Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - May 2011

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2011-05-31 AIDS epidemic turns 30 0 None
2011-05-31 Moisturisers, hair dyes cause serious adverse effects 0 4
2011-05-31 Antimicrobials in plastics 0 None
2011-05-31 Scientists develop carbohydrate-based vaccine against C. difficile infection 0 None
2011-05-31 Scientists study key malaria protein structure to demonstrate how cells grow and move 0 None
2011-05-31 CMAJ report outlines challenges, approaches to manage and identify NDM-1 antibiotic resistant enzyme 0 None
2011-05-31 Some Veterans' health jeopardized due to poor infection control 0 None
2011-05-30 Complementary technologies for rapid EHEC identification and detection 0 None
2011-05-30 Optimer receives FDA approval for Dificid tablets to treat C. difficile-associated diarrhea 0 None
2011-05-29 Flu vaccines at the ready this season 0 None
2011-05-27 The Economist examines lack of attention to Plasmodium vivax malaria parasite 0 None
2011-05-27 U.N., U.S. re-evaluate HIV/AIDS treatment targets 0 None
2011-05-27 Current efforts not enough to halt HIV/AIDS in Philippines, UNAIDS country coordinator says 0 None
2011-05-27 Bacteria that infect cystic fibrosis patients could help combat MRSA 0 None
2011-05-27 Molecular mechanism of selected autophagy elucidated 0 None
2011-05-27 Emergent in active discussions with U.S. government for multi-year supply of BioThrax to the SNS 0 None
2011-05-27 Possible defense for community-acquired pneumonia among the elderly 0 None
2011-05-27 Kenya considers how PEPFAR technical guidance on MSM squares with laws against homosexuality 0 None
2011-05-27 Nature special issue focuses on vaccines 0 None
2011-05-27 Two new hepatitis C drugs effectively improve cure rates of African Americans 0 1
2011-05-27 Los Angeles Times reports on case of Libyan children infected with HIV 0 None
2011-05-27 Two national campaigns aim to reduce spread of HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases 0 None
2011-05-27 Positive results from CEL-SCI's LEAPS H1N1-activated dendritic cells trial in mice 0 5
2011-05-26 Germany increases funding for GAVI Alliance to €30 million 0 None
2011-05-26 Cattle plague – rinderpest, eradicated for good 0 5
2011-05-26 Specific influenza immunization strategies for RA patients may be required for future flu pandemics 0 None
2011-05-26 Medicago, USAMRIID enter research collaboration for Ebola vaccine candidate 0 None
2011-05-26 iBioLaunch Platform successfully expresses hookworm-derived molecule for potential vaccine 0 None
2011-05-26 HPV vaccination does not affect rate of disease flares in patients with SLE, study finds 0 None
2011-05-26 Pharmasset, Bristol-Myers Squibb initiate PSI-7977 plus BMS-790052 combination Phase 2a trial in HCV 0 None
2011-05-26 PBS' NewHour examines health insurance for 'urban poor' in Pakistan 0 None
2011-05-26 Vatican newspaper article addresses condom use among married couples 0 None
2011-05-26 Lytix Biopharma completes two LTX-109 Phase I/IIa studies in MRSA, Gram+ skin infections 0 None
2011-05-26 CDC reports 118 measles cases in 23 states, issues travel alert highlighting vaccination recommendations 0 None
2011-05-26 Recent advances in vaccine development for malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS 0 None
2011-05-25 Scarcity of resources calls for equitable distribution system for novel HCV treatment 0 1
2011-05-25 PolyMedix presents new pre-clinical data on antimicrobial compounds at two scientific meetings 0 None
2011-05-25 PET scans can help determine patients' response to treatment for HIV-MDR tuberculosis 0 None
2011-05-25 Doctors report hundreds of new cholera cases in Dominican Republic 0 None
2011-05-25 Global Fund freezes grants to China over suspected misuse of funds 0 None
2011-05-25 U Should Know to launch new online sexually transmitted disease status-sharing service 0 5
2011-05-25 Ahead of U.N. General Assembly meeting next month, IPS examines global funding shortfall for HIV/AIDS treatment 0 None
