FDA Approves Dengue Vaccine for Endemic Regions
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- The dengue vaccine Dengvaxia has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but its use is limited to people aged... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Vaccine for Dengue, With Restrictions FDA Approves First Vaccine for Dengue, With Restrictions
Dengvaxia is for the prevention of dengue disease caused by all dengue virus serotypes in people aged 9 to 16 years who have previously had laboratory-confirmed dengue infection and who live in endemic areas.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Topical cream found as less-toxic therapy to treat cutaneous leishmaniasis
(PLOS) Paromomysin-based topical treatments were shown to be effective in curing cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), according to a randomized, double blind study conducted in Panama and published with PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Leishmaniasis, transmitted by a female phlebotomine sand fly bite, is endemic in 98 countries and has approximately 0.7 to 1.2 million CL cases each year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sanofi wins FDA approval to sell dengue shot in parts of U.S.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Sanofi SA's dengue vaccine Dengvaxia for use in the United States among people aged 9 through 16 who have laboratory-confirmed previous dengue infection and live in endemic areas. (https://bit.ly/2IQav7S) (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Approves Dengvaxia (dengue vaccine) for the Prevention of Dengue Disease in Endemic Regions
May 01, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the approval of Dengvaxia, the first vaccine approved for the prevention of dengue disease caused by all dengue virus serotypes (1, 2, 3 and 4) in people ages 9 through 16 who... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 2, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Opting In: The Value of Vaccines
A young boy in Pakistan receives an oral polio vaccine (OPV). Over the last 30 years huge progress has been made against polio and it is now only endemic in 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with only 33 cases confirmed cases last year. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 1 2019 (IPS) Since the introduction of vaccines, diseases such as measles and polio were quickly becoming a thing of the past. However, the world’s progress on immunisation is now being threatened. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 85 percent of the world’s children received basic va...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations diptheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) human papillomavirus (HPV) Measles Vaccines World Health Organ Source Type: news

Workplace bullying among nurses: developing a model for intervention - Arnetz JE, Fitzpatrick L, Cotten SR, Jodoin C, Chang CD.
Workplace bullying is endemic to the nursing profession and it threatens nurses' health and ability to work safely. However, effective interventions to prevent workplace bullying are lacking. A sample of hospital nurses (n = 15) explored experiences... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Liberia: FAO, MoA Discuss Isavet Research Reporting
[Observer] Authorities at the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), stakeholders and partners have for the first time participated in a day-long interactive discussion on frontline In-service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) field research reporting workshop to address endemic emerging infectious and transboundary animal diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Heading to a Region With Malaria? Some Simple Steps to Keep You Safe
[The Conversation Africa] Every death from malaria is a tragedy. But many infections can be prevented. This is particularly true for holidaymakers, travellers, or people visiting their families in malaria endemic areas. All they need to do is follow some very simple rules. Malaria is a complicated disease - I should know, after studying it for more than 30 years - but the solutions to avoiding and treating it can be as simple as "ABCD". If the basics of prevention are followed, a great deal of unnecessary illness and mortality can (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Path and MMV Launch 5-Year Global Initiative to Support Elimination of Relapsing Malaria
[PR Newswire] Geneva and Seattle -PATH and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) announce a 5-year, jointly-led initiative, VivAccess, to support countries in the elimination of Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria. The initiative is part of the larger global effort to support malaria-endemic countries in the adoption and use of new and existing tools, to facilitate well-tolerated and effective radical cure to prevent relapse. VivAccess's work is funded by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mauritian medical herbs possess antitumor properties
(Far Eastern Federal University) Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) scientists teamed up with colleagues from the UK and Mauritius and experimentally demonstrated that extracts of the endemic (i.e. growing only on this island) medicinal herb leaves Acalypha integrifolia, Eugenia tinifolia, and Labourdonnaisia glauca stop the proliferation of esophageal squamous carcinoma cells, ones of the most deadly cancer type worldwide. A related article is published in the Acta Naturae journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Imported Toxin-Producing Cutaneous Diphtheria 2015-2018 Imported Toxin-Producing Cutaneous Diphtheria 2015-2018
These unusual cases demonstrate that cutaneous toxin-producing diphtheria should be considered in travelers with wound infections who have returned from countries with endemic disease.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

