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2011-05-27 13:27:18

Dr. Peter Hotez, internationally renowned tropical diseases expert, told the graduating class of Baylor College of Medicine Tuesday that they are well-prepared to make a major difference in improving the human condition.

2011-03-30 13:00:52

Neglected infections of poverty are the latest threat plaguing the poorest people living in the Gulf Coast states and in Washington, D.C.

2010-05-19 11:27:52

Public health and international development experts at the University of British Columbia are calling for a "social offset" mechanism to set aside a portion of research funding slated for neglected tropical diseases (NTD) to address broader social determinants of disease.

2010-05-19 11:17:22

A debate published this week in PLoS Medicine examines new approaches to tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with three viewpoints from experts in the field arguing which approach shows most promise.

2010-04-28 16:15:00

Former diplomat takes reins of leading vaccine development and advocacy organization WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael W. Marine, former U.S.

2009-12-02 10:31:25

Controlling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in developing countries would help improve the reproductive health and rights of girls and women in the poorest countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

2009-08-26 13:33:40

An analysis has detailed the devastating toll neglected tropical diseases cause, with an estimated 500 million sub-Saharan Africans suffering such maladies. Researchers said helminth (parasitic worm) infections account for approximately 85 percent of the neglected tropical diseases, which overall might be equivalent to more than double that caused by tuberculosis and as much as half of the area's malaria disease burden. It is appalling that helminth infections and other (neglected tropical...

2008-07-17 15:00:00

By DIANA MARRERO By DIANA MARRERO Washington -- Nearly a year after dropping out of the presidential race, Tommy Thompson is turning his attention to worms.

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2008-06-25 12:10:00

Diseases brought about by bacterial, viral and parasitic infections are harming the health and energy of millions of the nation's poor, according to a new report released this week. Many of the diseases are typically associated with developing countries, such as Chagas disease and dengue fever, but are also common in poor regions of the United States, the researchers reported.

2008-06-24 06:01:36

By Steve Sternberg Tropical diseases that ravage Africa, Asia and Latin America commonly occur among the poor in the USA, leaving thousands of people shattered by debilitating complications including mental retardation, heart disease and epilepsy, an analysis showed Monday.


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