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Newly published Guidance offers tips for the Management of Norovirus Infection in Cruise Ships.
The Balm in Gilead, an 18-year-old, national not-for-profit that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness among black religious communities, will expand its focus to address cervical cancer and hepatitis C, Pernessa Seele, founder and CEO of the organization, said on Tuesday, Religion News Service/USA Today reports.
Differences in immune systems have been found in African Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS) compared to Caucasians.
Venous thromboembolism risk is high among hospital patients and most of these at-risk patients are not protected with adequate prophylaxis.
This is the first longitudinal study of Parkinson's disease using a brain scan to follow these Parkinson's network over time. The new report appears in an online version in the journal Brain, and will be published soon in a print version.
Tuberculosis constitutes a major threat: WHO estimates that there were 445 000 new cases and 66 000 deaths caused by tuberculosis in the WHO European Region in 2005 alone.
Investigators have identified the first human antibodies that can neutralize different strains of virus responsible for outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome.
Gastro-intestinal diseases afflict over four billion adults and children each year.
The New York Times on Tuesday examined how "troublingly little is known" about the "possibility of getting a viral infection from a health care worker." According to the Times, current policy does not require health care workers or surgeons to be tested for blood-borne viruses, and infected workers are not barred from offering medical services, including surgery.
Temperatures are increasing and so are mosquito numbers, prompting health officials to remind South Dakotans of the importance of taking precautions to protect themselves from West Nile virus.
A new effort to eliminate Chagas disease by 2010 will be launched at a World Health Organization meeting of disease experts and partners.
Spectral Diagnostics announced conclusion of an agreement with Fisher Healthcare for distribution of its RapidWN West Nile Virus Test in the United States.
An antibody used as a diagnostic marker for multiple sclerosis is present in greater levels in the spinal fluid of blacks with MS than whites with the disease.
Dong Wha Pharmaceutical and Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals announced a strategic alliance under which P&GP will have rights to develop and commercialize a novel class of molecules for the treatment of osteoporosis.
EMD Serono launches a new program, MS LifeLines Access Made Simple, providing simplified and affordable access to therapy for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
Researchers completed a study to assess clinical efficacy, safety, and feasibility of transplantation of peripheral blood stem cells for patients with peripheral vascular disease of the lower extremities.
Catch basin larviciding, designed to control mosquito larvae and reduce the incidence of West Nile virus in Lambton County, will begin within the next ten days and continue throughout the summer.
Allegheny County residents urged to protect themselves from West Nile virus this summer by ridding their property of mosquito breeding sites and taking precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
As warm weather arrives in Connecticut, public is urged to take steps to prevent Lyme disease.
Harris County has confirmed that two Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
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