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Virus That Caused a State of Emergency in Brazil is Now Cut by 95%

Due to almost a full elimination of recorded Zika cases, Brazil has just announced on Thursday that the virus is no longer an official public...

Frog Mucus Could Kill Flu Viruses For Good

Frog mucus is loaded with molecules that kill bacteria and viruses, and researchers are beginning to investigate it as a potential source for new...

Antibody Protects Developing Fetus from Zika Virus, Study Shows

The most devastating consequence of Zika virus infection is the development of microcephaly, or an abnormally small head, in babies who were infected in...

Maker of OFF! Donates $15M and Cuts Price to Help People Avoid Zika Virus

The maker of one of the world’s most popular mosquito repellants is ramping up production, cutting its cost in Argentina, and donating millions to...

Mexican Students Devise Natural Mosquito Repellent to Avert Zika Virus

Students at Oaxaca University in Mexico are preparing to market CitroRepel; a repellent made from natural ingredients that will protect Latin Americans from mosquitoes...

New Test Can Diagnose Every Virus At Once, Even When Doctors Are Stumped

A new test can identify virtually any virus that affects humans and animals and will allow doctors to quickly diagnose diseases they weren’t even...

Harnessing a Virus Like Herpes Has ‘Cured’ Skin Cancer

As scientists on both sides of the Atlantic look for ways to replace chemotherapy, one strategy is becoming paramount: using the body’s own immune...

Scientists ‘Delete’ HIV Virus From Human DNA for the First Time

The HIV-1 virus has proved to be tenacious, inserting its genome permanently into its victims' DNA, forcing patients to take a lifelong drug regimen...
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New Material for Air Filters Captures Flu Viruses

With flu season upon us, scientists are reporting the development of a new material for face masks, air conditioners and air cleaning filters that...
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New Material for Air Filters Captures Flu Viruses

With flu season upon us, scientists are reporting the development of a new material for face masks, air conditioners and air cleaning filters that...
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Tumor-Attacking Virus: A Promising Cancer Treatment

An experimental, made-in-Ottawa virus that attacks tumors has been shown to be a safe and potentially useful drug against hard-to-treat cancers, justifying further trials...
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Simple Test For Babies Could Help Spot A Virus That Damages Hearing

About 1 in 150 babies are born infected with a common virus that can cause permanent hearing loss, but newborns aren't routinely tested to...

Chinese Colleges Add Anonymous HIV Test Kits to Campus Vending Machines

Since the virus is still stigmatized in China, the kits are being hailed as an innovative way to curb infection rates amongst students and youngsters.

Australia May Become First Country to Eliminate Cervical Cancer – Rate Drops From 22% to 1%

This vaccine has had such a staggering amount of success in Australia, experts believe that it may become the first country to eliminate cervical...

Traveling Over the Holidays? Follow These Tips to Stay Healthy

Don't let your relatives get you sick when you're visiting for Christmas dinner!

Good News in History, December 9

  Happy 60th Birthday to former teen idol Donny Osmond. In the mid-1960s, he and his four elder siblings gained fame as The Osmond Brothers....

Muslim Hackers Vow to Wipe ISIS Off the Internet

After exposing an ISIS mailing list online, a group of Muslim “hacktivists” have promised to wipe out terrorist servers and websites for good.

Good News in History, October 26

  On this day 40 years ago, the last known natural case of smallpox was uncovered in Somalia. Once it was treated, it marked the...

Here’s Your Antidote to Current Events: Positive News About 10 Death Rates That Keep Going Down

While the media today might cause you to believe that we're surrounded by death and destruction, these positive trends will convince you many things are improving.

Let’s Examine the Myth That Big Pharma Doesn’t Want to Cure Cancer

The pharmaceutical industry has delivered substantial health advances to humanity over the last several decades. They have developed medication that has prolonged the lives...
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