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33 min ago | Noozhawk

Diseases of Another Kind: UCSB Researchers Scrutinize Distinctive and Prevalent Infectious Agent

The drought that has the entire country in its grip is affecting more than the color of people's lawns.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Medicine, UC Santa Barbara

3 hrs ago | New Scientist

Threatwatch: Chikungunya virus hits the US and Europe

Chikungunya is on the move. Locally acquired cases of the mosquito-borne virus, native to central Africa, have been identified in the US for the first time, and virologists are warning it could spread to Europe.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Houston, TX, Medicine, Science / Technology

7 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

CDC Chief: Next Pandemic 'Hiding in Plain Sight'

The next pandemic is "not the thing that we don't know, but something that's hiding in plain sight," Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a gathering in Washington on Tuesday.


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

11 hrs ago |

Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

A health official says an investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis.


Related Topix: McMechen, WV, Medicine, Epidemiology

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Medical News Today

Tackling immune response could be promising new direction for flu drugs

The severity of a viral infection is partly due to the virus and partly due to the immune system's response.


Related Topix: University of Washington, Medicine, Influenza, Health, Bird Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters


Quidel Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Quidel Corporation , a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced today financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Quidel, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Food and Drug Administration, Chickenpox, Health, Influenza

Austrian Times

Village Quarantined After Plague Death In China

Chinese officials rushed to seal off a Chinese village after a herdsman died of the world's most deadly disease, the plague, after moving a dead marmot off grassland where his animals were feeding.


Related Topix: Medicine, China, World News


UNMC Researchers Receive $10 Million Grant to Study Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have received a five-year grant for $10 million to continue work on a project to fight the growing threat of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus .


Related Topix: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska, MRSA, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Dispute aired over Sacramento County spraying of West Nile-targeting pesticide

In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, mosquitos are sorted at the Dallas County mosquito lab in Dallas.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Sacramento County, CA, Medicine, Entomology, Science

Medical News

Chemclin's Anti-TB assay helps in qualitative determination of Anti-TB in human serum

Chemclin's Anti-TB assay provides components for in-vitro qualitative determination of Antibody to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in human serum or plasma by an indirect chemiluminescent assay method.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Applied Clinical Trials

Data from iPrEx Open-Label Extension (OLE) Demonstrate High Interest...

Data from iPrEx Open-Label Extension Demonstrate High Interest in PrEP, Longer-term Evidence of Safety and Efficacy, and No Sign of Increased Risk Behavior Among PrEP Users - iPrEx OLE is the first PrEP demonstration project to report on its experience; results presented as a late-breaker at AIDS 2014, published in Lancet Infectious Diseases - Data ... (more)


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Human Sexuality, Transgender, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WFAA-TV Dallas

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Medicine, Transgender, UC San Francisco

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Intelligencer

Pain Clinic Probed for Allegedly Reusing Needles

A local pain management clinic is being investigated by the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health for allegedly reusing needles and vials of pain medications on multiple patients.


Related Topix: McMechen, WV, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health

Bengal to set up special fever clinics to tackle encephalitis

With over 80 encephalitis deaths reported from northern West Bengal this year, the state health department has decided to set up fever clinics and relocate pig farms in the districts in the grip of the vector-borne disease.


Related Topix: World News, India, Medicine

103 rabies cases reported in Arkansas this year

State health and animal science experts say that of the 103 cases, 86 have been confirmed in skunks.


Related Topix: Medicine

Possible unsafe practices found at W.Va. clinic

Ohio health officials are advising Ohio patients of a clinic in West Virginia to be tested for some infectious diseases.


Related Topix: Medicine, McMechen, WV, Hepatitis, Health


AIDS 2014: towards a cure

Leading scientists from around the globe gathered at AIDS 2014 today to discuss efforts and progress towards a cure for the virus and recent advances which suggest a 'kick and kill' approach at a cellular level may be having some success.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine

Sydney Star Observer

Peak bodies cautiously welcome planned Victorian HIV criminal law amendments

VICTORIA'S leading HIV and AIDS bodies have cautiously welcomed the announcement by state Health Minister David Davis who said he would look into amending Victoria's HIV-specific criminal law.


Related Topix: Medicine

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Nature Neuroscience

Chair, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

This is a tremendous opportunity to lead a vital research enterprise in a preeminent veterinary school and be part of the Academic Health Center on the campus of a major public research and land-grant university.


Related Topix: Medicine

News Herald

AIDS pandemic may be reversed despite lack of cure

With widespread numbers of HIV patients in treatment, researchers and advocates are talking at this week's International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, about finally reversing the pandemic.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Medicine