HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu

In this weeks press release:

  • - Rapid test would save babies from syphilis

  • Lithium shows promise in mouse model of devastating neurodegenerative disorder

  • Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies show promise against avian flu

  • Human Herpes Virus 6B is associated with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy

  • HIV impairs opsonic phagocytic clearance of pregnancy-associated malaria parasites

Please mention PLoS Medicine in your report and use the links below to take your readers straight to the online articles


Rapid test would save babies from syphilis

Screening pregnant women with newer, rapid syphilis tests would improve the survival and health of babies, according to research from Haiti.

About half of pregnancies in women with untreated syphilis end in death of the baby before or shortly after birth, and surviving infants may suffer lifelong effects such as mental disability, deafness, or blindness. Testing for syphilis infection during pregnancy can prevent these outcomes, but only if the mothers receive prompt treatment. Syphilis tests currently in use require a woman to make a second trip to the clinic to receive her test results. In practice, this means that many mothers in poor countries, especially in rural areas, dont find out they are infected in time to receive treatment to save their babies.

In a study published in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine (www.plosmedicine.org), Bruce Schackman and colleagues from Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the GHESKIO Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti calculated the cost-effectiveness of newer syphilis tests that provide rapid results, allowing women to receive treatment (usually the antibiotic penicillin) immediately. Even though the cost of rapid test kits is higher than for older tests, the researchers found that better outcomes in fetal health and su
'"/>

Contact: Andrew Hyde
ahyde@plos.org
44-012-234-63330
Public Library of Science
28-May-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Related medicine news :

1. Syphilis rate on rise in US gay, bisexual men
2. Syphilis spreading rapidly in China
3. Hair-growth drug artificially lowers PSA levels in prostate cancer screening, study finds
4. MRSA surveillance, rapid screening, and hospital hygiene key to preventing future transmission
5. Wrapping Gleevec fights drug-resistant cancer
6. Mayo Clinic shows adding activity to video games fights obesity
7. Newly discovered killer cell fights cancer
8. Newly discovered branding process helps immune system cells pick their fights
9. Magnesium loss in patients given monoclonal antibodies
10. Human antibodies protect mice from avian flu
11. Researchers from the University of Navarra analyze new kinds of cancer-fighting antibodies

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson Insurance and ... and financial preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable event that ... City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and care for ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors ... Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in ... retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, ... guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care ... is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th ... Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Consulting, LLC , and named its founder as Diplomat,s ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat ... service offerings for health care partners to include IT ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will host its fiscal ... Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at 7:00 a.m. (CDT) ... a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). In ... guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will also highlight the ... long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader ... and immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax ... of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided ... access to enabling technologies to the new precision ... lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: