How Do Bats Live With So Many Viruses?
They are considered the probable source of the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China. It turns out that they may have an immune system that lets them coexist with many disease-causing viruses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Bats Viruses Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Marburg Virus Nipah Virus Hendra Virus SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Immune System Cell Host and Microbe (Journal) EcoHealth Alliance Source Type: news
Researchers explain how viral protein promotes deadly infection by Nipah and Hendra viruses
(Georgia State University) Researchers have identified how a viral protein, which plays a major role in causing deadly Nipah and Hendra virus infections, targets a critical function in human cells to suppress immune responses and promote fatal disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Monash scientists show that highly lethal viruses hijack cellular defences against cancer
(Monash University) Henipaviruses are among the deadliest known viruses and have no effective treatments. They include Hendra, lethal to humans and horses, and the Nipah virus, a serious threat in parts of Asia. Researchers have now discovered that Henipaviruses hijack a mechanism used by cells to counter DNA damage and prevent harmful mutations (important in diseases like cancer). This finding adds insight into how viruses behave, and could lead to new targets for antivirals to treat them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Golf injuries: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment - Zouzias IC, Hendra J, Stodelle J, Limpisvasti O.
Increasing numbers of people are playing golf. Golf is a unique sport in that the ability to participate at a high level is not limited by age. In addition, participants tend to play more rather than less as they grow older. Injuries can occur at any point... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Human intrusion on fruit bat habitats raises exposure risk to Hendra virus in Australia
(University of Sydney) There is a rising risk of human and domestic animal exposure to deadly Hendra virus (HeV) carried by fruit bats in Eastern Australia due to human intrusion into their habitats, human proximity to woodlands and vegetation loss, a new study reveals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
UCLA faculty voice: We can ’t rely on luck to counter public health threats
UCLA Dr. Jonathan Fielding Dr. Jonathan Fielding, is a professor-in-residence of health policy and management in the UCLA Fielding of Public Health and pediatrics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He served as chair of the independent expert panel on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services response to Ebola. This op-ed appeared in U.S. News and World Report. In 2014, we were lucky. There were only four diagnosed cases of Ebola virus in the United States. But in Africa, there were over 25,000 diagnosed cases of Ebola virus and more than 11,000 deaths, amounting to a public health tragedy. The respons...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 18, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
MP "very interested" in GP and pharmacist pilot delivering for elderly patients
After a briefing in Westminster, Sarah Newton, MP for Truro and Falmouth, accepted an offer from the RPS of a constituency pharmacy visit to explore some of the issues that were mentioned. The visit was hosted jointly with Hendra's at Penryn Pharmacy. The visit provided a fantastic (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 16, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Why Are We Seeing an Explosion of New Viruses Like Zika?
Zika virus, Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus, Nipah virus, Hendra virus, bird flu, swine flu -- these viruses have all grabbed international attention in recent years. In the past few decades the world has witnessed an alarming surge in emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). Since 1980, new pathogens have emerged in the human population at a rate of about three each year. Why are we seeing such a surge in new pathogens? One could argue that some of the pathogens may not be new at all; they could have circulated among humans for centuries and are...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Optimal fall indicators for slip induced falls on a cross-slope - Domone S, Lawrence D, Heller B, Hendra T, Mawson S, Wheat J.
This study aimed to determine the optimal fall indicators for fall detection models which ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news
Why Scapegoating Bats Is A Big Mistake For Human Health
Even before allegations emerged that West Africa's Ebola outbreak may have originated in bats, public opinion of the animal was hardly glowing. Years as a Halloween icon cast a dark shadow over the flying mammal's reputation. But leading experts in ecology and public health -- even Batman himself -- now beg you to reconsider. "These creatures of the night are thought of as evil," said Michelle Baker, a researcher at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Victoria. "But bats play an amazing role in the ecosystem. And we have so much to learn from them." Bats are critical to the health of people a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news