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MCG studies protein-blocker with potential to control damaging inflammation

...health benefits, from fighting cancer to clearing lingering viral infections to blocking the chronic inflammation that can lead to heart...doses for very short periods of time to treat certain types of viral infections," she said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2010-01-30/mcg-studies-protein-blocker-
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Early allergies already showing up in patients

...said. A cold should resolve in a week or so, while allergies will go on much longer, she said. Colds and other viral infections can have symptoms that are unusual with allergies, such as low-grade fever, body aches, nausea or other gastrointestinal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-02-11/early-allergies-already-show
Augusta company's green tea lip balm could help cold sores

...form, hiding in neurons, and then re-emerging to infect skin, lip or mouth cells, often during stress or other viral infections. While there are drugs that can treat some outbreaks, they come with side effects and other potential pitfalls...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-12-29/augusta-companys-green-tea-l
TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

...we might be facing if not erase our fears. The programs, airing 9-11 p.m. EST Sunday, examine how deadly viral infections can spread around the world and how scientists hustle to find a cure each time a new and threatening strain arises...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/13/tel_22480.shtml
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New test shows promise at reducing unnecessary antibiotic use

...Experts say antibiotics are not only useless against viral infections, but also help bacteria evolve defenses against...often prescribe antibiotics to people with severe viral infections because viruses can damage the airways enough to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/19/liv_405124.shtml
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House calls

...my child? Over-the-counter cold medicines are frequently used to treat symptoms of minor illness, especially viral infections. All of these medications are for supportive care and will not "cure" the virus or make your child get better...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/11/liv_357821.shtml
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Alzheimer's drugs get a lift from Vitamin C

...their finding could have implications for treating a variety of disorders in the central nervous system, including viral infections, brain lesions and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy. The study...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/26/tec_335040.shtml
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Understanding asthma can help lift quality of life

...activity," Dr. Ownby said. "But even sudden changes, like laughing and crying, can trigger an asthma attack or viral infections, like colds, can cause attacks." Other triggers include irritants such as dust, smoke, pet dander or fumes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/21/liv_429109.shtml
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Death of bald eagle at lake remains mystery

...discovered in Arkansas in 1995. Although the cause remains a mystery, researchers have ruled out bacteria, parasites, viral infections, pesticides, heavy metals, mad cow disease and vitamin deficiencies. The Lincoln County eagle was x-rayed to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/07/met_249480.shtml
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Derailing diabetes

...Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young study is looking at a number of environmental factors, such as diet or viral infections, that could help trigger the disease. One key theory is the "hygiene hypothesis," a widely held belief that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/28/met_505648.shtml
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