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The way we board planes could actually be spreading diseases

Fair or not, airplanes have a reputation for germs. And separate from the cleanliness of the cabin, transportation networks have been tied to the spread of infectious diseases. But there are ways to minimize the risks, and a new study by researchers at ...

Source: FOX News
Published: 25 Aug 2017

Kids Battling Rare Diseases Become Superheroes in 'Justice League' Photo Shoot

A 5-year-old boy battling neuroblastoma had the chance to become Batman for a day, thanks to a moving photo shoot that transformed cancer-stricken kids into superheroes. Simon Fulmer, 5, of Sandy, Utah, could be seen standing tall and proud in a Batman ...

Published: 27 Aug 2017

Researchers find combination therapy works best for heart diseases

Hamilton, ON (August 27, 2017) - A major international study has found that the combination of two drugs - rivaroxaban and aspirin -- is superior to aspirin alone in preventing further heart complications in people with vascular disease. The study of ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 27 Aug 2017

State launches serious infectious disease network

UAB joins two other Alabama hospitals as part of the Department of Public Health’s serious disease network. “Handling these diseases that are new to our health system is a complex process that involves many key players,” said Mary McIntyre, M.D ...

Source: The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Published: 25 Aug 2017

Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

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Source: Science Codex
Published: 25 Aug 2017

Alabama establishes infectious disease treatment network

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Public Health will launch a serious infectious disease network to better identify patients and route them to the appropriate medical facility for treatment. Huntsville Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham ...

Source: Times Daily
Published: 25 Aug 2017

Orphan Diseases Market Key Players analysis - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Novartis AG, Celgene Corporation, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Pfizer Inc

"Global Orphan Diseases Market- Global Forecast To 2022" Global Orphan diseases Market information, by Type of Diseases (autoimmune disorders, genetic disorders, blood disorders, cancer, growth disorder, cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders ...

Source: IT Business Net
Published: 25 Aug 2017

WHO: More Children in Syria Being Immunized Against Killer Diseases

The World Health Organization says efforts are moving ahead to establish routine programs to vaccinate children against killer diseases in conflict-ridden Syria. Before the country’s civil war erupted in 2011, immunization coverage for children against ...

Source: Voice of America
Published: 25 Aug 2017

FDA clears Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug to treat heart diseases

Aug 25 (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its diabetes drug as a treatment to reduce the risk of three major cardiovascular diseases. This is the first time the FDA has cleared a diabetes drug to ...

Source: Business Insider
Published: 26 Aug 2017

Internally displaced by the 2010 earthquake: Distribution of mosquito nets and awareness of vector-borne diseases at the Camp Tabarre ISA

Haiti is experiencing a new hurricane season, and recent heavy rains have flooded low land areas, overfilled the water drainage channels and left stagnant water throughout the camp Tabarre ISA, making it an ideal environment for the spread of mosquitoes ...

Source: ReliefWeb
Published: 25 Aug 2017

Both are Designated Intractable Diseases

TOKYO, August 25, 2017 -- Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 4519) announced today that it obtained an approval for the humanized anti-human IL-6 receptor monoclonal antibody, “Actemra ® 162mg Syringe for subcutaneous (SC) Injection” and ...

Source: Press Release Point
Published: 25 Aug 2017

Report on zoonotic diseases due in October

ISLAMABAD: A report chalking out a plan to control zoonotic diseases in Pakistan will be published in October, a workshop organised by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was told on Friday.

Source: Dawn
Published: 26 Aug 2017

Sierra Leone mudslide raises fear of spike in waterborne diseases

A child from the Regent community heavily affected by the deadly mudslide on Monday washes his hands at a temporary displacement center. Photo by: John James / UNICEF ABIDJAN — One week after heavy rains induced a massive mudslide in Sierra Leone, public ...

Source: Devex
Published: 25 Aug 2017

Added sugar intake and cardiovascular diseases mortality among US adults.

Yang Q(1), Zhang Z(1), Gregg EW(2), Flanders WD(3), Merritt R(1), Hu FB(4). Author information: (1)Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. (2)Division of Diabetes Control, Centers for ...

Published: 27 Aug 2017

Tick-borne Diseases

How Is NIAID Addressing This Critical Topic? Scientists are searching for better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent tick-borne diseases. They are also looking for ways to control the tick populations that transmit microbes. To learn about risk factors ...

Published: 25 Aug 2017

Combination therapy works best for heart diseases

A major international study has found that the combination of two drugs -- rivaroxaban and aspirin -- is superior to aspirin alone in preventing further heart complications in people with vascular disease. The study of 27,400 people with stable coronary or ...

Source: Science Daily
Published: 27 Aug 2017