Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - August 2012

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2012-08-31 MDR-TB, XDR-TB more widespread than previously believed, study shows 0 None
2012-08-31 Scientists identify specific role of RESA protein in modulating blood circulation 0 None
2012-08-31 Blog examines study looking at role of stigma in HIV PMTCT 0 None
2012-08-31 New cholera cases after tropical storm do not amount to outbreak, Haitian officials say 0 None
2012-08-31 Janssen submits bedaquiline MAA with EMA for treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis 0 None
2012-08-31 Study estimates prevalence, severity and extent of periodontitis in adult U.S population 0 None
2012-08-31 Brazil expanding national HIV treatment program to include patients with higher CD4 cell counts 0 None
2012-08-31 Less than half of U.S. schools address pandemic preparedness in their school plan 0 None
2012-08-31 Researchers discover new immune response mechanism during infection 0 None
2012-08-31 Scientists open new front against cause of sleeping sickness 0 None
2012-08-31 New antibacterial coating on surgical sutures effectively reduces infections 0 None
2012-08-30 Guinea worm disease on verge of eradication, WHO reports 0 None
2012-08-30 Global guidance on bednet purchasing needed, analysis suggests 0 None
2012-08-30 Ambassador Rice lauds India's role in fighting polio, ensuring child survival 0 None
2012-08-30 India's contribution to global health R&D needs domestic, international support 0 None
2012-08-30 Cuban government says cholera outbreak that sickened 417, killed 3, has ended 0 None
2012-08-30 UTMB to offer HPV vaccination against cervical cancer 0 None
2012-08-30 Aidspan publishes new issue of 'Global Fund Observer' 0 None
2012-08-30 Global Fund Board approves 45 new two-year grants as part of Transitional Funding Mechanism 0 None
2012-08-30 Sri Lanka succeeds in reducing malaria cases by 99.9% since 1999 0 None
2012-08-30 Climate change associated with increased risk of avian flu transmission in wild birds 0 None
2012-08-30 Flu virus can be passed on before appearance of symptoms 0 None
2012-08-30 Israel's Ministry of Health approves Medgenics’ INFRADURE Phase I/II clinical trials for hepatitis C 1 None
2012-08-29 Antibiotic residues in meat can allow pathogenic bacteria to proliferate 0 None
2012-08-29 Bill Gates reflects on Angola's success against polio 0 None
2012-08-29 Washington Post examines Guinea worm eradication efforts 0 None
2012-08-29 Johns Hopkins' Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality receives Moore Foundation grant 0 None
2012-08-29 Global Fund, Nigeria sign agreements worth $225M to prevent, treat malaria 0 None
2012-08-29 Fear of stigma prevents pregnant women from seeking prenatal care, studies show 0 None
2012-08-29 Top 10 reasons to avoid flu shots this year 0 3
2012-08-29 Trudeau Institute study holds promise for improved prevention and treatment of bacterial infections 0 None
2012-08-29 Ethiopian government working to improve access to clean toilets, safe water for people living with HIV 0 None
2012-08-29 TaiMed, WuXi enter ibalizumab manufacturing agreement 0 None
2012-08-29 NYU-Poly creates ultra-sensitive biosensor to identify small single virus particles 0 None
2012-08-29 MMV390048 shows potent activity against multiple points in malaria parasite's lifecycle 0 None
2012-08-29 NUI Galway project hopes to deliver cost effective tool for rapid diagnosis of pneumonia 0 None
2012-08-29 Small, ingestible sensor can track patient medication intake, activity levels; Technology to be tested for TB treatment 0 None
2012-08-29 Merit Medical Systems, Catheter Connections enter DualCap distribution agreement 0 None
2012-08-28 Taliban undermining efforts to control polio in Pakistan 0 None
2012-08-28 High doses of vitamin B3 stimulate CEBPE gene, enhance WBCs’ ability to combat staph infections 0 None
2012-08-28 South Sudan refugee health situation 'alarming,' U.N. warns 0 None
2012-08-28 U.K. launches emergency response to fight cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone 0 None
2012-08-28 Process for setting new global development goals should be open, inclusive 0 None
2012-08-28 Cholera toxin binds differently to intestinal cells than previously thought 0 None
2012-08-28 Nicotinamide may combat antibiotic-resistance staph infections 0 4.5
2012-08-28 Haiti at risk of fresh cholera outbreak after tropical storm Isaac hits island nation 0 None
2012-08-28 FDA approves Gilead’s Stribild to treat HIV-1 infection 0 None
