Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - January 2012

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2012-01-31 Anti-malarial treatment available to millions of poor Nigerians at a fraction of its normal cost 0 None
2012-01-31 Major effort to tackle neglected tropical diseases 0 None
2012-01-31 Large public-private partnership announced to speed progress against NTDs 0 None
2012-01-31 Clorox launches new H2O2 cleaner disinfectant wipes and spray 0 None
2012-01-31 New general manager discusses future of Global Fund with Wall Street Journal 0 None
2012-01-31 CDC models show scaling up ART for HIV treatment can save money over time 0 None
2012-01-31 HSP40/70 linked to hepatitis C infection 0 None
2012-01-31 Fears of cholera outbreak arise in Zimbabwe after more than 800 cases of typhoid reported 0 None
2012-01-31 New HIS guidelines to minimize surgical infections in day centers, primary care 0 None
2012-01-31 UNAIDS says Africa must rely less on foreign aid for HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention programs 0 None
2012-01-31 GRANITE program to aid in development of new TB fighting methods 0 None
2012-01-31 Experts to discuss controversial studies on avian flu virus at live event 0 None
2012-01-31 Abbott, DNDi partner to research on new treatments for NTDs 0 None
2012-01-31 Cook Medical, Cardinal Health partner to distribute CVC procedural kits in North America 0 None
2012-01-30 Idaho Technology submits FilmArray Respiratory Panel for FDA 510(k) clearance 0 None
2012-01-30 Bird flu detected in Victoria spurs action 0 None
2012-01-30 Reflecting on Africa's successes, challenges in fight against malaria 0 None
2012-01-30 New HIS guidelines to minimise surgical infection in day centres and primary care 0 None
2012-01-30 Previewing inaugural Malaria Policy Advisory Committee 0 None
2012-01-30 NSABB explanation of decision to recommend censoring of bird flu research expected soon 0 None
2012-01-30 Leprosy pathogen exploits micro-RNAs to weaken immune response 0 None
2012-01-30 Study investigates how bacteria change their disguise to evade vaccines 0 None
2012-01-30 Researchers describe malarial enzymes responsible for Vitamin B6 biosynthesis with atomic 3D structures 0 None
2012-01-30 Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California hosts 2012 Annual Conference 0 None
2012-01-30 International Roadmap for TB Research outlines priorities 0 None
2012-01-30 Global Health Frontline News examines clean cookstove efforts in Tanzania 0 None
2012-01-30 IGC researcher awarded ERC Advanced Grant for tissue damage study 0 None
2012-01-30 Ban calls on business leaders to increase investment in women's education, health at WEF 0 None
2012-01-30 Access to, use of sanitation systems cuts odds of worm infection in half, study review shows 0 None
2012-01-30 Nanotechnology firm to develop test for handheld biosensors to detect deadly pathogens 0 None
2012-01-30 Two initiatives launched at WEF with aim of ending new HIV infections among children by 2015 0 None
2012-01-30 Researchers study new strategies to treat patients with influenza 0 None
2012-01-30 Addressing TB prevention, treatment among migrant populations 0 None
2012-01-29 HPV transmission via oral sex practices suggests research 0 None
2012-01-29 DNA sequencing for difficult diagnoses of mitochondrial diseases may hit clinics soon 0 None
2012-01-27 Prevalence of oral HPV infection more common among men: Study 0 None
2012-01-27 Watching transformation of the Global Fund on its 10th anniversary 0 None
2012-01-27 Study explores links between antiretroviral prophylaxis, cleft lip and palate 0 None
2012-01-27 More than 40% of world's population at risk of dengue, WHO fact sheet states 0 None
2012-01-27 DWH signs collaboration agreement with CPDD 0 None
