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2014-07-11 23:02:24

With summer at its peak, travelers are exploring new terrain and visiting distant places around the world. Bird-X explains how travelers can avoid common zoonotic diseases. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 News reports around the world are reporting high numbers of travelers this summer, notably in the United States (according to AAA). Despite the current state of the economy, more people are traveling this summer after an especially harsh winter. However, excited travelers may fall...

2014-04-17 11:30:49

Comparing hospitalization records with data reported to local boards of health presents a more accurate way to monitor how well communities track disease outbreaks, according to a paper published April 16 in the journal PLOS ONE by a research team led by Elena Naumova, Ph.D., professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean at Tufts University School of Engineering. In a paper titled "Hospitalization Records as a Tool for Evaluating Performance of Food and Water-Borne...

Arthritis Drug Powerful Against Human Dysentery
2012-05-22 07:38:01

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Every year, 50 million people throughout the world contract amebiasis through contaminated food or water. With this shocking statistic, it is considered the third leading cause of illness and the fourth leading cause of death due to protozoan infection on a global basis. A collaborative project by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Wake Forest Medical School recently...

2011-02-23 13:40:32

These water-borne infections are found all over the world "The presence of two resistent forms of protozoons, the oocysts from the Cryptosporidium genus and cysts of the Giardia genus, is one of the greatest public health problems in water supply, because these parasites can easily survive our water treatment systems", Jos© Antonio Castro Hermida, a scientist at the Galician Institute for Food Quality in the Xunta de Galicia (regional government), tells SINC. A team led by this...

2004-11-28 03:00:16

Most people fail to recognize symptoms of the most widespread treatable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States today, or that it may pose serious health risks for both men and women, according to experts. "Women now know that a chlamydia infection may impair their fertility, for example, but don't realize trichomoniasis also places patients at greater risk for infertility and acquisition and transmission of HIV," said Dr. Sebastian Faro, clinical professor of obstetrics,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'