Need, Greed, and GMOs: Genuflection in All the Wrong Directions
Images of scientists inserting eye-of-newt genes into escarole, or wool-of-bat genes into watercress stalk the nightmares of pure food proponents, and up to a point-- rightly so. Even if the intentions of those tinkering with foods are good- such as putting antifreeze genes from amphibians into oranges so they are not destroyed by an early frost- the law of unintended consequences pertains. There is ample reason, in principle, to be wary of Frankenfoods. There may be reason in epidemiology as well. We are substantially uncertain about why rates of gluten intolerance and celiac disease are rising; genetic modification of f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test may help decrease yearly pet vaccines
A test that measures an animal's immune response to the rabies virus has been modified by scientists, a change that will cost pet owners less money and may help reduce the number of yearly vaccines for pets. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

U.S. Scientists Speak Out About The Need For Fetal Tissue In Research
BOSTON (AP) -- The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss to cancer and AIDS. Anti-abortion activists triggered the uproar by releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials that raised questions of whether the organization was profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood has denied making any profit and said it charges fees solely to cover its costs. University labor...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fetal Tissue Remains Essential, Medical Researchers Say
BOSTON (AP) — The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss and neurological disorders to cancer and AIDS. Anti-abortion activists set off the uproar by releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials that raised questions of whether the organization was profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood has denied making any profit and said it charges fees solely to cov...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News fetal tissue Massachusetts General Hospital planned parenthood Source Type: news

Angola: Over 60 Killed By Rabies in Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -At least 65 people were killed by rabies from January to July this year in Luanda, as a result of 12,251 dog bites, Angop learned Monday in the capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

That New Ebola Vaccine Is Related To The Rabies Virus. So Why Is It Safe?
All you need to know about rVSV-ZEBOV, the experimental vaccine against Ebola virus disease (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 4, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: JV Chamary Source Type: news

The New Ebola Vaccine Is Related To Rabies. Is It Safe?
All you need to know about rVSV-ZEBOV, the experimental vaccine against Ebola virus disease (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 4, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: JV Chamary Source Type: news

WHO says the international community must do more to take action against rabies
(Global Alliance for Rabies Control) A new report from the World Health Organisation urges the global community to accelerate action against rabies and other neglected zoonotic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mass vaccination call for rabies
Renewed efforts are needed to vaccinate dogs against rabies, health experts warn. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European rule changes on cross border pet transport may heighten rabies risk
Recent changes to regulations on the transport of pets across Europe may have increased the threat of introducing rabies from rescue dogs into countries considered free of the disease, suggests research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

8 need rabies shots after child brings bat to school
Middle school student brought the bat to science class and then released it into the wild (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabolical effects of rabies encephalitis - Jackson AC.
Rabies is an acute encephalomyelitis in humans and animals caused by rabies virus (RABV) infection. Because the neuropathological changes are very mild in rabies, it has been assumed that neuronal dysfunction likely explains the severe clinical disease. Re... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Taking the bite out of deadly rabies
A charity rounding up dogs in Africa to vaccinate them (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: Dog vaccination to prevent child rabies
A mass dog vaccination project in a city in Malawi is aiming to eradicate the deadly disease, as Lizzie Crouch reports. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New rabies strain discovered in New Mexico
The strain is the first new one to be found in the United States in years, scientists say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rabies still kills 5,000 every month. Vaccinations should be a no-brainer
Domestic dogs cause the vast majority of human deaths from rabies. Most of Europe and America have successfully introduced national vaccine campaigns - it's time to do the same in poorer continents (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: health rabies Pete Wedderburn pets dogs vaccinations Source Type: news

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Runners, Rabies and Dampened Emotions
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 24, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: TOBY BILANOW Tags: Quizzes Rabies Featured Source Type: news

Suspected rabies patient in NI hospital being tested
Public Health Agency confirms patient recently travelled in affected area (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Runners, Rabies and Dampened Emotions
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TOBY BILANOW Tags: Quizzes Rabies Featured Source Type: news

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Runners, Rabies and Dampened Emotions
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 24, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: TOBY BILANOW Tags: Quizzes Rabies Featured Source Type: news

First case of rabies in over a decade: Lessons for healthcare personnel
(American Society for Microbiology) A team of French clinicians has diagnosed the first case of rabies in that country since 2003. Only 20 cases of human rabies had been diagnosed in France between 1970 and 2003. The case report appeared April 8 in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Global Health: Rabies Deaths Higher Than Previously Thought
Ninety-nine percent of human deaths are caused by dog bites, with India having the most rabies deaths — almost 21,000 a year. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 20, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Bats India China Rabies Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Africa Source Type: news

