News tagged with global epidemic
Two respiratory viruses in different parts of the world have captured the attention of global health officials—a novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu spreading in China.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 13, 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 |
(Medical Xpress)—Aggressive drug regimens used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis reduce the risk of death by about 40 percent when they include at least five drugs likely to be effective against ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists at the Forsyth have gained new insight on how Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global epidemic. Although drugs have been available to fight TB for 50 years, the disease still infects nearly 2.2 billion people worldwide ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
New research appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, shows that a handheld mobile device can check patients' HIV status with just a finger prick, and synchronize the results in real time with e ...
HIV & AIDS Jan 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
In Africa, success against AIDS: School of Public Health reviews decade of increasingly effective treatment
Harvard AIDS researchers gathered at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) last Thursday to mark 10 years of work under a key federal anti-AIDS program that has been instrumental in stemming the tide ...
HIV & AIDS Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—New drugs to treat diabetes are being developed by scientists at the University of Greenwich.
Diabetes Jan 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The UN chief on Friday named a US health expert as special advisor in fighting Haiti's cholera epidemic, which has claimed more than 7,750 lives and is widely blamed on UN peacekeepers.
Health Dec 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The newly appointed deputy chief of the United Nations HIV-fighting program, Brazilian Luiz Loures, hailed his own country's achievements in the fight against the deadly global epidemic in an interview published Saturday.
HIV & AIDS Dec 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Bugs without borders: Researchers track the emergence and global spread of healthcare associated Clostridium difficile
Researchers show that the global epidemic of Clostridium difficile 027/NAP1/BI in the early to mid-2000s was caused by the spread of two different but highly related strains of the bacterium rather than one as was previo ...
Genetics Dec 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
International health officials have confirmed two more fatal cases of a mysterious respiratory virus in the Middle East.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(AP)—Andrei Mandrykin, an inmate at Prison No. 85 outside Kiev, has HIV. He looks ghostly and much older than his 35 years. But Mandrykin is better off than tens of thousands of his countrymen, because ...
HIV & AIDS Nov 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study by University of Southern California (USC) and University of Oxford researchers indicates that large amounts of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) found in national food supplies across the world may be one explanation ...
Diabetes Nov 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Gastric bypass patients who attended five follow-up office visits in two years as recommended by their surgeons lost nearly twice as much weight (113 lbs. vs. 57 lbs.) as patients who attended only two ...
Overweight and Obesity Nov 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0