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Violent crime is like infectious disease -- we can stop it spreading

His focus was on containing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and cholera. Load Error Containing infectious diseases relies heavily on data. First, public health officials map out exactly where the most transmissions of the disease are occurring. Then they ...

Source: CNN
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Half of cardio patients have multiple diseases, Australian study says

Aug. 15 (UPI) --Roughly half of patients admitted to Australian hospitals with a cardiovascular disease also have multiple chronic medical conditions that require complex treatment, a study suggests. The University of West Australia's School of Population ...

Published: 15 Aug 2018

Integration of opioid, infectious disease treatment needed

(HealthDay)—Steps should be taken to integrate treatment at the intersection of opioid use disorder (OUD) and related HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infectious disease epidemics, according to an Ideas and Opinion piece published online July 13 in the ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 15 Aug 2018

This AI can identify 50 eye diseases with superb accuracy–and explain its diagnoses

Artificial intelligence isn’t known for its bedside manner, but that could be changing. “Doctors and patients don’t want just a black box answer, they want to know why,” Ramesh Raskar, an associate professor at MIT, told Stat. “There is a ...

Source: Fast Company
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Biotech Marks Progress on Programs for Cancer, Infectious Diseases

In an Aug. 8 research report, analyst Jason McCarthy provided an update on Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s (INO:NASDAQ) various development programs as the company moves through H2/18. Its lead candidate, VGX-3100, addressing cancers and precancers ...

Published: 15 Aug 2018

Tulane University professor gets $1.6 million grant to study protein-related diseases

A Tulane University scientist has won a four-year, $1.6 million grant for a study he hopes will reveal the molecular basis for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The National Institutes of Health grant will allow chemistry professor Bruce Gibb ...

Source: WDSU
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Nigeria: Govt Partners Saudi Arabia, WHO to Lessen Crowd-Induced Diseases At Hajj

Federal Ministry of Health has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabia on scientific research to mitigate crowd-induced illnesses during the hajj exercise. The partnership, which is in collaboration of the Saudi-based Centre for Mass ...

Published: 15 Aug 2018

Perlara announces Glycogen Storage Diseases PerlQuest with the University of Notre Dame

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Perlara, a rare diseases drug discovery platform company partnering with highly motivated families and organizations, today announced a glycogen storage diseases collaboration with the University ...

Source: The Business Journals
Published: 15 Aug 2018

New robotic technology may provide more insight into neurological diseases, which affect about one-third of Americans

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University researchers are a step closer to answering one of the critical questions about the brain – how neural networks in the organ perform the computations necessary for higher-level brain functions. The technology ...

Source: Purdue University
Published: 15 Aug 2018

DeepMind's AI detects over 50 eye diseases with 94% accuracy, study shows

The research, a collaboration of DeepMind, Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London, involved training the software on 14,844 scans from about 7,500 patients with sight-threatening retinal diseases. These were then analyzed alongside expert ...

Source: Healthcare Dive
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Kenya Faces Spread of Diseases from Neighboring Countries

15 de agosto de 2018, 16:14Nairobi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Kenya''s health authorities today reacted to the spread to their territory of contagious diseases such as polio from the neighboring states of Somalia and Ethiopia through common borders.

Source: La Prensa Latina
Published: 15 Aug 2018

IN THE YARD: When it comes to controlling garden diseases and weeds, just use common sense

The best way to deal with diseases and weeds in the garden is to prevent them from becoming established in the first place. There are a number of garden management or cultural practices that will accomplish this goal. Some of this information may seem to ...

Published: 15 Aug 2018

Fifty percent of cardiovascular patients suffer from multiple diseases

New research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that one in two patients admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular disease is suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions which required complex treatment. The rate was ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 15 Aug 2018

WSU scientist joins CDC group in battling insect borne diseases

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Diseases like West Nile Virus, Zika, Rocky Mountain Spotted fever and others are carried by mosquitos and ticks, putting the health of people and animals at risk around the country. John Stark, director of the Washington Stormwater ...

Source: Washington State University News
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Orchard Therapeutics raises $150m to advance gene therapies for rare diseases

Orchard Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on developing gene therapies for rare diseases, has raised $150m through a Series C funding round. The Series C round was led by Deerfield Management while RA Capital Management, Venrock, Foresite ...

