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Drugs to keep people with HIV alive should be given without delay, trial finds
Scientists find that antiretroviral treatment should be administered before HIV virus has weakened the immune system
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
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Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory
Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
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She's Got One Of The Toughest Diseases To Cure. And She's Hopeful
Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a growing problem. It's spread through the air. It can kill you. And it's incredibly difficult to treat. But a program in Peru shows that the disease can be cured.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:02am
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Man who died 1,500 years ago may have brought leprosy strain to UK
Scientists have diagnosed strain of leprosy on man from Scandinavia who died in Essex in the fifth or early sixth century
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:58am
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Researchers Use Lottery Tickets To Help Slow The Spread Of HIV
Researchers working in the southern African country of Lesotho found that offering lottery tickets to young volunteers, if they can keep themselves HIV negative, is a powerful motivator for safe sex.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:10am
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Antibiotic-resistant typhoid spreading in silent epidemic, says study
Landmark genetic study of typhoid has revealed a multidrug-resistant strain sweeping across Asia and Africa, killing 200,000 people a year
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:10am
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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine
When the U.S. introduced the measles vaccine, childhood deaths from all infections plummeted. Scientists think they might know why: Benefits of the measles vaccine go way beyond the measles.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, May 08, 2015, 8:29am
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The Avian Flu Epidemic: Massive Impact, Uncertain Future
You might have to be an avid reader of medical journals—or a poultry farmer—to notice that the United …
Epidemiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Friday, May 08, 2015, 8:29am
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Ebola experience is a wake-up call for the WHO
The World Health Organization is in need of both reform and money to give it the best chance of dealing with potential global health threats in future
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015, 9:44am
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Millions Of Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry
A flu strain deadly to chickens and turkeys is striking farms in the West and Midwest. This week, it hit an Iowa facility with millions of egg-laying hens. No one knows how it's entering houses.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
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California moves closer to tightening child vaccination laws
State education committee passes a bill banning parents exempting kids from vaccination because of "personal beliefs", as lawmakers around the world discuss similar measures
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
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Bird Flu Outbreak Could Head Eastward With Fall Migration
Bird flu outbreak now spreading through Midwest poultry could head east with fall migration
Epidemiology
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
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An Artist's Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits
Printers blew up. People took the photo stickers home. But in the end, art professor Mary Beth Heffernan succeeded in bringing a human face to the scary-looking protective gear.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Apr 10, 2015, 9:24am
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Radicalisation: A mental health issue, not a religious one
To understand the appeal of extremist ideologies we need to look beyond the usual explanations, says a professor of epidemiology
Psychology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Apr 10, 2015, 9:24am
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Anti-vaccine protesters howl and heckle as California urges focus on the facts
Legislators advance bill to tighten immunisation laws in the face of protest from small band of activists who believe parents should be allowed to opt out
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Apr 10, 2015, 9:24am
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California bill banning child vaccine exemptions moves ahead
(Reuters) - California lawmakers on Wednesday pushed forward a bill that would ban parents from citing their personal beliefs as a reason to let their school-going children remain unvaccinated.
Epidemiology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 09, 2015, 8:08am
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Trial brings researchers closer to an antibody treatment for HIV
Although an effective therapy is still some years off, trial using high doses of antibody reduced HIV levels in patients’ blood systems 300-foldResearchers are a step closer towards an antibody treatment for HIV, after trials of an experimental therapy reduced the amount of virus in patients’ blood.
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 09, 2015, 8:08am
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Why Is Condom-Use Suddenly Dropping Among College Sophomores?
Research at multiple universities shows the decline in safe sex is concentrated among students from low-income families. But why are these students less likely to practice safe sex?
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015, 10:52am
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Super Slick Coatings Conquer Ketchup, But What About Ebola?
A new coating makes ketchup slide out of the bottle and toothpaste slip out of a tube, right down to the last drop. So why not put the slick surface on an Ebola suit so the virus doesn't stick?
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
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Malaria antibodies discovery brings vaccine closer to reality, say researchers
International team of biomedical scientists take a major step towards a vaccine that could help prevent the 600,000 deaths malaria causes every year
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015, 11:47am
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Vaccination Gaps Helped Fuel Disneyland Measles Spread
The quick rise of measles infections in the wake of cases reported among Disneyland visitors underscores how even a small dip in vaccination rates can allow the virus to spread.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015, 9:28am
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Why West Africa Might Soon Have 100,000 More Measles Cases
One lethal epidemic could give rise to another
Epidemiology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, Mar 13, 2015, 7:56am
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India, U.S. researchers clash over swine flu strain mutation
India has disputed U.S. scientists' findings that the deadly swine flu virus has acquired more virulent mutations in the South Asian country and rejected their concerns over how authorities are monitoring an outbreak of the disease.
Epidemiology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Mar 13, 2015, 7:56am
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Threatwatch: Bird flu's back and it's brought friends
Bird flu is breaking out in Egypt and invading the US, while a new strain in China is poised to spread across the world
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 12, 2015, 11:38am
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HIV's hiding places at last revealed by simple scan
Drugs can clear HIV from the blood, but the virus can hide out around the body. Now we have a way to reveal its hiding places – the first step to getting rid of it fully
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015, 11:04am
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It's man flu! Real flu hits just twice a decade
Your girlfriend is right. Adults can expect to get flu only twice every 10 years, suggests an analysis of the antibodies in people's blood
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015, 7:37am
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Study finds gorilla origins in half of human AIDS virus lineages
Revealing new details about the origins of AIDS, scientists said on Monday half the lineages of the main type of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, originated in gorillas in Cameroon before infecting people, probably via bushmeat hunting.
Epidemiology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015, 7:22am
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Zombie simulator lets you plan your own apocalypse
The first model of a zombie epidemic to use real US census data lets you choose where the plague begins and how fast it spreads
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015, 7:22am
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Scientists produce TB-resistant cows
Researchers in China produce a herd of genetically engineered cows that are better able to ward off bovine TB.
Epidemiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015, 7:22am
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Drug-resistant malaria poised to cross into India
Resistance to vital antimalarial drugs called artemisinins has spread across Burma to the Indian border. If not contained, it could ultimately hit Africa hard
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 26, 2015, 7:56am
Rating: | Views: 119 | Comments: 0
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