Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - July 2009

Date Title Comments Rating
2009-07-31 IPS examines legislative measures to fight HIV/AIDS 0 None
2009-07-31 Lancet examines leishmaniasis in east Africa 0 None
2009-07-31 U.S. decision on use of adjuvants could reduce world supply of H1N1 vaccine, says Lancet editorial 0 None
2009-07-31 Virulence of pandemic H1N1 virus analyzed 1 1
2009-07-30 Malaria: Artemisinin resistance continues developing in western Cambodia 0 None
2009-07-30 New guidelines issued for H1N1 vaccine campaign by Federal Advisory Committee 0 None
2009-07-30 Pilot program to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis in South African communities examined by New York Times 0 None
2009-07-30 HIV/AIDS research initiative launched in South Africa 0 None
2009-07-30 Maternal mortality; health system strengthening, Opinions 0 None
2009-07-30 Expanded testing reveals 2000 percent increase in number of HIV-positive Indian children 0 None
2009-07-30 Higher drug doses needed to defeat tuberculosis in overweight and obese 0 None
2009-07-29 U.S.-China talks expected to include collaboration on fighting infectious disease 0 None
2009-07-29 Efforts underway in Namibia to treat pediatric HIV 0 None
2009-07-29 South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland encouraged to be 'vigilant' in staying polio free 0 None
2009-07-29 Latin America accounts for two-thirds of all confirmed H1N1 deaths 0 None
2009-07-29 Malaria vaccine in the pipeline 0 None
2009-07-29 Swine Flu - getting drugs to the market more rapidly 0 None
2009-07-28 In a flu pandemic 1 in 6 health workers will not report for work 0 None
2009-07-28 Children needed for Australian swine flu vaccine trial 1 None
2009-07-28 World's first genetically-modified strain of malaria parasite 0 None
2009-07-28 Many health won't report in during flu pandemic 0 None
2009-07-28 H1N1 could infect up to 2 billion people within next two years, WHO says 0 None
2009-07-28 Donors to reevaluate support for Myanmar's fight against HIV/AIDS 1 None
2009-07-28 Asian pneumonia prevention organization calls for required pneumonia vaccine in India 0 None
2009-07-28 Gates Foundation donates additional $80 million to Indian HIV-prevention program, receives Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 0 None
2009-07-28 Research shows why HIV virus is so successful and so deadly 0 None
2009-07-27 Autophagy helps HIV to proliferate 0 None
2009-07-27 Age-prioritized use of antivirals during an influenza pandemic 0 None
2009-07-27 Adolescents at high HIV risk say peers should teach prevention 0 None
2009-07-27 Antiretroviral syrup for babies, mothers safely reduces HIV transmission 0 None
2009-07-27 Scientists say each person with swine flu will infect two others 0 None
2009-07-26 Potential malaria transmission-blocking vaccine 0 None
2009-07-24 Zuma, Branson collaborate to establish disease control center in South Africa 0 None
2009-07-24 Global health officials working to prevent H1N1 spread 0 None
2009-07-24 UNDP to help fund HIV/AIDS program in Philippines 0 None
2009-07-24 1 in 6 public health workers would not report to work during a pandemic flu emergency 0 None
2009-07-24 FDA authorizes emergency use of another test for H1N1 flu virus 0 None
2009-07-24 Swine flu pandemic could overwhelm critical care beds in England, especially children’s units 0 None
2009-07-23 Johns Hopkins-designed animal tuberculosis "tracker" to speed drug and vaccine studies 0 None
2009-07-23 Copper could be used to inhibit swine flu 0 None
2009-07-22 Brits get direct access to a pandemic flu service 0 None
2009-07-22 Prevention, vaccines addressed at IAS conference 0 None
2009-07-22 Increased fighting makes humanitarian work, health situation more difficult in Somalia, U.N. says 0 None
2009-07-22 H1N1 death toll doubles over last month; first vaccine trial begins 0 None
2009-07-22 Swine flu vaccine trials begin in Australia as death toll tops 700 0 None
2009-07-22 Schering Plough’s CMO ‘very concerned’ about Obama’s healthcare reform agenda 0 None
2009-07-22 NIAID to launch 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine trials 0 None
2009-07-21 Onchocerciasis elimination feasible with ivermectin treatment 0 None
2009-07-20 Clinton says U.S. will work with India to address health challenges, hunger 0 None
2009-07-20 South Africa launches HIV/AIDS vaccine trial 0 None
2009-07-20 MSM HIV infection rates in some African countries significantly higher than general population rates, study says 0 None
2009-07-20 IAS Conference begins, report says economic crisis forcing Africans living with HIV/AIDS off life-saving medications 0 None
2009-07-20 New swine flu resource online 0 None
2009-07-20 Gene variants associated with survival advantage in African Americans with HIV 0 None
