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Restaurants not effective in communicating risks of eating undercooked meat to customers, study shows

Restaurants not effective in communicating risks of eating undercooked meat to customers, study shows

Front-line staff, such as servers in restaurants, are often trusted with providing customers with food safety information regarding their meals. [More]
First licensed vaccine could reduce burden in regions with high-levels of dengue infection

First licensed vaccine could reduce burden in regions with high-levels of dengue infection

The first licensed vaccine for the potentially life-threatening dengue virus should only be used in moderate-to high impacted regions, new research has predicted. [More]
New computer model provides neighborhood-level forecasts of influenza outbreaks

New computer model provides neighborhood-level forecasts of influenza outbreaks

Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health developed a computer model to predict the onset, duration, and magnitude of influenza outbreaks for New York City boroughs and neighborhoods. [More]
Iron deficiency: an interview with Dr Thierry Teil

Iron deficiency: an interview with Dr Thierry Teil

Iron deficiency is, in fact, one of the most common nutritional disorders. It affects between three and five billion people, which is between half and two-thirds of the world population (about seven billion). Iron deficiency anemia is a subset of iron deficiency, that is about two billion people according to the WHO... [More]
UL researchers secure funding for new cystic fibrosis device

UL researchers secure funding for new cystic fibrosis device

A medical device for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) sufferers which lessens their exposure to infections resulting in fewer doctors’ visits, reduced antibiotic usage and shorter hospital stays, is expected to be market ready within two years. [More]
Study highlights need to increase handwashing compliance among child care workers

Study highlights need to increase handwashing compliance among child care workers

Child care personnel properly clean their hands less than a quarter of the times they are supposed to, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. [More]
NTM lung infections

NTM lung infections

Nontuberculous mycobacteria are part of a group of bacteria called mycobacteria. The non-tuberculous mycobacteria are, as the name suggests, mycobacteria that are not tuberculosis. They're also not leprosy, but they are the other members of the bacteria group termed mycobacteria. [More]
Clinically-proven pharmacy product effective against causes of Traveller's Diarrhoea

Clinically-proven pharmacy product effective against causes of Traveller's Diarrhoea

It is not only overseas holidays that can be ruined by the dreaded Traveller's Diarrhoea. [More]
Measles can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought

Measles can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought

Measles, one of the world's most contagious diseases, can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought, according to Princeton University-led research. [More]
Increased prevalence of food allergy linked to early skin infection and eczema

Increased prevalence of food allergy linked to early skin infection and eczema

Early exposure to a food allergen through broken skin might prompt the development of food allergy. [More]
Most rapid diagnostic tests fail to detect P. falciparum malaria parasites in asymptomatic children

Most rapid diagnostic tests fail to detect P. falciparum malaria parasites in asymptomatic children

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has one of the highest rates of people living with malaria. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) account for more than 70 percent of diagnostic testing for malaria in Africa. [More]
West Nile virus may cause delayed fatalities long after recovery, new study finds

West Nile virus may cause delayed fatalities long after recovery, new study finds

West Nile virus may be much more deadly than previously believed, with deaths attributable to the mosquito-borne disease occurring not just in the immediate aftermath of the infection but also years later, long after patients seem to have recovered from the initial illness, according to a new study presented today at the 2016 Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) [More]
RB Knowledge for Health Survey reveals people want simpler health information for self care

RB Knowledge for Health Survey reveals people want simpler health information for self care

RB, the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company, is supporting Self Care Week, a UK national initiative which seeks to support communities, families and generations to look after their own health better. [More]
Leishmaniasis infection rates increase among ecotourists, soldiers in the U.S.

Leishmaniasis infection rates increase among ecotourists, soldiers in the U.S.

Driven by burgeoning ecotourism and military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, a parasitic infection called leishmaniasis is showing up in more U.S. patients, often stumping doctors. [More]
International research initiative brings leading experts to track health impacts of climate change

International research initiative brings leading experts to track health impacts of climate change

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is being launched today (Monday 14th Nov) at the COP22 climate talks taking place in Morocco. [More]
NPS MedicineWise urges people to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now

NPS MedicineWise urges people to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now

This global Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November 2016), Australians are being urged to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now, with increased rates of resistance being reported to many commonly-used antibiotics. [More]
Gloucester MP joins with Genix Healthcare to combat tooth decay among young children

Gloucester MP joins with Genix Healthcare to combat tooth decay among young children

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has joined forces with Genix Healthcare to fight against tooth decay, particularly among young children, and increase NHS registrations in the city. [More]
NPS MedicineWise recommends regular hand washing to stop spread of bacterial infections

NPS MedicineWise recommends regular hand washing to stop spread of bacterial infections

Hand hygiene is in the spotlight as a way of preventing the spread of infection, with Antibiotic Awareness Week kicking off next week (14-20 November 2016). [More]
Researchers identify first two core genes that regulate deep sleep and dreaming

Researchers identify first two core genes that regulate deep sleep and dreaming

Researchers have identified the first two core genes that regulate the amount of deep sleep and dreaming, a key development they believe will lead to the discovery of a network of related genes controlling sleep. [More]
Brown scientists developing new self-contained SleepCoacher app

Brown scientists developing new self-contained SleepCoacher app

There are plenty of cellphone apps on the market designed to help people monitor their sleep patterns. [More]
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