2011-05-25 Recent ACS podcast focuses on new rapid blood test that can detect MRSA infections 0 None
2011-05-25 Diabetics have higher risk of contracting tuberculosis 0 None
2011-05-25 MRSA, VRE traces found in bed bugs 0 None
2011-05-25 Proteros, IP-K partner for structure-based drug discovery services in the field of infectious diseases 0 None
2011-05-24 Vuvuzela unhealthy in more ways than one: Study 0 None
2011-05-24 Whooping cough on the rise mandates continuation of vaccine drive 0 None
2011-05-24 Small pox virus destruction pushed back to 2014 0 5
2011-05-24 Largest number of measles cases in the US since 1996: Report 0 None
2011-05-24 HIV & hepatitis fears for soldiers at Middle East hospital due to protocol lapse 0 None
2011-05-24 New study shows that closing schools, other measures limited H1N1 spread in Mexico 0 None
2011-05-24 Study offers hope for reducing incidence of AIDS with potential preventive vaccine 0 None
2011-05-24 Some providers fight for chance at federal health IT funding 0 None
2011-05-24 Analysis of Nubian-era mummies finds schistosomiasis spread from altering environment 0 None
2011-05-24 NIAID team completes analysis of most proteins produced by elephantiasis parasite worm 0 None
2011-05-24 Research could pave way toward new anti-bacterial treatments 0 None
2011-05-24 Gay men seeking long-term romance online more likely to engage in safe sex 0 None
2011-05-24 Novel hepatitis C-like virus discovered in dogs 0 None
2011-05-24 IPS examines subsidized malaria drugs in Kenya 0 None
2011-05-24 HIV prevention study results raise public health questions about forcing patients into treatment 0 None
2011-05-24 Vertex Incivek receives FDA approval for treatment of chronic hepatitis C 0 None
2011-05-23 HIV-infected donors present novel source of organs for HIV-infected transplant candidates 0 None
2011-05-23 FDA approves Amneal's generic Furadantin 0 None
2011-05-23 EDITORIAL: Study results show need for more data on HIV prevention economics 0 None
2011-05-23 Vertex receives FDA approval for INCIVEK to treat hepatitis C 0 3
2011-05-23 Sangamo announces presentations of ZFP Therapeutics data at ASGCT 2011 0 None
2011-05-23 Lund University researcher discovers new sepsis biomarker in blood 0 None
2011-05-23 Roche's new cobas TaqScreen MPX viral discriminatory test, v2.0 now available in Europe 0 None
2011-05-23 Travel, hunting, and venison consumption linked to prion diseases 0 5
2011-05-23 H. pylori infection could play a role in Parkinson's disease development 0 None
2011-05-22 Swimmer’s ear costs millions in healthcare each year: CDC report 0 None
2011-05-21 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher selected Fellow of the Royal Society 0 None
2011-05-21 Global Fund disbursed record $3B in 2010, faces more than $1B shortfall for 2011-13, report says 0 None
2011-05-21 First nucleic acid amplification test to diagnose early stages of Q fever infections receives FDA approval 0 None
2011-05-21 Kenyan HIV/AIDS advocates ask government to boost health funding 0 None
2011-05-21 Edurant receives FDA approval for treatment of HIV-1 infection 0 None
2011-05-21 WHO member states adopt resolutions on financing, reform and flu pandemic at World Health Assembly 0 None
2011-05-21 OPINION: Global health community must recognize merits of HIV treatment as prevention 0 None
2011-05-20 Gen-Probe seeks FDA regulatory clearance for PANTHER fully automated and integrated molecular testing system 0 None
2011-05-20 Merck's VICTRELIS receives European CHMP positive opinion for treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1 infection 0 4
2011-05-20 Indian wild plants offer hope against resistant infections 0 None
2011-05-20 Monitoring adherence to mandatory hand-washing protocols can help stop outbreaks of C. diff bacteria 0 None
2011-05-20 Dominican Republic health officials raise alerts about possible cholera outbreaks 0 None
2011-05-20 'No magic pill' for HIV prevention 0 None
