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Omnetics' Multi-Contact Nano Connectors Obtain Digital Transmission Rates Over 2 Gb/sec.

38 AWG Coax Cable on .025” Pitch Connectors. Minneapolis, MN (Vocus) July 13, 2009 -- Omnetics Connector Corporation , the leading manufacturer of nano-miniature ruggedized connectors, has announced its capability of terminating multiple lines of ultra-fine coaxi...

Simple measures may prevent transmission of stomach ulcer bacteria

The stomach ulcer bacterium Helicobacter pylori is not transmitted through drinking water as previously thought, but rather through vomit and possibly faeces. This is shown in a thesis at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. It is therefore possible to prevent the spread of...

Researchers estimate risk of transmission of Huntington's disease to offspring among male carriers

(Boston) Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have quantified the probability of a male who carries a "high normal" variant of the Huntington's Disease (HD) gene having a child who develops the disease. Although thought to be a very rare event, the probability has never be...

Person-to-Person Transmission Now Common Route for Swine Flu in U.S.

Two U.S. deaths linked to flu also involved multiple chronic underlying problems, CDC says FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed or suspected cases of swine flu in the United States was approaching 1,900, federal health officials said late Thursday, with most new ca...

U.S. Swine Flu Count Nears 1,900; Person-to-Person Transmission Now Common

Officials dismiss 'swine flu parties' as dangerous way to seek immunity THURSDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed or suspected cases of swine flu in the United States was approaching 1,900, federal health officials said Thursday, with most new cases now caused by pers...

GAA Applauds Global Fund's Decision to Accelerate Support for Treatment Strategies to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

"The Global Fund now has within its reach the potential to end pediatric AIDS." WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its spring meeting in Geneva, the Board of Directors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), today agreed to enhance the Fund's res...

Environmental Cleaning Intervention Reduces Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in ICUs

SAN DIEGO, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A rigorous environmental cleaning intervention can reduce the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other multidrug-resistant organisms in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), according to a new study presented toda...

Study calls for increased research in flu transmission to prepare for pandemic flu outbreak

PROVIDENCE, RI Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have completed a study to better understand the impact of infection control measures during a possible flu pandemic. Their study focused on the likelihood of the transmission of flu from individuals showing no symptoms (asymptomatic) or from ind...

Allsup Applauds SSA for Move Toward Electronic Transmission of Medical Records for Disability Applicants

Allsup, a leading nationwide provider of financial and healthcare related services to people with disabilities, today commended the Social Security Administration for announcing it will begin receiving medical records for some disability applicants electronically next year. ...

Study finds fears of HIV transmission in families with infected parent

Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about HIV, a new study by researchers from UCLA, the RAND Corp., Harvard University and Children's Hospital Boston has found that two-thirds of families with an HIV-infected parent experience fears about spreading HIV in the home. The qualitative st...

Researchers: Program discourages HIV transmission in Russia

(Boston)-Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) found that sexual behavior counseling during drug addiction treatment should be considered an important component among Russian substance-dependent individuals, in order to decrease risky sexual b...

Researchers block transmission of malaria in animal tests

By disrupting the potassium channel of the malaria parasite, a team of researchers has been able to prevent new malaria parasites from forming in mosquitoes and has thereby broken the cycle of infection during recent animal tests. By genetically altering the malaria parasite through gene knock...

Drug Regimen Prevents AIDS Transmission Via Breast Milk

But limiting the time a mother nurses doesn't protect the baby, study finds WEDNESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, an estimated 200,000 babies worldwide are infected with the AIDS virus through their mother's breast milk. Now, a new study suggests that a short-term drug regim...

Probable Case of Human-to-Human Bird Flu Transmission Reported

But health experts say the report from China is no cause for alarm MONDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a probable case of human-to-human transmission of bird flu in China. The finding lends credence to the idea that there's a genetic component to human-to...

Antiretroviral Drugs May Prevent Vaginal Transmission of HIV

Mouse study shows they could protect against spread of disease TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Antiretroviral drugs used to treat people with HIV might also prevent vaginal transmission of the virus, claims a study by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dal...

Risk of HIV, West Nile Virus, E Coli Transmission May be Reduced Through Improved Blood Screening Methods

Blood donor question-and-answer style strengthened with technological advancements CHICAGO, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The blood transfusion community should consider pathogen inactivation methods as an alternative way to assure the safety and availability of the nation's blood sup...

Circumcision Doesn't Lessen HIV Transmission

Condom still essential for protecting female partner, researchers say THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Circumcision doesn't reduce transmission of HIV from infected men to women, says a study that included 922 HIV-infected men in Uganda. The men, who were uncircumcised before t...

Risky sexual behavior among male clients of Tijuana sex workers heightens risk of HIV transmission

A study by a bi-national team of global health researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, examining HIV infection among male clients of female sex workers in Tijuana, has found that over half of male clients had recently had unprotected sex. They also reported a hi...

Ugandan Medical Male Circumcision Program Launched to Prevent HIV Transmission

KAYUNGA, Uganda, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uganda was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to register a drop in adult national prevalence in HIV. The epidemic, however, remains serious as approximately one million Ugandans are HIV positive. Experts in the field have begun promoting a ...

Herpes medication does not reduce risk of HIV transmission

A recently completed international multi-center clinical trial has found that acyclovir, a drug widely used as a safe and effective treatment to suppress herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which is the most common cause of genital herpes, does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by peo...

In Time, Cream Might Prevent Herpes Transmission

Harvard researchers say treatment involving genes works in mice,, WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A topical treatment that disables genes that play a key role in the transmission of the herpes virus has been developed by U.S. researchers. The treatment uses RNA interference ...

