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High Blood Pressure Rates Highest In South Africa
2014-02-04 08:38:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new global study sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), South Africa has the highest rate of high blood pressure among people 50 years old and over for any country in the world. Study researchers found that 78 percent of participants from South Africa tested positive for high blood pressure, or hypertension. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the study was focused on the health of...

2014-02-03 08:28:16

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced an educational grant to The American Fertility Association (AFA), for the purpose of increasing awareness of family-building options for HIV-positive men and women. This work was initiated in 2012 with the assistance of Growing Generations and International Fertility Law Group. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/PH56993 ) In an effort to increase awareness of the medical strides...

2014-01-31 12:22:40

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate...

cash for getting the flu
2014-01-31 11:04:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not many people want to get the flu, but what if the virus came with a $3,000 check? That’s what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are offering as the research agency is trying to find volunteers to have the H1N1 influenza virus injected into their nose, to be able to investigate just how the immune system responds to each period of the illness. Volunteers must be healthy, between 18 and 50 years old, agree not to use...

2014-01-30 16:26:00

AMES, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been granted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) autogenous licensure of the company's Rotavirus C vaccine utilizing its SirraVax(SM )RNA Particle Technology, approved by the Department's Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) for disease caused by Rotavirus subtype C. Rotavirus C is a cause of diarrhea and mortality in young piglets. Preparing effective...

2014-01-29 08:29:27

- Preclinical development completed for H7N9 vaccine candidates that addresses significant unmet medical need - BEIJING, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq:SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it has submitted a Clinical Trial Application(CTA) with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) to commence human clinical trials for its vaccine against Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. The CTA was officially accepted...

Pathogen Responsible For Two Historical Plagues Could Reemerge
2014-01-28 10:26:57

[ Watch the Video: Pathogen Behind Ancient Plagues Could Come Back Someday ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Both the Plague of Justinian in 541 and Black Death some 800 years later were responsible for widespread fatalities across Europe. Now, new research in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal has found that both pandemics were caused by different strains of the same pathogen. The international team of study authors also concluded that a new strain of plague...

2014-01-28 09:23:41

Researchers found specific racial/ethnic differences in discussions of HIV medicine adherence in a newly published analysis of recorded office visits between 45 doctors and nurse practitioners and more than 400 patients. A lot of evidence shows that a patients’ race or ethnicity is associated with differences in how health care providers communicate with them, the health care they receive, and their health outcomes. In HIV care, a key to those outcomes is whether people take their...

Flu Medicine Helps Spread Virus
2014-01-22 10:13:47

[ Watch the Video: Can OTC Meds Contribute To The Spread Of Flu? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you’re one of the unlucky individuals to experience flu season first-hand, you may want to skip the flu medications altogether, as a new research review published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that these drugs can aid the spread of the influenza virus. Over-the-counter flu medicines typically include ibuprofen, acetaminophen and...

2014-01-21 23:27:38

Grime Busters and Amazing! NOK OUT® are on a mission to educate consumers and eradicate dangerous germs. At 2,000 PPM, NOK OUT® is prepared to destroy germs when applied, and continue its germ-destroying residual capabilities long after the application is dry. Gaylord, MI (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 H1N1, or the swine flu, is back. This strain is similar to the one that caused a pandemic in 2009. Although the virus generally only survives on surfaces between 2 – 8 hours, it is...


Latest Pandemics Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 15:06:23

Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans. V. cholerae belongs to the gamma subdivision of the Proteobacteria. Classical and El Tor are the two types of V. Cholerae identified by hemaggluttination testing. El Tor is found throughout the world, while the classical biotype is found only in Bangladesh. It was first isolated as the cause of cholera by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854; however, this discovery was not...

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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.'