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2 hrs ago | DVM

Infectious disease on the rise in dogs and cats, Banfield reports

The Banfield Pet Hospital annual State of Pet Health Report for 2014 focuses on what it calls a "staggering" increase in infectious diseases in dogs and cats.


Related Topix: Medicine, Giardia, Health

3 hrs ago | Salon

When HIV is a turn-on

There is a jar of white liquid. Written on the jar are the words, "POZ CUM." The contents are poured directly into one of porn star Blue Bailey's orifices - an orifice that is not his mouth.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine

4 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Seeks to Ease Concerns After New MERS Cases

The government of Saudi Arabia is trying to reassure its citizens that the most recent outbreak of a respiratory virus isn't a cause for alarm following 16 new cases, including two deaths, reported in the last nine days.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Medicine, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Health

8 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

New method isolates immune cells for researchers to study how they ward off oral diseases

Case Western Reserve University dental researchers have found a less invasive way to extract single rare immune cells from the mouth to study how the mouth's natural defenses ward off infection and inflammation.


Related Topix: Case Western Reserve University, HIV/AIDS, Health, Biology, Science

10 hrs ago | Newswise

Sneezing and Coughing Creates A Rain Cloud of Infectious Diseases

Each sneeze, cough or burp generates a cloud of invisible gas that propels droplets of infectious material farther than originally thought, and smaller droplets actually travel farther than larger ones.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Loyola University Health System, Healthcare Industry

10 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

5 Children's Hospital patients died in 2008, 2009 after contact with deadly fungus

Five children died because of fungus-contaminated linens at Children's Hospital, prompting an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

10 hrs ago | Trend

Azerbaijan, Iran to expand cooperation in medicine

Iran and Azerbaijan will sign a memorandum on expanding cooperation in the field of medicine, Iranian Health and Medical Education Minister's Special Envoy and Tabriz Medical Sciences University Rector, Dr. Mohammad Hossein Somi said.


Related Topix: Iran, World News, Medicine

13 hrs ago | National Geographic

How Harmless Bacteria Quickly Turned Into a Flesh-Eating Monster

By examining decades' worth of stored bacteria samples, researchers have determined how a benign organism evolved into a deadly pathogen that causes necrotizing fasciitis , commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria disease.


Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria, Health, Genetics, Medicine

13 hrs ago | Newswise

Keim Lab Pathogen Research May Open Pathways to Precision Medicine

Research motivated to blunt the sinister potential of a deadly infectious disease may hold the promise of life-saving treatments at the edge of a transformation in medical care.


Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Northern Arizona University, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

17 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

WTF Is Up With Measles?If you're vaccinated against...

A recent report in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases documented a fully vaccinated 22-year-old in New York City, who contracted measles and was contagious, transmitting the disease to 4 of 88 people she was in contact with.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Toddlers, Family, UC San Francisco, us Travel, Travel

19 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Healthy Living: Avoid norovirus and other hazards on your vacation at sea

Several years ago, Beth Lugara, 44, was one of 1,800 enthusiastic passengers to board an 11-day Caribbean cruise that left from New York.


Related Topix: Scotch Plains, NJ, Medicine, Education, Kaplan

20 hrs ago | The Daily Star

How to close the health gap between rich and poor

The world is at a unique historical inflection point. By making today's medicines, vaccines and other health tools universally available - and by stepping up research efforts to develop tomorrow's health tools - we could close the health gap between wealthy and poor countries within a generation.


Related Topix: Medicine, Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Ebola Outbreak Continues To Spread

The Ebola outbreak that hit Guinea a few weeks ago is still spreading and the CDC is calling it one of the hardest viruses to control.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine


Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir produces early cure for 100% of people with HIV and HCV co-infection

Anu Osinusi, from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaking at the International Liver Congress 2014.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Hepatitis

CBS Local

Stanford Research: Video Surveillance Gives Glimpse Into Hand-Washing Behavior

Research has shown the best defense against infectious disease is to just wash your hands.


Related Topix: Medicine, Kids, Family

Medical Daily

Jenny McCarthy Denies 'Anti-Vaccine' Label While Pushing For 'Vaccine Alternatives'

American model and TV host Jenny McCarthy says her views on childhood immunizations causing autism spectrum disorder are not "anti-vaccine" but a "gray area" in science.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Autism, The Federation, Alternative

PhysOrg Weblog

Low birth weight, less breastfeeding create later health risks

Lower weight babies and babies who aren't breastfed or not breastfed for long are at greater risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health problems later in life, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Northwestern University, Medicine

The Washington Post

Liver Drug at $84,000 Not So Pricey Because It Works, And Fast

While the $84,000 price of Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Sovaldi has riled lawmakers and public health advocates, doctors say this new generation of hepatitis C drugs may actually help cut costs.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Biotech, Merck , Healthcare Industry, Bristol Myers Squibb, Business News

Nigeria: Cholera Ravages Nigeria

A new wave of cholera epidemic blowing across the country may have claimed hundreds of lives since January and does not seem to be abating anytime soon with the onset of the rainy season, Weekly Trust findings reveal.


Related Topix: Cholera, Health, Nigeria, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine,

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Hanoi To Inspect Medical Waste Treatment

The Hanoi Health Department will inspect the collection and treatment of medical waste in both public and private hospitals and health centres in the city.


Related Topix: Medicine