Macrophages are immune cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection by viruses and bacteria. Yet Zika virus preferentially infects these cells.
Zika virus strips immune cells of their identity
When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical center in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, she raised her arms to the sky with joy and praised the Lord.
Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo
Dr. Leslie Norins is willing to hand over $1 million of his own money to anyone who can clarify something: Is Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia worldwide, caused by a germ?
Infectious theory of Alzheimer's disease draws fresh interest
Smart technology and artificial intelligence could be used to improve detection of sepsis in children in Canada, wrote authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Smart technology to help diagnose sepsis in children in Canada
Among adolescents and young adults with cancer, social support was the most decisive factor associated with life satisfaction.
Social support is critical to life satisfaction in young patients with cancer
It's not just the EpiPen. Drug shortages have quietly become a chronic problem for Canada's health-care system. Last week alone, 25 new drugs were listed on Canada's drug shortage website.
Canada has new drug shortages
For minor ills such as sore throats, privately insured Americans increasingly use urgent care centers rather than hospital emergency rooms, a new study found.
Trips to ERs down, urgent care centers up for minor ills
Men and women with high blood pressure reduced the need for antihypertensive medications within 16 weeks after making lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions, an annual conference focused on recent advances in hypertension research.
Lifestyle changes reduce the need for blood pressure medications
The UK could almost be smoke-free within the next 12 years, according to Public Health England.
Could Britain become smoke-free by 2030?
Doctors and nurses who refuse to have a flu jab this winter could be banned from working with patients, the NHS regulator has warned.
NHS staff who refuse flu vaccine may be banned from treating patients

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