What Parents Need To Know About Enterovirus D68

What Parents Need To Know About Enterovirus D68

Picture: Julia (Shutterstock) CDC recently released butrt healthcare providers about enterovirus D68, which appeared in children hospitalized with severe respiratory diseases. This virus can also cause paralysis known as acute flaccid myelitis. Most diseases with this virus don’t cause paralysis, but it’s good for providers to have it on their radar. So what does this … Read more

The cancer-fighting version of herpes holds promise in early human studies

Illustration of the herpes simplex virus. Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists may be able to turn the long-standing enemy of germs into an ally in the fight against cancer, new research from this week suggests. In preliminary data from a Phase I trial, a genetically modified version of the herpes virus showed promise in the treatment … Read more

Research shows that consistent, good night’s sleep supports the immune system

Ensuring consistent good sleep at night supports the normal production and programming of hematopoietic stem cells, the building block of the body’s innate immune system, according to a small study in humans and mice supported by the National Institutes of Health. Sleep has long been linked to immune function, but scientists have found that getting … Read more