2011-05-20 Medivir reports positive results from ASPIRE TMC435 phase 2b study for genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C 0 None
2011-05-20 New York Times examines DDT use in Uganda 0 None
2011-05-20 AIDS mortality in China drops by nearly two thirds since 2002 when country began free treatment program 0 None
2011-05-20 ViroPharma commences VP 20621 Phase 2 study for prevention of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection 0 None
2011-05-20 VIDAS TOXO IgG Avidity assay to test for recent Toxoplasma gondii infection receives FDA clearance 0 2
2011-05-19 CSL welcomes historic pandemic agreement 0 None
2011-05-19 AVAC calls on donors, policy makers to strengthen support for AIDS vaccine research 0 None
2011-05-19 People living with HIV/AIDS in China face discrimination when accessing health care, report says 0 None
2011-05-19 IRIN examines high risk of TB infection among health workers in Kenya 0 None
2011-05-19 Humanized BLT mice help prevent HIV/AIDS transmission 0 None
2011-05-19 Global health partnership announces first-, second-line AIDS drugs price reductions in developing world 0 None
2011-05-19 Abbott RealTime PCR assay for measuring HCV viral load receives FDA marketing approval 0 None
2011-05-18 Serpin-2 molecule may be a perfect target for preventing mosquito's immunity 0 None
2011-05-18 Probability of contamination during handshaking could be lower than is commonly perceived 0 None
2011-05-18 Face masks worn by TB patients could cut transmission rates to non-infected patients 0 None
2011-05-18 Kool Smiles inaugurates new Takoma Park dental office 0 None
2011-05-18 Routine Aedes aegypti mosquito control programs less expensive than ITC to fight dengue 0 None
2011-05-18 Early rainy season brings cholera to Cameroon's capital 0 None
2011-05-18 WHO Director-General outlines vision for reform in World Health Assembly opening address 0 None
2011-05-18 Epstein-Barr virus might cause multiple sclerosis, study confirms 0 None
2011-05-18 TFAH warns about impact of CDC budget cuts on America's future health 0 1
2011-05-18 Study finds three-month TB treatment regimen just as effective as standard longer course 0 None
2011-05-18 Gut bacteria influences brain chemistry and behaviour: Research 0 4
2011-05-18 New experimental vaccine prevents infection of horses with deadly Hendra virus 0 None
2011-05-18 Thirty years of AIDS 0 None
2011-05-18 New research demonstrates how geographic profiling can help combat infectious diseases 0 None
2011-05-18 Opinion: Study will unite HIV advocates, add funding pressure to Obama administration 0 None
2011-05-17 Bill Gates urges wiser vaccine coverage worldwide to save millions 0 None
2011-05-17 Decision on destroying last of the stored small pox virus samples 0 None
2011-05-17 Accelr8 presents initial ICU pilot study results at ATS International Conference 0 None
2011-05-17 Uganda launches PEPFAR-supported mobile male circumcision clinic 1 None
2011-05-17 AP reports on Global Fund's release of information on corruption, fund responds 0 None
2011-05-17 Researchers discover bed bugs with MRSA in lower-income area residents 0 None
2011-05-17 Concern over vaccine safety prevents parents from vaccinating asthmatic children 0 None
2011-05-17 World Health Assembly begins in Geneva 0 None
2011-05-17 Obese patients undergoing colon surgery more likely to develop costly surgical-site infections 0 None
2011-05-17 Sanofi hopes to launch dengue vaccine in 2014 0 4
2011-05-17 Super-resolution microscopy technique reveals how and why cell's defenses fail against plague 0 None
2011-05-17 Linezolid more effective than vancomycin in treating ventilated patients with MRSA pneumonia: Study 0 None
2011-05-17 Opinion: New HIV infections more expensive than providing antiretroviral drugs to existing patients 0 None
2011-05-16 Hendra virus vaccine to be released soon 0 None
2011-05-16 FDA warns consumers about look like antimicrobial dietary supplements 0 None
2011-05-16 GenturaDx completes external HSV 1&2 alpha studies for IDbox System 0 None
