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2014-08-26 23:12:40

Just Released Results from 2014 Innovaacom Medical Education Programs Show 99% of Physicians Recommend Attending to Improve Patient Health Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Innovaacom, L.L.C., announced today the results of a series of worldwide medical education conferences that were held from January through June of 2014. The programs were attended by more than 1100 physicians from close to 60 countries who gathered to discuss and share best practices on how to prevent and manage the...

2014-08-14 12:21:25

Airline Data from Flights Originating in West Africa Show Highest Risk Destinations NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on local conservation and global health issues, developed a series of global maps using available airline flight route data to calculate and predict the probable arrival of Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus from infected travelers in West Africa. The data was collected from flight schedules from...

antibiotic resistance
2014-07-24 05:43:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Antibiotic resistance could bring about the “next pandemic,” turning run-of-the-mill disease-causing bacteria into nearly untreatable illnesses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned on Tuesday. Speaking at a National Press Club event, CDC director Tom Frieden said that the common use of antibiotics and other anti-microbial agents over the past 70 years has caused some pathogens to mutate and become...

New Analysis Of The H1N1 Pandemic Conflicts With Accepted Views On How The Disease Spread
2014-07-02 03:52:56

[ Watch The Video: Mapping The Spread Of H1N1 Influenza ] University of Cambridge New analysis of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and that its spread was likely accelerated by school-age children. The most detailed analysis to date of the spread of the H1N1 2009 pandemic influenza virus, known informally as ‘swine flu’, has found that short-range travel was likely the primary driver for the 2009 pandemic in the...

ebola outbreak
2014-06-28 05:54:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online “Drastic action is needed” in order to stop a deadly Ebola virus outbreak that has caused widespread infection and killed hundreds of people throughout West Africa, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Friday. According to CNN's Danielle Dellorto, Miriam Falco, and Jen Christensen, the WHO has said it has sent teams of experts to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in order to help local health officials deal with...

2014-06-18 08:29:32

TITUSVILLE, New Jersey, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Vertex Pharmaceuticals for the worldwide development, manufacturing and commercialization of VX-787, a novel medicine in Phase II development for the treatment of influenza A. VX-787 is an investigational medicine designed to directly inhibit replication of the influenza A virus, including recent H1...

Modern Bird Genes Have Potential To Cause A Pandemic Similar To 1918 Spanish Flu
2014-06-12 10:02:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Avian bird flu strains that exist today share very similar characteristics with the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu strain that killed nearly five percent of the world’s population. That flu virus pandemic was the worst outbreak ever recorded and new research has found that only a few amino acids separate viral proteins currently found in bird populations from those that existed during the 1918 virus. The new evidence suggests a similar...

Mystery Of 1918 Pandemic Flu Virus Solved
2014-04-29 03:47:04

Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona University of Arizona researcher Michael Worobey and his team have discovered the key to understanding influenza pandemics may lie in previous flu exposure during childhood A study led by Michael Worobey at the University of Arizona in Tucson provides the most conclusive answers yet to two of the world's foremost biomedical mysteries of the past century: the origin of the 1918 pandemic flu virus and its unusual severity, which resulted in a death...

2014-04-10 16:22:38

The H5N1 bird flu virus has infected and killed hundreds of people, despite the fact that, at the moment, the virus can't spread easily between people. The death toll could become much worse if the virus became airborne. A study published by Cell Press April 10th in the journal Cell has revealed a minimal set of mutations allowing H5N1 to be transmitted through the air from one ferret to another. The findings will be invaluable for future surveillance programs and may provide early warning...

Human H1N1 Pandemic Virus Infected Washington State Sea Otters
2014-04-09 10:55:14

USGS Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1 flu virus that caused the world-wide pandemic in 2009, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. During an August 2011 health monitoring project, USGS and CDC scientists found evidence that the Washington sea otters were infected with the pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus, although the exact date and source of exposure could not be determined....


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'