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Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...ng to John G. Bartlett, director of the divisionof infectious
diseases. Hopkins will announce details of the pr...or the Moore Clinic at Johns Hopkins, anoutpatient infectious
disease treatment facility, which was named in honor ofJoseph Earle Moore, M.D. Moore, an authority ...
Antimicrobial "Bug Spray" Found In Human Lung Cells
...h CF patients and in the general population, where infectious
lung diseases like tuberculosis kill more than 7 million people every year. "People have always thought that the lungs only attacked infections via the classical immune system--B cells, T cells and other immune cells," says Pete Pedersen, Ph.D., Hopk...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...mmunesystem (which leaves us open to infection and infectious
diseases), aswell as bone loss, muscular weakening, atherosclerosis and increased insulinlevels that cause higher levels of fat deposition in the body, especiallyaround the abdomen. "People end up with that 'apple' body shape that researchers haves...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
... is the surge inlife expectancy due to declines in infectious
and nutritional deficiencydiseases and the improve...countriesthat also are battling pre-industrialized infectious
and nutritional deficiencydiseases. In 1990 cardiovascular disease caused an estimated 5.3 m...
Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors
...dity and mortality of HIV-infected patients," said infectious
diseasespecialist Frank J. Palella, M.D., of Northwestern University Medical School. "Specifically, combination antiretroviral therapy accounted for thelargest proportion of such reductions," he said. Reductions in death and disease...
Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China
...risks associated with developing nations -- suchas infectious
and parasitic diseases -- but also rising rates of diseasesassociated with lifestyle changes, including cancer, heart disease, and sexuallytransmitted diseases such as AIDS. In addition, 70 percent of adult men inChina smoke, creating a huge need fo...
Researchers Synthesize Compounds For New Class Of Antibiotics
...t alone. In recent years, the incidence of infectious
diseases has soared, alongwith deaths resulting from them. At the same time, the need for new antibioticshas risen steadily as bacteria have developed a resistance to existing drugs.The worldwide market for anti-infective drugs is now estimated to be...
One-Time Needles Don't Reduce HIV Among Addicts, Study Shows
...e. Consequently, the fraction of DTRsthat are both infectious
and available for reuse will be lower than the fra... increase the fraction of regular syringesthat are infectious
and available for reuse. Furthermore, the fraction of allinjections that would occur with these risk...
Promising Results For Woman-Controlled Anti-HIV Product
...dom--an effective barrier tosemen that may contain infectious
HIV--whose success depends upon a cooperativemale partner. There is strong interest in such woman-controlled anti-HIVproducts, according to a related study involving women at high risk of HIVinfection through their own or their partners' drug use. Bu...
A Change In Climate May Mean More Than Creaky Joints: Symposium At ESA Annual Meeting Will Examine Linkages Between Ecological Change And Human Health
...te look at the scientificunderstanding of emerging infectious
disease (EID) transmission, food/waterquality degradation, and biodiversity/ ecosystem services loss. The symposiumis scheduled from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. on August 5 in room 309 of the BaltimoreConvention Center. On the EID front, Jonathan Patz of the J...
The Use Of Antimicrobial Drugs In Developing Countries Must Be Limited To Avoid Producing Untreatable Diseases
...ics are an important resource for the treatment of infectious
diseases, which cause 98% of child fatalities and the majority of overall deaths in the developing world. As the most effective and newly-developed drugs are expensive, many people turn to less expensive sources of treatment, such as pharmacies or m...
UNC Researchers Find Drug-Resistant HIV In Semen
...e(ddi), and lamivudine (3TC) . Eron, a UNC infectious
disease specialist, points to a case report lastsummer in The New England Journal of Medicine of infection with a strain of HIVthat was resistant to multiple antiviral medications. "Our study shows how thiscan happen," he says. "It is also the first ...
New Study Finds Anonymous HIV Testing Linked To Earlier Participation In Testing And Follow-Up Medical Care
...ericanMedical Association (JAMA). "HIV is the only infectious
disease with dedicated anonymous testing programsthat are funded by public health departments, and this practice has beencontroversial. We wanted to find out if this strategy worked to get people atrisk for HIV infection to come in earlier for testi...
New drugs, diagnostic tests, software needed to prepare US cities for chemical, biological attacks
...ady in place to handle hazardous materials spills, infectious
diseaseoutbreaks, and natural disasters, the report says. Because of their work inthese areas, public health departments, poison control centers, and metropolitanpolice officials are best equipped to handle the challenges posed by terrorism. These e...
Maxim Phase II Clinical Trial Highlights Substantial Increase In Leukemia-FreeSurvival For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients
...Mechanism of Action In many patients with chronic infectious
diseases and cancer, the capacity ofthe patient's ...s that are critical in the fight againstcancer and infectious
diseases, into programmed cell death or apoptosis.Cytokines, such as IL-2 and interferon-a and vacci...
Dynavax Demonstrates Ability Of Immunostimulatory DNA Sequences To Inhibit Symptoms Of Allergic Asthma In Animal Model
...for use in enhancingthe ability of current and new infectious
disease vaccines to produce effectiveimmune responses. Similarly, the ability of ISS-DNA to modulate the immuneresponse should enable the development of more effective therapies for chronicinfectious diseases and cancer. Dynavax's technology also pro...
Thymus May Hold Clue To Rebuilding Immune System After HIV
...ng Koup, Dr. Daniel Douek, apostdoctoral fellow in infectious
diseases, and Dr. Louis Picker, associateprofessor of pathology, also has important implications for people whose immunesystem has been damaged by cancer treatment. The thymus produces T-cells, the body's main defense against infections. HIVinfection...
Despite Progress, More Action Needed To Protect Medical Students From Exposure
To Disease Through Accidental Needlesticks, UCSF Study Finds
While health workers -- risk of exposure to infectious
disease through accidentalneedlesticks has been greatly reduced through comprehensive training programsand the introduction of new safety devices, a new study by researchers at UC SanFrancisco finds that medical students remain at high risk of exposu...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Corp. Publish Data On Adoptive Immunotherapy For HIV
...nts a potentially powerful tool in the treatmentof infectious
diseases such as HIV as well as cancer," said H. S...nt programs targeting cystic fibrosis, cancer, and infectious
diseasesas well as an extensive gene delivery and cellular therapy technology platform. The study w...
UK Allied Health Professor Receives Patent On Using Lithium With AIDS Drugs
... these new drugs willactually reduce the amount of infectious
virus by inhibiting a process that isessential for viral life-cycle," Gallicchio said. The clinical trials for this study will start this year at theUniversity of Potchefstroom in South Africa. The new treatment is being testedin South Afric...
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