Source: Pharmaceutical Business Review
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Gene Test Predicts Risk of 5 Common Diseases

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of genetic analysis could identify millions of Americans at high risk for five serious and common diseases, researchers report. The diseases include coronary artery disease, the heart rhythm disorder ...

Source: US News Health
Published: 14 Aug 2018

Nanotechnology Is Changing the Ways We May Treat Certain Diseases

The development of nanoscience is exploding at such a rate, it is difficult to predict with any accuracy how much and how fast the field will grow in an extremely short period of time, Dr. Farnoud adds. Nanotechnology is the science of examining extremely ...

Source: WOUB Digital
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Ghana: Stakeholders Meet On Non-Communicable Diseases

A stakeholders' consultative meeting, which aimed to come out with preventive measures to address the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and help Ghanaians live a healthy life, has taken place in Accra. The meeting, organised by the Ghana Non ...

Published: 15 Aug 2018

Tim's Tips: Act now to save plants from fast-growing diseases

For everyone who has been asking for rain, your wish has come true. The good news about this weather is that the rain has come down slowly enough that it has soaked into the ground. On the other hand, many of you who live south of Salisbury have had almost ...

Source: The Daily News of Newburyport
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Risk-scoring system could predict multiple diseases

A gene-based risk-scoring system for coronary artery disease could also be used to evaluate the risk for breast cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation in people of European ancestry, researchers report in Nature Genetics.

Source: SmartBrief
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Bayer and Haplogen collaborate to develop new treatments against pulmonary diseases

The FINANCIAL -- Berlin, August 14, 2018 – Bayer and Haplogen GmbH, a Vienna-based biotechnology company, have entered into a multi-year research collaboration agreement to identify new drug candidates for the treatment of pulmonary diseases such as ...

Source: The Financial
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Immunizations crucial to avoiding diseases

Editor's note: The Register's parent company, CNHI, has papers all over the United States. Each Wednesday, this space will be dedicated to what one of those papers thinks about the issues facing their communities. We're shocked each time we read about an ...

Source: Richmond Register
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Blood Collection Market Is Driven By Increasing Incidence Of Infectious And Non-Communicable Diseases Till 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

According to report published by Grand View Research, the global blood collection market is expected to reach a value of USD 13.3 billion by 2025. Increasing incidence of accidents and trauma cases is another factor that drives the demand for blood ...

Source: Digital Journal
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Totalitarian governments spawn infectious disease outbreaks that place other countries at risk

A recent Reuters article on the problem with Venezuela’s measles outbreak crossing the Brazilian border said the following: Brazil complained on Thursday that Venezuela was doing nothing to stop the spread of an outbreak of measles in Brazil and other ...

Source: Pink
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Isiolo residents living in fear of contracting waterborne diseases

Hundreds of residents of Kulamawe estate in Isiolo county are at risk of contracting water borne diseases as a result of leaking and open sewer lines. The residents are now crying foul urging the relevant authorities to step in and arrest the situation ...

Published: 15 Aug 2018

Assemble a calf crop resilient to diseases

Now that calving is completed and the grass is growing (hopefully), it is time to start preparing for the weaning and eventual sale or feedlot finishing of your calf crop and development of your replacement females. Once the cow calf pairs have been kicked ...

Source: Ohio Ag Net
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Boxing classes better for people with brain diseases

She set up Counterpunch Parkinson's several years ago on the North Shore along with former New Zealand boxing champion Shane Cameron. Counterpunch Parkinson's has accredited 60 coaches all around New Zealand and two internationally

Published: 15 Aug 2018

Diseases Spread By Insects Have More Than Tripled, CDC Says

For more, visit TIME Health. In the United States, diseases spread by mosquito, flea and tick bites tripled from 2004 to 2016, federal health officials say in a new report. During that time, there were more than 640,000 cases of vector-borne diseases.

Source: Time
Published: 01 May 2018

Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can cause ...

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 02 Jan 2018

Tick-Borne Diseases Are On The Rise

With Anthony Brooks Amid warming weather, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns of a surge in tick-borne diseases. We'll talk about what you can do to prevent them. Dr. Lyle Petersen, director of the Division of ...

Source: WBUR
Published: 03 May 2018