2012-01-27 Bird flu investigator says continuation of research remains 'urgent' despite moratorium 0 None
2012-01-27 Responding to emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis 0 None
2012-01-27 Reflecting on Global Fund's decade of accomplishment, looking forward to challenges ahead 0 None
2012-01-27 Gates pledges $750 million to Global Fund 0 None
2012-01-27 Mass. Eye and Ear cornea specialist wins RPB Senior Scientific Investigator Award 0 None
2012-01-27 MSF warns about lack of access to antiretroviral treatment in DRC, urges government, donor action 0 None
2012-01-27 New technique to overcome genetic oddity of P. falciparum 0 None
2012-01-27 Gates urges governments, wealthy donors not to cut aid to poor countries; Annual letter sets foundation's priorities 0 None
2012-01-25 New study aims to prevent bacterial infections in sub-Saharan African kids 0 None
2012-01-25 U.S. military provides medical care, education services to women, children in Tanzania 0 None
2012-01-25 U.K. government to increase NTD spending fivefold between 2011 and 2015 0 None
2012-01-25 Universal access to HIV treatment can be achieved 0 3.5
2012-01-25 South Africa's population would be 4.4M more if not for AIDS, data show 0 None
2012-01-25 Celebrating polio eradication efforts in India with 'Guarded optimism' 0 None
2012-01-25 Only one in five young adults received a swine flu shot during 2009-2010 epidemic 0 None
2012-01-25 AIDS journal now available for the iPad 0 None
2012-01-25 OraQuick HIV1/2 test as accurate as traditional blood test 0 None
2012-01-24 Genoscience, BioLineRx to develop and commercialize BL-8020 for HCV 0 None
2012-01-24 Gilead commences GS-7340 Phase 2 trial in HIV 0 None
2012-01-24 Cholesterol receptor allows entry of HCV virus into human liver cells 0 None
2012-01-24 Mass. Gov. again seeks health insurance payment overhaul; Iowa lawmakers review denial of health coverage to residents with HIV 0 None
2012-01-24 No whooping cough deaths in California in one whole year 0 None
2012-01-24 Gal-pagos reptiles living near human settlements harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria 0 None
2012-01-24 Voluntary action by two research teams to halt work on H5N1 lauded 0 None
2012-01-24 Address drug resistant pathogens as part of 'next stage of global health' 0 None
2012-01-24 Settling controversy surrounding bird flu research will not be easy 0 None
2012-01-24 UNL project to reduce Shiga-toxin producing E. coli threat 0 None
2012-01-24 Scientists halt bird flu research for 60 days amid safety concerns 0 None
2012-01-24 U.S. should assume leadership role in saving Global Fund 0 None
2012-01-24 Pakistan's polio eradication program facing challenges after increase in cases last year 0 None
2012-01-24 China releases updated statistics on HIV/AIDS 0 None
2012-01-24 International HIV/AIDS Alliance releases report examining potential effects of Global Fund shortfall 1 None
2012-01-24 New maps, online portal reveal current global pattern of malaria 0 None
2012-01-24 Elderly patients more likely to develop respiratory or gastrointestinal infections after ED visits 0 None
2012-01-24 Pets help women manage HIV/AIDS: Study 0 None
2012-01-23 Study explains how bacterial biofilms expand to form slimy mats on teeth, surgical instruments 0 None
2012-01-23 Cooperation needed to fight TB 0 None
2012-01-23 FDA clears Alere Influenza A&B Test 0 None
2012-01-23 Duke team creates vaccine adjuvant of nanoparticles that target lymph nodes 0 None
2012-01-21 UNAIDS officials say progress being made against HIV/AIDS in Africa, Asia 0 None
2012-01-21 India's Ministry of Health dismisses claims of 'totally drug-resistant' TB 0 None
2012-01-21 Debate over publication of bird flu studies continues in journal opinion pieces 0 None