2012-08-28 Gilead Sciences receives FDA approval for Stribild to treat HIV-1 infection 0 None
2012-08-28 Roundup: Ga. AIDS Drug Assistance waiting list at zero; Mass. signs up for health law's disabled adults program 0 None
2012-08-27 Tris Pharma joins Perrigo to launch first ever store brand ER liquid cough/cold product 0 None
2012-08-27 Lunch boxes and school eating areas are hotspots for bacteria 0 None
2012-08-27 Oral FluCide drug candidates effective in reducing lung viral load: NanoViricides 0 4
2012-08-27 AIDS Healthcare Foundation acquires MOMS Pharmacy 0 None
2012-08-27 Detect-to-Protect project to measure performance of new sensors for biological agents 0 None
2012-08-26 PEI adjuvant improves effect of vaccines against flu, HIV and herpes 0 None
2012-08-26 International community must address MSM population in order to end AIDS epidemic 0 None
2012-08-26 Global Fund releases funding recommendations for Transitional Funding Mechanism 0 None
2012-08-26 Dominican Republic establishes commission to examine implications of including ART in country health plan 0 None
2012-08-26 Children more likely to pick up stomach infections from private water supplies 0 None
2012-08-24 Sierra Leone cholera outbreak continues to spread 0 None
2012-08-24 Bushmeat blamed for Ebola outbreak in DRC 0 None
2012-08-24 PathGEN signs Powered by Affymetrix Program agreement 0 None
2012-08-24 Novira secures $23M in Series A financing to support antiviral development for HBV, HIV 0 None
2012-08-24 Dartmouth’s professor shares news of DAR-901 TB vaccine development 0 None
2012-08-24 Pre-emptive therapy better than valacyclovir prophylaxis in treating CMV in transplant recipients 0 None
2012-08-24 Guidelines for parents to beat back-to-school bugs 0 None
2012-08-24 Study highlights importance of using appropriately treated water for sinus irrigation 0 None
2012-08-24 Researchers discover new way to disarm harmful bacteria 0 4
2012-08-24 Researchers create super-sensor that can detect even single samples of viruses 0 None
2012-08-24 Religion not a barrier to HIV testing, treatment, study finds 0 None
2012-08-24 New disease causes AIDS-like symptoms but not spread through virus 0 None
2012-08-24 The Wistar Institute, MSKCC partner to publish first annotated atlas of Epstein-Barr virus genome 0 None
2012-08-24 Scripps Research Institute scientist to uncover workings of the immune system 0 None
2012-08-24 Gates blog examines potential impact of improving access to contraceptives globally 0 None
2012-08-24 Bristol-Myers Squibb terminates BMS-986094 Phase II development for treatment of hepatitis C 0 None
2012-08-24 OUP, prestigious Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene journals announce partnership 0 None
2012-08-24 Influenza virus can change microRNA expression to control immune responses in human lung cells 0 None
2012-08-23 Researcher describes structure and function of tuberculosis efflux pump regulator 0 None
2012-08-23 Food insecure HIV-infected poor people more likely to visit ERs 0 None
2012-08-23 Blog examines Nicaragua's national deworming program 0 None
2012-08-23 New book sparks debate over whether vaccines cause autism 1 None
2012-08-23 University of Tübingen microbiologist wins 2012 Sofja Kovalevskaja Award 0 None
2012-08-23 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announces HIV vaccine initiative awards 0 None
2012-08-23 Nearly half of Lesotho population faces food insecurity in coming months, Prime Minister warns 0 None
2012-08-23 Mosquitoes in the U.S. can be infected with Chikungunya virus from Asia 0 None
2012-08-23 CDC-funded ACP program to increase adult immunization rates in five states 0 None
2012-08-23 Aeras, IDRI announce start of first ID93 + GLA-SE Phase I trial for tuberculosis 0 None
2012-08-23 New MMV framework to evaluate risk of resistance for antimalarials 0 None
2012-08-23 One blog examines GAVI Alliance's efforts to accelerate introduction of hepatitis B vaccines in developing countries 0 None
2012-08-23 Study identifies how RNA viruses hijack a host cell to multiply 0 None
2012-08-23 Link between specific weather conditions and dengue fever outbreaks 0 None
2012-08-22 New PrescribeWellness initiative aims to increase flu vaccination rates in the U.S. 0 None
2012-08-22 Study identifies certain small molecule chemicals that can disrupt quorum sensing in A. baumanni 0 None
2012-08-22 Musical memory organized at least partially independent of the hippocampus 0 None
2012-08-22 Child mortality at double emergency rate in South Sudan refugee camp, MSF reports 0 None
