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2014-10-06 23:00:12

Dr. Terry Pechacek is joining the faculty of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University as a professor of health management and policy, effective Nov. 1. Dr.

AIDS origins
2014-10-04 16:14:33

The origin of the AIDS pandemic can be traced back to a city in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. The spread of the virus may have more to do with a "perfect storm" of circumstances in Kinshasa during the 1920's.

2014-09-30 16:28:07

Awards include targeted studies on effectiveness of transitional care services and obesity treatment WASHINGTON, Sept.

Study Finds Many Patients Excluded From Clinical Trials Due To Prior Cancer
2014-09-29 03:46:37

Lung cancer clinical trials exclude a substantial proportion of patients due to a history of prior cancer, as shown in an analysis by cancer researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

2014-09-26 23:06:34

With hospitals struggling to do more with less, many are hard pressed to balance cost and resources with infection control program goals.

diabetes in america
2014-09-25 05:32:09

The incidence and prevalence rates of diabetes in the US may be leveling off after doubling between 1990 and 2008, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

job fears and asthma
2014-09-24 03:00:35

Finding backs other research indicating link between asthma and work related stress


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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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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