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Interventions for treating tuberculous pericarditis
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers from South Africa and Canada have carried out a Cochrane review update to assess the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids for treating tuberculous pericarditis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drinks industry accused of downplaying 'alcohol-cancer risk'
Conclusion This qualitative analysis aimed to determine the accuracy of health information circulated by the alcohol industry on the links between alcohol and cancer. It found the industry and affiliated organisations use three main approaches: denial of the link between alcohol and cancer misinterpretation of the risk distraction by focusing on other risk factors This analysis highlights how these strategies could be detrimental to public health. Of course, it's possible, given this data was collected in 2016, that some of the websites and documents analysed by the researchers have since been updated. Regardless, the...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Alcohol industry misleading the public about alcohol-related cancer risk
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) The alcohol industry (AI) is misrepresenting evidence about the alcohol-related risk of cancer with activities that have parallels with those of the tobacco industry, according to new research published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Guardian view on veganism: high in moral fibre | Editorial
Vegans are often unfairly mocked. They should instead be praisedJeremy Corbyn is “going through the process” of eating more vegan food, he has said – he just has to bring himself to give up the brie, verboten under vegan rules, along with eggs, milk and everything animals produce. Later, as if fearful of a backlash, his spokesperson issued a statement denying he was vegan. But the Labour leader was right to be proud of his efforts. Vegans are often unreasonably mocked as do-gooders and sniped at for making dinner parties awkward for those who don’t like lentils quite so much. This is unfair: the die...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Veganism Life and style Food Environment Food science Source Type: news

How effective is an online community of practice (CoP) in reality?
Improving mechanisms for knowledge translation (KT) and connecting decision-makers to each other and the information and evidence they consider relevant to their work remains a priority for public health. Virtual communities of practices (CoPs) potentially offer an affordable and flexible means of encouraging connection and sharing of evidence, information and learning among the public health community in ways that transgress traditional geographical, professional, institutional and time boundaries. This paper reports on research into the effectiveness of such a CoP (alcohol harm reduction), undertaken by the UK Health For...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASTMH 66th annual meeting: Preeminent meeting of infectious disease experts
(Burness) With Zika infection numbers falling but still threatening, cholera exploding in Yemen and East Africa, and an obscure mosquito-borne disease possibly on the move in South America, thousands of disease experts from around the world will gather in Baltimore in November for the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The conference provides a vital forum for sharing the latest research and strategies for tackling some of the world's most dangerous diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BCG jab may protect against TB for nearly twice as long as previously thought
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) The world's only licensed tuberculosis (TB) vaccine could offer protection against the disease for nearly twice as long as previously thought, according to new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

80 percent of Ebola survivors suffer disabilities one year after discharge
(University of Liverpool) New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80 percent of those interviewed were found to have major limitations in mobility, cognition and vision. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

It takes several generations to undo poor nutrition
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found mothers who were malnourished in the womb tend to have smaller babies, while fathers have shorter toddlers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: Rapid Malaria Tests Work, but With Unexpected Drawbacks
Tests that take only 15 minutes mean fewer people needlessly get malaria drugs, but many instead get antibiotics they don ’ t need, a study finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Malaria Antibiotics Tests (Medical) Africa Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene World Health Organization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Higher education: UNISON wins SOAS commitment to end outsourcing
UNISON has won a major victory at London’s School of Oriental and African Sutides, with an agreement to end the outsourcing of core support services by September 2018 and bring more than 120 staff back in house. The announcement by the university follows and expands on an agreement reached with UNISON last year after talks at Acas, where the employer had agreed to bring all cleaning services back in house by September 2019. But more talks between the university and UNISON earlier this year have seen employer has widened the plan to include all core support services. This covers staff employed in a range of roles, inc...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News education services Greater London higher education outsourcing privatisation universities Source Type: news

