What Parents Should Know About Enterovirus D68?

What Parents Should Know About Enterovirus D68?

Photo: Julia (Shutterstock) The CDC recently issued a butrt to health care providers about enterovirus D68, which has emerged in children hospitalized with severe respiratory illnesses. This virus can also cause a form of paralysis known as acute flaccid myelitis. Most illnesses with this virus do not cause the paralysis, but it is good for … Read more

How Many Cups of Coffee You Should Drink a Day, According to ‘Science’

Photo: patience (Shutterstock) A study now in the news claims that people who drink two to three cups of coffee a day live longer than people who avoid coffee. So should we all drink two to three cups? Not necessary. Let’s take a look at where these numbers come from. Two to three cups for … Read more

A cancer-fighting version of herpes shows promise in early human trial

An illustration of a herpes simplex virus. Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists may be able to turn an ancient germ enemy into a cancer-fighting ally, new research suggests this week. In preliminary data from a Phase I trial, a genetically modified version of the herpes virus has shown promise in treating difficult-to-eradicate tumors, with one patient … Read more