Gas station installs blue lights to combat drug use

An unlikely front line has emerged in America's opioid epidemic: public restrooms.
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We present here the generation and characterization of cross-reactive antibodies to both SUDV and EBOV, which were produced in a cell-free system and protective against SUDV in mice. A non-human primate, cynomolgus macaque, was immunized with viral-replicon particles expressing the glycoprotein of SUDV-Boniface (8A). Two separate antibody fragment phage display libraries were constructed after four immunogen injections. Both libraries were screened first against the SUDV and a second library was cross-selected against EBOV-Kikwit. Sequencing of 288 selected clones from the two distinct libraries identified 58 clones with d...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
World Bank. 05/18/2018 This 75-page report from the International Vaccines Task Force (IVTF) proposes ways in which national governments and development partners can finance investments in clinical research capacity, and strengthen low- and middle-income countries'capacity to conduct and participate in a late-stage vaccine trial during an outbreak. It discusses how in the last five years, the world has been tested with serious challenges from two viral diseases: the Ebola outbreak between 2014 and 2016 in West Africa, and the Zika Virus outbreak that began in early 2016. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
World Health Organization. 05/2018 This 24-page report summarizes a meeting held on March 21-22, 2017, to review progress to date and advise on next steps for elucidating an epidemic risk index to be used in anticipating and preparing for infectious disease outbreaks at the country level. The participants were supportive of the approach and methodology toward an epidemic risk tool that would provide countries and partner agencies with information about specific structural drivers of epidemics, enabling them to enhance preparedness and response measures. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
DiscussionSo my perceptions that the number of the sorts of legal settlements of interest to us has likely been diminishing was accurate.  Unfortunately, rather than the decrease being due to better behavior, decresed reporting, or my laxity in case-finding, it now looks that US government efforts to combat bad behavior by big health care corporations and to hold top leaders of these organizations accountable is getting even more lax.So once again, with feeling... We seem to be sliding backwards in efforts to make the leaders of large health care organizations accountable, and particularly to combat the worse man...
Source: Health Care Renewal - Category: Health Management Tags: Donald Trump health care prices impunity kickbacks legal settlements Pfizer Source Type: blogs
Discovering your stress recovery personality lowers stress! According to my research, job stress is at epidemic levels.  Most stress reduction strategies tend toward the quiet, contemplative activities.  These activities work well for some people, but for others… sitting quietly and concentrating on their breathing increases their stress because they can’t shut off thinking about the things causing them stress. Border Collies need distracting, engaging, active activities to shut down the release of the stress hormone cortisol and allow the body to recover. Iguanas can calm the body and process cortis...
Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Award Winning Blog Job Stress Stress Management Source Type: blogs
I recently went to an infectious disease educational session sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Journal of Medicine called “Epidemics Gone Viral.” The focus was preparedness for the next epidemic, which may come from anywhere. John Brownstein talked about how its arrival will be monitored and reported using Twitter and artificial intelligence. With the meeting going viral with excitement as Bill Gates got on stage talking about technology and epidemic medicine, a thought popped in my head: What if the vector for the next epidemic is already at our fingertips — our mobile ph...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs
For most of us, springtime marks the return of life to a dreary landscape, bringing birdsong, trees in bud, and daffodils in bloom. But if you work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the coming of spring means the return of nasty diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes. The killjoys at CDC celebrated the end of winter with a bummer of a paper showing that infections spread by ticks doubled in the United States from 2004 to 2016. (Tick populations have exploded in recent decades, perhaps due to climate change and loss of biodiversity.) Lyme disease The most common infection spread by ticks in the US i...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Infectious diseases Source Type: blogs
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Source: HSR Information Central - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Since the novel avian influenza A H7N9 virus emerged in March 2013,1 it has triggered five epidemics of human infections in China.2-4 This virus causes severe and fatal respiratory diseases in humans, and many people infected with the H7N9 virus died due to severe pneumonia and its complications.5 A total of 1,564 laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).6 There were 135, 316, 226 and 121 cases reported in waves 1-4, respectively, with a declining trend.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Emergence and re-emergence of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in North America, Asia and Europe has caused severe economic loss to the global swine industry. However, the virome of PEDV infected pigs an...
Source: Virology Journal - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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