News tagged with global epidemic
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 |
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
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 |
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
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 |
Each year, nearly 2 million people die from tuberculosis – a treatable disease that has been brought under control in the United States, but continues to ravage other parts of the world. This health inequity should prompt ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
With widespread hunger continuing to haunt developing nations, and obesity fast becoming a global epidemic, any number of efforts on the parts of governments, scientists, non-profit organizations and the business world have ...
Overweight and Obesity Jul 23, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
An estimated 366 million people worldwide now suffer from diabetes and the global epidemic is getting worse, health officials said Tuesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A major international study collating and analyzing worldwide data on diabetes since 1980 has found that the number of adults with the disease reached 347 million in 2008, more than double the number in 1980. The research, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 25, 2011 | 3.8 / 5 (9) | 5 |
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
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
(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
(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
The global "epidemic" of one type of gullet cancer (adenocarcinoma) seems to have started in the UK during the 1950s, sparked by some as yet unknown, but common, factor, suggests research published online in Gut.
Cancer Aug 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0