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Monkeypox cases put UK's tropical disease response to the test

It was a business call and quick decisions were made,” Beadsworth said. “Although we regard ourselves as specialists in tropical medicine, no one here had seen a case in the UK. There was a lot of rapid literature reading that night.” Facebook ...

Source: The Guardian
Published: 07 Oct 2018

Pneumonia-causing bacteria can be spread by nose picking and rubbing

Lead researcher Dr. Victoria Connor, a clinical research fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Royal Liverpool Hospital, explained: "Pneumococcal infection is a major cause of ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 11 Oct 2018

New tropical storm brings rains to central Mexican coast

MEXICO CITY – A newly formed tropical storm is drifting off the central Pacific coast of Mexico. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Tara is already bringing heavy rains onshore, though its centre is ...

Source: Medicine Hat News
Published: 15 Oct 2018

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

See more information about Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, find and apply to jobs that match your skills, and connect with people to advance your career. Advancing public health for more than a century, in New Orleans ...

Source: LinkedIn
Published: 06 Oct 2018

Yale Institute for Global Health Announces Faculty Award Winners

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Published: 16 Oct 2018

Video Monitoring of Tuberculosis Treatment Effective in Urban and Rural Areas

Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with statewide collaborators, report that patients who recorded videos of themselves taking tuberculosis (TB) medications better adhered to treatment than patients who were observed in ...

Published: 16 Oct 2018

Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

The Undiagnosed Diseases Network, set up by the National Institutes of Health, turns scientists into detectives to attack medicine's cold cases – the patients left in diagnostic limbo because ...

Source: The Journal Record
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Atlantic Canada could see heavy rains, winds from post-tropical storm Michael

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) HALIFAX – Forecasters say post-tropical storm Michael could soak much of Atlantic Canada as it continues its northerly track after laying waste ...

Source: Medicine Hat News
Published: 12 Oct 2018

New WHO regional chief must battle lifestyle conditions, tropical diseases

In the past, the bulk of deaths in the region were from infectious, communicable and tropical diseases, including pandemics, such as virus outbreaks and various strains of influenza. A top priority for Kasai, now a deputy regional director with nearly ...

Source: Reuters
Published: 09 Oct 2018

More resources needed to fight against neglected tropical diseases - Health experts

Health experts are urging governments in the sub-Saharan Africa to commit more resources in the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). This move will also lessen economic burden because NTDs render the affected people unproductive. NTD are a ...

Published: 12 Oct 2018

Doctors warn of global C-section 'epidemic'

Paris (AFP) - Worldwide Caesarean section use has nearly doubled in two decades and has reached "epidemic" proportions in some countries, doctors warned Friday, highlighting a huge gap in ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 11 Oct 2018

First Bioelectronic Medicine is Unveiled

The device dissolves in the body after fulfilling its function. Credit: Northwestern University These criteria will arm medical professionals with necessary guidance when the use of lumbar puncture is an appropriate part of the process to diagnose ...

Published: 10 Oct 2018

Army veteran reunited with his service dog after being separated by Tropical Storm Michael

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- It's a story of survival. Chance Turner, an Iraq War veteran, is battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). On Wednesday night, Hurricane Michael was pounding parts of the South Carolina coast when Chance's emotional-support dog ...

Source: WCNC
Published: 12 Oct 2018

Is Australia ethically prepared for the brave new world of genetic medicine?

Genetic medicine has arrived, and there are many wonderful potentialities to be celebrated, but two aspects concern me as a proponent of informed, conscious health care: that it is currently profit driven, and that we have yet to have a rigorous public ...

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: 12 Oct 2018

Fungus provides powerful medicine in fighting honeybee viruses

Steve Sheppard and his team provide the mushroom extract to a bee hive as part of their experiment. Bees that received the extract showed significant declines in viral infections within days. By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural ...

Source: Washington State University News
Published: 04 Oct 2018

Neglected tropical diseases: treating more than 1-bn people in 2017

has published data for 2017 showing that more than one billion individuals were treated during mass drug administration campaigns for at least one of five 1 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs ...

Source: Webindia 123
Published: 04 Oct 2018

Concierge medicine allows more personal patient-doctor relationship

(White Sulphur Springs) A new trend in medicine is developing a more personal relationship with your doctor, at least that’s what the Greenbrier Clinic is saying. Nancy Preston the Executive ...

Source: WVVA
Published: 09 Oct 2018

Data on Tropical Medicine Reported by M. Lewin and Co-Researchers (Snakebite: An Exploratory Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Adjunct Treatment…

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "Because these potential interventions are theoretical, we used a threshold cost-effectiveness approach to explore this forward-looking concept. We examined economic parameters at which these ...

Published: 27 Sep 2018

Africa: The Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases Is Finally Within Reach

Over the past six and a half years, we’ve witnessed an extraordinary international endeavour to stamp out Neglected Tropical Diseases ... using preventive medicine (preventive chemotherapy ...

Published: 29 Sep 2018

Ending Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine

A July 2018 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) sounded an alarm that high rates of sexual harassment in academic sciences, engineering, and medicine are compromising the integrity of education and research.

Source: The New England Journal of Medicine
Published: 18 Sep 2018

Asantehene urges more funding for research into tropical medicine

Kumasi, Nov 21, GNA - Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene and Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has called for increased funding for research into tropical medicine. He said the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative ...

Source: Ghana News Agency
Published: 21 Nov 2017

Military Tropical Medicine Course Provides Valuable Training

The Military Tropical Medicine (MTM) Course, led by the Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC) and taught by NMPDC Course Directors in conjunction with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences trained 86 coalition and U.S ...

Source: DC Military
Published: 24 Aug 2017

UWI’s Tropical Medicine Research Institute renamed

THE University of the West Indies recently unveiled the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR) to the public at a special event held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. The institute, which health professionals and policymakers were ...

Source: The Jamaica Observer
Published: 22 Feb 2017

Tropical medicine researchers show malaria prophylaxis is effective when the timing is right

Over 100 million travelers from temperate regions visit malaria-risk areas every year. Some 30,000 become infected with the pathogen Plasmodium falciparum, which is spread by the Anopheles mosquito. Malaria takes its deadly toll on the local population ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 29 Mar 2017

Peruvian Native to Lead Top Global Tropical Medicine Training Center at UAB

“One of our educational flagships is the Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine. Students who take the tropical medicine course have been universally successful in achieving certification in this subspecialty, and become resources for care and ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 13 Feb 2017

Peruvian native to lead top global tropical medicine training center at UAB

“The Gorgas Center along with the Gorgas Memorial Institute at UAB are internationally renowned for their educational efforts — and with great reason,” said Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D., director of the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases. “One of our ...

Source: UAB
Published: 14 Feb 2017

A Boost for MDR-TB Treatment

Led by PIH, in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières, Interactive Research & Development, HMS, the Institute of Tropical Medicine (Antwerp), and Epicentre, endTB has been piloting two new medicines, bedaquiline and delamanid, in 17 countries.

Source: Harvard Medical School
Published: 11 Oct 2018