2012-01-21 Exploring how Peru is addressing drug-resistant TB 0 None
2012-01-21 Resources dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS among MSM 'grossly inefficient,' report says 0 None
2012-01-21 Cutting military medical research funding would jeopardize health of U.S. troops, world's poorest 0 None
2012-01-20 Retail pork products in the U.S. have higher prevalence of MRSA bacteria 0 None
2012-01-20 More than half of high-risk Americans do not receive HBV vaccination 0 None
2012-01-20 MSU focuses on cultural competency to help turn tide of new infections 0 None
2012-01-20 Blog interviews UCLA professor about highly drug-resistant TB 0 None
2012-01-20 Cote d'Ivoire continues to need humanitarian assistance, U.N. official says 0 None
2012-01-20 Shortages of anti-infective drugs can put patients at risk and alter clinical care 0 None
2012-01-20 New research could lead to cheaper, easier production of malaria drug artemisinin 0 None
2012-01-20 About half of eligible and due services are missed during PHEs 0 None
2012-01-20 Antimicrobial impregnated scrubs effective in reducing MRSA 0 None
2012-01-19 Harare maternity clinics reportedly conducting compulsory HIV/AIDS tests on pregnant women 0 None
2012-01-19 Georgetown professors explore balance of national security and scientific freedom 0 None
2012-01-19 New vaccine for deadly meningococcus B 0 1
2012-01-19 New AACN Practice Alert on catheter-associated urinary tract infections 0 None
2012-01-19 Study demonstrates possibility of curing hepatitis C without use of interferon 0 None
2012-01-19 Aspirin may benefit HIV-infected women at risk of cervical cancer 0 None
2012-01-19 The AJMS publishes updates on type 2 diabetes, STIs 0 None
2012-01-19 Community health workers vital to improving health care in Africa 0 None
2012-01-19 New York Times examines history of malaria drug artemisinin 1 None
2012-01-19 Assessing the cost of polio eradication efforts 0 None
2012-01-19 Risks of modifying flu strains to become highly transmissible in humans outweigh benefits 0 None
2012-01-19 NGOs in Balkan countries to establish regional body to fight HIV/AIDS stigma, discrimination 0 None
2012-01-19 USAID's worldwide polio eradication coordinator addresses India's polio progress, global efforts 0 None
2012-01-19 New combo drug helps suppress hepatitis C genotype 1 infection 0 None
2012-01-19 PfSET10 molecule plays a crucial role in malaria infection 0 None
2012-01-19 Soligenix reports results from long-term stability studies of SGX204 anthrax vaccine 0 None
2012-01-19 Gilead Sciences receives FDA approval for Viread to treat pediatric HIV infection 0 None
2012-01-19 Scientists crack genetic code for Schistosoma haematobium 0 None
2012-01-19 Bristol-Myers Squibb agrees purchase of Inhibitex for $2.5Bn 0 None
2012-01-19 TB associated with EGFR mutations in patients with lung adenocarcinoma 0 None
2012-01-19 Alpha-hemolysin may play an unexpected role in UTIs 0 None
2012-01-18 Counterfeit malaria drugs endanger millions of lives 0 None
2012-01-18 Indian, WHO officials to meet to discuss managing cases of highly drug-resistant TB 0 None
2012-01-18 Global Fund executive director urges Ukraine to step up efforts to fight HIV/AIDS 0 None
2012-01-18 WHO to take lead role in addressing controversial bird flu research, official says 0 None
2012-01-18 Researchers to anticipate and track risk for infectious disease outbreak at London Olympics 0 None
2012-01-18 Paragon receives JVAP-CBMS contract from DoD 0 None
2012-01-18 Study examines effect of MELD score-based allocation on post-liver transplant kidney failure 0 None
2012-01-18 WHO's Chan urges new approach to preventing, fighting diseases at Executive Board meeting 0 None
2012-01-18 India applauded for marking one year without polio, but urged to also focus on other diseases 0 None
