Tag: "infectious" at medical news
Five-year study by OHSU Cancer Institute shows Gleevec's excellent survival rate
...not unlike the early 1900s where scientists turned infectious
diseases from routinely fatal into manageable, curable or preventable diseases. We are on the cusp of turning cancer into a manageable disease." Gleevec is a signal transduction inhibitor that interferes with the enzymes that trigger the growth of ...
Unless we tackle AIDS, many countries will not meet the Millennium Development Goals
...education; improving maternal health; and tackling infectious
diseases, such as TB and malaria. The researchers examined studies that have investigated how HIV/AIDS impedes human development and found that HIV/AIDS: Typically lowers national GDP by up to 1.5% annually with an even greater impact on eco...
New study finds no link between Kawasaki disease and newly discovered coronavirus
...nding the cause of Kawasaki disease is a pediatric infectious
diseases research priority. Identification of the causative agent(s) would be the most promising step toward developing a diagnostic test and specific therapy, and ultimately preventing the disease."...
Preparing for an influenza pandemic: A triage protocol in the face of limited resources
... As we saw with SARS, any catastrophic outbreak of infectious
disease will have profound effects on the availability and delivery of health care services and the functioning of health care institutions. Christian and coauthors have applied a collaborative process using best evidence, expert panels, stakeholder ...
Travel outside of the US causing increased health risks to Americans
...est advances in prevention and treatment of global infectious
disease threats with one of the key topics discus... of the fasted growing hot spots for the spread of infectious
diseases with the border now having one of the highest incidences of tuberculosis in the U.S. They ...
Pioneer of oral rehydration therapy receives Prince Mahidol Award
...l Health for 27 years, and has focused his work on infectious
disease problems in the developing world, as well as on ethical issues in international health research. Previous winners of the Prince Mahidol Award have included Dr. Margaret Chan, who was recognized for her work in curbing an avian influenza outb...
Global warming and your health
... a lot of media attention is the increased risk of infectious
diseases," said Parker. "This is of greater concer...has good public health systems that can track down infectious
diseases, such as malaria, and intervene so they don't spread, she said. "In my professional opini...
Faster, more accurate tuberculosis test developed
...D, lead author of the study and senior lecturer in infectious
diseases and tropical medicine at Imperial College London. "This is a curable illness. MODS was developed for developing countries in developing countries. The study authors acknowledge that MODS testing requires a trained technician and a biosecur...
Columbia pediatricians, Anne Gershon and Richard Polin, awarded top honors
New York, NY October 10, 2006 An infectious
disease specialist and a neonatologist from the De...professional contributions, both to pediatrics and infectious
disease," said John Driscoll, M.D., chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical ...
Burmese junta responding too slowly on HIV, TB, malaria and avian flu
...impeding the health community's efforts to control infectious
disease threats in Burma, according to an investig...y that attempts by the health community to control infectious
disease threats by trying to work through the junta are becoming increasingly difficult. As an exam...
International Conference on Evidence for Health System Reform
...uipped to address the double burden of chronic and infectious
disease now facing middle-to-low income countries....val Dealing with the double burden of chronic and infectious
disease The impact of the Popular Health Insurance scheme on Mexico's health system Speakers i...
Study recommends strategies for distributing flu vaccine during shortage
... make more detailed and reliable predictions about infectious
disease transmission. "Given that vaccine shortages are likely (as occurred at the start of the 2004 flu season) and that we are unlikely to have a large vaccine supply if a new strain of pandemic flu emerges in human populations, this study offers ...
Common cold may be just a fingertip away due to environmental contamination
...ealth educators and consumers about how to prevent infectious
diseases through their Ounce of Prevention campaign. Among the low-cost steps to stop infectious
diseases, the CDC recommends cleaning hands often and routinely cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. ...
Study defines effective microbicide design for HIV/AIDS prevention
...n viral neutralization and diminish penetration of infectious
virus through the coating layer, as do ingredients that restrict viral passage," he said. "Our findings demonstrate the need to pair potent active ingredients with well-engineered delivery vehicles, and they highlight the importance of the dosage f...
Chronic diseases and injuries now number one killer in rural India
...etal changes, there has been a shift in focus from infectious
disease. Diseases of the cardiovascular system, s...lth systems have been designed mostly to cope with infectious
diseases, we now need services that can deliver care and prevention for chronic diseases," said Dr J...
AIDS study challenges conventional treatment guidelines for HIV patients
...ent of HIV-infected patients," says Dr. Rodriguez, infectious
disease specialist at the Case Medical Center, a partnership of University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. "We hope that this study will provide impetus for a more thorough understanding of the mechanisms of HIV-indu...
Study shows how herpes infects cornea, evades immune cells
...rmost layer. Ocular herpes is the leading cause of infectious
blindness in the United States, with 50,000 new or recurring cases each year. In about one quarter of cases, the virus penetrates the first layer of the cornea to infect an inner layer, the stroma, making the disease much more difficult to treat. ...
Resistant bacteria increasing source of muscle infection
...fellow in the department of pediatrics' section of infectious
diseases at BCM. She said that in recent years, sh... Jr., and Sheldon L. Kaplan, all of the section of infectious
diseases in the department of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital...
All intravascular devices pose risk of bloodstream infection to patients, study finds
...D. Lead author Dennis Maki, M.D., a researcher and infectious
disease and critical care specialist at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, says the findings offer "hard data" that IVDs pose a risk to all recipients. "We thought this analysis might provide a unique opportunity to wave th...
'Ticking time bomb': Prisons unprepared for flu pandemic, says new SLU research
...ify what plans were in place for prisons should an infectious
disease break out. Many of the correctional facilities that Schwartz and colleagues studied have acknowledged they don't have an adequate plan to deal with a pandemic or similar health crisis. Schwartz says there's reluctance among government l...
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