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2012-05-23 20:13:49

The expanded use of antiretrovirals, potent drugs used to treat retroviral infections such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), has been linked to significant decreases in hospital mortality rates among severely ill HIV-positive (HIV+) patients nationwide, primarily due to a decrease in opportunistic infections, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University. Despite these encouraging data, the study also revealed that in this population, chronic diseases and bloodstream...

2011-12-08 21:28:12

Recommendations published in supplement to the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology A dramatic increase in the incidence of chronic inflammatory diseases such as asthma, allergy, and irritable bowel syndrome, has led to concern about how modern lifestyles may trigger physiological defense mechanisms. Now, in the context of a foresight study under the auspices of the European Science Foundation (ESF), a group of scientists has examined the challenges associated with chronic...

2011-11-20 21:00:00

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) urges the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to maintain funding for the Prevention and Public Health Fund in order to continue the fight against chronic diseases that today kill 7 out of 10 Americans. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) November 20, 2011 The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) today urged the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to maintain funding for the Prevention and Public Health...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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