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1 hr ago | Caribbean News Now!

Fogging has negligible impact on spread of chikungunya virus, says USVI health official

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.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Entomology, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

7 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Americans Waistlines Are Expanding, And That's Not Good Fat

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Life, Food, Nutrition

7 hrs ago | McGill Reporter

RSC names new members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

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.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, Medicine

18 hrs ago |

Global systemic lupus erythematosus market: New market research published

The forecast methodology and disease diagnosis criteria were consistent across all of the 7MM to allow for a meaningful comparison among them. The SLE prevalent case forecast followed the 1982 American College of Rheumatology classification and the LN cases were segmented according to the WHO 1982 classification.


Related Topix: Medicine, Rheumatology

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Boost in Ebola Response, Ban Urges Greater Global Support

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Gateway Pundit

Research Model Projects 1.1 Million to 2.3 Million Ebola Deaths By September 2015

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, US News, Conservative Political News

Sys-Con Media

Asthma Market to Reach 161.02 million Cases in 10MM by 2023

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.


Related Topix: Health, Asthma

Business Wire

Research and Markets: EpiCast Report: Diabetic Macular Edema - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

Infection Control Today

Cuban Medical Team Heading for Sierra Leone to Help Fight Ebola Outbreak

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.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

Denton Record-Chronicle

Flu season prep work underway

Flu season is on the horizon and Denton County health officials are keeping an eye on vaccine supplies and finalizing plans for an awareness and prevention campaign. "It's still early in September, so a lot of questions are unanswered," said Juan Rodriguez, chief epidemiologist for the Denton County Health Department.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, Denton County, TX, Aubrey, TX, Sanger, TX, Lewisville, TX

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Michigan Daily Online

Public health alum discusses tribal epidemiology and public health careers at lecture

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 Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It

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.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Contagion, Arizona State University, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health

The Daily Beast

The Original Ebola HunterBy Abby Haglage

In 1976, an American doctor got the call to investigate a new, lethal fever sweeping through central Africa. He shares a history of Ebola's early days.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Malaria, Health, Family, Kids, World News, Congo, Africa

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Scientists see dire future in Ebola crisis

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Liberia, World News, Africa, Infectious Diseases

Global chronic kidney disease market: Latest market analysis presented

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Marketing

New York Daily News

Breastfeeding tied to fewer ear, sinus infections in kids

'Health benefits of breastfeeding go beyond infancy,' said the CDC epidemiologist who led the study. Breast milk may stimulate a baby's immune system.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

Business Journal

Osterholm: You're not scared enough about Ebola

Michael Osterholm , the former state epidemiologist for Minnesota, says the Ebola outbreak raging in West Africa could get worse. A lot worse.


Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, University of Minnesota

Cuba Responds To Ebola Crisis; Black Market For Convalescent Serum

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, Florida, University of Florida, Nursing, Business News

In-depth Africa

WHO welcomes Cuban doctors for Ebola response in West Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 12, 2014/African Press Organization / - WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of Cuba to provide 165 health professionals to support Ebola care in West Africa. The newly announced support includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers, and will be concentrated in Sierra Leone.


Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Assessment of Varicella Surveillance and Outbreak Control Practices - United States, 2012

Case-based varicella surveillance is important for monitoring the impact of the varicella vaccination program. In 2002, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists recommended that all states move toward case-based varicella surveillance by 2005; in 2003, varicella was made nationally notifiable .


Related Topix: Chickenpox, Health, Vaccinations, Medicine, Washington DC