2018 flu season appears to hit deadly peak

Flu is now widespread in 49 states and it will take weeks before the epidemic begins to subside, health officials say
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Opioid prescriptions peaked in 2012. But the rate of benzodiazepine prescriptions climbed 67 percent between 1996 and 2013 - up from 8.1 million to 13.5 million, Dr Anna Lembke of Stanford warns.
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[IPS] Washington DC -Dozens of grown men peered from behind the barred doorway of a crammed window-less prison cell, eyes pleading desperately from sweaty faces.
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Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral RadiologyAuthor(s): Joshua E. Lubek
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Exclusive: families of thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders may get help for first timeBrazil ’s “invisible children”, the thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders, have been brought out of the shadows by the Zika virus epidemic and their families may get help for the first time.Almost 4,000 babies were born in Brazil with microcephaly as a result of Zika virus infection – a brain malformation that left them with small and misshapen heads and poor developmental prospects.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Brazil Zika virus Global health Science World news Neuroscience Society Americas Source Type: news
Publication date: December 2018Source: Current Opinion in Virology, Volume 33Author(s): Jing Wei, Dongsheng Jia, Qianzhuo Mao, Xiaofeng Zhang, Qian Chen, Wei Wu, Hongyan Chen, Taiyun WeiInsect-borne rice viral diseases are widespread and economically important in many rice-growing countries. Long-term associations between rice viruses and their insect vectors result in evolutionary trade-offs that maintain a balance between the fitness cost of the viral infection of insects and the persistent transmission of the virus by the insect. To promote optimal replication, rice viruses activate innate immune responses, such as auto...
Source: Current Opinion in Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- A modified type of botulinum toxin -- botox -- gave mice long-term pain relief and may someday be a safer alternative to opioids as a treatment for chronic pain, according to British researchers. They " deconstructed " the...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Fungal BiologyAuthor(s): Nancy E. Lozoya-Pérez, Sergio Casas-Flores, José A. Martínez-Álvarez, Luz A. López-Ramírez, Leila M. Lopes-Bezerra, Bernardo Franco, Héctor M. Mora-MontesAbstractSporotrichosis is an infection caused by members of the Sporothrix genus, and among them, Sporothrix schenckii is one of the etiological agents. Both, the disease and the causative agent have gained interest in the recent year, because of the report of epidemic outbreaks, and the description of the disease transmission from animals to hu...
Source: Fungal Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has become a worldwide epidemic, yet little is known about the experiences of women survivors living in rural and Northern Canadian communities. Existing statistics suggest that women living in rural areas of the Canadian Pr...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
Publication date: August 2018Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 72, Issue 2Author(s): Tyler W. Barrett, Shawna D. Bellew
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: CellAuthor(s): Mariann Landsberger, Sylvain Gandon, Sean Meaden, Clare Rollie, Anne Chevallereau, Hélène Chabas, Angus Buckling, Edze R. Westra, Stineke van HouteSummarySome phages encode anti-CRISPR (acr) genes, which antagonize bacterial CRISPR-Cas immune systems by binding components of its machinery, but it is less clear how deployment of these acr genes impacts phage replication and epidemiology. Here, we demonstrate that bacteria with CRISPR-Cas resistance are still partially immune to Acr-encoding phage. As a consequence, Acr-phages often need to c...
Source: Cell - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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