2017 pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar characterized by scientists
(Institut Pasteur) Plague is an endemic disease in Madagascar. Each year there is a seasonal upsurge between September and April, especially in the Central Highlands, which stand at an elevation of more than 800m. In 2017, an unprecedented pneumonic plague outbreak hit the main island, primarily affecting the capital Antananarivo and the main port city of Toamasina. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

90 New Cases of Measles Reported in U.S. as Outbreak Continues Record Pace
This year ’ s outbreak is on course to be the worst since measles was eliminated as an endemic disease in 2000. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETH MALKIN Tags: Measles Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New York State Source Type: news

90 New Cases of Measles Reported as Outbreak Continues at Record Pace
This year ’ s outbreak is on course to be the worst since measles was eliminated as an endemic disease in 2000. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETH MALKIN Tags: Measles Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New York State Source Type: news

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale in service members with sleep disorders - Hurlston A, Foster SN, Creamer J, Brock MS, Matsangas P, Moore BA, Mysliwiec V.
INTRODUCTION: Excessive daytime sleepiness affects an estimated 20% of the general population. While the prevalence of sleepiness in the military is largely unknown, it is well established that short sleep duration is endemic. The reasons for this include:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Q & A: 607 Island Atolls Means it Hard to Distribute Leprosy Healthcare to All Micronesians
Marcus Samo, Assistant Secretary in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Department of Health Services, is concerned that the country has been unable to reduce the prevalence of Hansen’s disease. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulPOHNPEI , Apr 8 2019 (IPS) During his 22-year career in the health sector, Marcus Samo has seen the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) suffer from an increased burden of disease while at the same time the resources to address them have either remained the same or decreased. Samo is the Assistant Secretary in the country’s Department of Health Services, a post he has held for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Federated States of Micronesia Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Foundation Sasakawa Memorial He Source Type: news

Q & A: 607 Island Atolls Means it ’ s Hard to Distribute Leprosy Healthcare to All Micronesians
Marcus Samo, Assistant Secretary in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Department of Health Services, is concerned that the country has been unable to reduce the prevalence of Hansen’s disease. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulPOHNPEI , Apr 8 2019 (IPS) During his 22-year career in the health sector, Marcus Samo has seen the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) suffer from an increased burden of disease while at the same time the resources to address them have either remained the same or decreased. Samo is the Assistant Secretary in the country’s Department of Health Services, a post he has held for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Federated States of Micronesia leprosy Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Foundation Sasakawa M Source Type: news

As Marshall Islands Integrates Healthcare Services, Experts Offer a Word of Caution
Jack Niedenthal, the secretary of Health and Human Development in the Republic of Marshall Islands stands in front of the poster that records the dark past of the Pacific island nation and the need for good healthcare. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS By Stella PaulMAJURO, Apr 5 2019 (IPS) In Jack Niedenthal’s office in Majuro, there is an ominous reminder of the dark history of the Marshall Islands—once the site for dozens of nuclear tests conducted by the United States between 1946 and 1962. But it also provides a strong message about the future of island nation. “Given what the Marshall Islands has done for hu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Hansen's disease leprosy Marshall Islands Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Fou Source Type: news

Greater Skills Equals Greater Ability to Combat Leprosy
Dr Ken Jetton (left) and Dr Arturo Cunanan (centre) with a patient who has been cured of leprosy in the Majuro leprosy clinic in the capital of the Marshall Islands. The patient is now seeking further help due to post-treatment complexities. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMAJURO, Apr 4 2019 (IPS) It’s a Friday morning and Dr. Ken Jetton, the only doctor who treats leprosy in Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands, is seeing a patient recently cured of the disease. David, 32, has received multidrug therapy (MDT) treatment for a year already. But he is back in the doctor’s office because of a reversal ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Hansen's disease leprosy Marshall Islands Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Foundation Sasakawa Source Type: news

Britain's Version Of'Medicare For All' Is Collapsing
Long waits for care are endemic to government-run, single-payer systems like the NHS. Yet some U.S. lawmakers want to import that model from across the pond. That would be a massive blunder. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sally Pipes, Contributor Source Type: news

