Researchers develop the first climate-based model to predict Dengue fever outbreaks
CORAL GABLES, FL (June 5, 2009)--Dengue Fever
(DF) and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
(DHF) are the most important vector-borne viral diseases in the World. Around 50-100 million cases appear each year putting 2.5 billion people at risk of suffering this debilitating and sometimes fatal disease. Dengue ...
New arenavirus discovered as cause of hemorrhagic fever outbreak in South Africa and Zambia
May 28, 2009Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases of National Health Laboratory Service (NICD-NHLS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Roche's 454 Life Sciences Corporation have dis...
Dengue fever costs billions in health care, lost productivity and absenteeism
Waltham, MAResearchers at Brandeis, in collaboration with several other institutions worldwide, have pinpointed for the first time the multi-country economic costs of dengue fever, the endemic and epidemic mosquito-borne illness that is a rapidly growing public health problem in tropical and sub-t...
Prospero Group (PRPG) and Fincor (FINC) Made a Share Transfer and Enter the Market with ACTRx a New Malaria and Dengue Fever Treatment
NEW YORK and NASSAU, The Bahamas, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Prospero Group (PRPG) invested into the Private Placement Plan of Fincor (FINC) through a 1:1 share split. Prospero Group a leading company in the field of Water Technologies enlarges thru Fincor its portfolio with the new ACTRx...
Support at Fever Pitch for Dynamic, Fresh Approach to Pharmaceutical Competitive Intelligence
PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a different era for pharmaceutical companies trying to remain on the forefront of an ever-changing industry while battling an uncertain economy. Now, more than ever, pharmaceutical competitive intelligence is the key to retaining market share and ma...
Top Neurology Programs Control Fever with Arctic Sun Cooling Technology
Medivance's safe temperature management technology, aggressive fever
control may improve neurologic outcomes after stroke or brain injury
LOUISVILLE, Colo., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's top-rated neurology programs cool their critically ill stroke and brain injured patients with the ...
Hay fever may be best treated with self-adjusted dosing
Alexandria, VA Hay fever, the often seasonal allergy that affects between 10 and 20 percent of the American population, is best controlled through a course of patient-adjusted dosing, according to new research published in the September 2008 edition of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
Kids' Fever Time Cut Using Ibuprofen First
Study finds they had 55 minutes less with illness than those who took paracetamol alone
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Fever
in young children can be reduced for a longer period of time by giving them ibuprofen first, followed by paracetamol plus ibuprofen, according to Britis...
Corgenix Announces Expansion of Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Product Development Program
Recent outbreaks of the Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever
in Africa show vital need for new products that can be processed in any clinical or field lab
DENVER, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation
(OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of
Long-term bouts with hay fever worsen ability to breathe through your nose
Alexandria, VA New evidence for the first time suggests that people suffering from hay fever
(allergic rhinitis) will over time experience a progressive worsening of their nasal passage functioning, depending on how long they have the disorder, according to a new study published in the June 2008 ...
Flu and Fever Detection Facts for Dr. Mom
NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- MS -- Cold and flu season is upon us,
affecting tens of millions of adults and children each year, according to
the Centers for Disease Control. A cold is rarely serious but flu can lead
to complications, especially in children and the elderly. Early detection...
Fight against hay fever and other allergies helped by new immune system discovery
A mechanism which can lead to hay fever
and other allergic reactions, by preventing the immune system from regulating itself properly, has been discovered by scientists. Researchers hope their finding, published today (Thursday 27 December 2007) in the journal PLoS Biology, will allow therapies to...
Cabin Fever Has an Online Cure This Year
National Wildlife Federation site shows parks and green spaces close to your zip code
TUESDAY, Dec. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Is your only connection to nature's beauty that Christmas evergreen in your living room this season?
If so, The National Wildlife Federation has developed a Web-based t...