Study links malaria rapid diagnostic tests to more antibiotic use and finds ignored results
(Burness) Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria are reducing overuse of malaria medications but may also produce a range of unintended results, according to a comprehensive new study published today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Managing Editor for Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group - Liverpool, UK
The Department of Clinical Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a Managing Editor to work in  the Cochrane Infectious Diseases GroupThe Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.   This includes the Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health, which houses the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG), one of the first Cochrane Groups and highly successful, and well known for its exacting standards.As the Managing Editor of CIDG you will help organize review production across over 600 authors from some 52 countries. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Taking vitamin supplements may slow down the progression of a common eye disease
Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking a multivitamin supplement that includes vitamin E, carotenoids (beta-carotene or lutein or zeaxanthin), vitamin C, and zinc may slow down the progression of the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).See additional resources at the bottom of the pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease affecting the central area of the retina and affects large numbers of people across the world. Population-based studies suggest that in older people (80 years and older), approximately one in three people...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Taking vitamin supplements will not prevent a common eye disease
Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking vitamin supplements, such as vitamin E or beta-carotene, may not prevent the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  See additional resources at the bottom of this pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease affecting the central area of the retina and affects large numbers of people across the world. Population-based studies suggest that in older people (80 years and older), approximately one in three people have early signs of the disease.There are numerous unanswered questions in ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Calls for GPs to offer HIV screening in high-risk areas
Conclusion The results of this study suggest it seems to be cost-effective to screen new patients for HIV when they register at a GP practice in areas where HIV is particularly prevalent. This conclusion is based on projections making use of a wide range of data from the UK, and making certain assumptions about HIV prevalence over time and the behaviour of people who've been newly diagnosed with HIV. The researchers used good methods, and their recommendation to roll out screening in areas where there are high rates of HIV is consistent with current National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. Stud...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in local authorities
(Queen Mary University of London) Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000 people from 40 GP surgeries, led by Queen Mary University of London and the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Despite testing program, children with HIV remain undiagnosed
(PLOS) A two-year clinic-based HIV testing program in Zimbabwe failed to diagnose many cases of HIV in children in the surrounding area, Dr. Victoria Simms from the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues, report in PLOS Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

LSTM awarded £ 6.4 million to strengthen capacity to control malaria and other diseases
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers at LSTM have been awarded £ 6.4 million from the Global Challenges Research Fund to strengthen the global capacity to control vector-borne diseases. Professor Hilary Ranson, Head of LSTM's Department of Vector Biology, will lead a team of experts working with leading research institutes and national disease control programs in three African countries with exceptionally high burdens of disease, to develop evidence based solutions for integrated vector control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

LSTM awarded £ 11 million by National Institute for Health Research
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) LSTM has been awarded £ 11 million by the National Institute for Health Research as part of their latest UK-wide call for funding into Global Health Research Units. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New ways to create and deliver medications for immune-medicated neuropathies
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers at LSTM are looking at new ways to create and deliver medications for a wide range of immune-medicated neuropathies, by developing new synthetic versions of the treatment currently seen as the last resort option by doctors; intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 6, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Malaria control in African schools dramatically cuts infection and reduces risk of anemia
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Schools that provide prevention education, insecticide-treated nets and antimalarial treatment, in regions where malaria is highly seasonal, could reduce the risk of schoolchildren developing anemia and improve their cognitive performance, according to new research by the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Review of Evidence Supporting the Sphere Standards
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 03/22/2017 This 42-page review, a collaboration between Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Sphere Project, examines the evidence supporting the Sphere standards. It contributes to the 2018 revision of the Sphere Handbook by providing rigorous analysis of existing evidence and supporting the production of new empirical evidence where appropriate. Its objectives were to analyze and classify Sphere indicators from the water, sanitation, and hygience (WASH), food security, and health action chapters; an...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists are Using Dirty Socks to Understand Why Some People Are Mosquito Magnets
We may soon understand why some people spend vacations furiously swatting away mosquitoes — and others remain totally untouched. British researchers launched an investigation this month to see if genetics play a role in mosquito targeting or the odds of someone being an actual mosquito magnet, Scientific American reports. To do so, they will collect dirty socks from 200 pairs of twins born in the U.K. and Gambia. The socks will then be placed in a wind tunnel with mosquitoes so that researchers can study the bugs’ movements. The idea is to see if they smell of socks acts as a natural repellant that researchers ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized Mosquitoes onetime Source Type: news

