Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - September 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-09-29 Deadly virus scrumpox a threat to rugby players wrestlers 1 5
2008-09-29 Leaders of Kenya's Luo ethnic group embrace male circumcision after meeting with medical experts, lawmakers 0 None
2008-09-29 $3 billion announced for global malaria action plan to eradicate malaria by 2015 0 None
2008-09-29 New York City blacks more likely than other races to have high blood pressure, report finds 0 None
2008-09-29 HIV/AIDS services agency sues New Hampshire town for restricting access to group home 0 None
2008-09-29 Prisons in North Carolina to begin testing all inmates for HIV 0 None
2008-09-29 Senate approves bill that would require HIV testing in federal prisons 0 None
2008-09-29 Youth campaign to fight HIV/AIDS in Indian city, Times of India reports 0 None
2008-09-29 HHS should act quickly to end travel restrictions for HIV-positive people, editorial says 0 None
2008-09-28 Scrumpox - deadly rugby virus spreads in sumo wrestlers 1 None
2008-09-25 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide $168.7 million for malaria vaccine research 0 None
2008-09-24 WHO updates on Guinea Bissau cholera outbreak 0 None
2008-09-24 HIV infection rates rising among self-injecting drug users 0 None
2008-09-24 Tuberculosis poses security threat in Russia, official says 0 None
2008-09-24 New York Times examines new surveillance measures in WHO's world malaria report 2008 0 None
2008-09-24 Raleigh News & Observer profiles UNC researcher who investigates social factors behind higher HIV/AIDS rates for blacks 0 None
2008-09-24 CD4 tests can reduce costs, extend lives of HIV-positive people in Africa 0 None
2008-09-24 San Francisco Chronicle examines summer camp that seeks to empower young people living with HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-09-24 Thai health experts call for review of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission program 0 None
2008-09-24 National Journal examines advocates,' lawmakers' efforts to create domestic HIV/AIDS plan 0 None
2008-09-23 Three million HIV positive injecting drug users 0 None
2008-09-23 Coles contaminated chicken recalled in four states 0 None
2008-09-22 Algeria, Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia successfully reach malaria elimination phase 0 None
2008-09-22 Newsweek examines the effect of aging on people living with HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-09-22 House Democrats send letter to President Bush urging 'swift action' on reversal of rule banning HIV-positive foreigners from entering U.S. 0 None
2008-09-22 Raleigh News & Observer profiles UNC researcher who investigates social factors behind higher HIV/AIDS rates for blacks 0 None
2008-09-22 Supply shortages, poverty interrupt antiretroviral treatments in Swaziland 0 None
2008-09-22 World Food Programme to phase out aid in Uganda, including HIV/AIDS support 0 None
2008-09-22 India to treat all MDR-TB cases by 2010, WHO official says 4 None
2008-09-22 Tuberculosis researchers discuss challenges, next steps for addressing XDR-TB, MDR-TB in Africa at TB symposium 0 None
2008-09-22 Hong Kong Medical Director warns of rising HIV prevalence among MSM 0 None
2008-09-22 Number of annual malaria cases worldwide decreases 0 None
2008-09-22 Uganda to provide malaria drug coartem to clinics at reduced price 0 None
2008-09-22 China should provide medical care, compensation to HIV-positive blood donors, Piot says 0 None
2008-09-22 New York City report finds reduced HIV/AIDS-related deaths, increased condom distribution in FY 2008 0 None
2008-09-22 Mozambique's progress on HIV/AIDS insufficient, World Bank official says 0 None
2008-09-22 U.S. conference on AIDS to focus on HIV/AIDS prevention among minorities 0 None
2008-09-22 Early antiretroviral treatment for people with HIV/TB coinfection could reduce mortality by half 0 None
2008-09-22 CDC recommends Asian, African immigrants be tested for hepatitis B 0 None
2008-09-17 Australian men picking HIV up from unsafe sex overseas 0 None
2008-09-16 HIV rates in Australia up fifty percent in the past eight years 0 None
2008-09-16 Newly reported HIV cases increasing in Alberta, Canada 0 None
2008-09-16 Indian High Court forms committee to address HIV/AIDS in prisons 0 None
2008-09-16 Rate of new HIV infections among blacks in South Carolina six times higher than among other races, Health Department estimates find 0 None
2008-09-15 Woman dies after being scratched by a wild rat 0 None
2008-09-15 Cambodia's condom campaign faces legal, financial issues, health official says 0 None
2008-09-15 Asian Development Bank, Vietnamese province launch project to curb spread of HIV/AIDS among youth 0 None
2008-09-15 Effective public health response needed to fight HIV/AIDS in southeast Asia, WHO says 0 None
2008-09-15 Herpes drug Acyclovir could help control HIV 0 None
2008-09-15 Uganda plans survey to determine prevalence of MDR-TB, health official says 0 None
2008-09-15 CDC releases subpopulation estimates from data on annual new HIV infections; new infections high among blacks, MSM 0 None
2008-09-15 'Dodgy dossier' partly to blame for failure of war against malaria in the tropics 0 None
2008-09-11 New study on rural HIV shows significant stigma and discrimination in the rural medical referral system 0 None
2008-09-11 First cholera cases detected in Iraq in 2008 0 None
2008-09-11 Drug-resistant plague - A bioterrorism concern? 0 None
2008-09-11 Expanded AIDS research consortium 0 None
2008-09-11 Black clergy 'committed' to addressing HIV/AIDS epidemic in community, opinion piece says 0 None
2008-09-11 Genetic mutation prevents fetal malaria transmission, study says 0 None
2008-09-11 Nicolas Sarkozy launches international malaria campaign 0 None
2008-09-11 Depression common among youth in Rwanda orphaned by AIDS, genocide, survey finds 0 None
