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1 hr ago | Caribbean News Now!
US Virgin Islands Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett said on Monday that there has been an outcry for the Department of Health to conduct truck mounted fogging to control adult mosquitoes and to end the spread of the chikungunya virus in the territory. However, she said, it is of the utmost importance to understand how chikungunya is spread and utilize/apply the most effective methods of controlling and preventing the spread of the virus.
7 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -
If your belt needs to be let out a notch, you're not alone. The average American waistline is growing even though obesity rates haven't grown, too.
7 hrs ago | McGill Reporter
The Royal Society of Canada has named the inaugural 91 members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists today. The new members include McGill's Aashish Clerk, Associate Professor of Physics and a Tier-II Canada Research Chair, and Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill's Global Health Programs, Associate Professor in the Dept.
A non-contact thermometer being used to take body temperature while screening for Ebola symptoms at HA pital Perfectoral de Coyah in Guinea. Photo: WHO/A.
A medical worker wearing a protective suit carries bags followed by Ebola infected children in the high-risk area of the Elwa hospital runned by Medecins Sans Frontieres User "Scouter" from Free Republic configured the the projected number of Ebola cases and Ebola deaths worldwide based on the numbers that have been reported from June through September of this year. Based on his calculations , by next September 2015 there will be between 1.1 million and 2.3 million deaths worldwide from the Ebola virus.
It is a common long-term condition characterized by narrowing of the airways, leading to airflow limitation and airway hyper-responsiveness whenever the lungs come into contact with endogenous and exogenous irritants. Exposure to irritants instigates a series of events, such as swelling of the airways, tightening of the respiratory muscles, and increased mucus production, leading to reduced airflow into the lungs.
This report provides an overview of the risk factors, comorbidities, and the global and historical trends for DME, and ME following BRVO and CRVO in the seven major markets . It includes a 10-year epidemiological forecast for the diagnosed prevalent cases of DME in the diagnosed diabetic retinopathy population and the total prevalent cases of ME following BRVO and CRVO segmented by sex and age in these markets.
Pictured are Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, and Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, Cuba's minister of public health. Photo courtesy of WHO/M.
University alum Aley Joseph spoke to Public Health students Friday about epidemiology as part of the school's alumni speaker series. Sponsored by the school's Career Development Office, the talk also gave students with career advice, and used an interactive format to engage students.
The Ebola epidemic in Africa has continued to expand since I last wrote about it, and as of a week ago, has accounted for more than 4,200 cases and 2,200 deaths in five countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. That is extraordinary: Since the virus was discovered, no Ebola outbreak's toll has risen above several hundred cases.
The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more, much longer than anticipated, and could infect hundreds of thousands of people before it is brought under control, say scientists mapping its spread for the federal government. "We hope we're wrong," said Bryan Lewis, an epidemiologist at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech.
In addition, the report includes a 10-year epidemiological forecast of the prevalent cases of CKD segmented by sex, age , and stage in these markets. Our epidemiological forecast is supported by data from country-specific studies published in peer-reviewed journals.
'Health benefits of breastfeeding go beyond infancy,' said the CDC epidemiologist who led the study. Breast milk may stimulate a baby's immune system.
Michael Osterholm , the former state epidemiologist for Minnesota, says the Ebola outbreak raging in West Africa could get worse. A lot worse.
I'm a pharmacologist, freelance science and medical writer, educator, and speaker with a passion for public science communications. I earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology and therapeutics from the University of Florida and a B.S. in toxicology from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:56 pm
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