Global Health: Ticks and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds

Americans are getting Zika, dengue and Lyme diseases in increasing numbers. Warming weather and a lack of vaccines are among the causes.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Ticks (Insects) Mosquitoes Chikungunya Virus Global Warming Lyme Disease Zika Virus Malaria Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever St Maarten (Caribbean) United States Source Type: news

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We report that, over the last 40 years, most children's hospitals have ethics committees but that those committees are rarely consulted. We speculate that the reasons for the paucity of ethics consults might be because ethical dilemmas are aired in other venues. The role of the ethics consultant, then, might be to shape the institutional climate and create safe spaces for the discussion of difficult and sometimes contentious issues. Finally, we report how pediatric clinical ethics has evolved differently in a number of other countries around the world. PMID: 30896442 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Ethics - Category: Medical Ethics Tags: J Clin Ethics Source Type: research
Authors: Siegler M Abstract In 1972, I created the new field of clinical medical ethics (CME) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. In my view, CME is an intrinsic part of medicine and is not a branch of bioethics or philosophical ethics or legal ethics. The relationship of patients with medically trained and licensed clinicians is at the very heart of CME. CME must be practiced and applied not by nonclinical bioethicists, but rather by licensed clinicians in their routine, daily encounters with inpatients and outpatients. CME must be practiced and applied by licensed clinicians in their routi...
Source: Journal of Clinical Ethics - Category: Medical Ethics Tags: J Clin Ethics Source Type: research
Authors: Howe EG Abstract There have been many advances in clinical ethics over the last three decades, since The Journal of Clinical Ethics first came about. This issue of JCE notes some of them. Fortuitously for this goal, new requirements for doing research just have been published, and the leading United States research ethics meeting has just concluded. The conference offered edge-of-the-field presentations in research ethics, and indicates where we should go beyond this edge: what we still have to do. In this article I build upon foundations to explore what they imply for what we should do now in our clinics....
Source: Journal of Clinical Ethics - Category: Medical Ethics Tags: J Clin Ethics Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Computerized cognitive training significantly improved global cognitive function, which was supported by the improved brain plasticity. Incorporation of biomarkers should be implemented in cognitive training trials. PMID: 30894299 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
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Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
The authors ’ efforts to apply statistical rigor to the study of malpractice claims (1) against interventional radiologists is laudable. Medical error represents the third leading cause of death in the United States (behind heart disease and cancer) (2). It seems unlikely that interventional radiology escapes the legal pitfalls accompanying allegations that error has caused serious injury to patients. This commentary focuses on how the lack of “all-encompassing data,” as noted by the authors, undercuts several conclusions in the study.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
This study described the histological pattern, immunohistochemically demonstrate bacterial and viral agents of pneumonia in sheep slaughtered in metropolitan abattoirs in Nigeria and Ghana. A total of 805 (600 in Ghana and 205 in Nigeria) sheep lungs were examined for pneumonic lesions. Sections were fixed in 10% formalin for histological and immunohistochemical analysis. Pneumonia of 8.7% was in Ghana and 13.3% in Nigeria. The histological findings included bronchopneumonia (16/70), broncho-interstitial pneumonia (9/70), interstitial pneumonia (9/70) and proliferative pneumonia (7/70). Ten (14.3%) cases were positive for ...
Source: Journal of Immunoassay and Immunochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Tags: J Immunoassay Immunochem Source Type: research
Conclusion: Antierythropoietin antibodies are not associated with malaria infection and malaria-related anaemia in humans. Erythropoietin concentration is associated with malaria-related anaemia. PMID: 30894794 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Scientific World Journal - Category: Science Tags: ScientificWorldJournal Source Type: research
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
Date:  July 4, 2016 Issue #:  1498 Summary:  Use of insect repellents is strongly recommended by the CDC and the EPA to prevent Zika virus infection and other mosquito- and tickborne diseases. Mosquitoes can transmit chikungunya, dengue, West Nile, and yellow fever viruses, and malaria. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease and rickettsial diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Source: The Medical Letter - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
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