Zimbabwe: How A Community-Based Approach to Mental Health Is Making Strides

[The Conversation Africa] In Africa, epidemics are associated with outbreaks like cholera and measles or HIV and tuberculosis. Mental health would possibly be the last item on anyone's list of big health challenges.
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Maziar Divangahi, Nargis Khan, Eva Kaufmann
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
China's confirms first African swine fever outbreak in Guangdong province, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday
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One of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history continues to worsen in the Democratic Republic of Congo with as many as 319 people now dead.
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CONCLUSIONSThis study has found that 21.4% of newly identified bone lesions in patients with a single known malignancy were not clinically associated with their primary tumor. Furthermore, 3.4% of these were newly discovered malignant bone tumors. The presence of clinical symptoms was identified to be a significant factor affecting whether a new bone lesion was clinically linked to a patient's primary malignancy. It is therefore recommended that active biopsy should be performed on newly found bone lesions of patients with primary malignant tumors, especially on asymptomatic patients or those whose lesions are unidentified...
Source: Journal of Bone Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
US Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday urged parents and teachers to help curb the vaping 'epidemic' among teenagers before young people harm their health and get addicted.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
AbstractThe duodenoscope is among the most complex medical instruments that undergo disinfection between patients. Transmission of infection by contaminated scopes has remained a challenge since its inception. Notable risk factors for pathogen transmission include non-adherence to disinfection guidelines, encouragement of biofilm deposition due to complex design and surface defects and contaminated automated endoscope reprocessors. The most common infections following endoscopy are endogenous infections involving the patient ’s own gut flora. Exogenous infections, on the other hand, are associated with contaminated s...
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
AbstractThe present study describes assessment of sanitary measures in piggeries of Benue State, Nigeria, to identify the risk factors of African swine fever. Questionnaires were distributed to 74 respondents consisting of piggery owners and attendants in different piggeries across 12 local government areas (LGAs) to collect data for this study. Sanitary measures in piggeries were observed to be generally very poor, though respondents admitted being aware of ASF. Piggeries located within 1-km radius of a slaughter slab (OR  = 9.2, 95% CI 3.0–28.8;p 
Source: Tropical Animal Health and Production - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Sagan The recent emergence and rapid geographic expansion of Zika virus (ZIKV) poses a significant challenge for public health. Although historically causing only mild febrile illness, recent ZIKV outbreaks have been associated with more severe neurological complications, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome and fetal microcephaly. Here we demonstrate that two contemporary (2015) ZIKV isolates from Puerto Rico and Brazil may have increased replicative fitness in human astrocytoma cells. Over a single infectious cycle, the Brazilian isolate replicates to higher titers and induces more severe cytopathic effects in ...
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Publication date: March 2019Source: LWT, Volume 102Author(s): E.V. Arias-Rios, G.R. Acuff, A. Castillo, L.M. Lucia, S.E. Niebuhr, J.S. DicksonAbstractOnion powder and talc were inoculated with one of three groups of Salmonella enterica or a putative surrogate, Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354, and the radiation sensitivity of S. enterica was compared to E. faecium. For both inoculated onion powder and inoculated talc, D10-values were greater for E. faecium than any of the three groups of S. enterica. The survival of E. faecium in irradiated talc was used to estimate the potential survival of S. enterica in irradiated spice...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
The Office of the US Surgeon General has officially declared e-cigarette use in youth an epidemic and called on the federal government, parents, teachers, government, and healthcare professionals to help stem the tide.Medscape Medical News
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