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Malaria in Widening Area Resists Drug, Study Finds – CNBC

”The pace at which the geographical extent of artemisinin resistance is spreading is faster than the rate at which control and elimination measures are being developed and instituted, or new drugs being introduced,” the authors of The Lancet article wrote. ”A vigorous international effort to contain this enormous threat is needed.” There […]

WHO approves breakthrough 15-minute Ebola test – Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said on Friday. The test, developed by U.S. firm Corgenix Medical Corp, is less accurate than the standard test but is easy […]

Type 2 Diabetes patients should exercise after dinner – SeniorJournal.com

About Diabetes (MedlinePlus) Diabetes expected to increase in U.S. due to booming population of senior citizens Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is […]

Gov’t panel urges ‘plant-based’ diet, taxes on sweets – Fox News

The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television.  The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released its far-reaching 571-page report of recommendations to the Department of Health and […]

2 deaths possibly linked to ‘superbug’ at UCLA hospital after 7 infected, 179 … – Fox News

UCLA reported Wednesday that nearly 180 patients were exposed to a potentially deadly “superbug” on contaminated medical instruments that infected seven patients and may have contributed to two deaths.  A total of 179 patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were exposed to antibiotic-resistant carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, during endoscopic procedures between October and January, […]

Gene therapy leads to promising avenue for HIV vaccine – OregonLive.com

Scientists have made a genetic breakthrough they say could block infection from the HIV virus, offering a promising new avenue for a potential vaccine. A team at Scripps Research Institute in Florida announced Wednesday in the journal Nature they had altered the DNA of monkeys to create a molecule that prevents the virus from invading immune cells […]

WHO Urges Developing Nations to Invest $1 billion to Fight NDTs – Geek Infinite

WHO Urges Developing Nations to Invest $1 billion to Fight NDTs – Geek Infinite

On Thursday, The World Health Organization urges developing countries to invest a large sum of money to fight against tropical diseases. The move will improve the health conditions of more than 1.5 billion people. Neglected Tropical diseases (NTDs) are groups of diverse disease that usually emerge in third world countries.  Numerous diseases, such as river […]

Paying for gene therapy: are annuities the next big thing? – Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – As U.S. drugmakers face growing resistance to the high price of cutting-edge treatments, a handful of companies are working on a new payment model that rewards them for the long-term performance of their medicines. The effort, industry executives told Reuters, is being led by firms developing so-called gene therapies, which aim […]

Free breast and cervical cancer screenings – KEPR 19

TRIOS HEALTH NEWS RELEASE — Trios Health and the Tri-Cities Cancer Center have partnered to offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings. The screening event will take place on Friday, March 13th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Trios Care Center at Vista Field located at 521 N. Young Street in Kennewick. Screenings are by […]

More measles cases tied to Disneyland, Illinois day care – CBC.ca

More measles cases tied to Disneyland, Illinois day care – CBC.ca

Anyone with measles symptoms is asked to tell their health care provider before the appointment to avoid exposing others. (Tom Stathis/Associated Press) The number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 141, with most of the new illnesses tied to outbreaks at Disneyland in California and an Illinois day care centre. […]