Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - October 2006

Date Title Comments Rating
2006-10-31 Rogue bird flu resistant to vaccines 0 None
2006-10-30 HIV/AIDS and poverty in Zambia threatens economic growth 0 None
2006-10-30 Shortage of health workers in developing countries is affecting global health efforts 0 None
2006-10-30 Stigma, discrimination in India hindering HIV/AIDS treatment, care 0 None
2006-10-30 U.S. should develop 'strategic plan' to tackle HIV/AIDS 0 None
2006-10-30 PRI's 'The World' interviews physician on efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe 0 None
2006-10-30 Trial involving medical workers accused of infecting Libyan children with HIV involves 'profound political issues' 0 None
2006-10-30 Botswana launches infant HIV testing program 0 None
2006-10-30 Israeli physicians share HIV/AIDS treatment methods with Ethiopian colleagues 0 None
2006-10-30 Accusations against medics charged with infecting children with HIV - attempt to cover up poor Libyan medical system 0 None
2006-10-30 Indian Government gets it wrong about HIV Transmission 0 None
2006-10-30 Washington Post examines debate surrounding Swaziland's controversial HIV prevention campaign 0 None
2006-10-30 Tanzania's antiretroviral distribution program expands after slow start 0 None
2006-10-30 Indian Armed Forces introduces compulsory HIV screening for new recruits 0 None
2006-10-30 South Africa shifts response to HIV/AIDS epidemic 0 None
2006-10-30 What will Americans do if bird flu strikes? 0 None
2006-10-30 Six medics fight for their life in Libyan re-trial as another child dies of AIDS 0 None
2006-10-30 Expert says flu vaccination programs a pointless waste of money 0 1
2006-10-30 Wild pigs suspects in E. coli drama 0 None
2006-10-26 JAMA examines history of HIV testing 0 None
2006-10-26 Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria needs improved oversight of programs 0 None
2006-10-26 Injection drug use, lack of sex education contributing to spread of HIV in Malaysia 0 None
2006-10-26 In the case of an outbreak of pandemic flu, large majority of Americans willing to make major changes in their lives 0 None
2006-10-26 Diagnostics for tuberculosis: Global demand and market potential 0 None
2006-10-26 WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases 0 None
2006-10-26 India cops criticism over alarming rise in polio cases 0 None
2006-10-25 Bill and Melinda Gates put their money where it's needed 0 None
2006-10-24 Significant number of teachers dying of AIDS-related complications in Namibia 0 None
2006-10-24 Link between antiretrovirals, leprosy probable 0 None
2006-10-24 Zanzibar adopts first HIV/AIDS policy, rejects conservative Muslim recommendations 0 None
2006-10-23 Study identifies different species of North American birds that could transmit bird flu 0 None
2006-10-23 Southern African Clinicians Society head calls for HIV testing in country to be required, confidential 0 None
2006-10-23 Cleveland Health Department launches HIV prevention campaign aimed at black women 0 None
2006-10-23 18 million children in Africa will have lost one or both parents to AIDS by 2010 0 None
2006-10-23 Zambia's use of resources to fight HIV/AIDS model for other countries 0 None
2006-10-23 Statement by Mike Leavitt on WHO global pandemic influenza action plan to increase vaccine supply 0 None
2006-10-23 Urgent action required to increase pandemic influenza vaccine supply 0 None
2006-10-22 Georgia health officials launch initiative to increase HIV/AIDS awareness in Hispanic community 0 None
2006-10-22 Zimbabwean Government to Delay enrollment of additional HIV-positive people in drug treatment program 0 None
2006-10-22 Local Chinese authorities declare HIV/AIDS NGO illegal, close operation 0 None
2006-10-22 Clinton Foundation trains HIV-positive people in Lesotho to assist medical workers 0 None
2006-10-19 $74 million allocated to study environmental causes of disease 0 None
2006-10-19 UN program teaches AIDS orphans farming and life skills 0 None
2006-10-19 Antiretroviral drug discounts should be extended for countries classified as 'middle-income' 0 None
2006-10-19 Fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa should focus more on blood safety 0 None
2006-10-19 Africa's HIV/AIDS epidemic could fuel deaths from XDR-TB 0 None
2006-10-19 HHS should ensure abstinence education material used by Federal grantees contains accurate information on condoms, STIs 0 None
2006-10-19 HIV in China spreading beyond high-risk groups 0 None
2006-10-19 HIV prevalence in Botswana is 17.1%, President Mogae says 0 None
2006-10-19 Discrimination against HIV-positive teachers adversely affects education sector in Uganda 0 None
