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Flooding in Suriname: International Charter activated

At least three people have been killed and an estimated 25 000 people have been displaced in Suriname as a result of flooding caused by torrential rains since 1 May. Approximately 25 000-30 000 square kilometres are currently under water, and the government has declared the southwest and ...

Tunnell Consulting awarded contract to fight avian flu

...ghly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian flu virus has killed an estimated 200 million birds and infected more than 200 people in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. At least 113 people have died V more than half of those infected. The human cases involved persons who had contact with birds. All cases have occurr...

Urgent action required to tackle escalating road-traffic crashes worldwide

...continues to rise. Around 1.2 million people were killed and 50 million injured in road-traffic crashes worldwide in 2002, costing the global community about US$518 billion. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has described the situation as "a worsening global disaster dest...

H5N1 threat puts human flu back in spotlight

...wide epidemic--seemed to strike out of nowhere. It killed some 40 million people--many more than the number killed in World War I. This pandemic arose from a bird flu virus that adapted to humans, an event that scie...

Air travel and pandemic flu

...appened, for example, in 1918, when a flu pandemic killed between 20 million and 100 million people. Recently, there have been concerns about the new type of bird (avian) flu. At present the virus responsible does not pass easily from birds to humans, and it does not seem to pass from one human to another. ...

New insights into the impact of injury on cartilage cells

... critical cells to tissue renewal had largely been killed off by leukocytes. The real culprit, however, was the leukocytes' generation of noxious nitric oxide (NO). Is there a way to stop the leukocyte-mediated murders of chondrocytes? To explore this critical question, the researchers c...

JCI table of contents, April 20, 2006

....org/article.php?id=26971 PHYSIOLOGY Cooperation killed the kidney: pairs of genes interact in renal disease Within the kidney, thousands of structures known as glomeruli filter harmful or unnecessary substances out of blood and into the urine. During the condition known as focal segmental glomeruloscle...

Yellow Fever

... late 18th to the early 20th century, Yellow Fever killed Americans by the tens of thousands in the Northeast and throughout the South. In Memphis alone, five thousand people died in 1878. Dickerson describes how public health officials gradually eliminated the disease from this country, so that by the mid ...

Relative risks of cirrhosis from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

...c liver failure. At the same time, cardiac events killed many more patients with NASH (8 out of 152) than with HCV (1 out of 150) a finding that is "noteworthy, although not unexpected," report the authors. "This group has significantly higher prevalence of risk factors for coronary heart disease and conge...

AIDS, TB, malaria and bird flu spread unchecked in Burma

...public until March 17-- by which time the outbreak killed 10,000 more birds and 41,000 needed to be culled to stem further spreading. The report documents a longstanding and severe under funding of health and education programs in Burma. Health expenditures in Burma are among the lowest globally, including ...

Cedars-Sinai researchers discover treatment for deadly brain tumors and infections

...edars-Sinai researchers tested two genes, one that killed cancer cells and a second that elicited the produc...y the results of this study; our approach actually killed glioblastoma multiforme tumors in a period of just two weeks," Dr Castro said. "Needless to say, we...

Molecule targets and kills tumor cells, starves blood supply

...cancerous) were treated with ARC, 50 to 70 percent killed themselves within 24 hours. Normal lung cells exposed to two to four times higher concentrations of ARC were unharmed. "Our results suggest that while ARC induces cell death in tumor cells very efficiently, it only causes a cell-cycle block in norma...

Gold nanorods may make safer cancer treatment

...nt cells only required half the laser energy to be killed compared to the benign cells. This makes it relatively easy to ensure that only the malignant cells are being destroyed. Now, they've discovered that by changing the spheres into rods, they can lower the frequency to which the nanoparticles respond f...

PDT kills drug-resistant bacteria, fungus in lab tests

...samples within 15 minutes. Very low doses of light killed nearly all the S. mutans bacteria, reducing its concentration to less than 0.1 percent. PDT also demonstrated significant killing of three types of Candida: C. albicans, which causes thrush, and C. glabrata and C. krusei, in samples harvested from im...

Mystery solved: Gold's power against autoimmune diseases defined

...ctor named Robert Koch found that gold effectively killed the bacteria that caused tuberculosis. In the 1930s, based on a widely held but probably erroneous connection at the time between tuberculosis and rheumatoid arthritis, a French doctor, Jacques Forestier, developed the use of gold drugs for the treat...

Two papers win the Lancet's Paper of The Year 2005

...18 human influenza virus, which is thought to have killed up to 50 million people. While authors of the other winning paper--"Characterization of the reconstructed 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic virus" published in Science--used the full genome sequence to recreate the virus and study its effects in mice....

Flesh-eating bacteria escape body's safety net

... single enzyme, the mutant Strep strain was easily killed by human neutrophils", said lead author John Buchanan, Ph.D., research scientist in the UCSD department of pediatrics. "In addition, the mutant Strep bacteria no longer produced a spreading infection when injected into the skin of experimental mice....

Study indicates speed cameras could curb US road deaths

...n case fatality the percentage of injured who are killed -- accounted entirely for the fall in road deaths. The authors ruled out an array of other suspect causes for the UK-US difference, including SUV's, trends in seat belt use, emergency care, and in vehicle-miles traveled. . In 1995, the US abolished...

Drug aimed at Huntington's eases chorea, the disease's hallmark feature

...s as brain cells known as medium spiny neurons are killed off by a mutant protein. The disease brings with it an array of other difficulties as well, including cognitive problems, changes in personality, and psychiatric problems like depression. As many as one-quarter of patients with the disease attempt su...

Exposure to military trauma related to post-war disease and death in Civil War veterans

..., GI and nervous diseases. "Percentage of company killed is likely a powerful variable because it serves as a proxy for various traumatic stressors, such as witnessing death or dismemberment, handling dead bodies, traumatic loss of comrades, realizing one's own imminent death, killing others and being help...

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