Candida tropicalis exacerbates symptoms of Crohn’s disease: Study

A microscopic fungus called Candida tropicalis triggered gut inflammation and exacerbated symptoms of Crohn’s disease, in a recent study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Luca Di Martino, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Digestive Health Research Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is the lead author of the […] The post Candida tropicalis exacerbates symptoms of Crohn’s disease: Study appeared first on Outbreak…

June 22, 2017
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Eczema: Single-gene mutations identified that lead to skin condition

Researchers have identified mutations in a gene called CARD11 that lead to atopic dermatitis, or eczema, an allergic skin disease. Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and other institutions discovered the mutations in four unrelated families with severe atopic dermatitis and studied the […] The post Eczema: Single-gene mutations identified that lead to skin condition appeared first on…

June 21, 2017
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Group B Strep vaccine goes into Phase 1 trials

Pfizer Inc. announced that it has started a Phase 1 trial in healthy volunteers of PF-06760805, an investigational vaccine designed to help protect against Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection. In newborns, GBS manifests as sepsis, pneumonia, and meningitis, with potentially fatal outcomes for some, and long-lasting neurological damage in 46 to 50 percent of those infected. […] The post Group B Strep vaccine goes into Phase 1 trials appeared first on…

June 20, 2017
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Bioterrorism

Professor at Laboure College in Milton, MA and biodefense and bioterrorism researcher, Lawrence Roberge PhD joined me to discuss a number of topics in the area of bioterrorism such as a review of the history, some of the agents and much, much more.                   Related: Rhodesia’s top secret use […] The post Bioterrorism appeared first on Outbreak News Today. Outbreak News Today

June 19, 2017
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Significant gaps in infection prevention impact long-term care residents

While nearly 400,000 residents of long-term care facilities die as a result of healthcare associated infections (HAIs), these facilities continue to lack the resources, including qualified personnel, necessary to implement adequate infection control programs, according to research presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). More […] The post Significant gaps in infection prevention impact long-term care residents appeared first on…

June 18, 2017
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Rhodesia’s top secret use of chemical and biological weapons: An interview with Dr Glenn Cross

Author of the new book, Dirty War: Rhodesia and Chemical Biological Warfare 1975-1980, Glenn Cross, PhD joined me to discuss the book, give some history on the government’s long counterinsurgency against native African nationalists and the top secret use of chemical and biological weapons (CBW). Check out Dirty War below:                   […] The post Rhodesia’s top secret use of chemical and biological weapons: An interview with…

June 17, 2017
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Hepatitis A warning in Westchester County

Dr. Sherlita Amler, Westchester County’s Health Commissioner, is encouraging people who consumed beverages at Monteverde at Oldstone, a restaurant and event space at 28 Bear Mountain Bridge Road in Cortlandt Manor, to protect themselves against Hepatitis A following confirmation that an employee with the disease worked at the restaurant while infectious. Hepatitis A is a […] The post Hepatitis A warning in Westchester County appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

June 16, 2017
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South Dakota reports 1st human West Nile virus case in Davison County resident

Officials with the South Dakota Department of Health are reporting the state’s first human West Nile virus (WNV) case of the year, The patient was an individual in their 60s from Davison County. “Most people who contract West Nile virus, about 70-80 percent, don’t get sick but those who do can be severely ill,” said Dr. Lon […] The post South Dakota reports 1st human West Nile virus case in Davison County…

June 15, 2017
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US aid to combat malaria in Africa is associated with reduced risk of childhood mortality

In a study published in PLOS Medicine, Aleksandra Jakubowski of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US, and colleagues show that funding from the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in 19 sub-Saharan African countries was associated with a 16% reduction in the annual risk of under-five child mortality in the years following introduction […] The post US aid to combat malaria in Africa is associated with reduced risk…

June 14, 2017
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‘Swimmer’s itch’ parasite, duck ramps and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

In mid-May, The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) collaborated with City Wildlife, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating sick, orphaned and injured wild animals in Washington, D.C., to help the Capitol Hill ducklings by creating a “duck ramp” so they could get in-and-out of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Anne Lewis, the president of […] The post ‘Swimmer’s itch’ parasite, duck ramps and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool appeared…

June 13, 2017
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