Tag: "infectious" at medical news
Opening windows effective way of preventing transmission of TB
...ed natural ventilation in 70 different rooms where infectious
patients are likely to be found, including respira...ient clinics and emergency departments, where many infectious
patients are found. Whilst not suited to cold climates, natural ventilation offers an important infe...
African scientists will train at Emory University in latest drug discovery techniques
...e training. "To effectively battle the neglected infectious
and immunologic diseases of poverty, the transfer of money and technology is not enough--it is expertise in the discovery and development of new medicines that is the intrinsic requirement," Dr. Liotta says. He and his colleagues have produced severa...
Sick teens in crisis: Organ transplant patients may die when insurance for medicine runs out
..., heart/lung disease, aging and brain disease, and infectious
K-State National Agricultural Biosecurity Center director speaker at AAAS Biosecurity Symposium
... to prevent the intentional introduction of highly infectious
and contagious biological agents that could cause significant economic damage to the livestock industry, according to Franz. "Protecting our herds and flocks from intentional disease is at once more difficult and it requires a different set of tool...
Study indicates different treatment may be needed for infection-related breathing problems
...ather than allergies. "What this shows is that infectious
asthma might have a different mechanism than aller...it may be multifaceted," said Dr. Robert Hardy, an infectious
disease specialist at UT Southwestern. That's an important implication because the latest statis...
Worldwide Parkinson's cases will double in next 25 years
...ources and energy have been focused on confronting infectious
diseases such as HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. T...tions such as the Gates Foundation. However, while infectious
diseases have attracted the greatest attention from international donors, it is non-communicable chr...
Flu experts call for mandatory shots for health care workers
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The top professional society of infectious
diseases experts is insisting that all physicians,...geted to the right products based on the advice of infectious
diseases experts. The pharmaceutical industry will likely need additional incentives such as tax cre...
Bird flu -- Call for antiviral drugs to be shared
...roductive number' (a measure of how many people an infectious
individual infects on average) of the new virus that emerges. If this number is low, it will take many months before the virus spreads w orldwide and there will be plenty of time to bring an effective vaccine into use. But if the number is high then ...
Experts urge strongest isolation for new drug-resistant tuberculosis cases appearing in South Africa
...ompromised (HIV) patients. The containment of such infectious
XDR-TB patients may arguably take precedence over those with full-blown AIDS. This is an issue requiring urgent attention from the global community." Human rights, ethics and XDR-TB containment The paper says South African officials have raised...
Resurgence and spread of syphilis in China is a rapidly increasing epidemic
...ith which China is trying to approach epidemics of infectious
diseases. The data we now have provides important clues as to where the authorities in China should put their resources," Cohen said. A "formal and aggressive" China Syphilis Working Group has formedthrough partnerships involving UNC, China's Natio...
Emory University announces new Global Health Institute
...den and deepen its capacity in fields as varied as infectious
diseases, chronic diseases, vaccine and drug disco... Infectious Diseases, is IANPHI senior advisor for infectious
diseases. Courtenay Dusenbury is director of the IANPHI Sub-Secretariat at Emory University. Under...
Emory and Finland Public Health Institute to build global health network with $20M Gates grant
... Infectious Diseases, is IANPHI senior advisor for infectious
diseases. "In our increasingly interconnected society, the public health issues of one country can quickly affect the entire world," explains Dr. Koplan. "A global perspective is important not only in thinking about public health problems, but als...
Over 200 million children under age 5 failing to reach their potential in cognitive development
...depression, exposure to lead and arsenic, and some infectious
diseases, such as malaria or HIV/AIDS. Interventions that address these causal factors can reduce the burden of poor child development, say the authors of the final paper in the Series. Research shows, for example, that stimulating children through...
NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial
...gned the vaccine. The vaccine does not contain any infectious
material from the influenza virus. Unlike conve...of the NIAID commitment to respond to new emerging infectious
disease threats and to improve public health preparedness." Highly pathogenic avian influenza A vi...
Prediction markets accurately forecast influenza activity
...t information that could be used to predict future infectious
disease trends," explains Dr. Polgreen. But there ...ce. Dr. Polgreen and his coauthors imagine that infectious
diseases prediction markets could be created almost overnight to address emerging infectious
Number of siblings predicts risk of brain tumors
... with the incidence of brain tumors, this suggests infectious
agents may be causing the disease," said study aut...ith each other and thereby share exposures to many infectious
agents." According to Altieri, the finding that brain tumor rates were higher among people with yo...
Breastfeeding overcomes a genetic tendency toward ear infections, scientists discover
...involved. Their complex relationship with specific infectious
agents and environmental factors such as exposure ...aid lead author Janak A. Patel, a professor in the infectious
disease division of UTMB's Department of Pediatrics. "Two of them stood out on their own as signals ...
Infectious disease researchers develop basis for experimental melanoma treatment
... using radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies to fight infectious
diseases." His laboratory continues to examine th...use of radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies to treat infectious
New 'GreeneChip' identifies multiple pathogens rapidly and accurately
Rapid and accurate diagnosis of infectious
diseases helps public health officials manage dise...erent pathogens, notably those that cause emerging infectious
diseases, have no distinctive symptoms. This makes diagnosis difficult, particularly in the early st...
'GreeneChip' -- New diagnostic tool that rapidly and accurately identifies multiple pathogens
...o provide comprehensive, differential diagnosis of infectious
diseases, including those caused by viruses, bacte... ). Globalization of travel and trade brings new infectious
agents into new contexts. It is increasingly important to be prepared for the unexpected. "Because c...
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