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2 hrs ago |

'India will take at least 40 years to eliminate leprosy'

India's leprosy elimination programme has not been "successful" and it will take at least 40 years to completely eliminate the disease from the country, an international expert has said.


Related Topix: Medicine

6 hrs ago | New York Magazine

Science Of UsFist-Bumps Are Healthier Than Handshakes, Suggests...

Fist-bumps: They're not just a cool thing the president does and a weirdly potent symbol of cultural panic .


Related Topix: Medicine

7 hrs ago |

Scientists: Fist Bumps More Hygienic Than Handshakes

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, E. Coli

10 hrs ago | CBS News

The healthiest way to say hello

Fist bumping, a form of greeting popularized by President Obama , spreads significantly fewer germs than the more traditional alternative, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Medicine, World News, United Kingdom, Ceredigion County, Wales

10 hrs ago | RedOrbit

fist bump

The traditional handshake is increasingly being replaced as a welcoming gesture by the fist bump , and that might be a very good thing, researchers from Aberystwyth University in Wales claim in a new study.


Related Topix: Medicine

10 hrs ago | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

No More Handshakes

Our society dictates that when meeting someone new the polite thing to do is shake their hand.


Related Topix: Medicine

12 hrs ago | Medical News Today

HIV vaccine immunogens designed

Scientists at Duke Medicine have found an immunologic mechanism that makes broadly neutralizing antibodies in people who are HIV-1 infected.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Vaccinations, Immunology, Biology, Science, Medicine

17 hrs ago | Digital Post Production

Mark Crislip's Tales of an Infectious Disease Doctor, "Puswhisperer," ...

Mark Crislip, MD has been practicing Infectious Disease for over 23 years in the Pacific Northwest.


Related Topix: Medicine, Blog News

19 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Researchers scrutinize a rare but fatal pathogen

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

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Synagis, Palivizumab (generic)

Fist bump 'cleaner than handshake'

Using rubber gloves and a thick layer of the potentially deadly bacteria E.coli, scientists exchanged handshakes, high fives and fist bumps before working out which greeting gesture was the cleanest.


Related Topix: Medicine

Medical News

Antifungal drug resistance evoked through RNAi-dependent epimutations

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Duke University, Microbiology, Health

Scientific Blogging

Cachexia Is The Real Cause Of Death In One Third Of Patients With Cancer - Study

It isn't the tumor that kills up to a third of cancer patients, according to a new study, it's the indirect effects triggered by a process that is heavily studied not to fight cancer, but to fight obesity: the conversion of white fat tissue into brown fat tissue.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine


Mobile Health, Big Data, and Antimicrobial Resistance Take Center...

At the world's largest conference and exhibit for laboratory medicine, AACC will showcase the cutting edge science and technology shaping the future of medical testing and patient care.


Related Topix: Medicine

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Chikungunya, the new mosquito threat

While it was previously reported that a new mosquito threat came only from those who were returning travelers from areas like the Caribbean, that has changed.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Late blight reappears in LI potato, tomato fields

Late blight, a fungal-like pathogen that affects potato and tomato crops, has been confirmed on Long Island for the sixth consecutive year.


Related Topix: Riverhead, NY, Medicine, Life, Food, Vegetables, Suffolk County, NY

Daily Kos

The best websites for vaccine information

Based on what I write, you'd think I was all about vaccines and thoroughly mocking the ignorance of the antivaccination world.


Related Topix: Medicine, US News, Liberal Political News


'Hero' doctor battling Ebola Spotlights selflessness during outbreak

The news that a doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has contracted the infection spotlights the selfless work of health care workers on the front lines of the outbreak.


Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Malaria, Health, Nursing

The Times of India

US aiding bid to stop spread of Ebola in Africa

Members of Doctors Without Borders wear protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea on July 23, 2014.


Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Africa, Guinea, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

HIV and Hepatitis

AIDS2014: Efavirenz Use Not Linked to Neurocognitive Impairment, Study Finds

People who use antiretroviral regimens containing efavirenz were not at higher risk for impaired neurocognitive function, either overall or when looking at specific functional domain, researchers reported this week at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: Medicine, Sustiva, Efavirenz (generic), HIV/AIDS, Australia, World News, Hepatitis