2011-05-16 Study: HIV treatment drugs slash transmission risk 0 None
2011-05-16 Computationally designed antiviral proteins may fight against influenza 0 None
2011-05-16 Global health Product Development Partners consortium select GVK BIO as preferred provider 0 None
2011-05-16 Pre-existing malaria prevents secondary infection by another Plasmodium strain 0 None
2011-05-16 Early HIV treatment can reduce transmission risk by 96%, preliminary study results show 0 None
2011-05-16 Hospital patients with pneumonia may face risk of sudden cardiac arrest 0 None
2011-05-16 Merck receives FDA approval for Victrelis to treat chronic hepatitis C 0 None
2011-05-15 AIDS spread prevention by vaccine and anti HIV drugs 0 5
2011-05-15 MRSA superbug detected in bed bugs and supermarket meats: Report 1 5
2011-05-15 Fiji ban on gatherings to curb typhoid outbreak 0 None
2011-05-15 Early treatment of HIV makes infection transmission less likely: Study 0 None
2011-05-13 Jamaican organizations will receive PEPFAR grants to fight HIV/AIDS stigma 0 None
2011-05-13 Increase in public health spending linked with reduction of pandemic influenza mortality 0 None
2011-05-13 PBS' NewsHour reports on Ukraine's efforts to fight HIV/AIDS 0 None
2011-05-13 Zaire ebolavirus may replicate in pigs and transmit to other animals 0 None
2011-05-13 Shared wind instruments may cause sickness 0 None
2011-05-13 Opinion: Three-pronged approach needed to fight malaria 0 None
2011-05-13 Opinion: Haiti's cholera epidemic endures 0 None
2011-05-13 Two DIFICID Phase 3 trial data in C. difficile infection presented at AGS Annual Meeting 0 None
2011-05-13 Tips for fighting drug-resistant superbugs 0 None
2011-05-13 Gene manipulation can improve survival rates during sepsis infection 0 None
2011-05-13 TFAH applauds HHS for new strategic approach to prevent viral hepatitis 0 None
2011-05-13 Early antiretroviral treatment can halt HIV spread in couples 0 None
2011-05-13 Mosquito's midgut bacteria can inhibit malaria parasite development 0 None
2011-05-12 McGill research team finds distinct disease-causing mutations and saves baby girl 0 None
2011-05-12 New clinical data affirms safety profile of PolyMedix's PMX-30063 in treatment of Staph infections 0 None
2011-05-12 Kool Smiles inaugurates new San Angelo dental office 0 None
2011-05-12 CrystalGenomics receives draft CSR for CG400549 Phase I MAD study in Staph infections 0 None
2011-05-12 Oral health tips for fighting gingivitis 0 2
2011-05-12 Atox Bio completes AB103 phase 1 study in severe bacterial infections and sepsis 0 None
2011-05-12 Antiretroviral therapy can reduce risk of HIV transmission in couples 0 None
2011-05-12 Salmonella enterica bacterium activates virulence genes through Fur protein 0 None
2011-05-12 NGOs urge Ugandan parliament to reject bill criminalizing homosexuality 0 None
2011-05-12 VGTI, OHSU's new vaccine candidate may fight against HIV 0 None
2011-05-12 LogisticsWeek examines PEPFAR's Supply Chain Management System 0 None
2011-05-12 Sugar boosts effectiveness of first-line antibiotics against chronic bacterial infections 0 4
2011-05-12 GSK, NanoBio initiate two NB-001 Phase 3 trials in cold sores 0 None
2011-05-11 Two DIFICID Phase 3 trial data in C. difficile presented at DDW conference 0 None
2011-05-11 Majority of urban NYC women with hepatitis B do not receive education, subsequent care 0 None
2011-05-11 BioAlliance Pharma enters license deal with Sosei to commercialize Loramyc in Japan 0 None
2011-05-11 GlobalPost examines Pres. Obama's Global Health Initiative 0 None
2011-05-11 Two DIFICID Phase 3 study data in C. difficile presented at ECCMID conference 0 None
2011-05-11 Sosei acquires rights to Loramyc in Japan from BioAlliance Pharma 0 None
2011-05-11 Novel two-drug combination cures young patient with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis 0 None
2011-05-11 Patients with pneumonia more likely to die if they have Vitamin D deficiency 0 None
2011-05-11 3M introduces Clean-Trace Hygiene Management System for healthcare facilities 0 None