2012-08-22 International community must redouble efforts to ensure 'many' AIDS-free generations 0 None
2012-08-22 Clinical trial to test whether fecal transplantation is effective in treating relapsing C. difficile 1 None
2012-08-22 Chimpanzees from African sanctuaries carry drug-resistant strains of Staph 0 None
2012-08-22 Viewpoints: The importance of hepatitis C testing; Medicaid needs to provide coverage for circumcision 0 None
2012-08-22 Massachusetts Institute of Technology to honor IHME's health measurement expert 0 None
2012-08-22 NIAID announces 14 grants for basic research to identify new HIV vaccine approaches 0 None
2012-08-21 Declining circumcision rates in the US raise healthcare costs and disease risk 0 None
2012-08-21 Women in developing countries could play a major role in remedying sanitation and water crisis 1 None
2012-08-21 DR Congo reports Ebola outbreak near Uganda border 0 None
2012-08-21 WHO calls for emergency stockpile of cholera vaccine 0 None
2012-08-21 International community observes World Humanitarian Day 0 None
2012-08-21 World Mosquito Day marks 114 years of battle against malaria 0 None
2012-08-21 Sierra Leone declares cholera outbreak a national emergency 0 None
2012-08-21 Mali faces 'complex humanitarian emergency' as a result of displacement, food insecurity 0 None
2012-08-21 New statistical model predicts global decline in working-age adults to support elderly people 0 5
2012-08-21 Daily vitamin D intake protects against respiratory infections in children 0 None
2012-08-21 Researchers reveal possible drug targets to combat anthrax 0 None
2012-08-21 HIV home test popular among men with high risk sexual practices 0 None
2012-08-20 Injectable controlled-release capsules against gum disease 0 None
2012-08-20 Infectious disease rates are high among homeless people 0 5
2012-08-20 Paper-strip test could identify counterfeit versions of faked medicines in the world 0 3
2012-08-20 Secondhand smoke exposure decreases sensitivity to cough-eliciting respiratory irritants in children 0 None
2012-08-20 New birth-control strategy for mosquitoes can combat malaria 0 None
2012-08-18 CDC: Baby boomers should be tested for Hep C 0 None
2012-08-18 Ohio's three Clinical and Translational Science Award institutions establish IRB agreement 0 None
2012-08-18 USAID blog examines structural issues fueling HIV epidemic 0 None
2012-08-18 New book on malaria tells story of Plasmodium falciparum Genome Project 0 None
2012-08-18 CDC reports worst West Nile virus outbreak in the U.S. 0 None
2012-08-18 Pennsylvania Department of Health reports four confirmed and six probable cases of H3N2v flu 0 None
2012-08-18 FibeBiotics aims to prove benefits of polysaccharides in clinical trials 0 None
2012-08-18 Blog interviews health reporter regarding Haiti's cholera outbreak 0 None
2012-08-18 Viewpoints: Calif. health exchange off to good start; Fay Vincent on access problems for disabled; How 'upcoding' increases health costs 0 None
2012-08-17 Blog examines use of controversial HIV drug in Malawi 0 None
2012-08-17 Kenyan President announces additional funding for national AIDS response 0 None
2012-08-17 Retail medical clinic visits increase four-fold from 2007-2009 0 None
2012-08-17 Blog examines administration of zinc, rehydration salts to treat diarrhea in rural India 0 None
2012-08-17 Study helps explain how large DNA viruses undergo rapid evolution 0 None
2012-08-17 Curcumin shows promise in fighting devastating viruses 0 None
2012-08-17 Vancomycin may not always be the best choice for treatment of bloodstream infections 0 None
2012-08-17 Researchers identify molecular and protein signatures that predict HCV virus-induced liver injury 0 None
2012-08-17 CDC recommends hepatitis C screening for all patients born from 1945-1965 0 None
2012-08-16 Achieving AIDS-free generation worth more than Olympic gold 0 None
2012-08-16 U.S. military medical team supports Botswana HIV prevention efforts 0 None
2012-08-16 Gates looks to develop 'next-generation toilets' for developing world 0 None
2012-08-16 Human milk oligosaccharides may reduce risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission 0 None
2012-08-16 Scientists researching Ebola virus say vaccine 'unlikely' due to funding restraints 0 None
2012-08-16 India launches new laboratory for HIV vaccine research in collaboration with IAVI 0 None
2012-08-16 Medicago, IDRI receive FDA approval to commence Phase 1 H5N1 vaccine trial 0 None