Global Health: Rabies Deaths Higher Than Previously Thought
Ninety-nine percent of human deaths are caused by dog bites, with India having the most rabies deaths — almost 21,000 a year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Bats India China Rabies Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Africa Source Type: news

Your Furry Family Members Can Be A Source Of Serious Infection For At-Risk People
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Pets can be a source of infection, and newborns, the elderly, children with leukemia and adults with cancer are especially vulnerable, according to a new review of data from previous research. Selecting the right pets and using safe strategies to care for them can reduce the risk, the authors write. "Pets have a number of really important health benefits," including emotional and social support, said lead author Dr. Jason Stull of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at Ohio State University in Columbus. And actually contracting an infect...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eye-Catching Clothing Line Uses Biology-Themed Designs To Attract Girls To Science
An aspiring doctor is using a clothing line to inspire young girls to get interested in science. Lizzie Cochran, a 24-year-old student at Columbia University, came up with the idea of Epidemia Designs -- a clothing line which turns biology-themed images into designs for workout apparel and fashion accessories, late last year. The brand's first prototypes came out in January, and last month, the student created a Kickstarter to help launch Epidemia's first line of activewear leggings. Through eye-catching designs, Cochran and her team hope that they can attract girls to pursue the sciences. The Epidemia Designs team, w...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Report: Rabies from dogs kills 160 people a day worldwide
Amy R. ConnollyLONDON, April 18 (UPI) -- Up to 59,000 people a year die from preventable canine rabies, causing economic losses of up to $8.6 billion, the Global Alliance for Rabies Control said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rabies jabs could save 60,000 killed by dog bites a year: first global study
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Investment in dog vaccination is the single most effective way of tackling canine rabies, but the lack of a concerted effort to wipe it out means that around 59,000 people every year, or 160 people each day, still die from the pernicious disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Reduce rabies deaths and collaborate with vets, says major new study
A global study has found that 160 people die every day from rabies. Rabies is close to 100% fatal, but it is also almost 100% preventable Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 17, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Travel health Infections Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

'Preventable rabies kills 160 per day'
More than 160 people die every day from rabies, despite it being a preventable disease, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

160 people die of rabies every day, says major new study
(Global Alliance for Rabies Control) A global study on canine rabies, published April 16, 2015, has found that 160 people die every single day from the disease. The report is the first study to consider the impact in terms of deaths and the economic costs of rabies across all countries. Even though the disease is preventable, 59,000 people die every year of rabies transmitted by dogs, and the disease costs global economies $8.6 billion US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Tail/Tale of Red Cross Pet Adventures
Pets come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their adventures. Red Crossers share some lessons from their furry family members and tips to keep your pets safe. AUDIE, THE ADVENTURER “Audie blew out his knee on our beach vacation. I used my pet first aid training to make sure he was comfortable and safe until we were able to get him home and to the orthopedic vet. The training also came in handy during his very long recovery from knee surgery.” DOVER, THE AMBITIOUS “Dover can get a little ambitious with his raw hides and tends to eat them until they are in super small pieces. We try to take it away befor...
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: Health & Safety cat dog pet pet first aid pet first aid app Source Type: news

The “Tail” of Red Cross Pet Adventures
Pets come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their adventures. Red Crossers share some lessons from their furry family members and tips to keep your pets safe. AUDIE, THE ADVENTURER “Audie blew out his knee on our beach vacation. I used my pet first aid training to make sure he was comfortable and safe until we were able to get him home and to the orthopedic vet. The training also came in handy during his very long recovery from knee surgery.” DOVER, THE AMBITIOUS “Dover can get a little ambitious with his raw hides and tends to eat them until they are in super small pieces. We try to take it away befor...
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: Health & Safety cat dog pet pet first aid pet first aid app Source Type: news

Cancer Research Progress Spotlights Cruel Irony
To hear the words "cancer" and "cure" in the same sentence from experienced cancer researchers is both breathtaking and unexpected. Researchers and top oncologists are usually cautious to a fault. To hear that Congress is again trying to squeeze cancer research budgets is breathtaking but predictable. They've become frugal, also to a fault. Such is the cruel irony facing cancer patients and researchers today. Building on over 50 years of scientific progress, research leaders from cancer centers across the country are achieving stunning results that have led even the most guarded of them to use such ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare Canine Flu Outbreak Hits Chicago
An unusual outbreak of canine flu around the Chicago area has killed five dogs and led to more than 1,000 cases, according to the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control. The symptoms of canine infectious respiratory disease include lethargic behavior, lax appetite, a lingering cough and a fever, the department notes, with more severe cases showing up in dogs less than a year old and older than seven. Until the outbreak subsides, which the department says may not occur for several weeks, dog owners have been warned to avoid pet-friendly areas like parks, as well as group training and other instances where pups ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 7, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Nolan Feeney Tags: Uncategorized animals canine flu chicago Source Type: news

Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis: assessing costs and benefits
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

International collaboration essential in fight against rabies, new study finds
(University of Surrey) A new study, published today in the journal PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases has given new insights into the spread of rabies in the Middle East, showing that the deadly disease regularly moves between countries in the region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stem cells help researchers peg rabies resistance
Researchers have developed a new technology to determine sensitivity or resistance to rabies virus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Namibia: 2 500 Cases of Rabies Recorded in Five Years
[Namibian] According to figures given by the minister of agriculture John Mutorwa at the launch of the National Rabies Control Strategy in Windhoek recently, about 2 595 cases of rabies were reported in the last five years, with at least 18 people dying of the disease each year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stem cells help researchers peg rabies resistance
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have developed a new technology to determine sensitivity or resistance to rabies virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New targets for rabies prevention and treatment
(Wiley) Researchers have identified genes that may be involved in determining whether an individual is sensitive or resistant to rabies virus infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 16, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yes, we can stop viruses such as Ebola and Rabies. Here's how.
(World Scientific) With a group of like-minded scientists, editors Asit K Pattanaik and Michael Whitt have compiled a timely publication entitled 'Biology and Pathogenesis of Rhabdo- and Filoviruses' discussing the most recent findings on processes and current status of development of vaccines and antivirals to mitigate the diseases caused by viruses like Ebola and Rabies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study exposes shocking lack of rabies reporting in countries where risk is greatest
(Global Alliance for Rabies Control) The first global survey of rabies reporting systems, published this week, has uncovered a shocking lack of preparedness against this deadly disease across Africa and Asia. Accurate reporting of rabies cases to authorities is a critical first step in controlling rabies and preventing further outbreaks, yet the study found that over 2.5 billion people live in countries without effective rabies reporting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fighting the New Stupidity
The ridiculous right and the loony left are in agreement: Vaccinations are a government plot to give your child autism. As longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer noted long ago, the nominal ideological differences between different groups of extremists are negligible. However divergent their doctrines, fringe groups are united by a deep bond of irrationality. The nuts we will have with us always, even unto the end of the world, so why get too exercised about this latest excrescence of goofiness? Two reasons: First, some of the prospective GOP presidential candidates have made noises friendly to the anti-vaxxers. Rand Paul of...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fighting the New Stupidity
The ridiculous right and the loony left are in agreement: Vaccinations are a government plot to give your child autism. As longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer noted long ago, the nominal ideological differences between different groups of extremists are negligible. However divergent their doctrines, fringe groups are united by a deep bond of irrationality. The nuts we will have with us always, even unto the end of the world, so why get too exercised about this latest excrescence of goofiness? Two reasons: First, some of the prospective GOP presidential candidates have made noises friendly to the anti-vaxxers. Rand Paul of...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rabies booster defends pets with out-of-date vaccination against the disease
Pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are very unlikely to develop the fatal disease if given a rabies booster immediately after exposure to the virus, a new study by veterinary diagnosticians finds. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Beating the clock: UGA researchers develop new treatment for rabies
(University of Georgia) Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before the virus takes root in the central nervous system, at which point the disease is almost invariably fatal.Now, researchers at the University of Georgia have successfully tested a treatment on mice that cures the disease even after the virus has spread to the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study finds rabies booster defends pets with out-of-date vaccination against the disease
(Kansas State University) A new study by Kansas State University veterinary diagnosticians finds that pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are very unlikely to develop the fatal disease if given a rabies booster immediately after exposure to the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 26, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lentiviral Vectors for Gene Delivery to the Nervous System
The efficient management and development of therapeutic strategies for disorders of the nervous system still remains a major medical challenge. Gene therapy for the nervous system diseases is particularly challenging due to the post-mitotic nature of neuronal cells and the restricted accessibility of the brain itself. Viral vectors based on lentiviruses are particularly attractive vehicles, routinely used in developing gene-based therapies to treat neurological diseases. Due to their unique properties, which allow them to transduce most nervous system cell types, maintaining strong, and long-term transgene expression, they...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience - January 10, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

When Pets with Out-of-date Vaccine are Exposed to Rabies Virus
A tragic decision was forced on a loving dog owner when her pet was bitten by a rabid skunk. Because the dog was only days overdue for its rabies booster vaccine, the owner, according to published news stories, was forced to choose between a lengthy period of quarantine for her pet or euthanizing it. In this sad case, the pet owner made the painful decision to end her dog's life through euthanasia. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 6, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Service Animals Source Type: news

Tanzania: Fear of Rabies Engulf Kyerwa District Residents
[Daily News]RESIDENTS of Kyerwa District have appealed for urgent government intervention following an outbreak of rabies disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news