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Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect others as well

Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect others as well

Mathematical models predicted it, and now a University of Florida study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population, as well. [More]
Bed nets alone are enough to protect against malaria, study suggests

Bed nets alone are enough to protect against malaria, study suggests

The combined use of spraying insecticide inside homes and insecticide-treated bed nets is no better at protecting children against malaria than using bed nets alone, a study in The Gambia suggests. The findings, published in The Lancet, should encourage donors to invest their limited resources in additional bed nets, the more cost-effective solution to tackling malaria. [More]
Johns Hopkins researchers discover new way to treat triple-negative breast cancer

Johns Hopkins researchers discover new way to treat triple-negative breast cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer is as bad as it sounds. The cells that form these tumors lack three proteins that would make the cancer respond to powerful, customized treatments. Instead, doctors are left with treating these patients with traditional chemotherapy drugs that only show long-term effectiveness in 20 percent of women with triple-negative breast cancer. [More]
Study sheds light on common psychosocial barriers affecting HPV vaccination in Puerto Rico

Study sheds light on common psychosocial barriers affecting HPV vaccination in Puerto Rico

Young Puerto Rican women and their mothers know little about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. [More]
Simple treatments for Ebola patients not given sufficient priority

Simple treatments for Ebola patients not given sufficient priority

The widespread misconception that there are no proven treatments for Ebola virus disease has meant that simple treatments – especially intravenous fluids and electrolytes, which could reduce the number of deaths caused by the virus – have been neglected, according to a new Comment, published in The Lancet. [More]
DebMed signs contract with Cooley Dickinson Hospital for Group Monitoring System

DebMed signs contract with Cooley Dickinson Hospital for Group Monitoring System

DebMed today announced a three-year agreement with Cooley Dickinson Hospital for the use of its Group Monitoring System, the only electronic hand hygiene monitoring system that complies with the World Health Organization's Five Moments for Hand Hygiene and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. [More]
Rhine-Waal students bag first place in research poster competition at European Detergents Conference

Rhine-Waal students bag first place in research poster competition at European Detergents Conference

Rhine-Waal students Aleksandar Hizman, Sabine Vollmer, Chantal Baumann, Kim Krieger and Lars Frohn, undergraduates in the Quality, Environment, Safety and Hygiene programme of the Faculty of Life Sciences, won first place in a research poster competition at the 10th annual European Detergents Conference, held in conjunction with the SEPAWA Congress in Fulda, Germany. [More]
TDF wins William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement

TDF wins William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement

Tufts Dental Facilities Serving Individuals with Disabilities, a network of clinics that provides comprehensive oral health care to adults and children with intellectual, developmental, or acquired disabilities, has been announced as the winner of the William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Academic Dental Institution, part of the William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement. [More]
Researchers identify infection control gaps as major culprit in spread of MERS-CoV

Researchers identify infection control gaps as major culprit in spread of MERS-CoV

Little is known about the often fatal virus known as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), but researchers have identified gaps in infection control as a major culprit in all eleven published cases involving healthcare-associated transmission of the virus. [More]
Study finds striking gap in cancer survival between countries and regions

Study finds striking gap in cancer survival between countries and regions

The CONCORD-2 study, published in The Lancet, reports 5-year survival estimates for 25·7 million cancer patients diagnosed with one of 10 common cancers and 75 000 children diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia between 1995 and 2009, using individual patient data from 279 cancer registries in 67 countries. [More]
New guideline now available to help prevent, treat delirium in older patients

New guideline now available to help prevent, treat delirium in older patients

A new guideline is available to help health care providers prevent and treat one of the most common postoperative complications in older patients, delirium, which is an episode of sudden confusion. [More]
Peek's smartphone eye examination tool could help tackle blindness

Peek's smartphone eye examination tool could help tackle blindness

The team behind Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit, are calling on the public to help provide a solution to avoidable blindness by increasing access to potentially life-changing new eye health testing equipment. [More]

Responses to violence against women need to be integrated into health systems

Responses to violence against women should be integrated into the medical, nursing and public health sectors according to new global research involving the University of Melbourne. [More]
Actions needed to prevent violence against women and girls

Actions needed to prevent violence against women and girls

Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives. [More]
UTMB researchers receive awards at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting

UTMB researchers receive awards at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting

Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch were recognized with prestigious awards for their contributions in research at the annual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting. [More]
Flusurvey to offer self-administered nasal swab to all participants

Flusurvey to offer self-administered nasal swab to all participants

People taking part in this year’s Flusurvey, the UK’s biggest crowd-sourced study of influenza will for the first time be offered a swab to confirm if their symptoms are caused by a flu virus or not as part of a new collaboration with i-sense. Data from social media and internet searches will also be combined with Flusurvey, allowing flu trends to be monitored across the UK more accurately and earlier than ever before. [More]
Scientists call for public to help monitor spread of flu across the UK

Scientists call for public to help monitor spread of flu across the UK

People taking part in this year's Flusurvey, the UK's biggest crowd-sourced study of influenza will for the first time be offered a swab to confirm if their symptoms are caused by a flu virus or not as part of a new collaboration with i-sense. Data from social media and internet searches will also be combined with Flusurvey, allowing flu trends to be monitored across the UK more accurately and earlier than ever before. [More]
University of Sheffield scientists find significant rise in serious heart infection

University of Sheffield scientists find significant rise in serious heart infection

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a significant rise in the number of people diagnosed with a serious heart infection alongside a large fall in the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis to dental patients. [More]
NPS MedicineWise calls all Australians to join the fight against antibiotic resistance

NPS MedicineWise calls all Australians to join the fight against antibiotic resistance

As Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014 is held across Australia from 17-23 November, NPS MedicineWise is asking all Australians to imagine a world without antibiotics and join the fight against antibiotic resistance. [More]
Preterm birth becomes world's number one killer of young children

Preterm birth becomes world's number one killer of young children

For the first time in history, the complications of preterm birth outrank all other causes as the world's number one killer of young children. [More]