Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - August 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-08-29 Marginalized populations should be focus of HIV prevention efforts, opinion piece says 0 None
2008-08-29 Uganda facing challenges with its efforts to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission 0 None
2008-08-29 Ghana to hold seminar aimed at increasing NGO capacity to fight HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria 0 None
2008-08-29 HIV spreading in New York City at about three times the national rate, study finds 0 None
2008-08-28 HIV rate in New York 3 times the national average 0 None
2008-08-28 Canadian company shoulders blame for food poisoning outbreak 0 None
2008-08-28 Malawi reduces AIDS-related deaths with increased access to no-cost antiretrovirals 0 None
2008-08-28 Increasing number of HIV cases recorded in Philippines 0 None
2008-08-28 Human rights should be focus of efforts to fight HIV/AIDS worldwide, editorial says 0 None
2008-08-28 Coalition calls on Presidential candidates to develop national HIV/AIDS strategy 0 None
2008-08-26 New York Health Department to decide soon whether Medicaid beneficiaries with HIV/AIDS should be moved into managed care plans 0 None
2008-08-26 City funding reaches needle-exchange programs in Washington, D.C. 0 None
2008-08-26 HIV-positive renters in New York City leaving homes because of foreclosures, New York Times reports 0 None
2008-08-26 Genzyme, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Advinus collaborate on malaria initiative 0 None
2008-08-26 Genetically manipulated virus could prevent mosquitoes from transmitting malaria, study says 0 None
2008-08-26 Population Services International HIV/AIDS program reaches out to prisoners in Mexico 0 None
2008-08-26 Ottawa Citizen examines campaign aimed at changing behavior in Uganda to fight HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-08-26 Stamford, Conn., officials concerned about HIV/AIDS among Hispanics 0 None
2008-08-26 Thai prison successfully treats 110 tuberculosis patients, challenges remain 0 None
2008-08-26 Contaminated meat responsible for deaths of 12 Canadians 0 None
2008-08-26 One dead and many sick in latest food scare in the U.S. 0 None
2008-08-26 Hand foot and mouth disease rife in Singapore 0 None
2008-08-26 Indian physicians concerned about malaria drug resistance, recommend combination therapy 0 None
2008-08-26 HIV-positive women in Swaziland protest Royal Family's use of funds 0 None
2008-08-26 HIV/AIDS awareness efforts face difficulties in northern Kenya, health workers, advocates say 0 None
2008-08-26 Namibia to launch program that will address HIV/AIDS among workers at sea 0 None
2008-08-26 HIV/AIDS groups express concern about potential for new antiretroviral advertising to 'scare off' patients 0 None
2008-08-26 Aggressive treatment regimens can successfully treat XDR-TB, MDR-TB 0 None
2008-08-26 CDC to no longer fund advanced HIV/AIDS monitoring system in eight states and Puerto Rico 0 None
2008-08-25 U.S. spinach and lettuce to be irradiated to stop outbreaks of foodborne bacteria 0 None
2008-08-24 CDC releases 1918 influenza pandemic storybook 0 None
2008-08-24 Australia-PNG partnership wins major research grant to investigate tuberculosis in children 0 None
2008-08-24 Malaria researchers discover new mosquito virus 0 None
2008-08-20 Hendra virus claims life of Queensland veterinarian 0 None
2008-08-20 Hendra horse virus scare puts another vet in hospital 0 None
2008-08-19 Bacterial pneumonia caused most deaths in 1918 influenza pandemic 0 None
2008-08-19 Working better with Aboriginal clients: addressing sexual health, HIV and hepatitis C 0 None
2008-08-18 Scientists discover platelets play an important early role in promoting cerebral malaria 0 None
2008-08-18 Antibodies to 1918 flu pandemic may provide means to tackle bird flu threat 0 None
2008-08-13 18 cases of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis found in California 0 None
2008-08-13 Seattle Post-Intelligencer examines efforts to improve medication management for HIV-positive people 0 None
2008-08-13 Yemen Times examines HIV/AIDS surveillance, discrimination related to disease in country 0 None
2008-08-13 New efforts to reduce spread of HIV among MSM 0 None
2008-08-13 Poverty, population movement contributing to spread of HIV in Sudan 0 None
2008-08-13 About 1% of HIV-positive people worldwide have been tested for tuberculosis 0 None
2008-08-13 HHS Secretary Leavitt to visit HIV/AIDS projects in Cote d'Ivoire 0 None
2008-08-13 CDC report on HIV/AIDS in U.S. should serve as 'wake-up call' for policymakers, health workers 0 None
2008-08-13 Californian bill to revolutionize HIV testing passes legislature unanimously 0 None
2008-08-13 Venezuelan Indians dying from rabies spread by bats 0 None
2008-08-12 Rare case explains why some infected with HIV remain symptom free without antiretroviral drugs 0 None
2008-08-12 The rapid spread of West Nile virus in North America described 0 None
2008-08-11 Children with HIV in poor countries more adherent to treatment than children in rich countries 0 None
2008-08-11 Technological crystal ball boosts AIDS survival 0 None
2008-08-11 Thirteen Indonesian villagers clear of bird flu 0 None
2008-08-10 Testosterone and disease transmission 0 None
2008-08-10 Yellow fever outbreak in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire 0 None
2008-08-10 Luminaries call for continued support for an AIDS vaccine to end the epidemic 0 None
2008-08-08 Hope overlooked in policies to tackle HIV/AIDS 0 2
2008-08-06 Scientists identify several hundred genes that impact West Nile virus infection 0 None
2008-08-06 Step forward in search for solution to Staphylococcus aureus infection 0 None
2008-08-05 Experts say male circumcision the key to beating AIDS 0 None
2008-08-05 New HIV/AIDS guide to help countries reach universal access 0 None
2008-08-05 Maggots the key to fighting superbugs 0 3
2008-08-04 A new target for malaria drugs 0 None
2008-08-04 NanoViricides signs agreement with CDC for expanded rabies research 0 None
2008-08-04 Targeted action on HIV and tuberculosis needed to reach drug users 0 None
2008-08-04 Mexico lifts regulation requiring AIDS drug companies to have manufacturing plants in Mexico in order to sell generics 0 None
2008-08-03 Current tuberculosis treatment regimens need to updated 0 None
2008-08-03 Vietnam should prioritize HIV/AIDS prevention programs, Deputy Prime Minister says 0 None
2008-08-03 NPR's 'Tell Me More' examines U.S. Hispanics, HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-08-03 New campaign aims to raise HIV awareness among migrant workers in China 0 None
2008-08-03 New HIV infections, deaths from AIDS-related causes down; epidemic not over 0 None
2008-08-03 HIV in Kenya - 7.8% increase in 2007 0 None
2008-08-03 HIV/AIDS advocates protest stigma, discrimination ahead of AIDS conference 0 None
2008-08-03 Eliminating funds for HIV/AIDS vaccine research, shifting funds to treatment 'dangerous sentiment,' opinion piece says 0 None
2008-08-03 Reuters examines how laws, conservative attitudes are hampering efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in Malaysia 0 None
2008-08-03 Federal health plan, Medicare do not cover routine HIV screening as recommended by CDC 0 None
2008-08-03 Editorials respond to PEPFAR reauthorization 0 None
2008-08-03 New figures show need for national HIV/AIDS srategy 0 None
2008-08-03 Update of treatment guidelines for HIV infection recommended by experts 0 None


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