Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - June 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-06-30 Antiretroviral therapy as an aid to HIV prevention 0 None
2008-06-30 Scientists challenge the public to predict the best way to control disease epidemics 0 None
2008-06-30 Increasing number of severe bone infections, health complications in children linked to MRSA 0 None
2008-06-30 New rapid tests for drug-resistant TB for developing countries 0 None
2008-06-26 Jamaica will not decriminalize, regulate commercial sex work, Prime Minister says 0 None
2008-06-26 Sen. Reid says he will try to bring PEPFAR legislation to Senate floor on Wednesday 0 None
2008-06-26 U.S. should lift HIV/AIDS-related travel restrictions, opinion piece says 0 None
2008-06-26 Workshop aims to help Muslim leaders in Yemen address HIV/AIDS, reduce stigma 0 None
2008-06-26 Rising food prices in Ethiopia dangerous for people living with HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-06-26 Red Cross says African AIDS epidemic equates to a disaster 0 None
2008-06-25 Brits told to boil tap water 0 None
2008-06-25 NIAID creates HIV vaccine discovery branch 0 None
2008-06-24 Children, adolescents living with HIV have higher rates of risk factors for cardiovascular issues 0 None
2008-06-24 Florida HIV/AIDS advocacy groups, health departments to increase HIV awareness among minorities 0 None
2008-06-24 Treating genital herpes does not reduce eisk of HIV 0 None
2008-06-24 Delaware House approves bill that would mandate HIV testing for accused sex offenders 0 None
2008-06-24 Mozambique Business Association launches program that aims to address HIV/AIDS in workplaces 0 None
2008-06-24 New HIV/AIDS threat in India found among youth working at call centers 0 None
2008-06-24 Neglected infectious diseases go untreated, undiagnosed in hundreds of thousands of low-income residents in the U.S. 0 None
2008-06-24 Superbugs spreading because hospitals are overcrowded and staff overworked 0 None
2008-06-24 New antimicrobial wash to tackle food contamination 0 4
2008-06-24 Overcrowding and understaffing in hospitals are two key factors in the transmission of MRSA 0 None
2008-06-24 Video-based waiting room intervention reduces new sexually transmitted infections 0 None
2008-06-24 Neglected infections of poverty in the U.S. are disabling hundreds of thousands of Americans every year 0 None
2008-06-23 Warning on fecal coliform in flooded areas of Iowa 0 None
2008-06-23 Clostridium difficile closes hospital ward 0 None
2008-06-23 PAHO says ministerial summit on HIV shows high level of commitment 0 None
2008-06-19 Discovery of potential key to better drugs to fight Toxoplasmosis parasite 0 None
2008-06-17 Gastroenteritis outbreak in South Australia claims another life 0 None
2008-06-17 Religious, cultural issues affecting efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, U.N. report says 0 None
2008-06-17 Jamaica to develop tuberculosis testing center to address HIV/TB coinfection, health official says 0 None
2008-06-17 Bush calls on G8 to fulfill aid commitments to Africa 0 None
2008-06-17 New York City Health Department to buy 2 million female condoms to help curb HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-06-17 Bali to host next international congress on HIV/AIDS in Asia, Pacific in August 2009 0 None
2008-06-17 40% of gay men with HIV don't know they are infected 0 None
2008-06-17 'Benign' malaria found to just as deadly 0 None
2008-06-17 Australian-made vaccine will protect against bird flu 0 None
2008-06-17 Global Fund multimedia exhibit aims to raise awareness, promote support for distribution of antiretrovirals 0 None
2008-06-17 Some Northern California colleges banning campus blood drives because of FDA's policy barring MSM 0 None
2008-06-17 HIV/AIDS advocates petition Sen. Reid to override Sen. Coburn's block on PEPFAR reauthorization bills 0 None
2008-06-17 HIV/AIDS hinders children's access to education, UNDP official says 0 None
2008-06-17 Children often neglected in HIV/AIDS testing, treatment, Rwandan official says 0 None
2008-06-17 Condom distribution programs, conjugal visits could slow spread of HIV in Caribbean prisons, official says 0 None
2008-06-17 G8 nations should increase aid to Africa to meet 2010 targets 0 None
2008-06-17 NPR program examines Brazil's antiretroviral program, efforts to collaborate with other countries to fight HIV 0 None
2008-06-17 More than half of AIDS-related deaths in Washington, D.C., not reported 0 None
2008-06-17 Salmonella tomato outbreak spreads in the U.S. 0 None
2008-06-16 Patch protects travellers from holiday diarrhoea 0 None
2008-06-16 Hong Kong battling with bird flu outbreak 0 None
2008-06-15 Integrated control of malaria and other vector diseases is crucial 0 None
2008-06-11 AHF to Dr. Fauci and the CDC: "show us the AIDS numbers" 0 None
2008-06-11 Simple steps can help reduce your risk of contracting potentially deadly superbug 0 None
2008-06-11 U.N. Secretary-General calls for end of discrimination against, travel restrictions on people living with HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-06-11 Public health agencies call on G8 leaders to allocate increased resources to health programs worldwide 0 None
2008-06-11 FDA advisory panel voices concern over risks of HIV vaccine trials in teenagers 0 None