2009-07-20 Airlines blocking travellers suspected of having swine flu 0 None
2009-07-20 Swine flu jab may be available sooner 0 None
2009-07-19 Researchers discover how flu damages lung tissue 0 4
2009-07-17 New perspectives in the treatment of disease 0 5
2009-07-17 Fewer births in states such as California rates shifting rotavirus epidemics 0 None
2009-07-17 Polio update in Nigeria July 2009 0 None
2009-07-17 Majority of Americans' believe serious outbreak of H1N1 coming in fall/winter 0 None
2009-07-16 South American health ministers gather in Argentina to discuss H1N1 preparedness 0 None
2009-07-16 IRIN examines efforts to improve sleeping sickness dectection 0 2
2009-07-16 Genome sequencing of schistosomiasis parasites could promote drug development 0 None
2009-07-16 WHO gives up counting swine flu cases 0 4.5
2009-07-16 Discovery of new transmission patterns may help prevent diarrhea-causing disease rotavirus 0 None
2009-07-16 Swine flu warning issued to pregnant women 0 5
2009-07-15 NPR examines Obama's 'broad' global health strategy; maternal health in Afghanistan discussed at congressional briefing 0 None
2009-07-15 GlaxoSmithKline pledges $97 million investment in AIDS drugs for Africa, allows South African drugmaker to produce generic second-line treatment 1 None
2009-07-15 Review of Brazil's HIV/AIDS treatment programs shows importance of generic drugs, researchers say 0 None
2009-07-15 Prevalence of artemisinin monotherapies raising risk of resistence 0 None
2009-07-15 Flu mortality formula is potentially misleading, say scientists 0 None
2009-07-15 'Unstoppable Swine flu' and how to deal with it 0 5
2009-07-15 Toronto Star columnist examines polio eradication in India 0 None
2009-07-15 Novartis to partner with OneWorld Health to develop diarrhea drug 0 None
2009-07-15 WHO recommends vaccine makers move forward in mass production of H1N1 vaccine 0 None
2009-07-14 Developing countries can successfully combat HIV/AIDS epidemic with generics 0 None
2009-07-13 Obama addresses Ghana's parliament, reiterates U.S. global health initiative 0 None
2009-07-13 U.S. to commit additional $1 billion to H1N1 vaccine development 0 None
2009-07-13 More than half of malaria drugs in west Africa 'sub-standard quality,' says UNODC 0 None
2009-07-13 The latest news on swine flu 1 4.6
2009-07-12 Senate Committee approves bill to fund State Department global health programs, global fund 0 None
2009-07-12 WHO approves second HPV vaccine 0 None
2009-07-12 U.S. moves forward with preparations for H1N1 vaccination campaign 0 None
2009-07-09 Humans may give swine flu to pigs 0 None
2009-07-09 Obama cabinet members meet Thursday for H1N1 preparedness summit 0 None
2009-07-09 President Obama to visit Ghana Friday - major policy statement 0 None
2009-07-09 Global Fund-financed programs reaching more people, report shows 0 None
2009-07-09 One secret to how tuberculosis resists the host immune system 0 None
2009-07-08 ECOSOC's agenda should include noncommunicable disease threat in developing countries 0 None
2009-07-08 WHO to recommend countries stop testing for H1N1 0 None
2009-07-08 IPS examines need for new drugs to treat neglected tropical diseases 0 2
2009-07-08 Health indicators in South Africa vary by district, report indicates 0 None
2009-07-07 Developing countries need $1 billion by end of year to cope with H1N1, U.N. says 0 None
2009-07-07 Economic crisis already crippling global HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention programs, UNAIDS, World Bank report says 0 None
2009-07-07 Artemisinin-based combination therapy for treating uncomplicated malaria 0 None
2009-07-07 Iron supplements for preventing or treating anemia among children in malaria-endemic areas 0 None
2009-07-07 U.S. military broad-based influenza monitoring system 0 None
2009-07-07 AP/Los Angeles Times examines Haiti's fight against HIV 0 None
2009-07-07 Communicable disease epidemics in developing world not being adequately addressed, IFRC says 0 None
2009-07-07 International health experts hold two-day H1N1 meeting 0 None
2009-07-07 World poverty gains reduced, countries unlikely to achieve most MDGs, U.N. report says 0 None
2009-07-07 IRIN examines government officials, advocates reaction to global fund restructuring in Zimbabwe 0 None
2009-07-07 Pakistani refugees continue to be at high risk for disease, U.N. says 0 4
2009-07-07 Global Fund faces $3 billion funding shortfall 0 None
2009-07-07 Vets learn how to track disease 0 None
2009-07-05 Whooping cough epidemic on North Coast of New South Wales 2 None
2009-07-05 Swine flu different from ordinary flu in a number of ways 0 3.5
2009-07-02 Concern over case of drug resistant swine flu 0 None
2009-07-01 Moxidectin being tested for onchocerciasis 0 2


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