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

Understanding the correlation between diabetes and tuberculosis
To answer the question of why diabetic patients are more susceptible to developing tuberculosis, the EU-funded TANDEM project linked leading European laboratories with field sites in TB-endemic countries such as Indonesia. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 13, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Safety for Frontline Health Workers Paramount to Ebola Response and Global Health Security
November 09, 2018The threat in DRC may no longer be containable and could become endemic.US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield came to Capitol Hill in Washington Monday with an ominous warning:The current Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now so serious that it might not be containable and could become endemic.TheWorld Health Organization (WHO) reports this week that there are now 300 cases of the virus and 186 deaths since the outbreak was declared four months ago. Twenty-seven health workers have been infected and three have died.Key to ending the ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

UK children have highest risk of being stabbed on way home from school, study finds
Children are most likely to become victims of stabbings as they walk home from school, a London study has found, as its authors warn of the "endemic" nature of knife crime among youths in the UK capital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These children have a high risk of being stabbed on way home from school
Children are most likely to become victims of stabbings as they walk home from school, a London study has found, as its authors warn of the "endemic" nature of knife crime among youths in the UK capital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholera Threatens a Comeback Worldwide
Tents set up at Alsabeen hospital in Sana'a Yemen for screening suspected cholera cases.By Anna KucirkovaTEXAS, USA, Nov 2 2018 (IPS)Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world. It last erupted in the U.S. in the 1800s, eradicated by water and sewage treatment systems that prevented it from spreading via contaminated water. However, cholera is making a comeback around the globe, and it could again become a major killer.Cholera is caused by eating or drinking something contaminated with the Vibrio cho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anna Kucirkova Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Scientists look at the anti-diabetes potential of Rhaponticum acaule essential oil
(Natural News) A recent study from the University of Monastir and the National School of Engineers of Sfax in Tunisia has found that the essential oil of the Rhaponticum acaule (RaEO) – an aromatic plant endemic to northern Africa – possesses anti-diabetes properties, as well as potent antioxidant activity. The research, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, discussed how RaEO can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legislative response to family violence in South Africa: a family centered perspective - Ryan J, Esau MV, Roman NV.
South Africa has instituted many legislative and constitutional changes since 1994 to combat violence. Regardless of these legislative developments, South Africa has some of the most endemic rates of violence in the world with most of these high rates of v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Blastomycosis Occurring in Regions Without Known Endemicity Blastomycosis Occurring in Regions Without Known Endemicity
Multiple recent cases of blastomycosis in New York's Capitol district suggest that it may be an emerging infectious disease in this area, where it was not previously considered endemic.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Prevalence of HTLV-1 infection among teens and adults in Gabon remains high
(PLOS) A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, by Mirdad Kazanji, of the Centre International de Recherches Medicales de Franceville in Gabon, and the Institut Pasteur de la Guyane in French Guiana, suggests that 30 years after the first epidemiological survey of the seroprevalence of Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infections in Gabon, the country remains highly endemic, with a seroprevalence of 7.3 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan:Sudan Call Memo to WHO Highlights 'Collapse in Sudan Health Sector'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudan Call, a coalition of opposition parties and armed movements, has submitted a memorandum to the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) drawing attention to "the terrible collapse in the health sector, the spread of epidemics in Sudan such as cholera, and its transformation into an endemic disease amid government misinformation". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Texas Biomed scientists researching Ebola-malaria connection
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Texas Biomed researchers -- in collaboration with the University of Iowa -- are trying to find out how malarial infections impact people exposed to Ebola virus. Both diseases are endemic in that region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Human and cattle decoys trap malaria mosquitoes outdoors
(BioMed Central) Host decoy traps which mimic humans or cattle by combining odor, heat and a conspicuous visual stimulus could be effective at measuring and controlling outdoor-biting mosquitoes in malaria endemic regions, according to a study published in the open access journal Parasites& Vectors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reduce the effects of a high-fat diet with agrimony
(Natural News) Research has shown that the agrimony (Agrimonia pilosa), a flowering plant endemic to East Asia, can be used to treat obesity-related insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome brought about a high-fat diet. In the study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, South Korea’s Rural Development Administration, together with researchers from Seoul Women’s University, looked at whether agrimony... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An ancient pear endemic to Italy is a little-known superfood with high concentrations of antioxidant compounds
(Natural News) The Apennine mountains of central Italy are home to an ancient and rare variant of the European pear (Pyrus communis) called the Cocomerina pear. A study conducted by local researchers revealed that this pink-fleshed pear is a superfood bursting with natural antioxidants. “Cocomerina” is derived from “cocomero,” the term for watermelon. This variant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About a Coming ‘Third Wave’ of Development in Africa
There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy. The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report. In a conversation with TIME, Bill Gates points to two recent waves of...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Enhanced Surveillance for Coccidioidomycosis Enhanced Surveillance for Coccidioidomycosis
Enhanced surveillance for coccidioidomycosis in endemic areas may help improve the awareness and diagnosis of the infection in non-endemic states.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Climate Change, Ag Practices Expand Histoplasmosis Range
(MedPage Today) -- Fungal lung pathogen now endemic in Missouri River basin (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New hope for PKDL patients in Africa as clinical trial aims to make treatment safer and easier
The objective of this clinical trial, which is being conducted by the DNDi   and the Institute for Endemic Diseases at the University of Khartoum, is to shorten the length of hospitalization for PKDL, and deliver a treatment that is safer to use and easier to administer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:Govt Sets to Improve Malaria Surveillance Through a Sentinel Site Strengthening Approach
[WHO] Malaria, a disease endemic in South Sudan with the entire population at risk, continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, accounting for 59% of cases and over 28% of deaths reported in health facilities in 2018. Children under five years and pregnant mothers are the most vulnerable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Visceral leishmaniasis on the rise in Brazil, study finds
(PLOS) The parasitic disease leishmaniasis is spread to humans through the bites of sandflies, and is endemic in a number of countries, including Brazil. Despite control efforts, the incidence of visceral leishmaniasis -- the most severe form of the disease -- rose in Brazil between 1990 and 2016, researchers have reported in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Recent measles case in Santa Monica sheds light on risk of outbreak
The recent news about an international tourist with measles who visited Santa Monica raised anew concerns about the potential for an outbreak of the disease, which has been all but eradicated in the United States.Measles remains endemic in many parts of the world, including popular tourist destinations in parts of Western Europe, and travelers need to be aware of the risks posed by the highly contagious disease. In the Santa Monica case, the traveler had visited several restaurants and hotels in Santa Monica from Aug. 8-10.UCLA HealthDr. Deborah Lehman“Measles is one of the most contagious disease we have, and the co...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two plants endemic to Iran and East India found to be effective against inflammation, hyperthyroidism
(Natural News) A species of plant native to North East India and Car Nicobar island has been seen to provide medicinal benefits for patients suffering from inflammation. Pharmacological studies on the Terminalia citrina have concluded that plants that fall under this species can dramatically alleviate various symptoms of inflammation, including edema, peripheral pain sensation, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Global Fund Helps Kenya Cut Malaria Mortality in Lake Region By 50 Percent
[The Exchange] Kenya -The costs of accessing malaria diagnosis and treatment services have largely reduced in the malaria endemic Lake region in Kenya since Community Health Workers (CHWs) started offering services in the communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Global Fund Helps Kenya Cut Malaria Mortality in Lake Region By 50 Percent
[The Exchange] Kenya -The costs of accessing malaria diagnosis and treatment services have largely reduced in the malaria endemic Lake region in Kenya since Community Health Workers (CHWs) started offering services in the communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What homebody island birds could tell us about adaptation and evolution
(Colorado State University) Researchers led by Colorado State University's Cameron Ghalambor are launching a National Science Foundation-supported study of what evolutionary biologists term 'microgeographic' adaptation strategies of island scrub-jays, North America's only island-endemic bird. Island scrub-jays live exclusively on Santa Cruz Island, one of the Channel Islands off the southern California coast. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt to Distribute Insecticide-Treated Nets to Prevent Malaria
[Leadership] The Federal Government says it will distribute 14.4 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) in four selected malaria most endemic states across the country before the end of this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

