Tag: "epidemic" at medical news
Four antivirals not suitable for routine seasonal influenza control
...uenza control and should only be used in a serious epidemic
or pandemic alongside other public health measures...uenza control and should only be used in a serious epidemic
or pandemic alongside other public-health measures such as use of masks, gowns, gloves, quarantine, ...
Ethnic differences in response to HIV medicines
...ich could, it has been suggested, lead to a future epidemic
of cardiovascular disease in patients with HIV-1 treated with this regimen long term. These findings are believed to be the first evidence for race/ethnicityspecific differences in both the occurrence of dyslipidemia on antiretroviral therapy (ART) a...
Race/ethnicity predict lipids, heart-disease risk in HIV-1 patients on protease inhibitors
...ion could help us prevent what we fear could be an epidemic
of premature heart disease among HIV-1 positive people on antiretroviral drugs for many years, " says senior author Muredach P. Reilly, MB, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn. The study is the largest pharmacogenetic analysis to date of metaboli...
Influenza pandemic will pose tough choices for use of mechanical ventilation
...heir proposal after a recent drill showing that an epidemic
affecting ten percent of the Minneapolis area would lead to a "rapid and critical shortfall" in the supply of mechanical ventilators. "Despite a surge capacity of between 2,500 and 3,500 beds in the area, there were 16 ventilators available in our r...
UNC nutrition researchers dispute claims that obesity problem is exaggerated
...ey's contention that talk of a national and global epidemic
of obesity is exaggerated. Writing in the February 2006 issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology, University of Colorado law professor Paul Campos says that the "current rhetoric about an obesity-driven health crisis is being driven more by...
Researchers study multi-purpose drug
...terol and coronary artery disease have all reached epidemic
proportions to become leading causes of death despite being largely preventable," said Frederick S. Ling, M.D., director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, associate professor of Medicine at the medical center and principal investigator for S...
International Journal of Epidemiology obesity special
.... Children could be the key to halting the obesity epidemic
Attempts to treat established obesity in adulthoo...t of obesity in children are needed. However, the epidemic
of childhood obesity is unlikely to be resolved without concerted political action." Debbie A Lawl...
Sexual health clinics will need to more than triple capacity to meet 48 hour access target
...tive providers if we are to control the burgeoning epidemic
of STIs within our population."...
Malaria early-warning system shows promise in tackling epidemics
...in the seasonal pattern of disease. The risk of an epidemic
in Botswana increases dramatically shortly after a...Oscillation (ENSO) which impacts the occurrence of epidemic
and non-epidemic years. By using a number of climate models the researchers were able to consider t...
Awards totaling $6.2 million to create major genetic testing lab at University of Iowa
...erful addition to our fight against this impending epidemic
of blindness." Blinding eye diseases include macular degeneration (including age-related macular degeneration, or AMD), glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinitis and many others. Most of these diseases have significant heritable components, ...
Conscientious objection in medicine should not be tolerated
...ch patients have had a fair innings. Or imagine an epidemic
of bird flu or other infectious disease that a specialist decided she valued her own life more than her duty to treat her patients. Such a set of values would be incompatible with being a doctor. The argument in favour of allowing conscientious objec...
Scientists develop malaria forecasting tool to predict disease risk
...te variability to indicate the level of risk of an epidemic
up to five months in advance of the peak malaria s...alaria epidemics. Dr Morse said: "The risk of an epidemic
in tropical countries such as Botswana increases dramatically shortly after a season of good rainfal...
New infectious agents pose new risks for people with bleeding disorders, Jefferson hematologist says
...products as they were in the beginning of the AIDS epidemic
in the early 1980s....
Learning and memory stimulated by gut hormone
...urs at school," said Horvath. "The current obesity epidemic
among American school children, which to some degree has been attributed to bad eating habits in the school environment, has been paralleled by a decline of learning performance. It is however too early to speculate if hormonal links between eating a...
HIV/AIDS rates in Tijuana, Mexico increasing at alarming rate
.... The United Nations AIDS Program considers an HIV epidemic
to advance from a low level to a concentrated epidemic
when more than 1% of the population is infected a figure that Tijuana may soon approach if preventi...
Mailman school researchers studying link between obesity and the urban environment
... walking. With Americans in the grip of an obesity epidemic
since 1975, Dr. Rundle hopes his research findings...fluence on a person's body size. He observes, "The epidemic
of obesity is like an epidemic
of a thousand paper cuts. There are many subtle little pokes and pro...
Diabetes epidemic could erase reductions in deaths & hospitalizations due to heart disease
...rt-attack deaths in the U.S. "Diabetes has reached epidemic
proportions in the U.S., and the leading cause of death among people with diabetes is coronary heart disease," notes Dr. Michael Alderman, professor of epidemiology and population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and senior author of the...
Concern over rapid rise of chronic kidney disease
...nal disease worldwide probably reflects the global epidemic
of type 2 diabetes and the ageing of the populations in developed countries (the annual incidence in people over 65 in the UK is greater than 350/1,000,000, and in the US it is greater than 1,200/1,000,000). The number of people with diabetes worldwi...
How can we protect patients with weakened immune systems from influenza?
...is question becomes paramount if influenza reaches epidemic
proportions and supplies of vaccine are limited. W... allow it to easily pass from person to person. An epidemic
with a completely new type of virus such as this represents viral shift, and is usually far deadlier...
Diabetic patients often overestimate healthy body weight
...ed with increased age and obesity itself becoming epidemic
the number of people being affected by the disorder is expected to grow to 30 million by 2050....
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