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Medical News Today: Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

A new treatment with a genetically modified herpes virus is effective against stage 3B and stage 4 melanoma, a recent human study confirms. A genetically modified herpes virus is demonstrably effective against stage 3 melanoma, researchers show. In 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) for… Read More »

MS symptoms improved by treatment that attacks glandular fever virus

Destroying the Epstein-Barr virus can help relieve MS symptomsBSIP SA / Alamy Stock Photo By Alice Klein Training the immune system to fight the virus responsible for glandular fever – also known as infectious mononucleosis or “mono” – leads to improvements in multiple sclerosis symptoms,  a small clinical trial has concluded. The Epstein-Barr virus has long… Read More »

Virus oubreak’s deadly toll on kids

SIX children have died in a severe viral outbreak at a US rehabilitation centre for medically fragile children with 12 others seriously unwell. The New Jersey Health Department has confirmed that 18 cases of adenovirus — viruses that attack soft tissue linings in the respiratory tract, eyes and nervous system — have now hit the… Read More »