Flu epidemic is crippling America particularly kids

While this year's epidemic is still shy of the devastating death toll seen in 2014/2015, officials warn the rate of cases is severe, and this season is set to be the second-worst on record, the CDC says.
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Abstract Global AIDS guidelines have prioritized the expansion of HIV testing among the groups most exposed to the virus, such as those referred to as men who have sex with men (MSM). This paper analyses the relationships between the production of prevention strategies and sexual moralities based on the results of a systematic review of academic literature about testing with gays and MSM (2005-2015, using the PubMed, Sociological Abstract and Lilacs databases). The analysis of 65 articles reveals the recruitment strategies for identifying target-subjects and how they are held responsible for their serological self-surveill...
Source: Physis: Revista de Saude Coletiva - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
[IPS] Johannesburg -Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa's wealthy economic hub, Sandton.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
A victims' group calls for support after a study highlights suicide attempts following terrorist incidents.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
With increasing efforts being made to address the current global obesity epidemic, wearable devices and mobile health ("mHealth") technology have emerged as promising tools for promoting physical activity. However, current literature seems to indicate that these new technologies may serve best as part of a larger overall health plan, rather than working alone to encourage weight loss.
Source: eHealth News EU - Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news
AbstractZika virus (ZIKV) is a flavivirus endemic in Africa and Southern Asian countries, which has recently emerged in unprecedented epidemic proportions around the world. Although ZIKV infection is often asymptomatic or distinguished by non-specific influenza-like symptoms, an increase in its pathogenicity and biological behavior has been the hallmark of the current pandemic. Increasing evidence suggests that neurotropic strains of ZIKV have evolved from less pathogenic strains of the virus. Neurological manifestations of ZIKV infection include a spectrum of congenital and non-congenital clinical entities, however visual...
Source: Journal of NeuroVirology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The growing prevalence of physician burnout and its grave harms are now recurring headlines. Among specialists, neurologists have a particularly high risk of burnout.1 In recognition of the seriousness of this problem to American neurology, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) empaneled a task force to study the problem in all its dimensions, including career satisfaction, work–life balance, and well-being. Their recent reports on the prevalence, causes, consequences, and mitigation of the epidemic of neurologist burnout and the possible strategies to enhance career satisfaction should be studied carefully by all ...
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Physician and patient experiences of health care delivery are inextricably intertwined. Accelerating physician burnout has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. In parallel, health care has become a different experience for our patients. As a practicing neurologist over the last 40 years, I have observed changes in the expectations of colleagues and patients, whose feelings and concerns continually educate me. While I am not alone in advocating for intervention in current health care delivery methodology, not all are convinced. In discussing the repercussion of the "burnout patient," I seek to amplif...
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
exin Xiao Foodborne diseases have a big impact on public health and are often underreported. This is because a lot of patients delay treatment when they suffer from foodborne diseases. In Hunan Province (China), a total of 21,226 confirmed foodborne disease cases were reported from 1 March 2015 to 28 February 2016 by the Foodborne Surveillance Database (FSD) of the China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA). The purpose of this study was to make use of the daily number of visiting patients to forecast the daily true number of patients. Our main contribution is that we take the reporting delays into co...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
In this study, we present a label-free chemiresistive immunosensor for the detection of the DENV NS1 protein utilizing a network of single-walled carbon nanotubes functionalized with anti-dengue NS1 monoclonal antibodies. NS1 was successfully detected in adulterated artificial human saliva over the range of clinically relevant concentrations with high sensitivity and selectivity. It has potential application in clinical diagnosis and the ease of collection allows for self-testing, even within the home.
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Obesity is a growing worldwide epidemic, having tripled in prevalence since 1975 and estimated to be affecting more than 650 million adults in 2016 (1). The disease is closely associated with diabetes, coronary heart disease, and sleep apnea (2). Bariatric surgery results in greater weight loss when compared to non-surgical treatment and can lead to the improvement or resolution of type 2 diabetes (T2D) (3).
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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