2011-05-11 FDA clears Meridian's new C. difficile immunoassay 0 None
2011-05-10 MIGMH awarded $2.1 million grant for STD/HIV regional educational center 0 None
2011-05-10 Dalbavancin surveillance antibiotic results for Gram-positive pathogens presented at ECCMID meeting 0 None
2011-05-10 HIV drugs can be used to target malaria and other parasitic diseases 0 None
2011-05-10 First study to look at birth-cohort screening outcomes for hepatitis C virus 0 None
2011-05-10 Study confirms LcS-fermented milk reduces fever linked with acute norovirus gastroenteritis 0 None
2011-05-10 Merck launches 'Hope Against Hepatitis C' education program 0 None
2011-05-10 Tetraphase presents TP-434, TP-2758 antibiotics study data against pathogens at ECCMID 0 None
2011-05-10 More than half of all adolescents accept free rapid HIV test after risk assessment survey 0 None
2011-05-10 Pheromone-based traps for monitoring and catching bed bugs 0 None
2011-05-10 Pfizer presents SA3Ag staphylococcal vaccine Phase 1 trial data at ECCMID/ICC 0 None
2011-05-10 Simple ultrasound examination may avoid complex tests for children with urinary tract infection 0 3
2011-05-10 Aethlon seeks FDA meeting for re-initiation of Hemopurifier IDE study 0 None
2011-05-10 New York Academy of Sciences to host symposium on cutting-edge HIV/AIDS vaccine research 0 None
2011-05-10 U.S. boosts Cote d'Ivoire commitment; polio vaccine campaign delayed in country's southern region 0 None
2011-05-10 Starpharma inks licence agreement in Japan with Okamoto for VivaGel-coated condoms 0 None
2011-05-10 Opinions: Democracy needed in epidemic outbreaks; U.S. food aid; development partnerships in Africa 0 None
2011-05-09 Uganda: First vaccination for GMZ2 malaria vaccine trial 0 None
2011-05-09 World's first urine-based tuberculosis diagnostics tool 0 None
2011-05-09 New GARDASIL data against Human Papillomavirus presented at EUROGIN conference 0 3
2011-05-09 Innovative detection practices may prevent liver diseases 0 None
2011-05-08 Parasites in human waste fertilizers alarm health experts 0 4
2011-05-07 Bruker launches MALDI Biotyper system for microbial identification at ECCMID 2011 0 None
2011-05-07 Current Opinion in Immunology journal publishes Inovio's article on DNA vaccines 0 None
2011-05-07 Researchers report unexpected finding in Staph aureus study in child care facilities 0 None
2011-05-07 Cempra to present solithromycin Phase 1 study data at ECCMID/ICC meeting 0 None
2011-05-07 New book explores the hidden world of viruses 0 None
2011-05-07 Latest research on HIV immunity can help develop vaccine 0 None
2011-05-07 African Progress Panel report highlights status of African economies at World Economic Forum on Africa 0 None
2011-05-07 Study: 73% of Los Angeles children need dental care 0 None
2011-05-07 MicroPhage receives FDA clearance for KeyPath MRSA/MSSA Blood Culture Test 0 None
2011-05-07 Roche seeks FDA clearance for fully automated Chlamydia and gonorrhoeae test 0 None
2011-05-07 Also in Global Health News: WHO highlights health care-associated infections; Niger food shortages, health care workers; Latin American food security 0 None
2011-05-07 Recent releases in Global Health 0 None
2011-05-06 Spotlight on the NDM-1 “superbug” highlights the long-standing but increasingly alarming situation of antibiotic resistance globally 0 None
2011-05-06 'Confluence of circumstances' resulted in Haitian cholera outbreak, U.N.-appointed panel says 0 None
2011-05-06 H. pylori DNA may help treat severe colitis 0 None
2011-05-06 Springer author earns ESCMID recognition for work in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases 0 None
2011-05-06 TB medication variations in private markets could harm treatment efforts, study says 0 None
2011-05-06 Opinions: U.S. support for maternal, child health; infection control at borders; the AMFm model; International Affairs budget; organizations supporting women 0 None
2011-05-06 Ben-Gurion U. researcher receives Gates Foundation grant to develop fast, low-cost malaria device 0 None
