Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats

(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases,” WHO said. “Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease — it currently prevents 2-3 million deaths a year, and a further 1.5 million could be avoided if global coverage of vaccinations improved.” The health agency cited the recent 30% global increase in cases of measles — a disease that had been nearly wiped out in some countries. “The reasons for this rise are complex, and not all of these cases are due to vaccine hesitancy,” WHO said. “However, some countries that were close to eliminating the disease have seen a resurgence.” Drug-resistant superbugs There’s a dark side to the incredible success of antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials: Overuse of such treatments have led to drug-resistant superbugs. “Now, time with these drugs is running out,&rd...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Related Links:

This study compared the effects of different dietary energy contents (11.3, 12.0 and 12.7 MJ ME/ kg feed) fed ad libitum in a feedlot on the carcass quality characteristics (carcass yield, commercial yield, 3-rib cut) of goats introduced to feedlot at 22.2 ± 3.5 kg (18 weeks of age), and slaughtered at five week intervals. The energy content of the finisher diets had no effect (P > 0.05) on any of the traits measured. However, the time spent in the feedlot influenced (P 
Source: Small Ruminant Research - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
In this study, MHC-1 and PDL-1 score in primary and metastatic tumor cells was evaluated in 43 gastric cancer patients with lymph node metastasis. According to our results, the primary tumor PDL-1 score was correlated with the number of metastatic lymph nodes (r = 0.258; p = 0.024) and primary tumor size (r = 0.341; p = 0.045). A similar correlation was found between the primary tumor PDL-1 score and the metastatic tumor PDL-1 score (r = 0.213; p = 0.015). In our study, MHC-1 was found to be higher in primary tumors than metastatic tumors, although not statistically significant (p = 0.054). The results of our study showed ...
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
Authors: McCarthy AJ, O'Reilly SM, Shanley J, Geraghty R, Ryan EJ, Cullen G, Sheahan K Abstract Background: As the malignant potential of sessile serrated lesions/polyps (SSL/Ps) and traditional serrated adenomas (TSAs) has been clearly demonstrated, it is important that serrated polyps are identified and correctly classified histologically. Aim: Our aim was to characterize the clinicopathological features of a series of SSL/Ps &TSAs, to assess the accuracy of the pathological diagnosis, the incidence, and the rate of dysplasia in SSL/Ps &TSAs. Methods: We identified all colorectal serrated polyps b...
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2019Source: Veterinary ParasitologyAuthor(s): Dave M. Leathwick, Christian W. Sauermann, Craig R. Reinemeyer, Martin K. NielsenAbstractA model was developed to reproduce the dynamics of the parasitic stages of equine cyathostomins. Based on a detailed review of published literature, a deterministic simulation model was constructed using the escalator box-train approach, which allows for fully-overlapping cohorts of worms and approximately normally distributed variations in age/size classes. Key biological features include a declining establishment of ingested infective stage larv...
Source: Veterinary Parasitology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Unfortunately, the Acknowledgements section was not included in the original version of the article. The said section is given here.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
AbstractThe role of viral load in the outcome of patients requiring hospital admission due to influenza is not well established. We aim to assess if there is an association between the viral load and the outcome in hospitalized patients with a confirmed influenza virus infection. A retrospective observational study including all adult patients who were hospitalized in our center with a confirmed influenza virus infection from January to May 2016. Viral load was measured by real-time reverse-transcriptase –polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) cycle threshold (Ct) value on upper respiratory tract samples. Its value was ...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
AbstractTuberculosis, smoking, and alcohol drinking are major public health and social issues worldwide. We investigated the joint effect of smoking plus alcohol drinking on TB treatment. Retrospective study was conducted among TB patients in 49  units from eight provinces in China. All patients enrolled were classified into four groups according to their smoking and/or alcohol status. Current smokers plus drinkers belonged to group 1; ex-smokers plus ex-drinkers were in group 2; current smokers and ex-drinkers, current smokers and never d rinkers, ex-smokers and current drinkers, ex-smokers and never drinkers, never ...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
AbstractDiagnosing a patient with Zika infection is not always straightforward. Here, we aim to describe our data collected from December 2015 to December 2017 and discuss the implemented algorithm and diagnostic challenges we encountered. At the National Reference Center for Arboviruses at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (ITM), a commercial Zika virus (ZIKV) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) detecting immunoglobulin (Ig) M and IgG, a commercial ZIKV immunofluorescence assay (IFA) detecting IgM, and an in-house Zika virus neutralization test (VNT) were implemented. For molecular detection of ZI...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In this study, we used silkworm pupae to develop a safer vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients. Aβ15 peptide was fused with the cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) and expressed in silkworm pupae. Then, we tested an oral vaccine with the peptide expressed by silkworm pupae in a transgenic mouse model of AD. The results show that anti-Aβ antibodies were induced, Aβ deposition in the brain decreased, the content of malondialdehyde was lower than in the other group, and memory and cognition of the mice improved. These results suggest that the high-nutrient CTB-Aβ15 silkworm pupa vaccine has ...
Source: Journal of Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Claudio de Lucia, Celestino Sardu, Laurent Metzinger, Coert J. Zuurbier
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
More News: African Health | AIDS Vaccine | Alcoholism | Antimicrobial Resistance | Bangladesh Health | Brain | Brain Cancers | Cancer | Cancer & Oncology | Cancer Vaccines | Cardiology | Children | Congo Health | Coronavirus | Dengue Fever | Diabetes | Diets | Ebola | Ebola Vaccine | Endocrinology | Epidemics | Epidemiology | Flu Pandemic | Girls | H1N1 | Health | Health Management | Heart | Heart Disease | Hemorrhagic Stroke | HIV AIDS | India Health | Infectious Diseases | Influenza | Influenza Vaccine | Insurance | International Medicine & Public Health | Learning | Lebanon Health | Malaria | Malaria Vaccine | Measles | Measles Vaccine | MERS | Middle East Health | Multidrug Resistance | Neurology | Nipah Virus | Nutrition | Outbreaks | Pandemics | Parasitic Diseases | Parasitology | Pneomococcal Vaccine | Pneumonia | Primary Care | Respiratory Medicine | Rural Health | SARS | Smokers | Sports Medicine | Stroke | Superbugs | Swine Flu | Swine Flu (H1N1) Vaccine | Syria Health | Tuberculosis | United Nations | Universities & Medical Training | USA Health | Vaccines | WHO | Women | Zika Virus