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2014-07-24 10:47:06

A major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 published in The Lancet, shows that accelerated progress against the global burden of HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB) has been made since 2000 when governments worldwide adopted Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB.

2012-09-04 11:25:20

Reconstructing the spread of killer diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) from person to person using DNA sequencing quickly identifies the origin and movement of pathogens.

2012-03-15 22:35:00

As the supply of life-saving antibiotics becomes increasingly threatened, infectious diseases experts urge healthcare systems and policymakers to step up efforts to protect patients by preserving the effectiveness of available antibiotics through antimicrobial stewardship initiatives.

2011-12-09 16:15:12

Shahriar Mobashery, a University of Notre Dame researcher, is one of the coauthors of a new paper by a group of the world's leading scientists in academia and industry that calls for strong steps to be taken to control the global crisis of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

2009-05-07 11:12:00

DECLINING VISIBILITY, SENSE OF URGENCY ABOUT HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC ABROAD MENLO PARK, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-thirds of the public supports maintaining (39%) or increasing (26%) U.S.

2008-09-24 03:00:09

By Heymann, David L The article by Binder et al. (J Public Health Policy 2008;29:3- 21) and the accompanying editoral and commentaries launch an important discussion on the role of robust national public health institutes (NPHIs).

2008-09-11 09:00:09

China reports 1,023 death of infectious diseases in August BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua)-- The Chinese Ministry of Health Wednesday reported 1,023 death of infectious diseases nationwide last month but no serious outbreak in areas hit by the May 12 earthquake.

2008-07-09 12:00:49

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Updates on the impact of climate changes on insect-borne diseases, the control of MRSA infections, and the importance of childhood immunizations were presented today at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

2008-07-08 09:01:11

PHILADELPHIA, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is by Harvey Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR) University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: The World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, recently recommended that member states develop a plan of action for enhanced and sustainable health research and development for diseases that disproportionately affect developing...

2008-06-26 15:02:24

A U.S.-led international team of scientists said it's determined extreme climatic weather events can produce a sharp increase in infectious diseases.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.