Cadence Pharmaceuticals Announces Priority Review and Acceptance of NDA Submission for Acetavance(TM) for Treatment of Acute Pain and Fever
SAN DIEGO, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CADX ) announced today that its New Drug Application (NDA) for Acetavance(TM) (intravenous acetaminophen), its investigational product candidate for the treatment of acute pain and fever
RNC: Tax and Spend Fever
Will Democrats Announce More Details On How They Will Finance New Health Care Proposals At Today's Summit?
WHITE HOUSE TO HOST HEALTH CARE SUMMIT
WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Republican National Committee:
Biomarkers detected for Chikungunya fever
Three specific biomarkers provide an accurate indication of the severity of Chikungunya fever
(CHIKF), which is emerging as a threat in South-East Asia, the Pacific and Europe, according to research conducted in Singapore.
Since the biomarkers can be easily detected and measured in blood, this...
Ethnicity Plays Role in Parents' Treatment of Childhood Fever
Hispanics had the highest 'fever phobia,' study finds
MONDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Most parents have some misconceptions about their children's fever
and overtreat mild cases, a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study shows.
Parents' ethnicity may also play a role in how they vie...
Mosquito mating mechanism could lead to new attack on dengue and yellow fever
Cornell researchers have identified a mating mechanism that possibly
could be adapted to prevent female mosquitoes from spreading the
viruses that cause dengue fever, second only to malaria as the most
virulent mosquito-borne disease in the tropical world.
Specifically, they have discovered 63 ...
Study suggests antibiotic may prevent dreaded brain fever
Two researchers from National Brain Research Center (NBRC) suggest that a common antibiotic called minocycline may prevent children from death due to Japanese encephalitis (JE), or commonly known as brain fever. Japanese Encephalitis virus is the causative agent for JE. Although there is no consol...
Surge in U.S. Cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Incidence of the potentially fatal tick-borne illness has nearly tripled, research shows
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of tick-transmitted Rocky Mountain spotted fever
in the United States almost tripled from 695 in 2001 to 1,936 in 2005, researchers say.
The potentially fatal ...
Dengue Fever Cases Up 36 Percent in Thailand: Report
Cases of dengue fever
in Thailand have risen 36 percent since last year, local press reported Sunday, as an epidemic of the mosquito-borne disease swept the region.
The outbreak has killed 17 people in Thailand and affected more than 21,000 since the beginning of the year, the English-lang...
30 Dead as Dengue Fever Epidemic Hits Myanmar: Report
killed 30 people in Myanmar in the first six months of the year, local media said Monday, making it the latest country in the region to experience a surge in the mosquito-borne disease.
Than Winn, a senior Myanmar health ministry official, told the weekly Myanmar Times newspap...
Singapore Dengue Fever Cases Hit Year's Peak
cases in affluent Singapore have surged to their highest level this year and remain at epidemic levels, official figures showed Tuesday .
Health ministry figures showed 432 people were infected last week, the second week in a row that the number of cases exceeded the ministry's...
Tomato Fever Replaces Chikungunya in Kerala
A large number of people in Kerala are thronging hospitals with symptoms of a rare fever, locally called tomato fever.
Doctors say the fever
is an after-effect of Chikungunya.
is spreading rapidly in the areas of Mudakayam, Varzur and Kanirapally in Kottayam and Pathina...
Dengue Fever in Singapore Likely to Increase: Minister
cases in Singapore, which is currently battling an outbreak, are expected to increase in the months ahead as temperatures soar, the city-state's environment minister said Monday .
Yaacob Ibrahim, who is also the minister for water resources, told parliament there were 3,597 den...
Kerala Ready to Invite WHO to Study Fever Outbreak
Kerala Health Minister P.K. Sreemathi Wednesday said the government was not averse to inviting the World Health Organisation (WHO) to study the outbreak of a mosquito borne fever
in the state that has claimed 173 lives this year.
"Even though four different expert teams have arrived in the...
Himachal Pradesh Under the Grip of Suspected Typhus Fever Outbreak
Fear of a possible outbreak of Typhus fever
has gripped people in Himachal Pradesh.
At least 200 villagers, including women and children, in Deol area of Baijnath sub-division in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra District are suffering from a mysterious fever.