2012-01-18 Ivera receives new FDA clearance for Curos disinfecting port protector 0 None
2012-01-18 U.S. to provide nearly $1B over five years to Bangladesh for poverty, health, agriculture programs 0 None
2012-01-18 Counterfeit, substandard drugs threaten progress in controlling malaria in Africa, researchers report 0 None
2012-01-18 Afghan President Karzai urges Taliban to allow polio vaccination teams into insurgent-controlled areas 0 None
2012-01-18 Researchers develop simple process for synthesis of artemisinin 0 5
2012-01-17 Totally drug resistant Tuberculosis hits India 0 None
2012-01-17 Almac, MGB Biopharma partner to manufacture MGB-BP3 gram positive antibacterial compound 0 None
2012-01-17 Pevion announces further data from clinical study of PEV7 therapeutic Candida vaccine 0 None
2012-01-17 UI chemists debunk misconception about amphotericin 0 None
2012-01-17 New 20-minute procedure effective in treating perforations of the eardrum 0 None
2012-01-17 Study examines weather patterns around the time of flu pandemics 0 None
2012-01-17 Matted lymph nodes may predict throat cancer metastasis 0 None
2012-01-17 New way to block HCV infection in the liver 0 None
2012-01-15 One year and no recorded polio cases in India 0 None
2012-01-13 HHS Secretary Sebelius helps India mark one year since last recorded polio case 0 None
2012-01-13 Despite one year without polio cases, threat of disease still looms in India 0 None
2012-01-13 Al Jazeera examines candidate malaria vaccine, other ongoing efforts to thwart the disease 0 None
2012-01-13 Suing others for spread of disease ignores dynamics of infectious disease 0 None
2012-01-13 Many seniors with kidney disease are good candidates for transplants 0 None
2012-01-13 Wildlife products smuggled into U.S. pose potential human health risk, study suggests 0 None
2012-01-13 Study describes first known case of necrotizing fasciitis from bath salts 1 5
2012-01-13 WHO to convene meeting on yaws eradication efforts based on study of oral treatment 0 None
2012-01-13 Three Democratic Senators express concern over distribution of U.S. Haitian earthquake aid 0 None
2012-01-13 Non-toxin vaccine shows promise against lethal anthrax infection 0 None
2012-01-13 India marking health achievement in polio-free year but cautious optimism remains among some experts 0 None
2012-01-13 New lab test quickly identifies bacterium responsible for staph infections 0 None
2012-01-13 NIH official discusses reaction to bird flu studies, development of publishing mechanism in Nature interview 0 None
2012-01-13 African bats have antibodies that neutralize deadly Hendra virus 0 None
2012-01-13 International health groups ally to fight cholera in Haiti; Officials emphasize need for sanitation infrastructure 0 None
2012-01-12 Reaching WHO PMTCT goal in Zimbabwe 0 None
2012-01-12 National Biosecurity Board to review state of bird flu research 0 None
2012-01-12 New NIST clinical SRM can help in accurate CMV detection and treatment 0 5
2012-01-12 COPDF announces expansion of Bronchiectasis Research Registry 0 None
2012-01-12 HIV/AIDS awareness workshop held in Pakistan 0 None
2012-01-12 Office-based medical practice can promote vaccination in adults 0 None
2012-01-12 Study confirms condom use reduces risk of HIV infection by 78% 0 None
2012-01-12 Investing in Frontline Health Workers effective in saving lives of mothers, children 0 None
2012-01-12 Children with autism, gastrointestinal symptoms have high levels of Sutterella in their gut 0 None
2012-01-12 Frontline Health Workers Coalition launches initiative to add 1M health care workers in developing countries 0 None
2012-01-12 Low-voltage alternating current can effectively eradicate E. coli on beef 0 None
