Africa:Cracking the Cold Chain Challenge Is Key to Making Vaccines Ubiquitous

[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them.
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Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: Food Quality and PreferenceAuthor(s): Hannah Danner, Luisa MenapaceAbstractConsumer beliefs play an important role in explaining consumer behavior. This exploratory study aims at building an inventory of consumer beliefs about organic food. To reach this objective, we conducted a content analysis of online comments about organic food posted on news websites and forums in German-speaking countries (n=1,094) and the United States (n=1,069). Such user-generated content has emerged as an abundant source of insight for consumer research, although very little has been ex...
Source: Food Quality and Preference - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In order to optimise general outpatient palliative care, structural, legal and financial framework conditions need to be correspondingly adapted. PMID: 32059833 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen - Category: Health Management Tags: Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes Source Type: research
Cash balance is the best vaccine against unpredictable events such as the spread of Coronavirus.
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A sequel to the anti-vaccine propaganda film Vaxxed was recently released. Let's take a closer look at the disgraced, unethical former British doctor who's behind the film, and who makes a living pushing anti-vaccine misinformation.
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This study aims to compare the clinical course of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) cohorts from Germany (G ‐PPCM) and South Africa (SA‐PPCM) with fibrosis‐related markers to get insights into novel pathomechanisms of PPCM.Methods and resultsG ‐PPCM (n = 79) and SA ‐PPCM (n = 72) patients and healthy pregnancy ‐matched women from Germany (n = 56) and South Africa (n = 40) were enrolled. Circulating levels of procollagen type ‐I (PINP) and type‐III (PIIINP) N‐terminal propeptides, soluble ST2, galectin‐3, and full‐length and cleaved osteopontin (OPN) were measured at diagnosis (baseline) and 6 months of...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
AbstractTo compare antegrade versus retrograde recanalization, in terms of procedural time, radiation and contrast agent exposure, number and total length of implanted stents and procedural complications, in long and calcified, de novo femoropopliteal occlusions. We performed retrospective matching of prospectively acquired data by lesion length, occlusion length and lesion calcification by the peripheral arterial calcium scoring system (PACSS) score in patients who were referred for endovascular treatment due to symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD). Forty-two consecutive patients with antegrade and 23 patients with...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionWe observed that atrial sensing capability in single ‐chamber ICD patients without evidence of atrial arrhythmias at implant is associated with a greater likelihood of detecting AT/AF episodes. The management of these diagnosed arrhythmias often led to clinical interventions, mainly represented by initiation of OAC therapy.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
We report the case of a patient referred to us after multiple unsuccessful paranasal sinus operations who presented with enophthalmos and a resultant migratory keratitis with a suspected diagnosis of silent sinus syndrome. Preservation of the orbit was no longer feasible. After five years without a definitive diagnosis, we ascertained that this was a case of IgG4-related disease. DISCUSSION: IgG4-related disease represents an important element in the differential diagnosis of chronic advanced diseases of the orbit and paranasal sinuses. The diagnosis should be considered in the case of unclear ...
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
[The Conversation Africa] An HIV vaccine trial that started in 2016 in South Africa was halted in February 2020. The study sponsors made the call after interim results showed that the vaccine, known as HVTN 702, did not prevent HIV. This result was disappointing, but the search for an effective HIV vaccine continues. Anatoli Kamali speaks to The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana about other developments in the field.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Researchers from Germany have received funding from the country's ministry...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SonoSim debuts AI-guided ultrasound training for nurses Ultrasound can benefit daily rheumatology practice AI helps characterize breast masses on ultrasound Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis 2 ultrasound features predict cancer recurrence risk
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
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