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54 min ago | P&T Community

Study Provides New Perspective on Current C. difficile Epidemic

According to a new study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings , more than 80% of hospitalized patients who tested positive for Clostridium difficile were tested outside the hospital or within the first 72 hours of hospitalization, suggesting that settings outside of the hospital may play a key role in the identification, onset, and possible ... (more)


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Effective New HIV Treatment Makes Researcher 'Hopeful' In Fighting Epidemic

The 20th annual International AIDS Conference is currently being held in Australia.


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9 hrs ago |

AIDS experts return to Africa to close gap

THE next global AIDS conference will be held in South Africa to try to close the gap that still remains between the HIV/AIDS experience in the First and Third Worlds, the International AIDS Society says.


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Thu Jul 24, 2014

China reopens town sealed after plague death

A Chinese town sealed off after a man died of plague re-opened on Thursday after authorities found no further cases of the illness, state media said.


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Times Herald

Top Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone infected with virus

The chief doctor who has been leading the fight against the Ebola virus epidemic in Sierra Leone has contracted the disease himself, officials from the country's Ministry of Health said.


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PhysOrg Weblog

Australian injecting room upholds fight against AIDS epidemic

Nestled among the bars and strip clubs of Sydney's Kings Cross is a service which not only saves lives, but continues the pragmatic approach which prevented a HIV epidemic among drug-users in Australia.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Drugs, Nursing, Medicine


Denver mom survives darkness of prescription drug abuse epidemic

Cynthia Scudo is a portrait of an all-American mom of eight and grandmother of 18 who survived an extraordinary journey lasting a decade: She became addicted to prescription painkillers and then to heroin.


Related Topix: Drugs, Natural Disasters, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), US News

Engage with Africa to fight AIDS: Geldof

ACTIVIST Bob Geldof has called for increased aid and economic engagement with Africa to help combat the continent's AIDS pandemic.


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Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation 'within reach'

An AIDS-free generation is within reach if early treatment is provided to people infected with HIV and help scaled up for women and children, former U.S. president Bill Clinton said on Wednesday.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Natural Disasters

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Concerns over vCJD 'blood threat'

A "casual" attitude by the Government could be increasing the risk of the human form of "mad cow disease" being spread via blood transfusions or in operating theatres, MPs warned.


Related Topix: Mad Cow Disease, Health, Natural Disasters

KHOU-TV Houston

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Natural Disasters

Star Tribune

Puerto Rico to pay for chikungunya tests, fearing cases being under reported amid epidemic

Puerto Rico's health department is paying for laboratory tests that determine whether someone has the chikungunya virus amid an epidemic in the U.S. territory.


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July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day , a national mobilization initiative aimed at reducing the high incidence of Hepatitis C infection in black communities.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Prison, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Control Group

Windsor Beacon

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Vladimir Putin, Columbia University

The First Post

Chinese city sealed off after squirrel causes plague death

Parts of a city in northern China have been sealed off by officials after a man died of pneumonic plague.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, China, Natural Disasters

Inside Bay Area

California whooping cough epidemic: Latinos vigilant about vaccinating children

But Latinos who live in southern Santa Cruz County have higher vaccination rates and a dramatically lower incidence of whooping cough than the more affluent white population in the northern end of the county, according to data reported by schools and the county health department.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Santa Cruz County, CA, Watsonville, CA, Family, Kids, Santa Cruz, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Medical News Today

Control of HIV pandemic will not be achieved without radical improvement in support for sex workers

Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men, and transgender people who sell sex are subjected to repressive and discriminatory law, policy, and practice, which in turn fuel human rights violations against them, including violence and discrimination.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Transgender

News Journal

Antibiotic resistance could be 'next pandemic,' CDC says

Antibiotic resistance that turns ordinary disease-causing bacteria into illnesses that can't be controlled could bring about the "next pandemic," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden warned at a National Press Club event Tuesday.


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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania must do more to fight the epidemic of hepatitis C

Pennsylvania lawmakers have an opportunity when they come back into session to take decisive action against a disease that has become known as the "silent killer" - a disease that poses a grave threat to Pennsylvania's baby boomer population.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Natural Disasters, Liver Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion

Chinese city 'sealed off' after plague death

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Natural Disasters