News tagged with epidemic
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Latin America is facing an alarming increase in cancer rates, and unless urgent action is taken to prevent cancers, improve health-care systems and facilities, access to vital medical care, and treatment of poor people, the ...
Cancer Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Most U.S. adults aren't sweet on the idea of soda and candy taxes, and many doubt the bigger price tags would trim the national waistline.
Health Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) have discovered a hormone that holds promise for a dramatically more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes, a metabolic illness afflicting an estimated ...
Medical research Apr 25, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (12) | 0 |
Scientists at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center, a U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Human Nutrition Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, led by Dr. Martin ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
U.K. authorities say a 25-year-old man is suspected to have died from measles as an epidemic continues to sweep across south Wales.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Around half the antiviral drug Tamiflu that was prescribed during the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic was never used, researchers have discovered.
Medications Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Haiti cholera mutations could lead to more severe disease: Strain is evolving to be more like virulent 1800s cholera
The cholera strain that transferred to Haiti in 2010 has multiple toxin gene mutations that may account for the severity of disease and is evolving to be more like an 1800s version of cholera, reports a new Northwestern Medicine ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 16, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
South Africa is home to the largest HIV epidemic in the world with a total of 5.6 million people living with HIV. Large-scale clinical trials evaluating combination methods of prevention and treatment are often prohibitively ...
HIV & AIDS Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
It goes against popular belief, but a recent study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) shows that the southern region of the United States is not the fattest part of the country.
Health Apr 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers have discovered a new mechanism by which the human papilloma virus (HPV) causes head and neck cancer, and they have designed a drug to block that mechanism. Though further research is needed, the new agent might ...
Cancer Apr 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Longitudinal studies of children exposed to methadone in the womb need to accompany methadone maintenance treatment for drug-addicted pregnant mothers, according to a research team led ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Apr 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have made a discovery in neuroscience that could offer a long-lasting solution to eating disorders such as obesity.
Neuroscience Apr 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
In a worrisome sign, a bird flu in China appears to have mutated so that it can spread to other animals, raising the potential for a bigger threat to people, scientists said Wednesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
A new international study has confirmed that self-testing for HIV is effective and could be the answer to controlling the global epidemic. This major systematic review, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University ...
HIV & AIDS Apr 02, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
China's financial capital, Shanghai, activated an emergency plan Tuesday that calls for heightened monitoring of suspicious flu cases following the recent deaths of two men from a lesser-known strain of bird flu.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0