2012-01-11 HHS to spend nearly $1.8M to review research volunteer rules, fight STDs in Guatemala; DOJ asks related lawsuit to be dismissed 0 None
2012-01-11 Potential human health risk from illegal wildlife trade 0 None
2012-01-11 Restricting publication of H5N1 research 'more perilous' than threat of biological warfare 0 None
2012-01-11 Findings on cell working could lead to test and therapy for kidney failure caused by E. coli 0 None
2012-01-11 Social media faster than traditional sources in tracking cholera in Haiti, study says 0 None
2012-01-11 Prevalence of cirrhosis may climb among older Americans 0 None
2012-01-11 Rwanda working to meet 2013 goal to medically circumcise 50% of men for HIV prevention 3 1
2012-01-11 Intestinal worm infections may not be bad 0 None
2012-01-11 TB screening, treatment program working to decrease caseload in Kenya 0 None
2012-01-11 Human health depends on mosquito's immune response to pathogens 0 None
2012-01-11 Agilent, Integrated Diagnostics partner to improve protein-based LC/MS assays 0 None
2012-01-11 Precise diagnostic algorithm for fibrosis in HCV patients reduces need for liver biopsy 0 None
2012-01-11 New possibilities for effective treatment of psoriasis 0 4
2012-01-11 Third-party to prepare FDA submittals for NanoLogix 0 None
2012-01-11 Aid group tracks down likely first case in Haiti's cholera outbreak 0 None
2012-01-11 Infectious disease-fighting drugs could be designed to block pathogen's entry into cells 0 None
2012-01-11 Decorative fountain in hospital linked to 2010 Wisconsin outbreak of Legionnaires' disease 0 None
2012-01-11 Warwick researchers and Canadian scientists partner in new project on antibiotic resistance 0 None
2012-01-10 END7 campaign aims to combat seven major NTDs by 2020 0 None
2012-01-10 Report on the value of 'Google Flu Trends' for emergency departments 0 None
2012-01-10 Nigerian leaders sign onto Gates immunization challenge 1 None
2012-01-10 Concerns over using ARV therapy as prevention strategy 0 None
2012-01-10 Cases of totally drug-resistant TB reported in India 0 None
2012-01-10 Haiti faces 'largest' cholera epidemic in modern history, PAHO says 0 None
2012-01-10 CMS increases NLA for T-SPOT.TB test's CPT code 86481 0 None
2012-01-10 Congressional delegation visits Africa to assess impact of U.S.-sponsored projects 0 None
2012-01-10 Modified probiotics could one day decrease risk of Listeria infection 0 None
2012-01-10 CNBG, Aeras reach final agreement to develop new TB vaccines 0 None
2012-01-09 Positive interim data from Idenix IDX184 12-week phase IIb trial on HCV 0 None
2012-01-09 Idenix Pharmaceuticals makes progress with its HCV development pipeline 0 None
2012-01-09 Sangamo BioSciences starts Phase 2 clinical studies to develop functional cure for HIV/AIDS 0 5
2012-01-09 Presidio completes PPI-668 Phase 1a study on hepatitis C 0 None
2012-01-09 Colby's JVRS-100 enhances immunogenicity, cross-protective efficacy of H5N1 influenza vaccine 0 None
2012-01-09 MPIIB, QIAGEN partner to develop latent TB diagnostic test 0 None
2012-01-08 Anthrax defenses need to be strengthened say experts 0 None
2012-01-07 Kenyan government adopts new HIV testing guidelines following WHO recall 0 2
2012-01-07 Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide free influenza and Tdap vaccines 0 None
2012-01-07 Stimflora launches new dietary health product 0 None
2012-01-07 Governments must rethink policies surrounding biosecurity, not resort to censorship 0 None
2012-01-07 WHO confirms bird flu cases in Egypt, China 0 None
2012-01-07 Street News Service/IPS examine challenges of fighting HIV/AIDS in a Senegalese prison 0 None
2012-01-07 Researchers crack structure and function of malarial protein 0 None
2012-01-07 Research roundup: New ethics guidelines for doctors urge cost consideration; HIV testing in teens 0 None
