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2014-06-28 05:54:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online “Drastic action is needed” in order to stop a deadly Ebola virus outbreak that has caused widespread infection and killed hundreds of people throughout West Africa, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Friday. According to CNN's Danielle Dellorto, Miriam Falco, and Jen Christensen, the WHO has said it has sent teams of experts to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in order to help local health officials deal with...

2014-05-20 04:21:04

GENEVA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations [http://www.ifpma.org ] (IFPMA) has published today a new report and recommendations on Hepatitis, encouraging a comprehensive approach to fighting this silent epidemic. Titled "Towards a Sustainable, Intersectoral Approach to Viral Hepatitis [http://www.ifpma.org/fileadmin/content/Publication/2014/IFPMA_Viral_Hepatitis_May2014.pdf ] ", the report is meant to...

Did Human Survivorship Improve Following The Black Death Epidemic?
2014-05-08 08:46:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Killing tens of millions of Europeans during the mid-1300s, the medieval Black Death plague was one of the worst disease outbreaks humans have ever faced. But as devastating as the disease was, it may have helped human survival over the course of many generations, according to new research from Sharon DeWitte, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Biology at the University of South Carolina. Previous studies have shown that...

2014-05-02 23:04:30

Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Causes Hits Agricultural Communities Around the World Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 With a special issue—Chronic Kidney Disease Hits Agricultural Communities—MEDICC Review becomes the first peer-reviewed journal to devote an entire issue to this epidemic. In the past two decades, deaths from chronic kidney disease (CKD) have risen so rapidly that CKD now represents the third highest rate of increase among the top causes of death,...

2014-04-22 14:04:40

In an article which appeared in The New England journal of Medicine on 16 April, researchers from Inserm (Jean Mérieux-Inserm BSL-4 Laboratory, Lyon) and the Institut Pasteur have published their initial findings on the characteristics of the Ebola virus discovered in Guinea. Initial virological investigations enabled them to identify Zaire ebolavirus as the pathogen responsible for this epidemic. Performed in less than a month, sequencing of the complete genome and subsequent phylogenetic...

2013-09-03 23:04:34

After attending funerals for twenty-nine of his students over the years, award-winning inner city teacher Bill Staples is taking aim at bullying with a new movie, “Tennis Team.” Staples believes humor is a weapon that has not yet been used effectively in this battle. Easton, PA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tennis-team/x/3874523 For fifteen years, Bill Staples taught English in and spoke at some of the toughest middle schools in the country. During that...

2013-05-10 23:25:44

Lecture Series by University of Washington School of Nursing and UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute, hosted at Era Living Retirement Communities Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 For over two decades, Era Living, a respected leader in retirement living in the Puget Sound, has partnered with the University of Washington School of Nursing, one of the nation´s top nursing schools, to collaborate on developing wellness and active aging programs at its retirement communities. This spring,...

2012-06-15 11:50:05

Study Finds Similar Patterns in Epidemic´s Movement Across United States and Marketing and Distribution of Food Products An international team of researchers´ study of the spatial patterns of the spread of obesity suggests America´s bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behavior than genetics or individual choices. The team, led by City College of New York physicist Hernán Makse, found correlations between the epidemic´s geography and food...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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