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Fat And Healthy? Experts Say Not So Much
2013-12-04 05:11:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Can a person be obese and still be healthy? The answer is no, according to a new study, from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR), that appears in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. According to reports published by FoxNews.com, individuals who were obese but did not have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated blood sugar levels or other metabolic issues were...

2013-12-03 23:20:17

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists report that avian H2N2 influenza A viruses related to 1957-1958 pandemic infect human cells and spread among ferrets; may aid identification of emerging threats Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have evidence that descendants of the H2N2 avian influenza A virus that killed millions worldwide in the 1950s still pose a threat to human health, particularly to those under 50. The...

2013-12-03 12:26:36

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- HyGreen, Inc., maker of the first electronic hand hygiene reminding and recording system, announced today a partnership and distribution agreement with HCS-Medical to build strategic relationships with federal healthcare markets and distribute its HyGreen Hand Hygiene System. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131203/MN26253) Every year, failure to wash hands causes thousands of deaths in the U.S. as organisms are...

2013-12-03 12:26:09

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Agility-PSR - the partnership between Agility Clinical, Inc., a Carlsbad-based specialty consulting and clinical research organization (CRO), and PSR Orphan Experts, a European orphan drug specialty consulting and clinical research company - has been awarded "Best Contract Research Organization" in the 2013 Rare and Orphan Advocacy and Research (ROAR) Awards. The ROAR Awards were announced during the 4(th) Annual World Orphan Drug...

2013-12-03 08:31:48

Integrated clinical and financial patient data will improve efficiencies, predict readmission and identify community health risks CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas HealthCare System announced it has developed and adopted several comprehensive capabilities that successfully integrate data analytics for evidenced-based population health management, individualized patient care and predictive data modeling. These capabilities were created with the...

2013-11-29 12:57:27

In an unprecedented windfall for public access to health data, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have collected and digitized all weekly surveillance reports for reportable diseases in the United States going back more than 125 years. The easily searchable database, described in the Nov. 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, is free and publicly available. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of...

2013-11-28 23:04:59

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Acute Ischemic Stroke - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022. London (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 EpiCast Report: Acute Ischemic Stroke - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 Summary Stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked or interrupted, either by blood clots or ruptured blood vessels, depriving the brain of oxygen and nutrients, ultimately leading to the death of brain cells. Stroke is a major cause of...

2013-11-28 23:04:57

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Endometriosis - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022. London (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 EpiCast Report: Endometriosis - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 Summary Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disorder characterized by growth and appearance of endometrial cells or tissues in locations outside the uterus, which results in a series of chronic inflammatory reactions leading to scarring of tissues and adhesions of...

2009 H1N1 Virus Death Toll Ten Times Higher Than Official Worldwide Estimates
2013-11-27 08:15:39

George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services A research team consisting of more than 60 collaborators in 26 countries has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus to be 10 times higher than the World Health Organization's count, which was based on laboratory-confirmed cases of this flu. The study, which appears online in PLOS Medicine, suggests that the pandemic virus caused up to 203,000 respiratory deaths around the world....

2013-11-25 09:52:15

How a sugar-rich mucus barrier traps the virus -- and it gets free to infect Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown for the first time how influenza A viruses snip through a protective mucus net to both infect respiratory cells and later cut their way out to infect other cells. The findings, published online today in Virology Journal by principal investigator Pascal Gagneux, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Cellular and...


Latest Epidemiology Reference Libraries

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

Diabetes Care
2012-05-12 21:41:27

Diabetes Care is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1978 and published monthly by the American Diabetes Association. It covers research in the following five categories: clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research; epidemiology/health services research; emerging treatments and technologies; pathophysiology/complications; and cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries....

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2011-02-17 15:02:05

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...

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