2012-01-07 FDA approval of raltegravir offers new weapon to treat HIV infection in children 0 None
2012-01-06 UNC HIV researcher Cohen discusses his work, HPTN 052 0 None
2012-01-06 New HIV vaccine candidates show promise in monkeys 0 None
2012-01-06 IRIN examines risk of waterborne diseases in Zimbabwe 0 None
2012-01-06 Bringing health solutions to women, children 0 None
2012-01-06 CSIS's Morrison discusses 'end of aids' 0 None
2012-01-06 British Columbia's 'treatment-as-prevention strategy' helping to reduce HIV/AIDS cases, deaths 0 None
2012-01-06 Olympus adds dissolvable sinus spacing and hemostat products to ENT portfolio 0 None
2012-01-06 Tetragenetics reports results from G-SOME H5N1 vaccine preclinical study 0 None
2012-01-06 Researchers identify potential target for schistosomiasis vaccine 0 None
2012-01-05 Hepatitis C vaccine succeeds in an early phase clinical trial 0 None
2012-01-05 Regular moderate exercise reduces risk of catching cold-like infections 0 None
2012-01-05 Boulder Diagnostics, RUNMC enter agreement to market Lyme disease diagnostic test 2 None
2012-01-05 Novel vaccine combinations can protect against infection by SIV 0 None
2012-01-05 Doctors may need to adjust seizure drug doses for people with HIV/AIDS: New AAN guideline 0 None
2012-01-05 Sri Lankan Presidential Task Force against dengue seeing success 0 None
2012-01-05 Study assesses reasons for continued lack of success in prevention, control of Lyme disease 0 None
2012-01-05 BBC examines eastern DRC's battle with malaria 0 None
2012-01-05 Licorice root may play a role in treating and preventing gum disease, tooth decay 0 None
2012-01-05 Ethiopia's PMTCT plan needs men to participate in order to reach goal, experts say 0 None
2012-01-05 FDA issues order prohibiting certain uses of cephalosporins in food-producing animals 0 None
2012-01-05 Investigational HSV vaccine shows promise against two genital herpes diseases 1 None
2012-01-05 Study reveals factors associated with prevention, control of HIV infection 0 None
2012-01-04 Scientists determine structure of endomannosidase enzyme 1 None
2012-01-04 Working in Kazakhstan to end HIV stigma, discrimination 0 None
2012-01-04 PlusNews highlights 10 major HIV headlines of 2011 0 None
2012-01-04 Foreign aid to MICs needs 'more sophisticated approach' instead of cuts 0 None
2012-01-04 WHO issues warning about risks of research on human engineered bird flu 1 None
2012-01-04 India's successful polio vaccination campaign could bring first disease-free year 0 None
2012-01-04 State Department fact sheets examine cholera, food security, health progress in Haiti 0 None
2012-01-04 Researchers show how modern science can unlock mysteries of the past 0 None
2012-01-04 J&J will not join Medicines Patent Pool; Company's pharma head says mechanism could 'cause disaster' 0 None
2012-01-04 Scientists discover chemical compound that inhibits poxviruses from replicating 0 None
2012-01-04 Two new studies offer clearer picture of rise of hepatocellular carcinoma 0 None
2012-01-04 Vioguard self-sanitizing computer keyboard receives FDA clearance 0 None
2012-01-04 Woman's ovarian cycle plays an important role in her susceptibility to infection 0 None
2012-01-03 Bird flu updates 0 None
2012-01-03 Changes in mouth bacteria precede development of pneumonia in hospital patients 0 None
2012-01-02 Scientists show how HCV virus hijacks miR-122 in liver cells 0 None
2012-01-02 Tamiflu resistant flu on the rise: Study 1 None
2012-01-02 Chinese man dies of bird flu 0 None
2012-01-01 Mosquito borne Murray Valley Encephalitis warnings for NSW and North Victoria 1 None
2012-01-01 Columbus’s crew may have brought back syphilis: Study 0 1


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