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The package also extends many health programs that had expired, repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and adds $6 billion to address the opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News
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Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Jameel Barkat Lone, Wee Yin Koh, Hilal A. Parray, Woon K. Paek, Jeongheui Lim, Irfan A. Rather, Arif Tasleem JanAbstractObesity and obesity-related comorbidities have transformed into a global epidemic. The number of people suffering from obesity has increased dramatically within the past few decades. This rise in obesity cannot alone be explained by genetic factors; however, diet, environment, lifestyle, and presence of other diseases undoubtedly contribute towards obesity etiology. Nevertheless, evidence suggests that alterations in...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In this report, we review the contemporary ICU care of the severe influenza patient.
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Out study showed that after the mandatory notification of human immunodeficiency virus-positive cases in 2014, there was a decrease in other criteria for defining human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome cases and changes in the profile of people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: ANCA positivity may be more related to vasculitis and immunological disorders than to a M. tuberculosis infection. Therefore, to improve diagnostic accuracy, patients with M. tuberculosis who are ANCA positive should be investigated for concurrent diseases, including the effects of drugs. Therefore, even in tuberculosis epidemic area, ANCA seropositivity, detected by ELISA, is still more suggestive of ANCA-associated vasculitides.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: Antiviral ResearchAuthor(s): Hsu-Feng Chu, Chiao-Che Chen, David C. Moses, Yau-Hung Chen, Chao-Hsiung Lin, Ying-Chieh Tsai, Chi-Yuan ChouAbstractPorcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is a coronavirus (CoV) discovered in the 1970s that infects the intestinal tract of pigs, resulting in diarrhea and vomiting. It can cause extreme dehydration and death in neonatal piglets. In Asia, modified live attenuated vaccines have been used to control PEDV infection in recent years. However, a new strain of PEDV that belongs to genogroup 2a appeared in the USA in 2013 and then qu...
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St. Charles County has filed a lawsuit against a group of pharmaceutical manufacturers and drug distributors, accusing them of "aggressive and fraudulent marketing" of prescription opioid painkillers that has led to a drug abuse epidemic, County Executive Steve Ehlmann announced Monday. The lawsuit which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is seeking compensatory and punitive damages for "the millions of dollars it spends each year" to combat the epidemic, which…
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[The Conversation Africa] A number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa - including Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, collectively known as the meningitis belt - have been repeatedly devastated by overwhelming epidemics of meningitis.
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As the major causative agent of swine viral diarrhea, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has caused massive losses to the economies of swine raising countries. Accordingly, the serological detection of cor...
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In this study, we tested a bivalent vaccine containing antigens mixed with the fusion protein PsaA-pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA)23 and single protein PspA4, including conserved PsaA and PspA from clades 2, 3, and 4 with coverage for families 1 and 2. The vaccine induced a significant increase of anti-PspA IgG, which demonstrated cross-reactivity with the 22 differentS. pneumoniae strains from serotypes contained in PPV23 by Western blot. The wide ranging protection was determined by challenging mice withS. pneumoniae from PspA clades 1 to 5. Bacterial loads in the blood and lung and survival rate after challenge we...
Source: Immunologic Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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