Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - September 2006

Date Title Comments Rating
2006-09-28 Sydney bird flu suspect may be just another drug mule 0 None
2006-09-28 Bird flu back again in Egypt 0 None
2006-09-28 WHO influenza pandemic task force meets for first time 0 None
2006-09-27 Bird flu strikes again in Thailand 0 None
2006-09-27 Spinach in Pennsylvania found to have E. Coli 0 None
2006-09-26 Laura Bush becoming 'public face' of U.S. commitment to fight HIV/AIDS 0 None
2006-09-26 Companies push condom use, STI messages on college campuses to promote safer-sex 0 None
2006-09-26 Washington DC's HIV prevalence more than twice national average 0 None
2006-09-26 Indian not-for-profit organization establishes school for HIV-positive children 0 None
2006-09-26 HIV prevalence in Ethiopia lower than expected 0 None
2006-09-26 Kashmir faces unique challenges in HIV/AIDS fight 0 None
2006-09-26 New CDC HIV testing recommendations could compromise patients' civil rights 0 None
2006-09-25 Contaminated spinach products recalled 0 None
2006-09-25 Indonesia's death toll from bird flu now at 51 0 None
2006-09-25 Tests confirm low pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in in Pennsylvania ducks 0 None
2006-09-21 USAID Administrator Randall Tobias on bird flu spread 0 None
2006-09-21 Montana wild bird samples undergo additional avian influenza tests 0 None
2006-09-21 WHO backs health sector response to HIV pandemic 0 None
2006-09-21 Countries urged to prepare for a worst-case scenario such as an influenza pandemic 0 None
2006-09-21 E coli outbreak investigation narrows 0 None
2006-09-20 World Health Organization launches International Drug Purchase Facility 0 None
2006-09-20 USAID issues $15M grant to Ugandan religious coalition 0 None
2006-09-20 HIV testing should become routine, especially in hard-hit countries 0 None
2006-09-20 HIV/AIDS advocates say India's law criminalizing homosexuality hinders HIV prevention 0 None
2006-09-20 Five countries to tax airline travel to raise money for HIV/AIDS 0 None
2006-09-20 160 HIV-positive delegates at XVI International AIDS conference make refugee claims in Canada 0 None
2006-09-20 Ugandan lawmakers draft bill seeking death penalty for HIV-positive people who perform sexual acts with minors 0 None
2006-09-20 Jamaica launches ad campaign against discrimination of HIV-positive people 0 None
2006-09-19 Iraq confirms third bird flu case 0 None
2006-09-18 Children continue to be ignored in the fight against HIV/AIDS 0 None
2006-09-18 AIDS Vaccines: The Next Frontiers 0 None
2006-09-18 Vietnam launches first HIV prevention campaign aimed at young people 0 None
2006-09-18 HIV-positive Batwa in Democratic Republic of the Congo have little access to treatment 0 None
2006-09-18 Extremely virulent, drug resistant strain of TB running wild in South Africa 0 None
2006-09-18 WHO gives indoor use of DDT a clean bill of health for controlling malaria 0 None
2006-09-18 Bill Gates puts hand in pocket and gives $70 million for research into tropical diseases 0 None
2006-09-14 George Soros to donate $50 million to the Millennium Villages Project 0 None
2006-09-14 Businesses, Government, NGOs launch alliance to address HIV, TB in China 0 None
2006-09-14 India must enhance HIV/AIDS programs in Uttar Pradesh to defeat epidemic 0 None
2006-09-13 Live H5N1 avian flu vaccines show promise 0 None
2006-09-13 Treatments used for SARS no benefit to victims 0 None
2006-09-13 Restricting air travel could slow down the spread of bird flu pandemic 0 None
2006-09-13 Introduction of Bill to provide HIV tests for inmates at the beginning and end of their incarcerations 0 None
2006-09-13 Church of England appoints first HIV-positive, gay priest 0 None
2006-09-13 Thailand urges married couples to regularly test for HIV 0 None
2006-09-13 Government officials worldwide should become more involved in international AIDS conferences 0 None
2006-09-13 Zimbabwe's new four-year plan to address the HIV/AIDS 0 None
2006-09-12 First step to developing effective therapy against Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis virus 0 None
2006-09-12 Live H5N1 avian flu virus vaccines show protection in animal studies 0 None
2006-09-12 Bird flu tests on Maryland wild Mallard ducks confirm low-pathogenic H5N1 0 None
2006-09-12 Bird flu death toll in Indonesia now up to 48 0 None
