Brad Spellberg

Bio

Specialties:

  • infectious disease

Affiliation:

  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola virus currently raging in West Africa has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's most deadly illnesses. But experts stress that early and intense medical care can greatly improve a person's chances of survival.

    There's no cure...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With the World Health Organization reporting that the death toll in the West African Ebola outbreak has risen to 729, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued a travel warning for the region.

    The "Level 3 travel ad...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The virus that causes cold sores -- herpes simplex type 1 -- remains active even in the absence of symptoms, according to a new study.

    Researchers in Australia found there's an ongoing struggle in the cells of people ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The parasite that causes malaria is growing increasingly resistant to the drugs commonly used to fight it, according to new surveillance reports. But several new drugs are in development, and at least one in early clinical trials may offer new hope aga

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deadly Ebola virus that continues to rage throughout West Africa poses little risk to Americans, U.S. health officials stressed Monday.

    Ebola only spreads through physical touch, and it can't be spread by people who aren't showing symptoms of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers report that an alternative to the traditional handshake might spread far fewer germs around.

    In their experiments, the scientists found that clasping hands transferred 10 times more germs from one person to the other than what ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants and children who are at risk of contracting meningitis because of specific health problems should be vaccinated against the infection, according to updated recommendations from the largest pediatrician group in the United States.

    And rout...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The United States should repeal a 30-year policy that bans blood donations from gay and bisexual men, according to a team of medical and legal experts writing this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

    Currently, a man wh...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Human semen is naturally colonized by bacteria, and a new study suggests the microbes might have a role to play in both HIV transmission and levels in infected men.

    U.S. researchers found that bacteria in semen -- the "microbiome" -- play a role...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, HIV antiretroviral therapy may help control both viruses, a small study suggests.

    Researchers said doctors could use their findings to improve treatment strategies for people with the two di...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says.

    The findings show the need for further studies to determine if Middle East Respiratory Sy...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A recently developed molecular tool allowed researchers to remove HIV from cultured human cells in the lab.

    The team of scientists at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia said their approach may one day lead to a permanent treatmen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The "viral reservoir" in which HIV can lie dormant for years, avoiding detection and elimination, is established much earlier than previously thought, new animal research indicates.

    This discovery poses new obstacles for those working to eradicate...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    SATURDAY, July 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report offers good and bad news about the AIDS epidemic in the United States: The annual diagnosis rate of HIV, the virus that causes the disease, has dropped by one-third in the general population but has climbed among young gay and bisexual male

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study involving data on more than 1 million women finds the HPV test outperforming the standard Pap test in assessing cervical cancer risk.

    Researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) conclude that a negative test for HPV (human ...Full Article