A newly released software program will let health authorities at the site of an infectious disease outbreak quickly analyze data, speeding the detection of new cases and the implementation of effective interventions.
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A new study links a new strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), once found only in pigs, to more than 20 percent of all human MRSA infections in the Netherlands.
Investigational drug lacosamide, with the proposed brand name Vimpat, administered as oral, adjunctive therapy, significantly reduced the frequency of epilepsy seizures.
Researchers have successfully used a peptide to reverse biochemical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice with Parkinson's disease.
We recommend further evaluation of the effectiveness of making injury-specific manual stress radiographs with fluoroscopy for patients with suspected Lisfranc joint instability to determine both the presence of instability and its pattern.
Researchers are challenging a widely held belief that fractures resulting from major trauma, such as automobile accidents, are not related to osteoporosis.
The New York Times on Thursday examined chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S., as part of a series on the six leading causes of illness and death. COPD can occur as emphysema, which "destroys air sacs deep in the lungs," and chronic bronchitis, which "causes inflammation, congestion and scarring in the airways," according to the Times. In the U.S., COPD kills 120,000 residents annually.
Isis, Excaliard announced a new collaboration to discover and develop antisense drugs for the local treatment of fibrotic diseases, including scarring.
High-trauma nonspine fractures in older women and men are associated with low bone mineral density and an increased risk of a subsequent fracture.
Molecular biologists have detailed the cascade of cellular events behind some potentially dangerous autoinflammatory diseases.
Plans to improve the care and support for people living with chronic respiratory conditions in Wales have been unveiled by Health Minister Edwina Hart.
Amarin Corporation has met with FDA following the completion of a comprehensive data review from its large-scale Phase III studies of Miraxion to treat Huntington's disease.
Public health specialists to review a draft Framework to guide member countries to develop their own programme on the prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD).
Hong Kong Department Of Health confirmed a cholera case and reminded people to observe good personal, food and environmental hygiene whether in Hong Kong or travelling abroad to prevent the disease.
Newly described proteins in drug-resistant strains of the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium attract and then destroy protective human white blood cells - a key process ensuring that S. aureus survives and causes severe disease, according to scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Two new clinical reports shed light on why some people suffer from recurrent episodes of idiopathic anaphylaxis - a potentially life-threatening condition of unknown cause.
MedPredict Market Research has published a new report providing critical strategic insight for pharma and biotech companies with a stake in the market for MS therapies.
Deep Brain Stimulation helps patients who suffer from Tourette Syndrome.
A study has found the new anti-platelet drug prasugrel to be superior to clopidogrel in more rapidly and consistently preventing serious events among study participants undergoing coronary stent procedures.
African Americans suffering from hardening of the arteries in their extremities, or peripheral arterial disease, are more likely to have medical conditions that lead to heart disease than Caucasians.
An immune system messenger molecule that normally helps quiet inflammation could be an effective tool against multiple sclerosis (MS).
Newly described proteins in drug-resistant strains of the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium attract and then destroy protective human white blood cells.
Over-the-counter pain medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may sharply reduce a person's risk of Parkinson's disease.
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