2006-09-12 Post-9/11 travel restrictions delayed 'bird flu' 0 None
2006-09-12 SARS: Systematic review of treatment effects 1 1
2006-09-12 Was the "ABC" approach responsible for Uganda's decline in HIV? 0 None
2006-09-12 When inequality pays dividends 0 None
2006-09-12 Allocating HIV drugs to cities prevents the greatest number of infections 0 None
2006-09-11 Western nations have not adequately addressed Africa's HIV/AIDS epidemic because of 'subterranean racism' 0 None
2006-09-11 Kenya approves first clinical trial of herbal product used to treat HIV/AIDS 0 None
2006-09-11 Death rates increasing in South Africa primarily because of HIV/AIDS 0 None
2006-09-11 Pope urges Catholics to combat HIV/AIDS 0 None
2006-09-11 UNAIDS Executive Director Piot urges China to include HIV-positive people, NGOs in efforts to combat spread of HIV 0 None
2006-09-11 New data on Federal funding for HIV/AIDS to states 0 None
2006-09-11 Hand gel kills bird flu virus and Indonesian update 0 None
2006-09-11 Why H5N1 bird flu is so lethal 0 None
2006-09-11 Faith-based groups tackling HIV/AIDS in Sudan's Darfur region 0 None
2006-09-11 HIV prevalence declines in Zimbabwe 0 None
2006-09-11 WHO publishes new guidelines for safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater 0 None
2006-09-11 New Indonesian case of human infection with the H5N1 virus 0 None
2006-09-11 Coalition drive to eradicate polio from Horn of Africa 0 None
2006-09-07 U.S., Africa HIV/AIDS epidemics deserve equal attention, funding 0 None
2006-09-07 Please go Tshabalala-Msimang! 0 None
2006-09-07 Crisis of HIV/AIDS in Florida's black communities 0 None
2006-09-07 China appears to have beaten the world to a bird flu vaccine 0 None
2006-09-06 Iran-U.S. collaboration on HIV/AIDS treatment 0 None
2006-09-06 MAC Cosmetics launches new Viva Glam campaign to raise money for HIV/AIDS 0 None
2006-09-06 HIV/AIDS' disproportionate impact on U.S. blacks must be addressed, but epidemic should not be labeled as 'black disease' 0 None
2006-09-06 Supervised drug-injection facility in Vancouver, Canada, to remain open until December 2007 0 None
2006-09-06 Illinois Appellate Court reverses $2 miilion award to HIV-positive woman who sued fiance's parents for allegedly lying about son's HIV status 0 None
2006-09-06 GPS the latest tool in fight against avian influenza 0 None
2006-09-05 H5 and N1 avian influenza found in Pennsylvania wild bird samples 0 None
2006-09-05 Extensive Drug Resistant TB now a major threat 0 None
2006-09-05 Iraqis allegedly infected with HIV in 1980s through contaminated blood products file civil lawsuit 0 None
2006-09-05 India primarily to promote condom use in HIV prevention programs 0 None
2006-09-05 Namibia launches HIV/AIDS information booklet in Braille 0 None
2006-09-05 Bird flu flys into Egypt again 0 None
2006-09-05 Indian woman infected with HIV forced to abort her own baby 0 None
2006-09-04 New rapid diagnostic tests for Neisseria meningitidis 0 None
2006-09-04 Bird flu: a new sampling campaign is planned in Africa 0 None
2006-09-04 Record morbidity in Africa from Borreliosis, or relapsing fever 0 None
2006-09-04 1918 Spanish flu treatment may also be effective for current avian influenza patients 0 5
2006-09-04 STIs cause infertility, social stigma in sub-Saharan Africa 0 None
2006-09-04 Ho Chi Minh City to convert detoxification center into hospital that will provide no-cost HIV/AIDS care 0 None
2006-09-04 South Africa to distribute 3 million female condoms 0 None
2006-09-04 Kaiser highlights recently published Journal of Infectious Diseases studies 0 None
2006-09-04 TB strain with extreme resistance to drugs creates nightmare scenario 0 None
2006-09-04 Ducks in Pennsylvania found with a strain of bird flu 0 None
2006-09-04 More fat people than starving in the world 2 5
2006-09-01 Vaccine for severe malaria 0 None
2006-09-01 The new landscape of neglected disease drug development 0 None
2006-09-01 U.S. Sen. Obama to call for more funding for microbicides, HIV/AIDS education, nutrition programs 0 None
2006-09-01 South Africa's HIV/AIDS treatment program 0 None
2006-09-01 U.N. High Commissioner calls on Thai Government to address spread of HIV in refugee camps along Thai-Myanmar border 0 None
2006-09-01 New Zealand offers permanent residency to HIV-positive Zimbabwean immigrants 0 None


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