New global strategy targets raft of neglected tropical diseases - UN health agency

Dengue, leprosy, river blindness and guinea-worm disease are among 17 neglected tropical diseases now targeted by a new global strategy, supported by worldwide partners, that provides a steady supply of quality medications, the United Nations health agency said today.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

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The pandemic has exposed flaws in services for people who can ’t easily access a drive-through window for Covid shots or testing or can’t read prescription labels.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drugstores Disabilities Labeling and Labels (Product) Blindness Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Braille Containers and Packaging your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare audio-neutral-informative Source Type: news
Conditions:   Malaria;   Dengue;   Influenza -Like Illness;   Diarrhea;   Pneumonia;   Acute Febrile Illness Intervention:   Other: Patient clinical management based on the CDSA strategy Sponsors:   Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Switzerland;   Institut Pasteur de Dakar;   Ministry of Health, Senegal Recruiting
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The pandemic has exposed flaws in services for people who can ’t easily access a drive-through window for Covid shots or testing or can’t read prescription labels.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: your-feed-science Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drugstores Disabilities Labeling and Labels (Product) Blindness Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Braille Containers and Packaging your-feed-healthcare audio-neutral-informative Source Type: news
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 Sep 21;283:23-31. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210537.ABSTRACTPreventable or undiagnosed visual impairment and blindness affect billion of people worldwide. Automated multi-disease detection models offer great potential to address this problem via clinical decision support in diagnosis. In this work, we proposed an innovative multi-disease detection pipeline for retinal imaging which utilizes ensemble learning to combine the predictive capabilities of several heterogeneous deep convolutional neural network models. Our pipeline includes state-of-the-art strategies like transfer learning, class weighting...
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Emerg Infect Dis. 2021 Oct;27(10):2711-2714. doi: 10.3201/eid2710.204760.ABSTRACTOropouche fever is a zoonotic dengue-like syndrome caused by Oropouche virus. In August-September 2020, dengue-like syndrome developed in 41 patients in a remote rainforest village in French Guiana. By PCR or microneutralization, 23 (82.1%) of 28 tested patients were positive for Oropouche virus, documenting its emergence in French Guiana.PMID:34545800 | DOI:10.3201/eid2710.204760
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Despite being treatable, leprosy still represents a major public health problem, and many mechanisms that drive leprosy immunopathogenesis still need to be elucidated. B cells play important roles in immune defense, being classified in different subgroups that present distinct roles in the immune response. Here, the profile of B cell subpopulations in peripheral blood of patients with paucibacillary (TT/BT), multibacillary (LL/BL) and erythema nodosum leprosum was analyzed. B cell subpopulations (memory, transition, plasmablasts, and mature B cells) and levels of IgG were analyzed by flow cytometry and ELISA, respectively....
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The Cambridge drugmaker has nabbed an approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a biosimilar that can treat three disorders causing progressive blindness.
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THE INCIDENCE of diabetes saw a sharp rise during the pandemic, particularly among children. The condition, which is too often brushed off as benign, comes with a host of complications including amputation, blindness and death. One vitamin-packed herb, however, could lower blood sugar levels by up to a quarter.
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We report a case of human ocular onchocerciasis by zoonotic Onchocerca lupi presenting as nodular scleritis. Molecular analyses were used to confirm diagnosis at species level. In addition to few existing reports of human infection by O. lupi in Turkey, this case further suggests that the pathogen might be more common than previously reported, thus requiring further attention and investigations.PMID:34544040 | DOI:10.4269/ajtmh.21-0186
Source: Am J Trop Med Hyg - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Discussion Uncorrected refractive errors (URE) are a major cause of visual impairment and blindness globally. It is estimated that more than 12.8 million children ages 5-15 years have URE. URE can cause astigmatism, anisometropia, amblyogenic hyperopia and myopia. It can also be a factor in injuries, behavioral problems and academic and social impairments. Spectacles (or eyeglasses or eye wear) are a low-cost, non-invasive, simple to use treatment for URE. Spectacle use has many benefits but depend on end-user use. Learning Point Non-compliance with spectacle use is estimated to be 40.1% overall with a range of 9.8-78.6% i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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