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2014-05-21 23:04:00

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “EpiCast Report Multiple Sclerosis – Epidemiology Forecast to 2023” to its store. Order a purchase copy @ http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/contacts/purchase?rname=179179 . Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The number of multiple sclerosis (MS) prevalent cases across the ten major markets (10MM) will increase from 904,908 in 2013 to 940,413 by 2023, at an Annual Growth Rate (AGR) of 0.39%. The company’s latest report ”EpiCast Report Multiple Sclerosis...

2014-05-21 13:45:48

American Thoracic Society Reminders prompting asthma patients to take their control inhalers if they miss a dose significantly improve medication adherence, according to a primary-care based study conducted by a research team in Australia. In this six-month investigation, patients receiving reminders took on average 73% of their prescribed doses compared to only 46% in patients who did not have reminders. The results of the cluster randomized controlled trial were presented at the ATS...

2014-05-21 10:33:18

Harvard School of Public Health Research in mammals that aims to prevent future influenza pandemics raises ethical, public health concerns Experiments creating dangerous flu strains that are transmissible between mammals pose too great a risk to human life from potential release, according to an editorial by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Yale School of Public Health. The researchers are calling for greater scrutiny of experiments that make virulent...

2014-05-20 16:25:38

PRINCETON, N.J., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care researchers, health technology assessors, manufacturers, governments, and patients will examine the role of "Big Data" in health care decision making at the ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting. The meeting will take place May 31 - June 4, 2014 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131001/DC88062LOGO The first plenary session, "The Use of "Big Data"...

2014-05-20 12:33:04

GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium brings together global leaders in field of medicine and hand hygiene AKRON, Ohio, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is holding its 41(st) Annual Conference June 7-9. GOJO Industries, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, is hosting at APIC, the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: The Present and Future of Hand Hygiene Compliance...

2014-05-20 10:10:48

American Thoracic Society A large study of intensive care patients in California found that public reporting of patient outcomes did not reduce mortality, but did result in reduced admission of the sickest patients to the ICU and increased transfer of critically ill patients to other hospitals. "Public reporting is designed to reduce mortality by steering patients towards high-quality hospitals and creating incentives for hospitals to adopt quality improvement programs," said Lora...

2014-05-19 08:28:40

Global Target Established: Replikins Identical in Humans and Camels; Anti-Mers-CoV Replikins Vaccine(TM) Available and Testing Has Started LONDON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an analysis of the human specimen gene sequences published Saturday, May 17 by PubMed, Bioradar UK, Ltd. found the Replikin gene sequences of the human Mers-CoV specimens in Florida and Indiana to contain identical Replikin gene sequences to those from other countries. These new findings followed BioRadar...

2014-05-16 12:27:03

Anti-Mers-CoV Synthetic Replikins Vaccine(TM) Available Now to Vaccinate Camels LONDON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Replikins analysis by Bioradar, Ltd of Mers-CoV in all isolates of the virus genes reported to date in Pubmed from both humans and camels has revealed specific shared gene Replikin structures that are not just homologous but are identical in the virus genes infecting both camels and humans, and conserved since 2012 in cases from all countries affected. Replikins, Ltd. has...

2014-05-13 16:25:43

ATLANTA, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was written by Gary Evans, executive editor of the AHC Media infectious diseases group and long-time writer of Hospital Infection Control & Prevention. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140206/CL60818LOGO Though unrelated to the recent MERS case in Indiana, the second U.S. case of the emerging coronavirus is also a health care worker who was apparently infected while working in a hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia....

2014-05-12 20:23:14

Burlington and WomenHeart Tour raises $1.4 million to advance education and awareness in this high-risk community WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at the launch of National Women's Health Week, findings from the recent nationwide Heart of Style Tour, a partnership between WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and Burlington Stores reveal that Hispanic-American women were found to be physically inactive and have body mass index (BMI) in the...


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.