2012-08-16 Special device provides evidence of how bloodstream infections begin 0 3
2012-08-16 Article describes novel technique to study interactions between HIV-1 and P. falciparum 0 1
2012-08-16 Researchers discover why people with sickle cell disease get milder cases of malaria 0 None
2012-08-16 Genocea commences GEN-003 Phase 1/2a study in moderate-to-severe HSV-2 infection 0 None
2012-08-16 Non-antibiotic compounds can prevent urinary tract infections 1 None
2012-08-15 CSIS report examines global polio eradication efforts 0 None
2012-08-15 Recognizing the role of international partnerships in global health 0 None
2012-08-15 Universal HIV treatment, if achieved, would not mean eradication of AIDS 0 None
2012-08-15 U.S. support of PEPFAR, Global Fund helping to achieve global AIDS, TB, malaria goals 0 None
2012-08-15 Overtreatment of malaria in central, south Asia leading to neglect of other diseases, study finds 0 None
2012-08-15 Catechins may help reduce neurological complications linked to HIV 0 None
2012-08-14 Antisense therapy shows promise in treating toxoplasmosis 0 None
2012-08-14 Lack of legislative action heading into congressional recess could impact global health funding 0 None
2012-08-14 Six manufacturers receive FDA approval to produce 2012-2013 flu vaccines 0 None
2012-08-13 Researchers solve hepatitis C vaccine mystery 0 5
2012-08-13 CBIS initiates CS-TATI-1 GMP development plan 0 None
2012-08-13 Fluorescent molecules 'tag' DNA and monitor looping process 0 None
2012-08-13 Wound dressing containing ionic silver capable of killing multidrug-resistant organisms 0 None
2012-08-13 NIH awards ADi Phase II SBIR grant to scan Plasmodium falciparum proteome for protective antigens 0 5
2012-08-13 Orally effective FluCide anti-influenza drug candidate 0 None
2012-08-13 Scientists discover new class of polymers that are resistant to bacterial attachment 0 None
2012-08-13 New 3-D view of the body's response to infection 0 None
2012-08-13 Insight into ubiquitin system 0 5
2012-08-13 Reducing copper in the body delays onset of prion disease 0 None
2012-08-13 Brain activity rapidly changes in olfactory regions following odor deprivation 0 None
2012-08-12 PharmAthene receives clinical hold order from FDA for SparVax rPA anthrax vaccine program 0 None
2012-08-10 U.S. visa policies kept sex workers, drug users from participating in AIDS 2012 0 None
2012-08-10 Breakthrough vaccine against deadly Nipah virus 0 None
2012-08-10 New life for forgotten technique in detecting resistant tuberculosis 0 None
2012-08-09 South Africa to become first PEPFAR country to 'nationalize' AIDS program 0 None
2012-08-09 Syrians in urgent need of life-saving medicines as fighting escalates, WHO warns 0 None
2012-08-09 Link between chronic exposure to staph bacteria and risk of lupus 0 4
2012-08-09 New HIV test helps researchers determine incidence, whether prevention strategies work 0 None
2012-08-09 President's Malaria Initiative contributing to 'major progress' against disease, should be expanded 0 None
2012-08-09 New method gives precise picture of how immune system works 0 None
2012-08-09 University of Nevada researcher to optimize new rapid test for melioidosis 0 None
2012-08-09 Covalon’s IV Clear antimicrobial clear silicone dressing to be presented at FIME 2012 0 None
2012-08-09 Pathologist identifies HPV DNA fragments in post-mortem samples after Gardasil vaccination 0 None
2012-08-08 Drug companies developing novel treatments for MDR-TB 0 None
2012-08-08 UAB program helps reduce incidence of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. 0 None
2012-08-08 Malawi launches week-long campaign to test 250,000 people for HIV 0 None
2012-08-08 Melinda Gates dedicates Tällberg Foundation prize money to Rotary International 0 None
2012-08-08 Clinton discusses global HIV efforts with South African officials during 11-day African tour 0 None
2012-08-08 Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement could restrict access to affordable, life-saving drugs 0 None
2012-08-08 Article describes feasibility and costs of active tuberculosis case finding project in Cape Town 0 None
2012-08-08 GeneXpert TB test maker Cepheid signs deals with PEPFAR, USAID, others to provide lower-cost kits 0 None
2012-08-08 Neutral-pressure IV connector eliminates catheter-related bloodstream infections in cancer patients 0 None
2012-08-08 Researchers help quell parents' worry about why infants seem to get sick so often 0 None
2012-08-08 Review explores whether HPV vaccination of young men is warranted and cost effective 0 None
