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Each year, TB kills more people than any other infectious disease, including HIV/AIDS, and in 2015 claimed an estimated 1.8 million lives.
Following active participation of health workers from Doctors without Borders and aids from WHO, Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and other INGOs, the outbreak was assuaged eventually.
Swallowing problems are common in people with brain diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer's disease and can cause severe complications such as pneumonia or even death by choking. But these problems are often overlooked by ...
World TB Day is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 ...
Michigan State University has landed a $727,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine. Ingo Braasch, MSU integrative biologist who's leading the MSU efforts of this collaborative ...
A genetic mutation that protects people from a common form of malaria spread like wildfire in sub-Saharan Africa about 42,000 years ago, according to a new study.
Columbia, SC (WACH) - A special event will take place this weekend in Columbia to bring awareness to a disease that effects many, many people. The Columbia Kidney Walk is in its 3rd year and is this Sunday, March 26. The walk will take place at Spirit ...
Veterinarian Dr. Allison Sullivan said she had seen several cases of it, and it can be deadly. "It's so widespread in the world as a killer," Sullivan said.
People in medical science shivered last week when President Trump - who is keen on neither art nor science - proposed a 20% cut ($5.8 billion) in NIH funding.
Doctors say most people with the disease live long enough to have children but those who want to start a family should go through genetic counseling prior to getting pregnant.
"This review gives critical insights that are applicable not just to conservation, but to our understanding of emerging infectious diseases and human health," says Thomas Gillespie, lead author of the review and a primate disease ecologist at Emory ...
scientists have developed a new genetic test for Alzheimer's risk that can be used to predict the age at which a person will develop the disease. A high score on the test, which is based on 31 genetic markers, can translate to being diagnosed many ...
Ex Deputy First Minister for Northern Ireland was reportedly suffering from amyloidosis, but what is the disease? Martin Mcguinness resigned from his post of Deputy First Minister in January 2017, in protest at the Democratic Unionist Party's (DUP ...
Kionne McGhee, D-Miami, would change a state law that prohibits people infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases from knowingly exposing partners to the diseases. It would update the existing term "sexual intercourse" with the broader ...
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Newer treatments for hepatitis C appear to eliminate the virus in the vast majority of those taking oral antiviral medications, raising the hope that this disease might someday be eradicated in the United ...
They also identified two compounds that are able to reverse the effects of IBMPFD-associated mutations in flies and human IBMPFD cells.
I found two fairly well-done trials that show a modest increase in risk of chronic diseases (diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer and gallbladder disease) in people who have higher-glycemic-index diets. I also reviewed a companion piece in the Annals ...
Prolonged drought, conflict and food and water shortages have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and resulted in a spike in the number of cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) - a key symptom of cholera.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xadago (safinamide) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease who are currently taking levodopa/carbidopa and experiencing "off" episodes. An "off" episode is a time when a ...
Meanwhile, his communicable-diseases staff has been busy dealing with a mumps outbreak, tuberculosis investigations and most recently, measles.
"What an incredible experience!" Julia Beron, of Montville, New Jersey, tells PEOPLE. "As a 17-year-old with a physical disability, there are many things that I'm unable to do.
Metro veterinarian Dr. Allison Sullivan said she had seen several cases of it, and it can be deadly. "It's so widespread in the world as a killer," Sullivan said.
New forms of genetic testing could allow people to discover their risk of developing Alzheimer's at a particular age, scientists have said.
Birmingham, Ala. - A local organization is back at it this week cleaning up trash in Birmingham. The Willing Family visited the Inglenook neighborhood Sunday to pick up trash and beautify the area.
Over about two years of study, the researchers found that the new drug, when added to statin therapy, further reduced the risk of heart attack or stroke by about 15 percent.
Researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have identified a more sensitive test for detecting the early stages of paratuberculosis, a fatal disease that plagues ...
... genes associated with nephrotic syndrome (NS) in humans also play pivotal roles in Drosophila renal function, a conservation of function across species that validates transgenic flies as ideal pre-clinical models to improve understanding of human ...
Jacqueline Vieira with her son Daniel, who was born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, at their home in Olinda, Brazil, last year.
But what about people who aren't tackling diseases like high blood pressure or diabetes, who just want to exercise to maintain their bodily and mental health?
But there are certain things that can help with the challenges that people with Parkinson's disease face. Saint-Hilaire, the medical director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Boston Medical Center and Boston University school ...
The feedback we received from this conference was really positive and we are already planning to hold more similar events for other specific diseases. During 2016 we launched a new liver supportive care service to support local people with advanced ...
The Georgia Institute of technology researchers used a networked variation of game theory to study how individual behaviour during an outbreak of influenza - or other illness - affects the progress of the disease, including how rapidly the outbreak ...
"Our results suggest this new, extremely potent class of drug can cut cholesterol dramatically, which could provide great benefit for a lot of people at risk of heart disease and stroke. "The end result was cholesterol levels came down and down and ...
"People have done the wrong thing so we are dealing with it, and of course we have to react to it, and we have to deal with outbreak, respond, fix it.
It has proved difficult to recapitulate the neuronal loss that is observed in Alzheimer disease (AD) in rodent models of the disorder.
DENVER -- There are not many people in Colorado who know as much about Lyme disease as Olivia Goodreau, who is just 12-years-old.
A score based on common blood tests may someday help people gauge their risk of developing a chronic disease like diabetes or dementia within three years of taking the test.
Doctors and clinicians who care for people with substance use disorders should screen for oral diseases and arrange for dental care as needed, consider using sugar-free preparations when prescribing methadone, and warn patients of the oral health risks ...
There's no surefire way to prevent Alzheimer's disease, which affects 8.8 percent of people over age 65. Still, we're beginning to understand more about the habits that are associated with a decreased risk of developing the disease, and recent research ...
She says people in rural areas or people that come in close contact with domestic animals are at high risk. Hottie adds that the disease can be treated with antibiotics at a local hospital. "You get sort of a skin infection. You get pimples that look ...
That's a conclusion from researchers at the Georgia Institute of technology, who used a networked variation of game theory to study how individual behavior during an outbreak of influenza - or other illness - affects the progress of the disease ...
However, no causal effect has been proven between estrogen, or any other hormone, and lupus. And, studies of women with lupus taking estrogen in either birth control pills or as postmenopausal therapy have shown no increase in significant disease activity.
Another cardiology meeting, another big prevention trial - and questions abound. People at risk for cardiovascular disease will be wondering about the implications for them. So are the doctors. New trials take some time to digest - and yet our news ...
With close follow-up and treatment, 80-90% of people with lupus can expect to live a normal life span. It is true that medical science has not yet developed a method for curing lupus, and some people do die from the disease. However, for the majority ...
"Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN." Famine in South Sudan alone has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and almost 5 million people, more than 40% of the country ...
A few days before the transplant, Stansel and Harskamp, both of Anchorage, told PEOPLE that they hoped sharing their story would inspire others to sign up as living donors during March's National Kidney Month, or register to become donors when they die ...
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative movement disorder which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function.
As if on cue, two articles on transmission of diseases came across my computer screen simultaneously. The first, which we ... The second, a significant and impressive piece of research and reporting addressing similar areas - how infections spread from ...


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