One Major Reason the AIDS Epidemic Isn ’t Going Away
It's a serious threat to progress in HIV treatment and prevention —and something we have the knowledge to stop, especially in health care settings.August 08, 2018It's a serious threat to public health and progress in HIV treatment and prevention —and something we have the knowledge to stop.A few years ago Dany Stolbunov, now 20, told his doctor in Ukraine that he wanted to go to medical school. He was sharing his ambitions with someone he admired and trusted, who he thought might believe in him, the person responsible for his care.“I told him I wanted to become a physician, too.”“You can&rsquo...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: lfreeze Source Type: news

Africa:Leprosy Increases As World Gives Attention to Newer Endemic Diseases
[IPS] Maputo -In the first six months of this year, the southern African nation of Mozambique has already registered 300 more cases of leprosy, some 951 cases, than it registered for the whole of 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria recalls 2.4 million bottles of codeine cough syrup
Nigeria has recalled 2.4 million bottles of cough syrup containing codeine after national outrage earlier this year over endemic use of opioids. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Q & A: Leprosy Increases as World Gives Attention to Newer Endemic Diseases
A young boy from the Philippines with leprosy. The chronic disease is curable, and if treated in time disabilities related to the disease can be averted. Courtesy: moyerphotos/CC By 2.0By Elisio MuchangaMAPUTO, Jul 30 2018 (IPS)In the first six months of this year, the southern African nation of Mozambique has already registered 300 more cases of leprosy, some 951 cases, than it registered for the whole of 2017.The country, which had previously eliminated the chronic disease in 2008, is receiving funding from the Nippon Foundation—a non-profit philanthropic organisation from Japan that is active in many countrie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elisio Muchanga Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Nippon Foundation Source Type: news

Optimal diet and lifestyle strategies for the management of cardio-metabolic risk (Pre-recorded- various dates available)
The first hot topic webinar of the series, hosted by Professor Bruce Griffin, University of Surrey, who is a biomedical scientist with expertise in lipid metabolism, nutritional biochemistry and cardiovascular disease,  will highlight the important role of diet and lifestyle in the management of cardio-metabolic risk factors, for the purpose of preventing premature cardiovascular diseases (CVD).   The content of the webinar will reflect, and provide insight into  the topics of the2018 Winter Conference's four symposia.   After setting the scene with an overview of the origins, prevalence and i...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 30, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news