2011-05-06 Neutralizing antibodies generated by immunization associated with protection against SIV infection 0 None
2011-05-06 Study examines community-based HIV testing programs in Africa, Southeast Asia 0 None
2011-05-06 Researchers solve mysteries of chikungunya's emergence in Asia 0 None
2011-05-06 Furiex Pharmaceuticals to present two JNJ-Q2 antibiotic abstracts at ECCMID/ ICC congress 0 None
2011-05-06 Short courses of antibiotics safer for children with respiratory infections on ventilators 0 None
2011-05-06 Quest Diagnostics' Simplexa C. difficile test is now available in Europe 0 None
2011-05-05 Hendra virus alert among horse owners 0 None
2011-05-05 Researchers identify key mucus component in human gut that can kill parasitic worms 0 None
2011-05-05 New test can diagnose deadly human fungal infections 0 None
2011-05-05 NBA Cares, SAHM and Tulsa Shock guard partner for teen vaccine awareness campaign 0 None
2011-05-05 UCF to develop safe, inexpensive and effective polio vaccine 0 None
2011-05-05 Desmond Tutu calls on youth to lead next generation in HIV/AIDS fight 0 None
2011-05-05 Study: XMRV retrovirus is not present in chronic fatigue syndrome patients 2 None
2011-05-05 Targeting mosquito larvae and not adults could worsen dengue epidemics, study says 0 None
2011-05-04 Durata receives positive EMA Scientific Advice on dalbavancin clinical development plan 0 None
2011-05-04 Study: 15% of U.S. nursing homes receive infection control deficiency citation per year 0 None
2011-05-04 New research sheds light on origins of cryptococcal fungal infection 0 None
2011-05-04 FTC, FDA take action on unproven STD drug products 0 None
2011-05-04 Peripheral venous catheters cause over 10% of catheter-related bloodstream infections 0 None
2011-05-04 Immunetics receives NIH grant for new confirmatory test trial in Chagas' disease 0 None
2011-05-04 AHF cautions against fast track FDA-approval for expanded use of Gilead’s Truvada 0 None
2011-05-03 SBS explores ‘superbugs’ on Insight Tuesday 10th May 0 None
2011-05-03 Merial, GenVec extend deal to develop and commercialize foot-and-mouth disease vaccine 0 None
2011-05-03 NanoViricides' FluCide drug candidate greatly reduces lung viral load in animals 0 None
2011-05-03 Lopinavir can combat HPV-related cervical cancer 1 2.7
2011-05-03 Germ Genie is also effective against C.difficile infection 0 5
2011-05-03 Leeds hospitals fined over levels of superbug related cases 0 None
2011-05-03 South Australian man succumbs to Murray Valley Encephalitis 0 None
2011-05-03 Affinium announces AFN-1252 Phase I study results in staphylococcal infections 0 None
2011-05-03 HIV drugs may also combat parasitic diseases: Study 0 None
2011-05-03 More HIV infections linked to injection drug use in East Africa, report finds 0 None
2011-05-03 Smoking-related illnesses could kill up to 1b people this century, U.N. official says 0 None
2011-05-03 Washing hands with contaminated soap can increase bacterial infection 0 None
2011-05-03 Opinions: Population growth; global HIV response; global malaria fight; child brides 0 None
2011-05-03 Secondhand smoke is hazardous for children hospitalized with flu 0 None
2011-05-03 FDA clears ITI's FilmArray RP assay for respiratory virus detection 0 None
2011-05-03 Pregnant women with H1N1 more likely to have low birth weight baby 0 None
2011-05-02 Hospitals can implement preventive measures to reduce measles outbreak 0 None
2011-05-02 Young black MSM may face high risk of HIV infection 0 None
2011-05-02 New research sheds light on why young black males have high HIV infection rates 0 None
2011-05-02 MedImmune abstracts on influenza and RSV to be presented at PAS meeting 0 None
2011-05-02 Penn State launches unique oral hygiene approach for dementia patients 0 None
2011-05-02 Addison's patients with low cortisol levels more likely to get infections 0 5
2011-05-02 Obese pregnant women are less able to fight infections 0 None

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