Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - April 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-04-30 China, SARS ourbreak contained 0 None
2004-04-30 Sanitation measures are critical to preventing an outbreak of avian influenza 0 None
2004-04-29 China reports SARS infection in two patients previously under investigation 0 None
2004-04-29 Pre-diabetes is far more common in America than previously believed 0 None
2004-04-29 Russia’s harsh drug policies are fueling an AIDS epidemic 0 None
2004-04-29 Chinese authorities announce 9th suspected SARS case 0 None
2004-04-29 Surgery a safe treatment for Meniere’s Disease 1 2.7
2004-04-29 Reducing risk of Lyme disease by using insecticide 0 None
2004-04-28 Pennsylvania launches West Nile virus surveillance program 0 None
2004-04-28 Results look promising in Alzheimer’s gene therapy trial 0 None
2004-04-28 Two outbreaks in humans of deadly Nipah virus in reported Bangladesh 0 None
2004-04-28 Hong Kong officials review laboratory safety procedures 0 None
2004-04-28 Philippines tightens SARS screening at all entry points 0 None
2004-04-28 New suspected SARS case over the past 24 hours 0 None
2004-04-28 Tips to avoid Lyme disease and West Nile virus 0 None
2004-04-27 Current situation on SARS outbreaks in China 0 None
2004-04-27 Apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene may increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease 0 None
2004-04-27 The muscle supplement creatine is safe, but not effective, in pediatric neuromuscular disease 0 None
2004-04-27 WHO and UNICEF have announced a global reduction of 30% in deaths from measles between 1999 and 2002 0 None
2004-04-27 Current situation on SARS outbreaks in China 0 None
2004-04-26 Medical students are seeking to uncover a silent killer, glaucoma 0 None
2004-04-26 SARS experts head to China 0 None
2004-04-26 FDA fast tracks human African sleeping sickness (Trypanosomiasis) drug 0 None
2004-04-26 Third Annual Encephalitis Conference 0 None
2004-04-25 Latest update on SARS 0 None
2004-04-25 Australia's health system is on alert for SARS 0 None
2004-04-25 Taiwan gives all clear to lab technicians from possible SARS infection 0 None
2004-04-24 Los Angeles health officials urge public to take preventative measures against West Nile virus 0 None
2004-04-24 China braces for Labour Day "Golden Week" SARS outbreak 0 None
2004-04-24 Overview of West Nile virus before season starts 0 None
2004-04-24 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) overview 0 None
2004-04-24 Health Canada prepares for West Nile virus 0 None
2004-04-24 4th reported SARS case in China 0 None
2004-04-24 Getting ready for an outbreak of West Nile virus 0 None
2004-04-23 First Chinese case of case of SARS since January 2004 0 None
2004-04-22 Potential new drug may slow the progression of the Parkinson's disease 0 None
2004-04-22 Third Melbourne hospital infected by Serratia bacteria 0 5
2004-04-22 Possible new SARS case in Beijing, China 0 None
2004-04-22 WHO renews call for effective malaria treatment 0 None
2004-04-21 Evidence of airborne SARS transmission 0 None
2004-04-20 Can public health promotion beat disease? 0 None
2004-04-20 Metabolic syndrome may make arteries thicker and stiffer 0 None
2004-04-19 New ways to fight type 2 diabetes 0 None
2004-04-19 An experimental vaccine based on a critical piece of the SARS virus 0 None
2004-04-19 Curry offers possible protection against Alzheimer’s disease 0 None
2004-04-19 Wine, beer and tea have contributed to a significant decrease in breast cancer 0 None
2004-04-18 Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eighth most common in women 0 1.4
2004-04-17 Gout and alcohol link is verified 0 None
2004-04-17 Oral treatment of chronic hepatitis C 0 None
2004-04-17 New diagnostic test for latent tuberculosis introduced 0 None
2004-04-17 Increased role for nurses in treatment of cancer 0 None
2004-04-16 How to beat throat cancer 1 None
2004-04-16 Measles outbreak prompts CDC to recommend suspension of adoptions from Chinese orphanage 0 None
2004-04-16 $360,000 boost for HIV/AIDS patients in Pima County 0 None
2004-04-16 Possible new treatment strategy for Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2004-04-16 Scientists discover gene for Parkinson's disease 0 None
2004-04-16 Beer increases risk of gout 0 None
2004-04-15 Liptor helps Alzheimer’s disease 0 None
2004-04-14 A case of paralytic poliomyelitis (Polio) has been reported in Botswana 0 None
2004-04-14 Protecting against West Nile virus 0 None
2004-04-13 The Howard Hughes Medical Institute commits $30 million to beat infectious diseases 0 None
2004-04-13 Bird flu in humans highlights vulnerability of people to emerging diseases 0 None
2004-04-12 New research into Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer 0 None
2004-04-12 Study shows link between cardiovascular disease and diabetes 0 None
2004-04-12 Diabetic retinopathy population will quadruple by 2012 0 None
2004-04-12 CDC provides new guide to protect against Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome 0 None
2004-04-12 Researchers isolate gene responsible for Chron's disease 0 None
2004-04-12 Measles found on children travelling from China 0 None
2004-04-11 China steps up fight against AIDS 0 None
2004-04-09 Meningitis vaccination campaign in northeast Chad to fight epidemic 0 None
2004-04-08 WHO update on Dengue fever in Indonesia 0 None
2004-04-08 WHO update on Meningococcal disease in Central African Republic 0 None
2004-04-08 Rare Burkina Faso strain of meningitis under control 0 3
2004-04-08 African summit on treatment of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria 0 None
2004-04-07 Results of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease research in people who received human growth hormone from cadavers 0 None
2004-04-07 The Cambridge-MIT Institute has launched a project to tackle the bottlenecks that slow development of new drugs 0 None
2004-04-07 Meningitis outbreaks As Africa enters the dry season 0 None
2004-04-07 Intensive diabetes management yields positive results 0 None
2004-04-07 Molecular analyses of leukemia patients suggest strategies for better treatments 0 None
2004-04-06 Alzheimer's live about half as long as those of similar age without dementia 0 None
2004-04-06 Study Identifies Predictors of Alzheimer's Disease Longevity 0 5
2004-04-05 The first human case of avian influenza A(H7) in British Columbia 0 None
2004-04-05 New device filters blood supplies on-site reducing the possible transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease 0 None


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