2012-08-08 UMass Medical, Serum Institute of India partner on anti-rabies monoclonal antibody pivotal trial 0 None
2012-08-08 Communal violence in India forces up to 400,000 into overcrowded camps without sufficient food, water, medicine 0 None
2012-08-07 Creating new non-influenza vaccines: an interview with Julie Phillips, CEO of BioDiem 0 None
2012-08-07 Cannabis-based medications prove effective in relieving pain 0 None
2012-08-07 Advances in HIV/AIDS therapy and the International AIDS Conference: an interview with Professor Sharon Lewin 0 5
2012-08-07 IPS reports on efforts to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission at public hospital in Cameroon 0 None
2012-08-07 Commercial cattle vaccine can effectively reduce levels of E. coli by more than 50% 0 None
2012-08-06 Clinton expresses concern over HIV in Uganda, stops in Malawi on 11-day African tour 0 None
2012-08-06 Uganda Ebola virus outbreak under control, WHO says 0 None
2012-08-06 Mylan launches 18 antiretroviral products in India to treat HIV/AIDS 0 None
2012-08-06 Aquapharm discovers new antibiotic compound against multi-drug resistant bacteria 0 None
2012-08-06 Genocea announces new data that supports novel approach for development of HSV-2 vaccine 1 3
2012-08-06 Public Health Wales uses Luminex's xTAG GPP for outbreak investigations during Olympic events 0 None
2012-08-03 Drug molecules designed for influenza may be adapted to treat other viruses 0 None
2012-08-03 Science magazine recaps issues discussed at AIDS 2012 0 None
2012-08-03 Panel discussion looks back on AIDS 2012, explores possible topics for AIDS 2014 0 None
2012-08-03 Study investigates standard practices for insertion and management of urinary catheters 0 None
2012-08-03 Investment in health systems 'a critical prerequisite' in beginning to end AIDS 0 None
2012-08-03 Mylan licenses rights to produce and market generic versions of Gilead HIV/AIDS therapies 0 None
2012-08-03 Financial Times publishes special report focusing on global health policy issues 0 None
2012-08-03 Clinton tours health center in Senegal's capital on first stop of 10-day Africa trip 0 None
2012-08-03 Partners in health reports on efforts to curb Haiti's cholera epidemic using oral vaccinations 0 None
2012-08-03 Rodent study shows potential for development of more virulent malaria if 'leaky' vaccine used 0 None
2012-08-03 Change in drug policy needed to reverse HIV/AIDS epidemic in Eastern Europe, Central Asia 0 None
2012-08-03 PEPFAR announces $60M initiative to support implementation of science research, evaluation programs 0 None
2012-08-03 Australian scientists discover new virus in bats 0 None
2012-08-02 Access to dental care alone is not sufficient to meet oral health needs of adults with I/DD 0 4
2012-08-02 Changing behavior in Haiti to prevent cholera poses challenges 0 None
2012-08-02 U.S. bipartisanship fundamental to continued progress against HIV/AIDS 0 None
2012-08-02 Number of suspected Ebola cases in Uganda rises to 36; Outbreak has killed 14 0 None
2012-08-02 President Clinton delivers 'energizing call to action' at AIDS 2012 closing session 0 None
2012-08-02 U.N. SG Ban names 26 members to high-level advisory panel for development agenda 0 None
2012-08-02 Researchers report one-third cut in the rate of lethal SSIs after colorectal operations 0 None
2012-08-02 SPECT/CT with 99mTc-HMPAO-WBC can improve diagnosis of infectious endocarditis 0 None
2012-08-01 USAID releases newest issue of online newsletter 0 None
2012-08-01 HIV people with high CD4 counts could work more hours per week 0 None
2012-08-01 IRIN examines HIV prevention efforts among IDUs in Thailand 0 None
2012-08-01 Keeping orphans in communities 'won't end AIDS' but 'will help AIDS orphans' 0 None
2012-08-01 GSK begins shipping the first lots of 2012-2013 seasonal influenza vaccines 0 None
2012-08-01 Devex assesses HIV/AIDS funding, initiatives of 5 leading donor countries in 2011 0 None
2012-08-01 Scientists decode stability blueprint of rhomboid enzyme 0 5
2012-08-01 Médecins Sans Frontières help fight Ebola outbreak in Uganda 0 None
2012-08-01 Intraluminal protection device outperforms two negative-pressure IV connectors in MECH research 0 None
2012-08-01 HIV would 'remain a threat' even if world achieved 'AIDS-free generation' by any definition 0 None
2012-08-01 Poor sleep can reduce effectiveness of vaccines 0 None
2012-08-01 Guardian's Boseley says USAID's Shah concerned about Europe's commitment to global health issues 0 None


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