Epidemiologists are suspecting...
Genetic Variations Leads to Fever After Smallpox Vaccination
St. Louis researchers have identified common DNA variations that underlie susceptibility to fever
after smallpox vaccination. Most of the eight genetic alterations the scientists identified increased the likelihood of fever
after smallpox vaccination. A few, however, reduced fever
Kerala Opposition's Unique Protest Over Fever Deaths
Thiruvananthapuram, Members of the Congress-led opposition in Kerala Tuesday remained glued to their seats in the assembly even after it was adjourned - to protest against a raging fever
that has killed 76 people.
"We are prepared to sit through the entire proceedings for the day. Our only...
Dengue Fever Deaths Up in Vietnam
has infected almost 20,000 people in Vietnam in the first six months of the year and killed 21, seven more than in the same period last year, the health ministry said Friday.
Higher temperatures and rainfalls have been blamed for the nearly 15 percent rise to 19,144 new infections...
WHO Launches Yellow Fever Initiative for West Africa
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a comprehensive immunization programme across 12 highest-risk countries in West Africa , and aimed at covering as many as 48 milllion people.
The initiative is being undertaken to counter the yellow fever, resurging in the region and is backed b...
Hay Fever Can Send Work Productivity Down the Drain
Employers can blame hay fever
for the loss of millions of hours of work productivity this spring//.
A new study of nearly 600 people with hay fever
symptoms, including sneezing, watery eyes and runny and itchy noses, found that workers missed an hour of work per week during peak hay fever
Hip Resurfacing Fever Catches on in US
Hip resurfacing offers new hope to young osteoarthritic patients. Increasingly in the US this procedure is suggested as a better alternative to hip replacement,// though many sound a note of caution.Its potential advantages should be weighed against its potential risks, they say.
At the moment...
Rift Valley Fever in the United Republic of Tanzania
Reported outbreaks of Rift Valley Fever
(RVF) among animals began on 18 January 2007 with the first human case reported at the beginning// of February 2007 in Arusha region. A response team from the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, WHO Country Office, WHO Regional Office for Africa, Centers for Diseas...
Vietnam may Face Dengue Fever Outbreak: Ministry
is likely to resurface in Vietnam in April if the burgeoning number of mosquitoes isn’t curbed, the Ministry of Health has warned.//
In a note sent recently to 64 provinces and cities, the ministry warned that Vietnam’s mosquito population – distributor of dengue fever
– has inc...
Cases of Dengue Fever Rise Sharply in Paraguay
A total of 654 new cases of dengue fever
were reported across Paraguay in the last 24 hours, much higher than an average of 400 new //cases a day last week, Paraguay's health authorities said on Wednesday.
Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte Frutos has not yet declared the epidemic to be a hea...
BMC Rushes With Samples as Mystery Fever Rings Alarm Bell in Bombay
The civic authorities of Mumbai are keeping a watchful eye as mystery fever
claims// two lives recently.
The cases reported recently say that the patients were rushed to hospital with "flu with paralysis" symptoms.
The civic authorities are sending the fluid samples to competent laborat...
Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in Nairobi
Rift valley Fever
has been identified in at least ten districts of Nairobi. This was announced by the live stock minister Joseph Munyao.//
Mr Munyao declared that 100,000 doses of vaccines are being distributed to the each of the affected districts. Ten thousand litres of insecticides have also...
Dengue Fever Hits Indonesia, 75 Dead
A seasonal dengue fever
outbreak in 14 of Indonesia's 33 provinces has killed at least 75 people and afflicted over 4,800 since New Year's Day, health officials said Tuesday//.
But this month's figure was much less compared to the same period last year when over 18,900 people were infected an...
Europeans Developing First-Ever Dengue Fever Vaccine
is a viral infection transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. Symptoms can be mild with patients //never knowing they have been infected. However, in more unfortunate cases, Dengue fever
can lead to haemorrhagic tendency triggering the often-fatal Dengue Shock Syndrome. Because some...