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Drugs and Alcohol Today on co-production in the field of substance use research
Proposal of Special Issue on Co-production in substance use research in Drugs and Alcohol Today   Dr Jo Cairns1,2 and Dr James Nicholls1,3 1 Alcohol Research UK 2 Newcastle University 3 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine   Contact details: jo.cairns@alcoholresearchuk.org Alcohol Research UK, 27 Swinton Street, London WC1X 9NW 1. Theme and topics In this special issue, we are inviting authors to submit papers which explore key principles, methods, ethical considerations, and practice or policy implications of co-production in the field of substance use research. Unlike the fields of social care, soc...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - June 19, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Julie Symes Tags: Call for Proposals News Source Type: news

Male farmers at highest risk of contracting 'monkey malaria' in Malaysia
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Adult male farmers in Malaysia are more than twice as likely to contract Plasmodium knowlesi malaria -- an infection usually found only in monkeys -- than other people in their communities, according to a new study by the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine and Menzies School of Health Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

LSTM launches new Transposon Registry
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) LSTM has launched a new Transposon Registry which will serve as a repository of information on all bacterial transposons for the scientific community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 31, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

LSTM and partners develop molecule that may lead to first synthetic one-dose antimalarial
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers at LSTM, working in partnership with the University of Liverpool and other colleagues, have developed a molecule which has the potential to become the first fully synthetic, one-dose treatment for malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Undetected Ebola infection in international healthcare workers very unlikely
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Undiagnosed Ebola virus infection was probably very rare in international workers who were deployed during the 2013-2015 outbreak of the virus in West Africa, despite mild and asymptomatic cases of Ebola being known to occur, according to new research led by the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Responders to recent West Africa Ebola epidemic show little evidence of infection
(PLOS) Responders to the West African Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016 who returned to the UK and Ireland included many who reported possible Ebola virus exposure or Ebola-associated symptoms, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Catherine F. Houlihan of the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine, UK and colleagues, also reports that the vast majority showed no evidence of Ebola virus infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

First molecular diagnostics for insecticide resistance in sandflies
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) A study led by LSTM identifies a potent molecular mechanism for insecticide resistance in the world's most medically-important sandfly species and develops DNA-diagnostics for monitoring future impact on visceral leishmaniasis control and elimination programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Statins side effects 'have been overstated', says study
Conclusion This is a complex study that provides a plausible explanation for the difference in reports of adverse effects of statins in RCTs and observational studies, some of which have suggested as many as 1 in 5 people get side effects from statins. However, we need to be aware of some limitations and unanswered questions: When people knew they were taking statins, they were more likely to report muscle pain than those not taking statins. But they were less likely to report muscle pain than in the first phase of the study, when they didn't know whether they were taking statins or placebo. We don't know why this is. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Statins side effects 'have been overstated,' says study
Conclusion This is a complex study that provides a plausible explanation for the difference in reports of adverse effects of statins in RCTs and observational studies, some of which have suggested as many as 1 in 5 people get side effects from statins. However, we need to be aware of some limitations and unanswered questions: When people knew they were taking statins, they were more likely to report muscle pain than those not taking statins. But they were less likely to report muscle pain than in the first phase of the study, when they didn't know whether they were taking statins or placebo. We don't know why this is. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Controlling the HIV epidemic: A progress report on efforts in sub-Saharan Africa
(PLOS) In a Research Article published in PLOS Medicine, Richard Hayes of the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine, UK and colleagues report on a clinical trial evaluating an intervention to achieve universal HIV testing and treatment in Zambia. The authors estimate that, after one year, the overall proportion of people with HIV receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART) had increased from 44 percent to 61 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria Is On The Rise Among American Travelers
More than 2,000 people in the U.S. return from visits abroad with malaria every year, a new report says. The report supports data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that malaria is on the rise in the U.S., and should serve as a warning to travelers who visit countries where the disease is common, experts said.  “Malaria, in the world right now, is still the leading cause of death by parasitic disease,” said the study’s lead researcher, Diana Khuu, an epidemiologist at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. “It&rs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria Is On The Rise Among American Travelers
More than 2,000 people in the U.S. return from visits abroad with malaria every year, a new report says. The report supports data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that malaria is on the rise in the U.S., and should serve as a warning to travelers who visit countries where the disease is common, experts said.  “Malaria, in the world right now, is still the leading cause of death by parasitic disease,” said the study’s lead researcher, Diana Khuu, an epidemiologist at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. “It&rs...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

