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Brazil proves developing countries can use generic medicines to fight HIV/AIDS epidemic

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Brazil's nearly two-decade effort to treat people living with HIV and AIDS shows that developing countries can successfully combat the epidemic. Inexpensive generic medicines are a large part of the solution, say researchers from Brown University and the Harvar...

Research output in developing countries reveals 194 percent increase in five years

London, 2 July 2009 The partners of Research4Life announced today at the World Conference of Science Journalists 2009 that a new research impact analysis has demonstrated a dramatic rise in research output by scientists in the developing world since 2002. By comparing absolute growth in published...

Thomson Reuters Partners with Research4Life to Bring Scientific Research Information Resources to Developing Countries Around the World

Healthcare & Science Business Creates Special Edition of ISI Web of Knowledge To Advance Research4Life Partnership PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare & Science business of Thomson Reuters today announced that it is joining Research4Life to provide the deve...

RA individuals from lower GDP countries keep working despite worse symptoms than richer countries

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: Individuals diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in lower gross domestic product (GDP) countries (GDP below $11,000) are more likely to continue working despite higher disease activity and functional disability scores compared to their counterparts in ...

Conflict-affected countries receive less aid dedicated to reproductive health

Low income, conflict-affected countries such as Afghanistan, Sudan and Somalia receive less development money for reproductive health than countries that are not experiencing conflict, according to a new study in this week's PLoS Medicine . United Nations indicators show that countries affect...

Physicians for Human Rights and 20 Countries Demand Iran Release AIDS Doctors

A Nobel Peace Prize laureate organization and a coalition of health and human rights activists held simultaneous events in New York, Washington, DC, and 20 countries on Tuesday to call for the release of two Iranian physicians imprisoned since June. New York, NY (PRWEB)...

A Mother's Report Card: The Best - and Worst - Countries for Mothers

Sweden Tops List, Niger Ranks Last, United States Ranks 27th for Second Year in a Row Westport, Conn. (Vocus) May 5, 2009 -- Nordic countries lead the globe as the best places to be a mother, while sub-Saharan African countries rank among the worst places for mothers, a...

Maplecroft Flu Pandemic Maps Reveal Countries Most at Risk

LONDON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With swine flu topping the agenda of business around the world, global risks specialist, Maplecroft has released three new maps and indices revealing the countries most at risk from an influenza pandemic. The Influenza Pandemic Risk Index (IPRI) consists...

Scientists From 25 Countries Sequence Cow Genome

Could lead to better breeding techniques, shed light on human genome THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- A consortium of more than 300 researchers in 25 countries has succeeded in sequencing the entire genome of the placid, farm-dwelling cow. The feat has implications for underst...

Developing countries need support to ethically conduct unlinked anonymous HIV testing

Data collected from HIV surveillance are crucial to guide public health interventions, planning, and prevention efforts. But developing countries face several challenges to implementing surveillance programs says a team of researchers from the US and the Democratic Republic of Congo in this week's...

U.S. Continues to Lag Behind European Countries in Teen Sexual Health - Cleveland Sex Ed Initiative Takes Promising Science-Based Approach

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advocates for Youth, a Washington-based non-profit focusing on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, has released an analysis showing that teen sexual health outcomes in the U.S. lag far behind those in France, Germany, and the Netherland...

Established EU Countries Healthier Than Newcomers

Study says quality years could be extended with more elder-care funds MONDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Citizens in the 15 established European Union countries have a longer life expectancy and more healthy life years (HLYs) after the age of 50 than those in the 10 newer EU nations, ...

Radiation Oncology Experts from 16 Countries Attend Technical University of Munich's International Conference on TomoTherapy

TomoTherapy Incorporated (NASDAQ: TOMO) announced today that Technical University of Munich, Germany, recently welcomed 175 radiation oncology experts from 16 countries to the ‘International Conference on the Clinical Use of TomoTherapy’. The two-day event featured 35 technical talks ...

International Implementation of Breast Health Guidelines for Developing Countries Published by Cancer

SEATTLE, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A special supplement of the Oct. 15 journal Cancer for the first time details guidelines for low- and middle-income countries to implement breast cancer programs to detect and treat the most common disease among women worldwide. "Guidelines for International B...

World's Leading Health Experts Urge Countries to Use Newly Released Data to Prevent the Death of Millions of Children Due to Rotavirus

Experts report on progress and explore promise of rotavirus vaccines ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 350 of the world's leading scientific experts, policymakers and leading public health professionals from 67 countries convened today during the 8th International Rota...

Researchers from 5 countries to test hygiene hypothesis with EU funding

High living standards and the life style connected to them seem to promote the development of autoimmune diseases and allergic symptoms. This has lead to the assumption that the immune system begins to overreact to the organisms own structures or to exogenous non-infectious proteins, i.e. allergen...

Experts from 10 countries develop first evidence-based definition of lifelong premature ejaculation

International experts from ten countries have teamed up to develop the first ever evidence-based definition of lifelong premature ejaculation (PE) in the hope that it will aid future diagnosis, treatment and research. The results of their in-depth study, conducted by the Standards Committee of ...

Few Countries on Track to Curb Maternal, Child Mortality Rates

Global initiative stymied by shortage of money, human resources, analysis concludes FRIDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of the 68 countries most in need of improving mother and child mortality rates have made little, if any, progress in meeting internationally set goal...

Lumping different countries together -- why the 2008 EPI is of limited use

This release is available in German . Davos/Leipzig. For countries without their own environmental monitoring systems, the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) can be useful for working out where there is a need for action in environmental policy making. However, within the European ...

