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China's Second H7N9 Wave Tops Infections Seen In Spring Outbreak
2014-01-31 08:00:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past three days the World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified of at least 27 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza. According to CIDRAP’s Lisa Schnirring, this second wave of H7N9 infections has surpassed the spring outbreak. Since the beginning of the New Year a total of 120 lab-confirmed cases have been etched into the books, with 137 cases confirmed since the second...

2014-01-30 16:26:26

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 29, the U.S. Senate passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S.1417) by unanimous consent. Introduced by Senators Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), this bipartisan bill reauthorizes funding for various newborn-screening programs for the next five years. AACC applauds the Senate's approval of this legislation, which is integral to improving children's health, and urges the U.S. House...

2014-01-29 23:21:07

Local Team Launches Twin Cities-North Service Utilizing Mosquito Shield’s Industry-Leading Mosquito and Tick Control System Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Mosquito Shield – Twin Cities North is now booking service appointments for residential mosquito spraying throughout the region for the 2014 season. Ray and Mike Musson have lived and worked locally for two decades and the father / son team look forward to bringing this innovative mosquito and tick control solution to...

2014-01-30 00:20:43

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson today announced that its subsidiary, Janssen Research and Development, LLC, has entered into a novel agreement with Yale School of Medicine's Open Data Access (YODA) Project that will extend its commitment to sharing clinical trials data to enhance public health and advance science and medicine. Under the agreement, YODA will serve as an independent body to review requests from investigators and physicians...

2014-01-28 12:29:00

Annual Rare Disease Day event to benefit rare/orphan disease research CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agility Clinical, Inc., a specialty consulting and contract research organization, and BIOCOM will host "Overcoming Challenges in Orphan Product Development", a special event in support of Rare Disease Day 2014 on February 27 at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA. The event will feature speakers who are experts in orphan product...

2014-01-28 09:21:38

Research helps identify stroke patients most at risk for mortality, treatments to reduce death rate For patients who have experienced a large stroke that cuts off blood supply to a large part of the brain, the use of standardized medical management protocol and surgery to decompress swelling can improve life expectancy, Mayo Clinic researchers found in a recent study. The medical protocol provided each patient with consistent procedures for airway management, ventilator settings, blood...

H7N9 Bird Flu Resurges, China Halts Poultry Trade
2014-01-28 09:03:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As China embraces for the Lunar New Year this week, the country’s health officials are also dealing with a resurgence of the dangerous H7N9 bird flu that first started sweeping across the country in February 2013. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been receiving nearly daily reports on new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 since the beginning of the year, with close to a hundred cases reported and 19...

2014-01-27 14:44:16

A new analysis of animal studies on cholesterol-lowering statins by UC San Francisco researchers found that non-industry studies had results that favored the drugs even more than studies funded by industry. The analysis of 63 animal studies of statins, led by Lisa Bero, PhD, UCSF professor clinical pharmacy, was published online January 21, 2014, in the scientific journal PLoS Biology. In previous studies, Bero determined that drug-company-sponsored clinical trials were associated with...

2014-01-23 16:24:43

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acentia, a premier provider of technology and management solutions, today announced it has been awarded a 5-year, $1.25 million contract from the State of Rhode Island Department of Health. The company will provide a secure cloud-based National Electronic Disease Surveillance System Base System (NBS) for the Department of Health's Division of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology (IDE). IDE serves and protects the Rhode Island...

2014-01-22 11:28:49

Recommendations to help prevent health-care-associated infections transmitted through clothing New guidance from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) provides recommendations to prevent transmission of healthcare-associated infections through healthcare personnel (HCP) attire in non-operating room settings. The guidance was published online in the February issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the SHEA, along with a review of patient 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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.