News tagged with health threat
(Medical Xpress)—The newest public health threat in Africa, scientists have found, is coming from a previously unknown source: the banded mongoose. Leptospirosis, the disease is called. And the banded mongoose ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
With its bustling streets, shops and busy restaurants, little suggests that ten years ago Amoy Gardens was on the front line of Hong Kong's battle with a virus that caused a global health crisis.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Four new forms of hantavirus, one of the most virulent pathogens transmitted from animals to humans, have been identified by international research contributed to by the University of Sydney.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 08, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (6) | 0 |
In a study published today in the Open Access journal PLOS Pathogens, researchers at Emory University have discovered a potentially important mechanism by which the Ebola virus alters and evades the immune response of its ...
Immunology Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Mammograms have done surprisingly little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, a big U.S. study finds. At the same time, more than a million women have been treated for cancers that never would ...
Cancer Nov 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have created the first true mouse model of typhoid infection. The development promises to advance the study of typhoid and the creation of new vaccines against the infection, ...
Medical research Oct 25, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Bisphenol A or BPA is a synthetic chemical widely used in the making of plastic products ranging from bottles and food can linings to toys and water supply lines. When these plastics degrade, BPA is released ...
Health Oct 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (9) | 0 |
Diesel exhaust causes cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke.
Cancer Jun 12, 2012 | 4 / 5 (9) | 4
(AP) -- The girls slumped in wheelchairs look barely conscious, their blond heads lolling above the plastic vomit bags tied like bibs around their necks.
Addiction May 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
After 70 years, antibiotics are still the primary treatment for halting the spread of bacterial infections. But the prevalence of antibiotic resistance is now outpacing the rate of new drug discovery and approval.
Medical research Oct 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Heart disease can sneak up on women in ways that standard cardiac tests can miss. It's part of a puzzling gender gap: Women tend to have different heart attack symptoms than men. They're more likely to die in the year after ...
Cardiology Jul 04, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The world is unprepared for a massive virus outbreak, the deputy chief of the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, amid fears that H7N9 bird flu striking China could morph into a form that spreads easily among people.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes 11 hours ago | not rated yet | 0
On 31 March 2013, the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission announced human cases of novel H7N9 influenza virus infections. A group of scientists, led by Professor Chen Hualan of the Harbin ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Making headway against a major public health threat, Dartmouth College researchers have invented the first ever secondhand tobacco smoke sensor that records data in real time, a new study in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Re ...
Health Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers show that in some cases, what looks like Lyme could be completely different illness transmitted by same bug
Under the microscope, Sam Telford surveyed the tiny, spiral bacteria floating in spinal fluid taken from an 80-year-old woman. They looked very similar to the spirochete bacteria that can cause Lyme disease. ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 04, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0