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Vaccination

New universal flu vaccine offers broad protection against influenza A virus infections, researchers find

A new universal flu vaccine constructed with key parts of the influenza virus offers broad cross protection against different strains and subtypes of influenza A viruses in young and aged populations, according to a new study ...

Medical research

Scientists unravel the key to colon cancer relapse after chemotherapy

Approximately 1 in 25 people will develop colon cancer during their lifetime and nearly 2 million cases new cases are diagnosed worldwide each year. Chemotherapy is commonly used to treat colon cancer. While this treatment ...

Medical research news

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Borrelia bacteria's method of avoiding human immune defenses uncovered

A study conducted at the University of Helsinki under the direction of Docent Taru Meri uncovered a mechanism by which Borrelia bacteria are able to evade human immune defenses. The mechanism identified appears to be particularly ...

Medications

New drug shows promise against toxoplasmosis

Findings from a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry May 28 may lead to a new treatment against Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New diagnosis category in post-traumatic stress disorder

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently listed a new sibling diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), termed complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). An international team with the involvement of the ...

Health

The Juul e-cigarette ban: Will it make a difference?

In late June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered Juul Labs Inc. to remove all of its e-cigarettes from the U.S. market, a move applauded by many concerned about e-cigarette use among youth. (Soon after, a U.S. ...