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2013-08-21 13:14:55

Despite years of strong progress, burden of AIDS growing in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia and still significant in Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa The HIV/AIDS epidemic is changing in unexpected ways in countries around the world, showing that greater attention and financial investment may be needed in places where the disease has not reached epidemic levels, according to a new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington....

2013-08-02 23:05:08

English-language journal on Cuban health and medicine puts focus on noncommunicable diseases. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 The new issue of MEDICC Review, Chronic Diseases Revisited, is now available open-access, free online. The only English-language journal bringing readers health and medicine from Cuba and other developing countries, this MEDICC Review issue includes original research, features, and commentary on the rising burden and special challenges of chronic...

2013-07-22 23:24:57

Mass gatherings in the Middle East could spell world-wide spreading of the MERS coronavirus, according to an article by Leslie Shepherd released by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2013 According to the St. Michael’s Hospital article by Leslie Shepherd from July 19th, 2013, “Researchers Describe Potential for MERS Coronavirus to Spread Internationally After Mass Gatherings in the Middle East this Summer and Fall”, Dr. Khan, an infectious disease...

2013-07-17 10:03:38

The global burden of sickle cell anemia (SCA), a hereditary blood disorder, is increasing, with almost half a million babies estimated to be born with the condition in 2050, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Frédéric Piel and colleagues from the University of Oxford and Imperial College in the United Kingdom, and the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya, suggests that implementing basic health interventions...

2013-07-16 23:03:21

In this role Lange will work to generate the political will and resources necessary to end vaccine-preventable diseases, strengthen strategic engagement with UN health agencies, and support the UN Foundation’s work with partners on the ground to achieve strong global health outcomes. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The United Nations Foundation announced today that retired U.S. Ambassador John E. Lange will serve as its Senior Fellow for Global Health Diplomacy. In this role...

Increase In Exercise Not Bringing US Obesity Rates Down
2013-07-11 07:37:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Americans are exercising more but the increased physical activity is having little impact on the rising obesity epidemic, according to researchers from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Despite the reported increase in physical activity between the years of 2001 and 2009, the study authors reported the percentage of the population considered to be clinically obese did not decrease....

2013-07-10 14:55:14

Mental conditions, substance abuse, and musculoskeletal disorders cause more disability than cancers. Diet, blood pressure, smoking top risk factors for poor health In nearly every major cause of premature death – from ischemic heart disease to diabetes to interpersonal violence – the United States trails its economic peers, according to new research from a global collaborative of scientists led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.