Ebola, H.I.V., Spanish Flu, SARS — the 20th Century’s Deadliest Hits

In “The Pandemic Century” Mark Honigsbaum covers nine outbreaks that shaped how we think and respond to diseases.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Books and Literature The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris (Book) Mark Honigsbaum Epidemics Influenza SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Ebola Virus Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Source Type: news

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The organization granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to V920 in July 2016 and it now has a target action date of March 14, 2020
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Conclusions/Implications for Practice: Our findings confirmed a deterioration in pulmonary function in smokers who did not perform moderate or vigorous PA. The level of PA performed was positively related to pulmonary function in smokers, whereas in nonsmokers, improvements were only significant in LA–CA.
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
An outbreak of a vaping-related illness in the United States has sickened hundreds, and an epidemic of youth vaping there has been called a "public health crisis." In the UK, e-cigarettes have been embraced mostly as an effective way for adults to quit combustible cigarettes.
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A California man has become the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the United States as the nation's leading health agency activates emergency operations to better investigate the outbreak of lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes.
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Warning comes two months after health officials said an E. coli outbreak linked to other flour brands was apparently over
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ConclusionsAmong the ST235 P. aeruginosa strains, a sub-lineage sharing a common genetic background and harbouring the blaSHV2a ESBL seems to emerge from different locations, yielding secondary local outbreaks.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Authors: BrodziƄski S, Nasierowski T Abstract Borreliosis is a multisystem, bacterial, zoonotic infectious disease with diversified spectrumof symptoms, which may also include psychotic disorders. Clinical picture of the disease is often unspecific, which makes the diagnosis relatively difficult. Uncharacteristic process of borreliosis is a result of complex molecular strategies used by spirochetes to infect, disseminate and survive in host organism. Part I of the article is focused on the current knowledge about pathogenesis of Lyme Borreliosis (LB), especially neuroborreliosis. Additionally, epidemic situation i...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Background Not all women undergo breast reconstruction despite its vital role in the recovery process. Previous studies have reported that women who are ethnically diverse and of lower socioeconomic status are less likely to undergo breast reconstruction, but the reasons remain unclear. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the demographic characteristics of our patient population and their primary reason for not undergoing breast reconstruction. Methods An institutional review board-approved, single-institution study was designed to evaluate all female breast cancer patients of all stages who underwent mastectomy ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research
Editor ’s PerspectiveWhat We Already Know about This TopicHispanic women choose epidural labor analgesia less commonly than non-Hispanic women. The causes of the healthcare disparity are unknown, and effective interventions are to be established.What This Article Tells Us That Is NewA language-concordant, educational program regarding labor epidurals during the first stage of labor, in addition to the routine prenatal education, is feasible and does not cause any negative effect.Such an intervention increases epidural use among Hispanic but not non-Hispanic women.It also reduces misconceptions regarding epidural anal...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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