Knowledge of female genital schistosomiasis lacking in Ghana, study finds
(PLOS) Urogenital schistosomiasis (US), a chronic parasitic disease, is endemic in Ghana and policymakers have undertaken efforts to control it, largely through mass drug administration of praziquantel given to school-aged children. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have found that awareness of Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS), a specific gender manifestation of US, is lacking, which affects the ability to control this disease in girls and women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Social genes are selection hotspots in kin groups of a soil microbe
The composition of cooperative systems, including animal societies, organismal bodies, and microbial groups, reflects their past and shapes their future evolution. However, genomic diversity within many multiunit systems remains uncharacterized, limiting our ability to understand and compare their evolutionary character. We have analyzed genomic and social-phenotype variation among 120 natural isolates of the cooperative bacterium Myxococcus xanthus derived from six multicellular fruiting bodies. Each fruiting body was composed of multiple lineages radiating from a unique recent ancestor. Genomic evolution was concentrated...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Wielgoss, S., Wolfensberger, R., Sun, L., Fiegna, F., Velicer, G. J. Tags: Evolution, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

New species of frog sheds light on major biodiversity hotspot in southern India
(George Washington University) An expedition to an isolated hill range located in Southern India along one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world led to the discovery of a new, ancient lineage of frog endemic to the area, according to a study published today in the journal PeerJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tuberculosis rates in the North are 290 times those in the rest of Canada. Here's why.
While many Canadians may think of tuberculosis as a disease of the past, it is still among the top 10 killers worldwide and is endemic in Canada's North. Here's why. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Tuberculosis rate among Inuit is 290 times higher than for non-Indigenous people in Canada. Here's why
Many Canadians may think of tuberculosis as a disease of the past, but it is still among the top 10 killers worldwide and is endemic in Canada's North. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Q & A: Leprosy-affected People Live Not at the Bottom, but Outside the Social Pyramid
Takahiro Nanri (left - black jacket), Executive Director of Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation, joins hands with a leprosy survivor (right). Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMANILA, Mar 5 2019 (IPS)Takahiro Nanri is the Executive Director of Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation which has been supporting the global fight against leprosy for almost five decades. Since 2014, Nanri has been leading the foundation’s leprosy projects across the world and has deep insights into the challenges faced by the people affected by leprosy as well as the organisations that work with them.He also shares the dream of Yohei Sasaka...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations leprosy Nippon Founda Source Type: news

Determinants of health seeking behavior of animal bite victims in rabies endemic South Bhutan: a community-based contact-tracing survey - Penjor K, Tenzin T, Jamtsho RK.
BACKGROUND: Dog bites are the main source of rabies infection and death in humans, contributing up to 99% of all cases. We conducted a contact-tracing study to evaluate the health seeking and treatment compliance behaviors of people following potential exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

First Asian Leprosy Assembly Calls for Greater Social Inclusion for the Affected
Amar Bahadur Timalsina, president of IDEA, Nepal, a group founded by people with leprosy for people with leprosy, is in agreement that there needs to be greater inclusion for those affected by the disease. Timalsina was affected by disease, also known as Hansen’s disease, as a child. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMANILA, Mar 3 2019 (IPS)Growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal, Amar Bahadur Timalsina wasn’t allowed to attend school as a young boy because he was affected by leprosy. But decades later, after treatment and being able to re-integrate into his community, the boy who was once denied an education is now ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Nippon Foundation Philippines Sa Source Type: news