Some Countries May Have Slowed Bird Flu's Spread

Strains from China didn't make it to Vietnam, Thailand, study finds WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Several strains of H5N1 bird flu virus that afflicted southern China were blocked from entering neighboring Thailand and Vietnam, say University of California, Irvine, researchers...

One-third of stunting and a quarter of deaths among under 3s in poor countries could be prevented

If existing maternal and child nutrition interventions were implemented in poor countries, cases of stunting among under 3s could be reduced by a third, and deaths by up to a quarter, according to new research being published today. Professor Simon Cousens, of the London School of Hygiene & Tro...

One third of stunting and a quarter of deaths among under 3s in poor countries could be prevented

If existing maternal and child nutrition interventions were implemented in poor countries, cases of stunting among under 3s could be reduced by a third, and deaths by up to a quarter, according to new research being published today. Professor Simon Cousens, of the London School of Hygiene & Tro...

Low-income countries now have free, one-click access to Cochrane Library

Chichester, UK, December 20, 2007 Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc (NYSE: JWa), (NYSE: JWb), and The Cochrane Collaboration, the not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving healthcare decision-making globally, t...

Study Finds New Version of QIAGEN's HPV Test for Developing Countries Could Reduce Risk of Cervical Cancer by More than Half When Combined With Appropriate Treatment

Research Shows the New Test is Accurate, Simple to Run and Requires Minimal Resources BEIJING, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Research demonstrating the potential of a special type of HPV test developed by QIAGEN with support from PATH -- a non-profit global healt...

Scandal of invisibility plagues countries with no civil registries

Most people in Africa and Asia are born and die without leaving a trace in any official records, giving policymakers and researchers little information on which to base public health decisions, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher and colleagues say in a paper published today (...

India, UK Join Growing List of Countries to Require Pictorial Tobacco Warnings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- India and the United Kingdom have become the latest countries to require large picture warnings on all packs of cigarettes and other tobacco products, demonstrating global support for this important measure to reduce tobacco use. At least 14 count...

Children in affluent countries more likely to develop allergy-related asthma

Children with allergic sensitizations in economically developed countries are much more likely to develop asthma than similarly sensitized children in poorer countries, according to a team of international researchers. The global research study is the first to link economic development to diff...

President Clinton and Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury Announce New Agreement to Lower Price of Treatment for Patients with Drug-Resistant HIV in Developing Countries

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- President Bill Clinton, Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury and Matrix Laboratories Founder and Vice Chairman N. Prasad today announced an important agreement to enable better, more affordable treatments for patients on "second-line" antire...

Radiation exposure during interventional procedures a concern for some developing countries

Interventional radiology procedures are on the rise in developing countries and there is a significant need for optimization of these procedures to ensure patient safety. Many facilities in these countries lack the concept of patient dose estimation and dose management, putting patients at a highe...

Goal of good quality medicines advanced by new USP agreement with 9 ASEAN countries

Rockville, Md., June 24, 2009 Furthering its mission to improve the quality of medicines worldwide, the U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention has signed a cooperative agreement with nine countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In a drive to strengthen capacities a...

DaVita's Kidney Calculator iPhone App Downloaded in 24 Countries

DENVER, May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced the DaVita Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) Calculator for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch has been downloaded by p...

Americans Support U.S. Working to Improve Health in Developing Countries

Efforts Seen as Helping Americans as Well as People in Poor Nations COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the economic downturn, a new poll shows a large majority of Americans support U.S. efforts to improve health in poor countries. This support is grounded in altrui...

New FDLI Book Maps Out Pharmacovigilance Provisions in More Than a Dozen Countries

Global Pharmacovigilance Guidebook First to Compile International Laws, Rules WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As recent events clearly indicate, the need to keep a close eye on pharmaceutical safety doesn't end with government approval to market the drug. In March 2008, shi...

Pandemic study of 1918-1919 outbreak provides background and death rates for 14 European countries

A French study of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, which analysed mortality rates in approximately three-quarters of the European population, has concluded that it is unlikely that the virus, often described as Spanish Flu, originated in Europe. Published in the May issue of Influenza and Oth...

Open source mobile technology software reinventing health care in developing countries

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 28, 2009) Dr. Joel Selanikio's innovative technology is not only saving lives, it is changing the face of the public health system around the world. Merging his expertise in the areas of computer science, medicine and public health with his business partner's background in...

FRC Action: Obama Administration Working to Overturn Pro-Life Laws in Other Countries

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today in a House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on foreign policy priorities in the Obama Administration, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) asked Secretary Clinton if the Obama Administration is working to overturn other countries pro-life laws and i...

EnVivo and Mitsubishi Tanabe Enter License Agreement on EVP-6124 in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Other Asian Countries

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 1, /PRNewswire/ -- EnVivo Pharmaceuticals today announced an agreement with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) for the development and commercialization of its lead product candidate, EVP-6124, in Japan and several other Asian countries. EVP-6124 is EnVivo's ...

AED Receives Gates Foundation Grant to Improve Nutrition and Reduce Deaths Among Young Children in Developing Countries

WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AED today announced that it has received a $76 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support efforts to improve infant and young child nutrition in developing countries in Africa and Asia. The initiative, Alive & Thrive , ...

USAID Blindness Program Assists One Million Children in 23 Countries

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past year, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Child Blindness Program assisted over one million people through eye health education, comprehensive vision screening, refractive error correction, sight-restoring surger...

Inexpensive depression screening tool works in resource poor countries

INDIANAPOLIS A study published in the February 2009 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that a highly reliable depression screening tool known as the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) used across the United States and Europe can be effectively administered in resource...
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