England's Cancer Drugs Fund 'failed to deliver meaningful value to patients and society'
Analysis of the drugs that were approved for use by the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) in England has shown that the fund was not good value for patients and society and may have resulted in patients suffering unnecessarily from toxic side effects of the drugs. In a study published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology, researchers led by Dr Ajay Aggarwal, academic clinical oncologist at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), and Professor Richard Sullivan, director of the Institute of Cancer Policy, King's College London (UK), looked at 29 drugs that had been approved for use through the CDF in Jan...
Source: World Pharma News - April 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

New mothers being denied life-saving £3 drug
Using tranexamic acid within three hours of a bleed also reduced the need for major surgery by 36 per cent, the team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insecticide-induced leg loss does not eliminate biting in mosquitoes
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers at LSTM have found that mosquitoes that lose multiple legs after contact with insecticide may still be able to spread malaria and lay eggs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Global Health: Fatal Malaria in the U.S. More Common Than Previously Known
Hospital data suggests that some immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean, thinking they are still immune, do not take precautions on home visits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Malaria Pregnancy and Childbirth Mosquitoes American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

Malaria sickening thousands in US and racking up millions in healthcare costs, new study finds
(Burness) A new study published today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene shows that malaria led to a count of hospitalized patients and deaths that easily eclipsed other travel-related illness and generated about half a billion dollars in healthcare costs in the US over a 15-year period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The 2017 Mumps Outbreak Probably Isn't Related To Vaccine Refusal
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 2017 Mumps Outbreak Probably Isn't Related To Vaccine Refusal
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Woman Survived One Of The Deadliest Snake Attacks
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. CHERANGAN, KENYA ― Walking home from a party in the evening light, Cheposait Adomo was unaware of the 6.5-foot black mamba snake in her path until it had coiled around her ankles and sunk in its teeth. As Adomo screamed and pulled at the slithering knot that punctured her three times, she was unaware of the two other brown-colored mambas slithering over to provide backup. “I felt the bites and then a burning sensation,” Adomo, a mother of five, said of the attack, wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mysterious outbreak of disfiguring tropical disease in western Uganda linked to decades of walking barefoot in volcanic soils
(Burness) A puzzling surge in western Uganda patients diagnosed with a painful, disfiguring skin condition known as elephantiasis was caused not by the parasitic worms typically associated with the affliction, but by long-term exposure to irritating soil minerals absorbed while walking barefoot, according to a new study published today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola: New trial launched in west Africa to evaluate three vaccination strategies
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), in collaboration with health authorities in Guinea and Liberia, are launching a large clinical trial of candidate Ebola vaccines under the aegis of the PREVAC international consortium (Partnership for Research on Ebola VACcination). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A staged approach to depression diagnosis could improve communication and treatment
(PLOS) A staged model of depression, ranging from wellness to distress to disorder, could make it easier for diverse groups to talk about depression and has the potential to improve the study of potential depression treatments, argues Vikram Patel of the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine in London, UK, in an Essay in PLOS Medicine in advance of World Health Day 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Global Health: Trump Plan Eliminates a Global Sentinel Against Disease, Experts Warn
The Fogarty International Center funds an worldwide network of researchers on the lookout for viral threats, many of which could reach America. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Zika Virus Avian Influenza American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Tom Price's Views Could Feed The Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Brewing In Texas
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said that vaccination should be a state-regulated choice, not a federal requirement, during a CNN televised town hall event on March 15.  State governments should be responsible for public health, according to Price, and for determining “whether or not immunizations are required for a community population.” Price’s emphasize on individual choice for immunization is especially troubling considering he is a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons ― which, despite its official-sounding name, promotes the thoroughly debunked claim that...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New anti-Wolbachia drug regimen could reduce treatment times of LF and Oncho to 1-2 weeks
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) This week, scientists from the A · WOL Consortium based at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have published a paper entitled 'Short-Course, High-Dose Rifampicin Achieves Wolbachia Depletion Predictive of Curative Outcomes in Preclinical Models of Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis' in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news