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Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses

...author on the paper. "What we need now is improved awareness of this risk in communities where bushmeat is still a source of sustenance and continued monitoring of wildlife in the region. We have identified a 'win ?win' opportunity by using this information to both protect endangered apes from illegal hunting ...

Marburg virus disease in Angola - update

...rrying out social mobilization activities, raising awareness of the disease in the community and also providing additional logistic support and equipment. Two travelers returning to Portugal from Angola were investigated for possible Marburg virus infection and laboratory results were negative in tests perfor...

Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases

...roaches in future," she said. "We have to increase awareness in both the medical community as well as the public regarding sexually transmitted diseases and women." Extending these findings into clinical studies is the next step. McMaster researchers are currently discussing the design of a study with infecti...

US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say

...d." The authors expect that this study will raise awareness of the importance of increased funding for obesity research and treatment, especially in children. They also point out that new investment into the Social Security system, while at the same time under-funding obesity prevention and treatment, is not ...

Molecular models advance the fight against malaria

...day marks Africa Malaria Day, organized to promote awareness of the disease in a country where a child is killed every 30 seconds by malaria. Investigating ways to counter the mutations and sustain the efficacy of anti-malarial drugs, Trumpower and his colleagues continued their work on previous studies using...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

...s. WHO, with national authorities, are increasing awareness among national and international personnel regarding risk of dengue infection. "Proper management of dengue hemorrhage fever can reduce fatality rates and save many lives", said Dr Samlee. In Sri Lanka, WHO and UNICEF have provided long-lasting inse...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

...mportant changes in Britain's social attitudes and awareness of HIV-1 and AIDS. Despite a very recent increase in high-risk behaviour among men having sex with men, a significant increase in condom use has been reported since 1990, which could explain the equilibrium reached for the number of infections. “Ant...

AIDS Public Awareness Campaign Expands Following Report Of Rapidly Progressive HIV

...vision advertising initiative. The "Project Wave" awareness campaign focuses on the importance of knowing one'...he initiatives announced today build on the public awareness efforts now underway in New York. The Department is currently running a prevention campaign called "...

UN environmental agency steps up battle against marine pollution

...azardous Wastes and their Disposal, seeks to raise awareness on hazardous waste and marine pollution. The main area of cooperation is the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes in order to prevent coastal and marine pollution and the two organizations will support each other with technical and l...

New book explains antibiotic resistance for a broad audience

...defy current treatments has increased the public's awareness of and fears surrounding the issue of antibiotic resistance. A new book from ASM Press, Revenge of the Microbes: How Bacterial Resistance is Undermining the Antibiotic Miracle, provides an in-depth overview of the subject in a reader-friendly, compre...

Blink, and the brain misses it

...y suppressing these brain areas involved in visual awareness during blinks may be a neural mechanism for preventing the brain from becoming aware of the eyelid sweeping down over the pupil during a blink and the world going dark," explains Professor Frith. In summing up the study's implications, the authors su...

Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldn't be: Korea

...animal," Kaplan noted. "The boost to environmental awareness and education in the region will be invaluable to such a rapidly developing and highly educated country." ...

OHSU research shows vitamin C counteracts some negative impacts of smoking on unborn babies

...f their physicians and despite a tremendous public awareness campaign aimed at preventing smoking during pregnancy. While this research finding may assist the babies of these mothers, it does not make smoking during pregnancy more acceptable. It would only become a last resort treatment when an expectant mothe...

AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat feminization of HIV/AIDS

...e of condoms, lessons on negotiating safe sex, and awareness campaigns about where to seek testing and treatment. Quinn says that women are different when it comes to HIV infection, and if medical progress is to be made on how to prevent and treat the disease, then developing specific strategies that empower ...

Infectious disease expert warns of spread of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

...is much greater. Dumler's opinion is that growing awareness among physicians about the disease's early signs and symptoms may be the best means of curbing the potentially deadly impact of the disease, which can be effectively treated with specific antibiotics if caught early. "Rocky Mountain spotted fever is...

Survey Uncovers Surprising Attitudes Towards HIV Vaccine Research

...an 3,500 adults to assess attitudes, knowledge and awareness of HIV vaccine research in the United States. The ...ns. * In general, women had less knowledge and awareness than men about HIV vaccine research. * High percentages of each group felt it was important to p...

'Patient-choice' C-section rate rises 36%: HealthGrades study

...celeration that we believe is driven by heightened awareness of the option, increased support and advocacy, and women waiting until they are older to have their first child." Since the release of HealthGrades' first study on this topic in 2003, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Ethics C...

Prescription pain patch abuse blamed for increase in deaths

...ential for abuse. This study is useful for raising awareness of the need for educating prescribing physicians on the importance of screening and monitoring their patients for addictive disorders in order to help decrease the abuse of the patch." ...

Sudden change in social status triggers genetic response in male fish, study finds

...aises a bigger question about sophisticated social awareness in fish. After all, socialization requires more brainpower, and all vertebrates--fish, amphibians, birds, humans--use a variety of cues in the environment." The difficult question that remains, according to Fernald, is to figure out exactly how soc...

New book highlights world's borderless conservation areas

...ty and works to promote a culture of environmental awareness within our communities and our society at large." CI President Russell A. Mittermeier, Agrupacion Sierra Madre President Patricio Robles Gil and CI staff and volunteers including Christina G. Mittermeier, Cyril Kormos, Trevor Sandwith, and Charles B...

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