transmitted disease's epidemic.After an eight-year study of about ... Read more...

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Genital Herpes Still Rampant In US


March 14th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Mar 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of the United States has concluded from a recent survey that a huge number of people in the country ... Read more...

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New herpes vaccine shows promise


March 12th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Worried that your partner has genital herpes? Well, a new approach to a herpes vaccine might rid you of any such troubles.The vaccine fights the herpes simplex 2 ... Read more...

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Women’s looks sway men, even in the virtual world


February 20th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Men judge women on the basis of their looks, even in the virtual world, a researcher has found.Avatars and robots are increasingly appealing people these days, courtesy video ... Read more...

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Herpes drug ‘can delay’ HIV progression


February 15th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): A common treatment for herpes can also slow progression of the AIDS virus among co-infected patients, say US researchers.Most people infected with HIV are also coincidentally infected with ... Read more...

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Herpes med does not cut HIV transmission risk


January 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Acyclovir, a drug widely used as a safe and effective treatment taken twice daily to suppress herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission ... Read more...

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Rihanna on Brown assault: Bruises fade away, emotional scars stay


January 10th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): Rihanna has admitted that even though the physical bruises she suffered from ex-boyfriend Chris Brown's assault have disappeared, the emotional scars still pain her.The incident took place ... Read more...

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Robbie Williams admits numerous one night stands


November 27th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Robbie William has confessed to having a string of one night stands and says he expects the children born out of these romps to look for him."There ... Read more...

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Why circumcision cuts HIV risk


November 24th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection in men, but this link cannot be explained by a reduction in sores from conditions such as herpes, according to a ... Read more...

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Majority of Brits ‘never discuss sexual health’


November 21st, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): A new British survey has found that tens of thousands of people still shy away from taking about sexually transmitted infections, thereby risking their health.According to the Government's ... Read more...

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Less educated people more vulnerable to H1N1


November 11th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): People with less education could be more vulnerable to contracting H1N1 infection and the vaccine might be less effective in them compared to those who earned a high ... Read more...

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Shingles ‘raises stroke risk in adults’


October 9th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Having shingles raises the risk of suffering a stroke by almost a third, according to a new study.In a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart ... Read more...

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MJ’s estate in double trouble


September 19th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): Michael Jackson's estate has been sued for 212,000 dollars by the late singer's hairstylist over unpaid wages.Lynda Parrish says she was employed by the Thriller hitmaker at ... Read more...

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Kissing ‘poses herpes risk’


August 17th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Aug 17 (ANI): The next time you kiss your partner, keep this health warning in mind - the symbol of affection is a major transmitter of herpes.While kissing 'demonstrates love and ... Read more...

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Students who feel ‘macho’ likely to disdain STD vaccines


July 31st, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) College students who feel invincible or impervious to physical harm are likely to disdain vaccines to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV and herpes. Conversely, students ... Read more...

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College students who feel ‘invincible’ unlikely to get HIV vaccine


July 30th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): While vaccines to protect against sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and herpes are under-development, a University of Missouri researcher has found that college students who believe they are ... Read more...

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Sacha Baron Cohen crashes Bruno screening in New York


July 13th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 13 (ANI): Brit comedian Sacha Baron Cohen gave cinemagoers watching the New York screening of Bruno more than they bargained for, when he gatecrashed the movie.Cohen, 37, stunned fans when ... Read more...

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