2008-06-11 UNAIDS Executive Director Piot to step down 0 None
2008-06-11 Mycobacterium tuberculosis can grow in surface-level bacteria clusters known as biofilms 0 None
2008-06-11 European businesses not properly advised on how to prepare for flu pandemic 0 None
2008-06-11 Quick responses to influenza outbreaks reduces illness and death 0 None
2008-06-11 Gender affects reaction to HIV-prevention brochures 0 None
2008-06-11 The 'Big Apple' - not the place to be sassy and single! 0 None
2008-06-11 Horse industry let off the hook over horse flu debt 0 None
2008-06-11 Few HIV-positive people receiving antiretrovirals in Mozambique despite no-cost treatment program 0 None
2008-06-11 U.N. high level meeting on AIDS to review progress in fighting disease 0 None
2008-06-11 Guardian examines rise of pregnancies among HIV-positive women in Malawi 0 None
2008-06-11 Campaign launches in five Massachusetts communities to encourage blacks to be tested for HIV 0 None
2008-06-11 Neglect of HIV/TB coinfection 'undermining' gains against HIV, U.N. officials say at conference 0 None
2008-06-10 When it comes to catching an infection, planes no riskier than airports 0 None
2008-06-10 World leaders call for action to reduce TB deaths among HIV-positive people 0 None
2008-06-10 Washington Post examines Jamaican campaign to address HIV/AIDS stigma 0 None
2008-06-10 E.U. members express concerns about U.S. travel regulations related to health, HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-06-10 HIV/AIDS implementers' meeting closes in Uganda; participants call for increased prevention efforts 0 None
2008-06-10 Delaware committee approves bill that would mandate HIV testing for accused sex offenders 0 None
2008-06-10 IRIN/PlusNews examines issues surrounding HIV-positive teenagers in Burkina Faso 0 None
2008-06-09 Indonesia criticised over change in bird flu reporting policy 0 None
2008-06-08 Editorial 'wrongly criticized' Sen. Coburn's 'due diligence' in reauthorizing PEPFAR, letter to editor says 0 None
2008-06-08 Uganda MP calls for increased antiretroviral access at rural health clinics 0 None
2008-06-08 Palm Beach County, Fla., commissioners approve plan to reduce HIV/AIDS services by $600,000 in 2009 0 None
2008-06-08 Speakers at second HIV/AIDS implementers' meeting in Uganda call for increased accountability of funding 0 None
2008-06-08 School-based HIV/AIDS education program in Bali hampered by low participation, program organizer says 0 None
2008-06-08 Global Business Coalition to award nine companies for efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria 0 None
2008-06-08 Discrimination, stigma against MSM hindering HIV/AIDS programs in Senegal 0 None
2008-06-08 Kenyan Health Ministry launches HIV, TB communication campaign to reduce stigma, discrimination among health workers 0 None
2008-06-08 Indian Government to establish small antiretroviral clinics to provide treatment to more people from rural areas 0 None
2008-06-08 HIV/AIDS major security threat to military forces, Ugandan general says at implementers' conference 0 None
2008-06-08 Report on HIV/AIDS drug access shows 'encouraging, painfully slow progress,' editorial says 0 None
2008-06-08 Longer treatment with antiretroviral Nevirapine reduces risk of HIV among infants 0 None
2008-06-08 Jamaican Health Ministry secures 40% of funding for $200 million plan to fight HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-06-08 Speakers at second HIV/AIDS implementers' meeting in Uganda call for increased HIV prevention efforts 0 None
2008-06-05 9.7 million at risk of death from AIDS today, AHF calls for ARV treatment scale-up 0 None
2008-06-05 Scientists demonstrate feasibility of preventing malaria parasite from becoming sexually mature 0 5
2008-06-05 Bird flu hits the UK and the U.S. 0 None
2008-06-05 Living condom gives protection from AIDS 0 None
2008-06-03 Antibacterial wipes may spread bacteria 0 None
2008-06-03 Second HIV/AIDS implementers' meeting opens in Uganda 0 None
2008-06-03 UK to provide about $12 billion to improve health services in developing countries, fight HIV/AIDS, official says 0 None
2008-06-03 One million people gained access to antiretrovirals in 2007 0 None
2008-06-03 Utah HIV/AIDS group rejects Federal funding because of issues with prevention ads 0 None
2008-06-03 Malaysian health official urges women to carry condoms to prevent HIV transmission 0 None
2008-06-03 Despite vaccine, public should not get complacent about pneumococcal disease 0 None
2008-06-03 Antimicrobial wipes can spread pathogens after first use 0 None
2008-06-03 Clostridium difficile killed on exposure to surfaces made of copper and its alloys, brass and bronze 0 None
2008-06-02 Gender-based violence contributing to spread of HIV in Papua New Guinea, Amnesty International report says 0 None
2008-06-02 Delegates agree to focus on HIV/AIDS, other issues hindering African development at close of Tokyo conference 0 None
2008-06-02 Uganda should address HIVAIDS-related stigma, discrimination to fight apread of disease, report says 0 None
2008-06-02 3 million now receiving anti-retroviral therapy HIV drugs 0 None
2008-06-01 New Imperial College centre to tackle respiratory infections 0 None
2008-06-01 New research into superbug Clostridium difficile 0 None


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