2006-10-19 Yellow fever and Poliomyelitis outbreaks in Africa 0 None
2006-10-19 Swiss become the first to bulk buy pre-pandemic bird flu vaccine 0 None
2006-10-18 Global pandemic influenza action plan to increase vaccine supply 0 None
2006-10-17 HIV exploits competition among T cells - points to new strategy for AIDS vaccination 0 None
2006-10-17 HIV/AIDS education classes cause controversy in China 0 None
2006-10-17 Increased Ryan White CARE Act funding to rural areas should not come at expense of urban areas 0 None
2006-10-17 HIV/AIDS pandemic and food shortages connected and must be addressed together 0 None
2006-10-17 Chikungunya fever in India 0 None
2006-10-17 Measures to combat XDR-TB worldwide 0 None
2006-10-17 Four more test positive for deadly flesh eating bug in NZ hospital 0 None
2006-10-16 Discovery of mechanism by which Ebola and Marburg viruses cause disease 0 None
2006-10-16 GPs crucial in coping with pandemic influenza outbreak 0 None
2006-10-16 Bird flu death toll in Indonesia reaches 55 0 None
2006-10-16 Thai temple providing HIV/AIDS services becomes overcrowded as people live longer with disease 0 None
2006-10-16 IRIN/PlusNews profiles initiative that recruits local community members to help raise AIDS orphans in Rwanda 0 None
2006-10-16 Myanmar's HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB fund to begin operations 0 None
2006-10-16 Apple begins selling iPod under product RED label 0 None
2006-10-16 New Jersey Senate committee approves measure that would establish needle-exchange program in six cities 0 None
2006-10-16 Boston Globe examines influence religious conservatives might have on USAID 0 None
2006-10-16 HIV prevalence in Kenya has declined 0 3.5
2006-10-16 Solutions to fight spread of HIV in Vietnam 0 None
2006-10-16 Chronic diseases largely ignored by policy makers 0 None
2006-10-16 Ohio wild bird samples undergo additional bird flu testing 0 None
2006-10-16 Keeping our children safe and secure: Pandemic flu and emergency preparedness 0 None
2006-10-16 Indonesia confirms three more cases of bird flu 0 None
2006-10-16 Explaining how E. coli reached spinach fields not an easy task 0 None
2006-10-16 Three dead in NZ from flesh-eating bacteria 0 None
2006-10-16 New crisis management centre will speed response to bird flu and other threats 0 None
2006-10-16 Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan key to eradicating polio 0 None
2006-10-16 Boy's death takes Indonesia's bird flu death toll to 53 0 None
2006-10-11 Bird flu back again in Egypt 0 None
2006-10-11 Another case of bird flu strikes Indonesia 0 None
2006-10-10 Chikungunya adds to Dengue scare in India 0 None
2006-10-10 WHO and sanofi-aventis expand programme to fight neglected tropical diseases 0 None
2006-10-08 Dikshit says Dengue under control 0 None
2006-10-08 Suspect ground beef recalled because of E. coli 0 None
2006-10-08 Trends in AIDS drug assistance programs 0 None
2006-10-08 Myths surrounding HIV/AIDS epidemic in Asia 0 None
2006-10-08 South Carolina legislature allocates $1M to state churches for HIV prevention programs 0 None
2006-10-08 Kaiser summarizes editorials on CDC routine HIV testing recommendations 0 None
2006-10-08 FDA statement on foodborne E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in spinach 0 None
2006-10-05 Los Angeles group launches HIV/AIDS prevention campaign targeting homosexual men 0 None
2006-10-05 India doubles treatment centers offering HIV/AIDS drugs at no cost 0 1
2006-10-05 Palm Beach Post profiles physician John May's donation of expertise 0 None
2006-10-05 New York City increases HIV testing in health clinics, jails and hospitals 0 None
2006-10-05 Ho Chi Minh City to expand access to HIV/AIDS treatment for pregnant women 0 None
2006-10-05 Misconceptions about HIV in Europe 0 None
2006-10-05 Bono's Product RED raises $10 million in UK 0 None
2006-10-05 African Broadcast Media partnership against HIV/AIDS plans 24-country campaign 0 None
2006-10-05 Five-year program to fight HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa 0 None
2006-10-05 Zimbabwe launches HIV toolkit 0 None
2006-10-05 Window of opportunity to control the spread of HIV in Angola 0 None
2006-10-04 New bird flu vaccine promises to offer cross-protection 0 None
2006-10-04 Another bird flu outbreak in China 0 None
2006-10-03 Illinois wild bird samples undergo additional testing for bird flu 0 None
2006-10-03 Indonesia confirms 69th human case of bird flu 0 None
2006-10-03 Delhi on the verge of a dengue fever epidemic 0 None
2006-10-02 Flu jab not available in the UK for those most vulnerable 0 None
2006-10-02 Dengue epidemic threatens India's capital 0 None


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