Leprosy Remains a Stubborn, Unseen Problem in the Philippines
The Philippines has the highest incidence of leprosy of any country in the region – about 1,700 new cases have been identified in each of the last three years. Credit: moyerphotos/CC by 2.0By Ben KritzMANILA, Mar 2 2019 (IPS)The stubborn challenge of diagnosis and treatment of leprosy among difficult to reach populations in the Philippines should soon become easier with the rollout of a mobile app connecting field health workers with physicians and clinics.Officially launched at the end of January after years of testing, the app was created by Philippine developer MetaHelix in cooperation with the Department of Healt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ben Kritz Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Nippon Foundation Philippines Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation (SMHF) Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Behaviour Change Key in Fight Against Typhoid
[The Herald] Despite a recommendation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that typhoid vaccines be considered for the control of endemic disease and outbreaks, uptake has remained limited in certain pockets of society including the Apostolic Sect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Nigeria Is Battling to Control Disease Outbreaks Like Lassa Fever
[The Conversation Africa] The first case of Lassa fever in Nigeria was recorded in 1969. A zoonotic disease endemic to West Africa, the disease was named after the town in Nigeria where the first case occurred. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The experience of self-employment among young people: an exploratory analysis of 28 low- to middle-income countries - Burchell BJ, Coutts AP.
Youth unemployment has become the global "wicked" policy issue for governments and multilateral agencies with many regions experiencing endemically high levels. In response, governments and international organizations have introduced more active labor mark... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brazil-endemic plant genus Mcvaughia highlights diversity in a unique biome
(Pensoft Publishers) A new species of the Brazil-endemic small genus Mcvaughia described as part of a extended revision of this unique group. Mcvaughia is a genus of the plant family Malpighiaceae comprising just three known species, all of which endemic to the unique and recently recognized Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests biome found in the Atlantic Forest and Caatinga domains in northeastern Brazil. The study was published in the open-access journal PhytoKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Engineered DNA vaccine protects against emerging Mayaro virus infection
(The Wistar Institute) A novel, synthetic DNA vaccine developed at The Wistar Institute induces protective immunity against Mayaro virus (MAYV), a mosquito-borne infection endemic to South America, that has the potential to become a global emerging viral threat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Impact of preexisting dengue immunity on Zika virus emergence in a dengue endemic region
The clinical outcomes associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas have been well documented, but other aspects of the pandemic, such as attack rates and risk factors, are poorly understood. We prospectively followed a cohort of 1453 urban residents in Salvador, Brazil, and, using an assay that measured immunoglobulin G3 (IgG3) responses against ZIKV NS1 antigen, we estimated that 73% of individuals were infected during the 2015 outbreak. Attack rates were spatially heterogeneous, varying by a factor of 3 within a community spanning 0.17 square kilometers. Preexisting high antibody titers to dengue virus were associat...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rodriguez-Barraquer, I., Costa, F., Nascimento, E. J. M., Nery, N., Castanha, P. M. S., Sacramento, G. A., Cruz, J., Carvalho, M., De Olivera, D., Hagan, J. E., Adhikarla, H., Wunder, E. A., Coelho, D. F., Azar, S. R., Rossi, S. L., Vasilakis, N., Weaver, Tags: Ecology, Epidemiology r-articles Source Type: news

Fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment for sleeping sickness, approved in DRC
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) Fexinidazole will contribute to international efforts to eliminate sleeping sickness, a fatal neglected tropical disease endemic to Africa, by 2020 It is the first all-oral treatment for sleeping sickness, and is effective for both stages of the disease. Democratic Republic of Congo bears the majority of the sleeping sickness disease burden, with around 85 percent of reported cases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drier mountains pose a double whammy for cold-adapted amphibians, says SFU study
(Simon Fraser University) A species of frog endemic to the Pacific Northwest faces a 50 per cent increase in the probability of extinction by the 2080s due to climate change, according to a new study published by SFU researchers in the Ecological Society of America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Strangers in the Land: A Congolese Murder Case
A man walks down the street. It's a street in a strange world. Maybe it's the Third World. Maybe it's his first time around. He doesn't speak the language. He holds no currency. He is a foreign man. He is surrounded by the sound. The sound! Cattle in the marketplace, scatterlings and orphanages. He looks around, around.By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 21 2019 (IPS)I thought about this song by Paul Simon while I in 2011 spent a few weeks in Kinshasa. I was a foreign man in a strange world, surrounded by sights and sounds, completely dependent on my new-found Congolese friends. When our taxi got stuck in a traffic jam and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Optimum Imaging Diagnostics (OIDx) is Proud to Announce the Release of Their First Commercial Test, the Histoplasma Capsulatum Urinary Antigen EIA Test
SCARBOROUGH, Maine, Jan. 18, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Histoplasmosis is a systemic disease caused by the thermally dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum (1). Histoplasma capsulatum is a global concern and endemic to parts of Lat... Diagnostics, Product Launch Optimum Imaging Diagnostics, histoplasmosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fighting Cholera: Operational Handbook; Response to Outbreaks and Risk Prevention in Endemic Areas
Source: Solidarites International. Published: 3/2018. The aim of this 116-page operational manual is to help missions improve their water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) response strategies in the context of recurrent cholera outbreaks. It contains key elements to guide teams in setting up cholera epidemic response and disease prevention programs in endemo-epidemic areas. Its three parts cover general information on cholera, before and between epidemics, and response to cholera epidemics. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Technology use explains at most 0.4 percent of adolescent wellbeing, new study finds
(University of Oxford) Study finds only 0.4 percent of wellbeing in adolescents is associated with technology use.Most definitive study to date, using data from 300,000 adolescents and parents in the UK and USAComparatively, eating potatoes has nearly as negative effect and wearing glasses has a more negative effect on adolescent mental health then screen use. Novel methodology to remove bias from data analysis revealed that problems in data analysis choice and selective reporting is a 'endemic' problem in technology research (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic-Resistance-Screening Diagnostic Wins CE Mark
Novodiag CarbaR+, a test for detecting carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in just 80 minutes, has been issued CE Marking for an IVD. CPE are bacteria that are resistant to the carbapenem class of antibiotics, and early detection could help clinicians quickly identify affected patients. “The rapid diagnosis of CPE enables early-decision making for the selection of appropriate treatment (with or without antibiotics) at an early stage for the infected patient, increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes,” Tuomas Tenkanen, CEO of Mobidiag, the developer and marketer of Novod...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Underreporting sexual violence among 'ethnic' migrant women: perspectives from Aotearoa/New Zealand - Rahmanipour S, Kumar S, Simon-Kumar R.
In Aotearoa/New Zealand, sexual violence within minority ethnic communities is endemic, but grossly underreported. This paper presents the results of two small-scale qualitative studies that explored key issues in the underreporting of sexual violence. In-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Texas A & M scientists find Mexican endemic fish never identified in US
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Conway, Perkin and team from Texas A&M identified the Conchos shiner in U.S. waters of the Rio Grande. Previously, the Conchos shiner was considered restricted to the upper parts of the Rio Conchos drainage in Mexico. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Top 12 Global Health Moments of 2018
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalDecember 14, 2018A month-by-month guide to the moments that captivated us most throughout the year.As 2018 comes to an end, we ’re looking back on the moments this year that filled us with joy, wonder, sorrow, and fear.These are some of the ones we won ’t forget:January: A mother and daughter assassinated in Pakistan for delivering polio vaccinesThis was the year we were supposed to eradicate polio, according to thePolio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013 –2018. But there were27 new cases of wild poliovirus this year and it remains endemic in Afgh...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Family Planning & Reproductive Health Infectious Diseases Ebola obstetric fistula technology Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Primary Health Care Source Type: news

Simple and rapid test for Ebola diagnosis could improve outbreak control
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) David Sebba and colleagues have created a point-of-care diagnostic test that, in fewer than 30 minutes, distinguishes Ebola infections from other endemic diseases that share similar initial symptoms, such as Lassa fever and malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing skin cancer
ThisSpecial Collection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews brings together a large body of research on the accuracy of tests used to diagnose skin cancer.The suite of eleven reviews was  led by Dr Jac Dinnes at the University of Birmingham and supported by theCochrane Skin Group and a team of over 30 researchers and expert advisors, funded by the  National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).   The reviews  summarise research evidence assessing the accuracy of different diagnostic tests to support clinical and policy related decision making in the diagnosis of all types of skin cancer. D...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Skeletons found in London archaeology dig reveal noxious environs
The discoveries were made at a 19th-century burial site at New Covent Garden marketNews reports and social media anxiety may make us feel that life is tough in Britain today but the extraordinary findings of a new archaeological excavation have provided a salutary reminder that, a couple of centuries ago, it was so much worse.Archaeologists who worked on an early 19th-century burial site at the New Covent Garden market in south-west London where about 100 bodies were found have said that they contain evidence of arduous working conditions, a noxious environment, endemic diseases, physical deformities, malnutrition and dead...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: Archaeology London UK news Science Heritage Culture Source Type: news

EMA recommends fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment for sleeping sickness
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) The positive opinion is the result of a 10-year partnership between the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Sanofi, and African partners. Fexinidazole will support international efforts to eliminate sleeping sickness, a fatal neglected tropical disease endemic to Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news