Old, Fat Mice Blamed for Virus Transmission

Contact with humans can lead to deadly lung disease WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Stemming an often fatal virus linked to deer mice might mean focusing on the older and bigger mice. They're the ones most likely to spread the disease, researchers from the University of Utah have...

Vaccine and drug research aimed at ticks and mosquitoes to prevent disease transmission

Most successful vaccines and drugs rely on protecting humans or animals by blocking certain bacteria from growing in their systems. But, a new theory actually hopes to take stopping infectious diseases such as West Nile virus and Malaria to the next level by disabling insects from transmitting th...

Testosterone key to disease transmission

High levels of testosterone may be a key factor in spreading disease among mice, according to biologists. The findings could help explain why males in a population are often more likely to get infected, and transmit disease. Previous research has linked testosterone, the male sex hormone, to i...

'Good bacteria' in women give clues for slowing HIV transmission

Beneficial bacteria found in healthy women help to reduce the amount of vaginal HIV among HIV-infected women and make it more difficult for the virus to spread, boosting the possibility that good bacteria might someday be tapped in the fight against HIV. The findings come from physicians and sc...

Unstable housing status increases the risk of HIV transmission

New studies show that there is a demonstrable correlation between a person's housing status and his or her likelihood of transmitting or getting HIV. The groundbreaking research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and others has been reported in a special issue of the journal AIDS and Beha...

Methamphetamine study suggests increased risk for HIV transmission

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. New findings that one in 20 North Carolina men who have sex with men (MSM) reported using crystal methamphetamine during the previous month suggests increased risk for spreading HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), according to researchers from Wake Forest Univer...

Drug Used to Prevent HIV Transmission from Mother to Child Damages DNA

HIV transmission from mother to child can occur in utero, during labor or from breastfeeding. If left untreated, approximately 25 percent of newborns// exposed to the virus from their infected mothers will become infected themselves and potentially develop AIDS. Fortunately, antiretroviral drug com...

Drug Used to Prevent HIV Transmission from Mother to Child Damages DNA

HIV transmission from mother to child can occur in utero, during labor or from breastfeeding. If left untreated, approximately 25 percent of newborns exposed// to the virus from their infected mothers will become infected themselves and potentially develop AIDS. Fortunately, antiretroviral drug com...

Rare Case of Hepatitis B Virus Transmission Between Dental Patients Recorded

Researchers have documented a case of hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission between two patients at a dentist's office in the United States//. While this kind of infection is exceedingly rare, universal vaccination against the virus would likely have prevented both cases, according to the authors. ...

Controlling Malarial Transmission Not Easy!

Malaria remains a dreaded human infection with around 300 million clinical cases and 3 million deaths reported every year. Controlling this disease// requires an understanding of its transmission and this involves a study of its basic reproductive number, R0. The basic reproduction number is th...

Funds Allocated To Prevent Transmission of HIV From Mother To Child

The National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) of India, has come up with another project. This scheme named "Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS" //is expected to cost Rs 342.81-crores. The Global Fund aids the financial assistance for this scheme. The fund will also be ...

WHO Rules Out Human Transmission Of Bird Flu In 4 Cases

The World Health Organisation has ruled out human-to-human transmission of bird flu in the case of four Indonesian nurses tending patients with the disease // , easing fears that the virus might be acquiring the ability to spread more readily among humans. 'The negative test results for all fo...

Secret behind Human To Human Transmission of Bird Flu Revealed

Scientists think they have found a reason as why bird flu transmissions among humans are rare. The virus infects the cells in the lung instead of affecting cells// in the nose and windpipe. When a person coughs or sneezes it is not brought out into the air. But scientist says that this might chang...

Increased Risk Of HIV Transmission Following Vaginal Washing

A ten-year study conducted at Kenya has projected alarming results that the practice of internal vaginal washing among sex workers can increase the risk of contracting HIV virus by a margin of three. // This further moves on to a 4 times increased risk if detergents are used for the same according ...

HIV transmission to children's must be prevented in Africa

Lucy Auwalu a HIV positive mother, who gave birth to HIV negative childrens want the countries in African continent to provide drugs, information and clean water which could help HIV positive mothers to give birth to HIV negative childs. Auwalu has started an organization which provides // informa...

Drug Found To Reduce The Transmission Of Herpes

Researchers say transmission of genital herpes to others is the chief concern in patients with the virus. However a new study shows //the drug valacyclovir may significantly reduce the spread of the genital herpes virus. Researchers studied more than 1,400 heterosexual couples. In each case, on...

Drugs said to Reduce HIV Transmission to Baby

Research has shown the drugs zidovudine and nevirapine reduce the mother-to-child transmission of HIV in breastfeeding women in Africa. //The treatment is generally given late in pregnancy and continued until early infancy. Researchers conducted a study to determine if the two drugs given together ...

Blood Transfusions Does Not Increase the Risk of Cancer Transmission

Scientists at European School of Oncology have found that blood transfusion from donors with undiagnosed cancers does not expose recipients at higher risk of developing malignant disease than individuals who receive blood from people without cancer. Medical professionals always carry out ...

Electronic Mosquito Repellents Fail to Prevent Malaria Transmission

Electronic mosquito repellents don’t prevent bites and therefore don’t prevent disease transmission, according to a new study.// “EMRs should not be manufactured, advertised or used for mosquito bite and malaria prevention, as they do not do so,” said lead author A. Ali Enayati, Ph.D., lectur...
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