2008-09-11 MSM remain most at-risk group for HIV in Beijing, official says 0 None
2008-09-11 Irish Times examines HIV/AIDS efforts in Moldovan region 0 None
2008-09-11 More effective HIV/AIDS prevention, education efforts needed to reach Black, Hispanic girls, women, letter says 0 None
2008-09-11 Stigma deters HIV-positive people from seeking treatment, panelist says at Arkansas HIV/AIDS Minority Task Force Meeting 0 None
2008-09-10 Boston Globe examines imprisonment of two HIV/AIDS physicians, brothers In Iran 0 None
2008-09-10 U.N. Secretary-General calls for increased attention to connection between literacy, health, including HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-09-10 Swaziland holds celebrations for King's birthday, independence; advocates call for increased social spending, other reforms 0 None
2008-09-10 Southern Sudan government passes resolution to bolster fight against HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-09-10 Houston Chronicle examines Baylor pediatric HIV/AIDS program in Burkina Faso 0 None
2008-09-10 Second phase of TB program that integrates HIV treatment begins in Harare, Zimbabwe 0 1
2008-09-10 Black clergy 'committed' to addressing HIV/AIDS epidemic in community, opinion piece says 0 None
2008-09-09 Bacteria's sticky glue is clue to vaccine says scientist 0 None
2008-09-09 Light activated treatments could solve MRSA problems after surgery 0 None
2008-09-09 Southeast Asian health officials to meet in New Delhi to examine HIV/AIDS, other health issues 0 None
2008-09-09 Liberia's House of Representatives passes HIV/AIDS confidentiality act 0 None
2008-09-09 World Vision report finds young brides at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-09-09 Study identifies proteins that help provide immunity against HIV among commercial sex workers in Kenya 0 None
2008-09-09 Approximately six million people in India's Delhi territory at risk of contracting tuberculosis 0 None
2008-09-08 New CDC push to teach parents how to protect children from MRSA 0 None
2008-09-08 Land clearing and deforestation mean more mosquito-borne diseases 0 5
2008-09-07 Orlando Sentinel profiles home for transgender people living with HIV 0 None
2008-09-07 Seattle department finds OraSure HIV test to be less accurate than label claims 0 None
2008-09-07 Community health workers in Cameroon receive training to diagnose, treat malaria 0 None
2008-09-07 Ugandan text messaging program aims to increase awareness, knowledge of HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-09-07 Advocates in Swaziland call for democratic reforms, social spending to address issues such as HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-09-07 Light-activated drug used to tackle MRSA 0 None
2008-09-05 Press Trust of India examines HIV/AIDS among Indian populations living in Mauritius 0 None
2008-09-05 Thousands of African refugees in Israel not receiving tuberculosis tests, reports 0 None
2008-09-05 UNICEF grants $1.7 milion to Ghana for malaria efforts 0 None
2008-09-04 African countries commit to new meningitis vaccine 0 None
2008-09-04 St. Lucia developing HIV/AIDS policy for education system 0 None
2008-09-04 HIV/AIDS, human rights charter proposed in Zimbabwe 0 None
2008-09-04 Sexual activities other than intercourse carry risk of HIV, other STIs, study finds 0 None
2008-09-04 Domestic HIV/AIDS spending 'essentially flat,' increased 'efforts to control' HIV from 'all levels of Government' needed, editorial says 0 None
2008-09-04 U.S. pledges $99 million to Tanzania for malaria, HIV/AIDS efforts, farm loans 0 None
2008-09-04 Africa can successfully fight malaria with increased resources, commitment, WHO Director General says 0 None
2008-09-04 Zimbabwe lifts ban on aid groups; organizations still face difficulties providing assistance 0 None
2008-09-04 India's Kerala State Health Department announces lung health project to address TB, other respiratory diseases 0 None
2008-09-03 MRSA breast infections controllable in nursing mothers, researchers find 0 None
2008-09-02 Ghanaian NGO calls on development groups to help eradicate malaria in Ghana by 2015 0 None
2008-09-02 Sri Lankan health official says strong family bonds, values responsible for low prevalence of HIV/AIDS in country 0 None
2008-09-02 Artists should become involved with fight against HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa, official says 0 None
2008-09-02 HIV-positive people might be at increased risk of bone fractures, study finds 0 None
2008-09-02 U.S. needs national HIV/AIDS plan, should focus resources on epidemic's trends, opinion piece says 0 None
2008-09-02 Philippine Health Department to promote condom use in fight against HIV/AIDS despite opposition from Catholic Church 0 None
2008-09-02 Washington Post examines HIV/AIDS outreach efforts aimed at African immigrants 0 None
2008-09-02 Philippine Health Department issues administrative order to address HIV/TB coinfection 0 None
2008-09-02 CDC report on new HIV infections in U.S. did not include data from Puerto Rico; omission has widespread consequences, advocates say 0 None
2008-09-02 Kenya implements international standards for tuberculosis care 0 None
2008-09-02 Human herpes virus 6 weaves itself into the DNA transferred from parents to babies 1 5
2008-09-02 Satellite imaging used to predict outbreaks of infectious disease 0 None
2008-09-01 Tanzania to increase efforts to fight malaria 0 None
2008-09-01 Maine HIV/AIDS housing facility to close, cites declining demand 0 None
2008-09-01 Uganda's Health Ministry orders $1.8 million worth of antiretrovirals to address drug shortage 0 None
2008-09-01 Delegates at Asia-Pacific meeting call for increased efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in region 0 None
2008-09-01 World Cancer Declaration sets ambitious targets for 2020 0 None


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